NYC stoner rock/doom rock unit, KINGS DESTROY, today unveils a brand new video for the track “Smokey Robinson,” via Revolver Magazine. Shot by Pit Full Of Shit’s Frank Huang at the band’s official record release show earlier this year at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar, the tune comes by way of the band’s self-titled War Crime Recordings-issued full-length.
Of the latest clip, vocalist Steve Murphy comments, “Our previous videos always had storylines so this time we bring you a live sampling of the band. It made sense to have it filmed at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York on our record release show because that place is home to us much like CBGB was home to our hardcore bands. The people at Saint Vitus have nurtured us from our early days. We also chose Frank Huang to produce it. Frank is in the process of documenting the heavy scene in NYC like no one else. His work is important and down the road it will be Frank who will be recognized for his tireless contribution to our scene. I did not tell the band that we were doing this video so it’s a true representation of KINGS DESTROY live. The words of the song have darker undertones about the problems we have with racial equality in our country. The words play off the more upbeat tempo of the song.”
Watch “Smokey Robinson” come to life at THIS LOCATION.
In related KINGS DESTROY news, the band will take to the streets again on a short run of live dates supporting the likes of Acid King, YOB and more with future onstage debauchery in the plotting stages.
10/24/2015 Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC, w/ Acid King, Demoneye
10/25/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY, w/ Acid King, Sanhedrin
10/27/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA, w/ Acid King, Heavy Temple
11/7/2015 Webster Hall (Marlin Room) – New York, NY w/ Yob, Black Cobra
Hurling forth seven, soul-infused, lead-footed rock hymns, Kings Destroy was captured and mixed by Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Yob etc.) at Studio G and mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.). Leaving their hardcore-laden stamp on noise rock and doom, KINGS DESROY features within their groove-laden ranks guitarists Carl Porcaro and Chris Skowronski from Killing Time, vocalist Steve Murphy from Uppercut, drummer Rob Sefcik formerly of The Begotten, Uppercut, Fur and Electric Frankenstein and bassist Aaron Bumpus.
King Destroy is out NOW on LP, CD and digitally via War Crime Recordings. CD orders are currently available HERE. For vinyl orders go HERE. Digital orders are also available via Amazon HERE or iTunes HERE.
“KINGS DESTROY is some heavy shit. I can feel the emotion. I can tell Murphy has got some serious pain; he’s singing from his balls.” – Bobby Liebling, Pentagram
“The quality level here threatens to eclipse whatever proto-doom reissue vinyl you have laying around, and the passion and execution are sure to cut a clear path through the smoked-out haze.” – Revolver
“The band’s… self-titled album… sounds like it came from that era, when New York was a grimy and dangerous place, walls with spray-painted tags and art outnumbered clean ones, and the brightest colors anyone wore were shit brown and navy blue.” – MetalSucks
“…a brutal masterpiece…” – Skulls ‘N’ Bones
“Three albums in, their song writing is diverse yet confident, flowing from fierce hooks to oppressive atmospherics fluidly and with ease. With such quality and calibre shining through as well as the passion and execution, they are sure to cut their own individual path through the smoked out haze.” – The Sludgelord
“…the band plays a nice mixture of stoner rock and doom metal, one that often sounds like a blend of Black Sabbath, Yob, Sleep, Queens of the Stone Age, Helmet, Kylesa…” – Sea Of Tranquility