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Doug Pinnick, 24-7 Spyz & Fishbone members form A.N.M.

23rd Nov 09 (Mon) 4 comments

As reported on Blabbermouth

Jimi Hazel — guitarist, vocalist and producer of acclaimed heavy metal soul band 24-7 SPYZ — has announced the formation of what is now being billed as the “first black supergroup” called A.N.M. (a.k.a. ANTI N***ER MACHINE).

The band’s lineup is as follows:

  • Doug Pinnick (KING’S X): Vocals
  • Jimi Hazel (24-7 SPYZ): Guitar, Vocals
  • Rick Skatore (24-7 SPYZ): Bass, Vocals
  • Spacey T (SOUND BARRIER, FISBONE): Guitar, Vocals
  • Greg Fulton (CYCLONE TEMPLE, RWA): Guitar, Vocals
  • Phil D. Fish (FISHBONE, WICKED WISDOM): Drums, Percussion

Commented Jimi: “This is gonna be a beautiful thing and we will drop some of the heaviest, funkiest and crunchiest music heard in a long time! I’m honored to be a part of music making history with my brothers and I know that people will be more than happy when they hear what comes from us!

A.N.M. is currently talking to labels in search of a home for what will become one of the highly anticipated releases of 2010. The band plans to spend the winter writing and recording and hopes to release a CD in late spring or early summer.

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I dug the Doug collaboration with 24-7 Spyz (back in 1996) on Heavy Metal Soul By the Pound.  With Doug on lead vocal duties and Fishbone members in the mix, this promises to be pretty damn good.  I’m not too fond of their band name.  I mean, I understand the meaning and where they’re coming from.  I just don’t necessarily “prefer” their choice.  Regardless, I bet the music will be great.

~Dan – np: Tegan and SaraSainthood thainthood

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Ty Tabor (of King’s X) news…

22nd Nov 09 (Sun) Leave a comment

posted on Ty Tabor‘s website

Ty Tabor (King’s X), John Myung (Dream Theater), and Rod Morgenstein (tons of bands) are discussing the possibility of recording a new Jelly Jam album in 2010. This would be their third release as The Jelly Jam and their fifth overall release together. More news coming soon!  [Editor’s note: yay!  The Jelly Jam / Platypus / Jughead releases are some of my favorites from Ty]

Ty has some things on eBay at the moment and plans to sell some of Alien Beans Studio’s gear over the next month. Keep an eye out at eBay.

King’s X is still working on the live DVD shot in London earlier this year. Look for a 2010 release.

Ty’s new solo album is coming along nicely. The yet untitled album will also be released in 2010. [Editor’s note: double yay!]

~Dan – np: David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd) – Live in Gdańsk

RAZR13 + Pinnick / Fear Factory

11th Nov 09 (Wed) Leave a comment

So, for Veteran’s Day, here’s some rock news from some… um… rock veterans?

First, in order of awesomest news… King’s X frontman Doug “dUg” Pinnick and the band that he lent vocal duties to, RAZR 13, is finally releasing their debut album.  I wrote about this back in July, but now they’ve got the whole album done and streaming over at Rock Army Records.

You can also download the song “4th of July” for free via the Rock Army Records store.  The album comes out physically and digitally November 20th.  Befriend them on MySpace… http://www.myspace.com/razr13

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The band currently calling themselves Fear Factory (i.e.- they’re in a lawsuit now and might not make it out the other end with that name intact) released their album cover for Mechanize.  It looks predictably like their former covers… but I bet I’ll still like its electronic-infused, stomp-rock, metal goodness about androids taking over the earth (or other topics that Burton C. Bell always writes about).

compare to some of their old album covers:

Burton’s track-by-track explanations are over at Blabbermouth.  Let’s just say I didn’t read past the first one… “The title track describes our world as the soulless program that it is.”  :rolleyes: Oh, Burton, I still love you… but, g-to-the-d, the theme is getting old.  Read a new, non-sci-fi book!  Get a different graphic artist! :)

~Dan – np: PusciferRev 22:20 single

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RAZR13 & dUg Pinnick

16th Jul 09 (Thu) 5 comments

King’s X frontman Doug “dUg” Pinnick recently provided vocals for Texas metal band RAZR 13.

