GENIASS PRESENTS: Kings of Prussia w/ Zombie Queen, & As Sick of Us @ AMH
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KINGS OF PRUSSIA
The name Kings of Prussia has become synonymous with a spectacular visual stage show. But the image doesn't compare to the sound a bit of Hair Metal with manic guitar riffs, some straight forward Hard Rock and, definitely, Metal. But there is more to Kings of Prussia than a rehash of past sounds. Mash up Rush, Andrew W.K., and a handful of the most prolific guitar virtuoso experimentalism groups, ranging from Stevie Ray Vaughn to Pink Floyd and you find Kings of Prussia.
Kings of Prussia's newest album came out in August (Occurring Before in Time) and they are currently hitting the road to promote it after a two year hiatus in touring.
Produced by Jamie King and the band, the ten-track epic is covered in intricate artwork on the album cover and in the music itself. Jamie King, Basement Recordings in Winston-Salem, is one of the top engineers in the Metal industry, recording for bands such as Between the Buried and Me and By the Sins Fell Angels. This in itself says something about the seriousness, the quality, and the expertise behind the newest release of Kings of Prussia.
The album begins with "245 Trioxin," a wailing, glittery ode to more traditional based Metallica-era Heavy Metal with softer psychedelic breakdowns. "Italian Gore," for example, continues with the Thrash but about a minute-and-a-half in goes into a softer breakdown, only to jump right back into ripping guitars and slamming drums. But, tracks like "Fountain of Glass" keep a slow, mellow mood throughout the song, followed up by the wicked, anticipation filled intro of "Jewel Thief," another slower, complex progressive song with dives into celestial mood-enhancing intricacies. Think World Music with attitude. The album finishes up with a few more charged guitar parts and finally comes to a conclusion on a softer, lighter note, ending the entirety of this concept album.
With plenty of videos online, Kings of Prussia are getting their image out there, as well as the sound behind it. They offer not just the speed of past musicians but combine it with a ferocious musicianship not often found in modern rock. If there was ever anything needed to prove the minimalism of Grunge has finally bit the dust, Kings of Prussia is the nail in the coffin of the early- 1990's Seattle sound.
Beer, rainbows, unicorns, pink flamingos, Elvis, rocks, cute boys, cute girls, grass, fire, Chinese take out menus, Jameson, shoes, blood, Uncle Jesse, bruises, Dollywood, Jager, John Waters and your mama.
AS SICK AS US:
As Sick As Us- the band that sets progressive metal on its ear! ASAU is a completely different Melodic Death Metal group from Asheville North Carolina forging new paths on the global stage. We will come to your town, fill your venues, and then tear them down brick by brick
ASAU was formed in 2008 by brothers Zack and Zane Oskins. The group started like most bands do- young friends with a lot of energy, drums, guitars, amps and a garage. But what was unique about this particular set of musicians was the inherent talent they all brought to the table. It was the 'perfect storm' that has produced one of the hottest bands in the Southeast. ASAU songs all share a comon denominator- they produce a visceral response in people when listened to.
ASAU attracts a large age group of fans who like a wide variety of genres. Their songs invoke a host of reactions from crowds; everything from mosh pits to people nodding their heads in approval with wide eyes and big grins! The reactions are spontaneous and sincere from listeners when they play. The music is tight, clear and crisp while the rhythm and beat is tribal and dead-on. Crowds are often blown away by the second song and the applause erupts violently
As Sick As Us fan base continues to grow and studio recording is again occuring for 2011. Industry giant Good Fight Music record label owner Carl Severson says "There's a depth and maturity beyond their age for a new group and their material is very solid" Not bad for a group of young kids that's only been together for a little over 2 years! ASAU continues to practice hard to refine their art to bring you the best sounding music possible. Once you hear them you'll know why As Sick As Us is "The new sound of Melodic Death Metal" Try us out You'll like it!
BROUGHT TO YOU BY GENIASS PRODUCTIONS
Asheville Music Hall
31 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
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