A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Announce European Season Of The Dead Tour 2019

A Pale Horse Named Death announced that they will be returning to Europe for their “Season of the Dead Tour” 2019.

Singer & Guitarist Sal Abruscato about the upcoming European tour: “We are so excited to be coming back to Europe in the fall and performing in countries we never been too, will be a blast to see our fans again real soon. Also happy to be working with our new European agency Artery Global for a very promising future.”

A Pale Horse Named Death‘s new album When The World Becomes Undone is out now via Long Branch Records/SPV. Order the album HERE.

Beauty often blossoms at the root of darkness. A Pale Horse Named Death siphon strangely blissful melodies from apocalyptic heavy metal awash in swells of cavernous gothic keys and grunge song-craft The band continue to excavate vulnerability from venom on their anxiously awaited third full-length album, When The World Becomes Undone. A delicate dichotomy drives the avowed and acclaimed “Brooklyn Lords of Doom.”

“It’s our signature combination of seemingly depressing and dark musical tones with unexpectedly pretty melodies,” affirms Sal Abruscato. “There’s a hypnotic phenomenon that happens when you take super heavy riffs and add a harmonic sensibility. It allows you to drift off and zone out.”

The new album was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Meat Loaf, Yes, Sepultura, Halford etc.) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering while the artwork was once again created by Sam Shearon (Rob Zombie, Fear Factory, Cradle of Filth etc.).

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 06-06-19

Here’s what was played this week on THE ASYLUM:

Zeig Dich by Rammstein
StarFuckers Inc. by Nine Inch Nails
Sleeping With the Devil by Rambler
Dirty Finger by Texas Hippie Coalition
Boogiewoman by He is Legend
333 by Hellyeah
You & Die by Dead By Wednesday
The Best Ones Lie by Disturbed
Isolation by Olathia
We Will Survive by Charetta
Rise by New Day Dawn
Mars by Liliac
Gypsy Dance by Legion
27 & Done by The 69 Eyes
Dead Girl by Dead Girls Corp
I Kissed a Dead Girl by Demon Boy
Dance With the Devil by SOTO
Labyrinth by Sons Of Apollo
The Siege of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust) by Gloryhammer
Midnight Madness by DragonForce
Beast Engine by Machinae Supremacy
All Heroes Fall by Týr
Whiteworm by Marty Friedman
Undead Ahead 2: The Tale of the Midnight Ride by Motionless In White
A Grave Mistake by ICE NINE KILLS
Afterlife by SHVPES
Death by Cellar Darling
Dance Of The Dead by The D.O.O.D.
Gaia [Live] by Devin Townsend Project

Catch THE ASYLUM every Thursday from 10PM – 1AM EST on BullspikeRadio.com and send your requests to Turbo@turborules.com.

DROPOUT KINGS Release “Something Awful” Video

When you take a group of six degenerates from all over Arizona and put them under one roof, the results are proven dangerous. After the dust settled from this eruption, out came DROPOUT KINGS.

2018 saw the release of the debut album AudioDope via Napalm Records. Today the band releases a new video for the track “Something Awful.” Watch the video HERE.

The band comments on the song and their future touring plans: “This song is about overcoming the voice inside your head that tells you you’re not good enough. It’s about accepting what you are and being okay with that. We have some tours coming up this summer so keep your eyes peeled!”


Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA have announced to release a brand new song very soon. To give fans an idea of said track, surf to this location.

Recently the band had announced to have begun recording the successor of 2018s Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough. The band is currently working on the as of yet untitled album at Nordic Sound Labs using the same drum kit that was used during the recordings of ABBA‘s 1980 mega album Super Trouper!

“We are beyond thrilled to be able to use such a musical piece of history for the recording of our new album. Jonas is highly influenced by Per Lindvall, the drummer in ABBA, who used this very kit, during the recording of ABBA’s masterpiece Super Trouper in 1979. The sound coming from this kit is still fantastic and it’s gonna give that extra flair to our sound. We’ve had two recording sessions so far in Nordic Sound Lab in Skara, Sweden and will have a 3rd final session in September. Then the new album is good to go. We are super excited about and can’t wait to share it.” says Björn Strid.