RAZR13 is a modern metal band based in Austin, Texas, featuring guitarist Big Bald Mike, bassist Ryan 13, and drummer JRAB. King’s X fans should recognize all three, as Big Bald Mike oftens provides security at KX show, Ryan 13 is dUg’s bass tech, and JRAB is Jerry Gaskill’s longtime drum tech and current road manager.

The band’s been recording their debut album (Reflections) in Austin with producer Paul Soroski (Podunk) over the past few years. dUg heard the tracks and jumped on board to provide vocals, and the result is a modern metal project unlike anything you’ve ever heard from dUg before!

Reflections will be released via Austin-based label Rock Army Records this summer. No firm release date yet, but it will be available on CD and as a digital download.

Check out two songs “4th of July” and “Reflections” at Rock Army Records.

Add RAZR 13 as a friend on MySpace to find out more when the time comes.

~Dan – np: Do Make Say ThinkYou, You’re a History in Rust

REVIEW: King’s X @ Berbati’s Pan (Portland, OR – 6/8/09)

9th Jun 09 (Tue) 24 comments

FYI… PHOTOS of the SHOW at the BOTTOM

So… King’s X?  Where do I start.  They’ve been a band for 26 or 27 years.  I’ve been a fan of theirs since 1994.  I see them every time they come through my town (16th time in 15 years).  I’ve seen them in 6 or 7 states (mostly Ohio), but this is first time to see them in Oregon for me.  It was only last August that I saw them open up for Extreme in Cincinnati, and they haven’t put out anything new since that show.  Honestly, though, it really doesn’t matter.  It’s King’s X… Doug, Ty & Jerry.  They are a must see show, any time, any place!!

I showed up late for the show; so I can’t speak to the rockin’ (or not rockin’) of the openers Orange Sky & Quandry.  If history tells me anything, the openers were good but not phenomenal*.  I had other work-related plans, and I couldn’t make it to the venue in time.

*A good/great opener in days of yore is a band like Podunk.  Also, re: “openers,” I wouldn’t put Galactic Cowboys in that category.  They’re more like “peers”… and were always a great lead in to King’s X.  For the most part, other openers for KX were OK, but usually just delayed KX starting time by more than I normally cared for… I mean that in no disrespect to the openers tonight.  Had it not been a rough day of work, I’d have done my best to make it for your sets.  Seriously.

I showed up right at 11pm, and King’s X were deep into their third song (per the door guy).  So, for those keeping track at home, file that under “whoops… messed that one up.” My guess is that they started with “Groove Machine.”  Regardless of my missing the intro, King’s X put on a great show, and I thoroughly enjoyed it… a little bit of feedback and a low ceiling’ed venue, but I got to move around a bit and snap some shots from several angles.  No videos… I imagine it’d be too much feedback for the camera.

Setlist: thanks for the setlist additions

  • Groove Machine {thanks, bishopjso}
  • Pleiades {thanks, bn}
  • Visions
  • Move (*a fave of night*)
  • What Is This?
  • Black Flag
  • Lost in Germany
  • Pray (no offense, but a non-fave)
  • Dogman (*a fave of night*)
  • Go Tell Somebody (no offense, but a non-fave)
  • Summerland
  • Looking for Love (*a fave of night*)
  • Over My Head
  • Encore: It’s Love
  • We Were Born to Be Loved (*a fave of night*)

Fantastic show… once again.  Doug, Ty & Jerry are a joy to see.  I hope they’re making music for many more years to come.  Doug’s preachin’ during “Over My Head” had a new slant… “It’s a terrible thing to do what you don’t want to do for the rest of your life.”   I’m glad that Doug didn’t get stuck being a choirboy for the rest of his life.  Oh, and Ty’s “Over My Head” solo was smoking!!!! It was one of the few instances where I wish I had been taping…

Wishes for the evening… maybe switch out “GTS” and “P4M” with “Cigarettes” and “A Box.”  But all in all, I’m glad that they’re still making music and still touring.  I figure, beggars can’t be choosers.  I saw a great show by some great musicians… yet again.

