Kings Destroy is set to release A Time of Hunting, the follow-up to 2010’s celebrated debut And the Rest Will Surely Parish, via War Crimes Records on May 15th. The band gave fans a taste of their forthcoming stoner doom masterpiece with a new MP3 (see Spin debut).
Download “Casse Tete” MP3
Kings Destroy is a twisted, thundering gang of musicians. The band takes its name from an infamous late ‘70s/ early ‘80s Bronx-based graffiti crew, which make sense, as the principle members of Kings Destroy have been playing together in New York City hardcore bands and heavy music projects since as far back as 1986. Guitarist Carl Porcaro is a founding member of the NYHC bands Breakdown and(later) Killing Time, whose debut album Brightside is considered a seminal record of the late 1980’s NYHC scene. Guitarist Chris Skowronski also plays with Killing Time and first met singer Steve Murphy and drummer Rob Sefcik in 1988 when he joined their NYHC outfit, Uppercut. Sefcik himself was a member of the early NYC doom unit Begotten, and both he and Poracro spent road and record time with legendary NYC punk- n-rollers Electric Frankenstein. Even “youngster” bassist Aaron Bumpus— who joined the band soon after the departure of original bassist Ed Bocchino in 2011— goes back a bit with one of the band members: he first met Poracro in 2003 when Carl produced a record for his punk band, At a Loss.
Praise for Kings Destroy:
“strange and eerie and kind of off the wall stylistically, and it doesn’t really sound like anything else out there…Rarely will I go so far as to call something unique. This album is.” – The Obleisk
“fueled mainly by Sabbath’s grooves, Sleep’s foggy haze, and Yob’s oppressive thunder.” – Village Voice
“a literal who’s-who of the New York underground stoner doom scene. ” – Decibel
Kings Destroy on tour:
Apr. 21 Philadelphia, PA – Northstar Bar*
April 22 Brooklyn NY – Saint Vitus*
April 23 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs*
Jun. 07 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (Record Release Show)
Jun. 21 Milwaukee, WI – Days of the Doomed Fest
* w/ Orange Goblin, ASG,Kenmode, Roadsaw