Make sure to book your flights for these summer dates:
07.06.-S-Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock
18.06.-S-Gävle – Gasklockorna (w/ TOTO)
29.06.-A-Klam – Burg Clam
05.07.-D-Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air
11.07.-D-Balingen – Bang Your Head!!!
12.07.-A-Leoben – Area 53 Festival
13.07.-CZ-Vizovice – Masters of Rock
01. – 03.08.-D-Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
17.08.-F-St. Nolff – Motocultor Festival
13./14.09.-D-Hamburg – Indoor Summer
15.09.-F-Raismes – Raismes Fest

The band’s latest effort Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough was released on June 29, 2018 and met by critical acclaim by both fans and media and charted in various European territories, peaking at #16 in Germany.

The album was awarded “album of the month” in various big music publications:

  • Aardschok (NL)
  • Rock Hard(GER)
  • Rock Hard (FR)
  • Sweden Rock (SWE)

and reached the following positions in:

  • Eclipsed (GER) #2
  • Metal Hammer (GER) #2
  • Rock It!(GER) #2
  • Powermetal.de (GER) #3
  • Deaf Forever (GER) #5

Following the release the band went on an extensive and highly successful club tour throughout Europe and also re-released their classic early albums Internal Affairs and Skyline Whispers, now available on vinyl for the first time ever!

MAC SABBATH Announces Cheesiest Tour Yet

Fast food-themed Black Sabbath parody kings MAC SABBATH are announcing their cheesiest tour yet! The band has been hungry to announce their latest plans, and today, are serving up some tasty tour news – MAC SABBATH will head out with the world’s only “Nedal” band, Okilly Dokilly, and oddball openers Playboy Manbaby on the American Cheese Tour! The tour will begin on July 26 in Tempe, AZ and visit many cities across the US, returning to Arizona at its end on September 7 (the last four dates will feature only Playboy Manbaby as support).

Tickets are available now via www.officialmacsabbath.com. See below for a full list of dates!

Mysterious MAC SABBATH frontman Ronald Osbourne says, “We are back and stacked with more cheese to please!”

Okilly Dokilly‘s Head Ned adds, “The Neds and I are really excited to be back on the road with our favorite McNeighborinos in MAC SABBATH and our buds in Playboy Manbaby. American Cheese is going to be a really fun tour, and we’re ready to kick out the steamed jams this summer.”

Playboy Manbaby‘s Robbie Pfeffer says, “We have been told that our families will be returned to us mostly unharmed as long we go on along with this tour and maintain a “good attitude.” We are excited about the prospect of seeing our families again, preferably alive. We would like to thank both Okilly Dokilly and MAC SABBATH for very forcefully allowing us to join them on this tour. We would also like to let them know that, as requested, we have not been in contact with any form of law enforcement and will comply with all current and future demands.”


MAC SABBATH American Cheese Tour Dates:
w/ Okilly Dokilly and Playboy Manbaby
7/26 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
7/27 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
7/28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
7/30 – Oklahoma City @ Tower Theatre
7/31 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
8/1 – Springfield, IN @ Gathering of the Juggalos at Lawrence County Recreational Park (No Okilly Dokilly or Playboy Manbaby)
8/2 – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
8/3 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
8/4 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
8/6 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
8/7 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
8/8 – Tulsa, OK @ Shrine
8/9 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
8/10 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
8/11 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
8/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
8/14 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos
8/15 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
8/16 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
8/17 – Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda
8/18 – Melbourne, FL @ Iron Oak Post
8/20 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
8/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Hell
8/22 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Music
8/23 – Wilmington, NC @ Reggie’s 42nd St.
8/24 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
8/25 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
8/27 – Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Montclair Theater
8/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse Stage & Grill
8/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
8/30 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s
8/31 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
9/1 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

w/ Playboy Manbaby only
9/3 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
9/4 – Wichita, KS @ Barleycorn’s
9/5 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
9/7 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room

Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a MAC SABBATH show. Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun – MAC SABBATH puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show – complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises… basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams. The band has been named by Buzzfeed as one of the “13 Metal Bands You Didn’t Know How to React To”, and as LA’s “Best Tribute Band” by LA Weekly.