The Appropriate Linkage:

How the screaming changes when the meaning hits your ears…
~Dan – np: dredgThe Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion no torrent or free download here

KING’S X PHOTOS
all pictures (cc) 2009 Daniel Temmesfeld,
you may use freely under a creative commons attribution

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The Rest of the King’s X Tour Dates (as of now)

6/09/2009 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
6/10/2009 Coeur d’Alene, ID @ The Grail
6/12/2009 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
6/13/2009 Denver, CO @ Owsley’s Golden Road
6/15/2009 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
6/16/2009 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/17/2009 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
6/19/2009 Sioux Falls, SD @ Nutty’s
6/20/2009 Fargo, ND @ Venue At The Hub
6/23/2009 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
6/24/2009 Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court
6/26/2009 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
6/27/2009 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
6/28/2009 Mt Clemmens, MI @ Freedom Festival
6/30/2009 Memphis, TN @ Newby’s
7/01/2009 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
8/07/2009 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
8/08/2009 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
8/09/2009 Pittsburgh, PA @ Pepsi Roadhouse
8/11/2009 Hartford, CT @ The Webster Theater
8/12/2009 Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
8/13/2009 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
8/15/2009 Southbridge, MA @ ADC Performance Ctr.
8/16/2009 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
8/17/2009 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
8/19/2009 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’s
8/21/2009 Marietta, GA @ The Local
8/22/2009 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester’s

then they hit the road with Porcupine Tree in September 2009

2/3 King’s X + 1/2 Galactic Cowboys = The Jibbs

17th Sep 08 (Wed) 4 comments

Two-thirds of KING’S X and one half of GALACTIC COWBOYS have united as the new supergroup THE JIBBS.  Influenced by flamboyantly shiny clothing and the most traditional of country music, THE JIBBS bring a new slant to non-popular music. After taking a hit from Houston’s Hurricane Ike, these four men banded together over a candle and car battery to produce their debut single, “Burns in the Rain”, from the possibly forthcoming album, “What Would Jibb Do?”

THE JIBBS are:

Wally Jibb (Wally Farkas) – Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals
Alan Jibb (Alan Doss) – Drums, Pedal Steel, Bass, Vocals
Ty Jibb (Ty Tabor) – Electric Guitar, Vocals
dUg Jibb (Doug Pinnick) – Vocals

Available for only $1.49, “Burns in the Rain” is a limited-edition MP3 download that will directly aid THE JIBBS. In addition to the high-quality MP3, the zip file includes cover art, credits and lyrics sheet.

For more information, go to www.myspace.com/kingsx.

I’m listening to it now… it’s not like either King’s X or Galactic Cowboys.  It’s country themed with Wally on vocals & acoustic guitar, and backing vocals by the other three… different, but GREAT STUFF!  I dig Wally’s solo stuff, and while he’s usually more in the Beatles and 60s/70s rock realm, this one seems to fit in his repertoire as well.  I’m curious what a full The JIBBS album would be like.  I hope it’s more than possibly forthcoming…

The appropriate linkage:

~Dan – np: The Jibbs “Burns in the Rain”

In accordance with the prophecies…

4th Sep 08 (Thu) 2 comments

…I lied about not posting for a few days.  Two cool things: Jeff Ament (of Pearl Jam) with Doug Pinnick (of King’s X) -and- a free Michael Moore movie Slacker Uprising.

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First things first.  In 2004, Doug Pinnick (bassist/vocals of King’s X) and Jeff Ament (bassist of Pearl Jam) wrapped up an album tentatively titled MontanaIn 2004.  At this point in time, Guns ‘n’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy may come out first.  Jeff & Doug have been friends for a while… at least since way back when King’s X opened up for Pearl Jam.  During PJ’s MTV Unplugged session, Jeff had a big “King’s X” written on his hand (in 1992?).

Anyway, today on Blabbermouth it was dropped that Jeff Ament’s solo album called Tone (pictured above) comes out on Sept 16th via PJ’s Ten Club.  It features Doug Pinnick as guest lead vocals on a track called “Doubting Thomasina.”  It’s limited to 3,000 copies… CD only.  I’m hoping this makes the 15-or-so track Pinnick/Ament album more likely to be released soon.

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Also on the news feeds today… Michael Moore‘s next movie, Slacker Uprising, comes out in less than 3 weeks.  And it’s free… sign up at http://www.slackeruprising.com/, and you’ll get a code to watch it free online on Sept 23rd.  You can also buy it on DVD for $9.95.  The online movie and DVD are distributed by Brave New Films, who have put out some other good progressive political films as of late on Wal*Mart, the Iraq war, the 2000 election, et cetera.

Here’s a trailer for the movie:

http://www.slackeruprising.com/ on Sept 23rd

~Dan – np: Sunny Day Real EstateThe Rising Tide

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