MAC SABBATH recently met their inspiration, Ozzy Osbourne, as well as his son Jack and Jack‘s daughter Pearl. The meeting can be witnessed via a viral video detailed by Rolling Stone here. Watch more videos of MAC SABBATH here.

ROXY BLUE To Release First New Album in Over 27 Years

Memphis, Tennessee hard rockers ROXY BLUE are back with their first album of new material in 27 years, after their now legendary debut album, Want Some, has become a classic of the late ‘80s/early ’90s hard rock scene. Original members Todd Poole (vocals), Josh Weil (bass), and Scotty Trammell (drums) are now joined by new guitarist Jeffrey Wade Caughron. (Original guitarist Sid “Boogie” Fletcher has left the music business for a successful career in dentistry.)

ROXY BLUE‘s self-titled album will be released August 9th via Frontiers Music Srl.

Stream the single & pre-order the album HERE.

A limited amount of signed copies of the album available for pre-order HERE.

“‘Silver Lining’ was actually the last song written and recorded for the record. After recording the song, everything sounded great, but for some reason the hook of the song kept bothering me. The guys in the band suggested that I just write another hook . One night I was driving home from the studio and I accidentally pulled up the version that had no vocals on it and just started singing something completely different. I finished the new lyrics that night. The next day I went and recorded the new vocal about turning a negative into a positive,” says vocalist Todd Poole of how “Silver Lining” came together.

Todd Poole on what fans can expect from the new album: ROXY BLUE fans can expect an explosive new album! I think the new record is definitely a different sound than the 1992 version of ROXY BLUE, but not unrecognizable. The new record is much heavier, but still has some cool ballads and hints of early ROXY in there. I feel that it’s a well-balanced record.”

He continues, “I have been writing songs for years for different projects I’ve been in, but when Frontiers called, I knew it was an opportunity to take a fresh approach to the ROXY BLUE sound. The excitement of having a new record deal actually inspired me to write the songs for the upcoming record from scratch.”

On the band’s legacy, Poole says, “for Want Some to be recognized as one of the finest moments in the latter hard rock days is an honor. Especially being that there were so many good bands out at the time. We were just so proud to be a part of a great rock era.”

Formed in Memphis in late 1989 by Poole, Fletcher, Weil, and TrammellROXY BLUE started out playing original music from the get-go, with their sights set on putting their music in front of a national and then global audience. Knowing that their dreams were not going to come easy, the guys put their all into step one of their journey, which was to get started playing every gig they could get and opening for every band they could, to get themselves noticed in the local Memphis music scene. Crammed in together in a studio apartment above Cotton Row Studios, the guys were constantly writing and recording new songs and living a 24-hour rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle miles and miles away for the Sunset Strip of Los Angeles. Quickly earning a name for themselves within the local Memphis music scene and selling out club shows, they soon created a buzz in the music industry. But it wasn’t until one night while playing a local bar they were approached by Jani Lane, the vocalist of WARRANT, that things really started to take off. Jani loved what he heard and wanted to help get ROXY BLUE‘s career launched. Soon after, the labels started calling and eventually Geffen Records‘ legendary A&R guru Tom Zutaut flew the band to Los Angeles to sign them. The next step was to find the right producer to record the band’s debut album. Mike Clink, who had produced GUNS N’ ROSES milestone Appetite For Destruction and, at the time, was finishing up GN’R‘s Use Your Illusion, was ultimately chose for the job. Clink and ROXY BLUE were a perfect match and the result was the 1992 release of Want Some.

And a fun fact for fans of the Frontiers label: Poole is the son-in-law of the late, great Jimi Jamison, whom Frontiers had a great, longstanding working relationship with.

Roxy Blue Track List:
1. Silver Lining
2. Rockstar Junkie
3. Scream
4. Collide
5. Outta The Blue
6. Blinders
7. Til The Well Runs Dry
8. Human Race
9. How Does It Feel
10. What It’s Like
11. Overdrive

JINJER Begins Recording New Album

Ukranian Metal Juggernauts Jinjer have entered the studio to record the follow-up to their 2019 EP Micro. The album is currently set for a fall 2019 release. The band are currently holed up in the Kaska Studio in Kiev working once again with producer Max Morton who produced Cloud Factory as well as their breakout album King Of Everything and their acclaimed follow up Micro EP.

“No rest for the wicked! Together with our long time friend and producer Max Morton, we are pleased to announce that we’ve entered Kaska Studio in Kiev to begin recording our third full album, to be released later this year. Trust us, it’s gonna blow your heads off,” says the band.

Jinjer will return to North America this fall on a headline tour with The Browning providing direct support. Due to overwhelming demand Jinjer will be upgrading to bigger venues in Mesa, Montreal, Toronto, Indianapolis and Albuquerque to allow more fans to attend.

Tickets in other cities are going fast: Los Angeles, New York, Flint and Atlanta! Get your tickets now as those shows will be sold out soon (as will many others!).

There has also been one more show added on 10/27 in Minneapolis at the Turf Club. Tickets go on sale immediately.

The band cannot wait for the upcoming tour, “We are extremely grateful to our North American fans for the love and support they’ve shown us time and time again! Tickets are selling like hotcakes, which means bigger venues. Better shows. MORE JINJER! Hell, we even have something special planned for you guys!”

Jinjer W/ The Browning:
9/7: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/8: Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
9/11: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
9/13: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (MAIN ROOM)
9/15: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
9/17: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
9/19: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
9/20: Dallas, TX @ GMBQ
9/24: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
9/25: West Palm Beach, FL @ Respestable Street
9/26: Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
9/27: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/28: Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
9/29: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
10/1: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Vounge
10/2: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/4: New Bedford, MA @ The Vault @ Greasy Luck
10/5: Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
10/6: Montreal, QC @ Astral
10/8: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
10/9: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
10/10: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
10/11: Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester
10/12: Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Theater
10/13: Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
10/15: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
10/16: Angola, IN @ The Eclectic Room
10/18: Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
10/19: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
10/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache @ Interection
10/22: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/23: Belvedere, IL @ Apollo Theater
10/24: Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
10/25: Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood Smokehouse
10/26: Racine, WI @ Route 20
10/29: Calgary, AB @ Dickens
10/30: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
10/31: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater
11/1: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/2: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

Jinjer in Turkey:
28.04.19 TR – Istanbul / IF Performance Hall Beşiktaş

Jinjer – South Africa Tour 2019
03.05.19 ZA – Capre Town / Mercury Live
04.05.19 ZA – Johannesburg / Platteland

Jinjer in Europe:
14.06.19 UK – Donington Park / Download Festival
15.06.19 ES – Fuengirola / Rock The Coast Festival
18.06.19 SE – Malmoe / KB (w/ Tesseract)
19.06.19 SE – Gävle / Gasklockorna (w/ Tesseract)
20.06.19 SE – Gothenburg / Pustervik (w/ Tesseract)
22.06.19 DE – Essen / Turock (w/ Tesseract)
23.06.19 DE – Karlsruhe / Substage
25.06.19 PL – Krakow / Mystic Festival
27.06.19 FR – Antibes / Festival les Nuits Carrées
29.06.19 DE – Gräfenhainichen / With Full Force 30.06.18 FI – Helsinki / Tuska Festival
02.07.19 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse (w/ Tesseract)
03.07.19 CH – Aarburg / Musigburg
04.07.19 CH – Monthey / Pont Rouge
05.07.18 FR – Colombier-Saugnieu / Plane’R Fest
06.07.19 DE – Trier / MJC Mergener Hof
09.07.19 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville
11.07.19 AT – Wörgl / Komma
12.07.19 HU – Dunaújváros / Rockmaraton
14.07.19 UA – Kiev / Atlas Weekend
19.07.19 UK – Gloucestershire / Amplified Open Air Festival
20.07.19 FI – Laukaa / John Smith Rock Festival
27.07.19 IT – Bolotana / Roc And Bol Metal Festival
02.08.19 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air
03.08.19 DE – Köln / RheinRiot Festival – Palladium
06.08.19 DE – Jena / F-Haus
07.08.19 CZ – Josefov / Brutal Assault
08.08.19 PT – Vagos / Vagos Metal Fest
10.08.19 NL – Leeuwarden / Into The Grave 11.08.19 NL – Rotterdam / Baroeg
15.08.19 DE – Aachen / Musikbunker
17.08.19 DE – Hamburg / Elb Riot
21.08.19 DE – Siegburg / Kubana
22.08.19 DE – Würzburg / Posthalle
23.08.19 DE – Wörrstadt / NOAF
24.08.19 DE – Sulingen / Reload Festival

DEE SNIDER Releases Video For “Tomorrow’s No Concern!”

DEE SNIDER just released his seventh video for the track “Tomorrow’s No Concern” from his Napalm Records debut album For The Love Of Metal.

DEE SNIDER on the new video: “It is almost a year to the day that the lyric video for “Tomorrow’s No Concern” was released. The song immediately connected with the metal community and since then, my album For the Love of Metal produced by Jamey Jasta on Napalm Records has become a bonafide hit. Now my live shows are filled, not just for my ‘twisted’ past, but also for my very metal now. That is why I wanted to release this live concert video performance of Tomorrow’s No Concern. Filmed in Sao Paulo, Brazil by acclaimed director Leo Libertine, it is the perfect bookend to my year in metal and beautifully shows the growing enthusiasm for my new music from my legion of heavy metal ‘Dee-sciples’! We are all fucking metal!”

Watch the video for “Tomorrow’s No Concern” HERE!

For The Love Of Metal was produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta and features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust) and Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow).

Order For The Love Of Metal HERE!

For The Love Of Metal Track Listing:
1. Lies Are A Business
2. Tomorrow’s No Concern
3. I am The Hurricane
4. American Made
5. Roll Over You
6. I’m Ready
7. Running Mazes
8. Mask
9. Become The Storm
10. The Hardest Way
11. Dead Hearts (Love Thy Enemy)
12. For The Love of Metal

31.05.19 MT – Aria Complex San Gwann Tal-Għargħar, Central Region
02.06.19 CZ – Metalfest Open Air Plzeň, Plzeň Region
13.06.19 MX – Festival Motociclista Aguascalientes Aguascalientes City, Aguascalientes
26.06.19 SE – Live på Liseberg Gothenburg, Västra Götaland
28.06.19 SE – Stadsfesten i Skellefteå, Västerbotten
04.07.19 SE – Helgeåfestivalen time to rock Knislinge Folkets Park & F-yra Knislinge, Skåne
06.07.19 IT – Rock The Castle Castello Scaligero Villafranca di Verona, Veneto
07.07.19 ES – Leyendas del Rock 2019 Leyendas del Rock Villena, Comunidad Valenciana
13.07.19 NO – Norway Rock Festival
30.08.19 CH – Riverside Open Air Aarburg Aarburg, Aargau
09.08.19 ES – Leyendas del Rock, Comunidad Valenciana
11.08.19 UK – Bloodstock
25.08.19 BE – Golden Age Rock Festival, Liège
31.08.19 CH – Riverside Aarburg Aarburg, Aargau, Switzerland
02.09.19 US – Motorcycle Festival, West Virginia
06.11.19 UK – Hard Rock Hell

JOHN DIVA & The Rockets Of Love Release New Single and Video

The flashy band in the style of the eighties JOHN DIVA & The Rockets Of Love releases their fourth single and video for the song “Rocket Of Love” today.

John Diva says: “In case you don’t call a spaceship your own, you can still listen to this song on your car stereo while cruising the streets of your hometown. Blast it out loud & shout along — this is the anthem of the upcoming summer. Loud-mouthed, joyful and exuberant, 100% Rockets of Love!”

You can watch the video here.

The debut album Mama Said Rock Is Dead was released through SPV/Steamhammer in February 2019 as CD DigiPak, 2LP Gatefold, download and stream.

JOHN DIVA & The Rockets Of Love – Live 2019
30.05. DE-Juist – Musikfestival
31.05. DE-Ostentrop – Rock Circus
01.06. DE-Schneverdingen – Höpen Air
08.06. AT-Saalfelden – Out of Bounds Festival
09.06. DE-Urloffen – Rock am Bach
02.07. DE-Berlin – Zitadelle (with Def Leppard and Europe)

05.07. DE-Schwarmstedt – KS Concert Night
14.07. NL-Bakel – Streetrock
20.07. DE-Dillenburg – Aquarena Nacht
03.08. DE-Lemgo – Lippe Open Air
10.08. DE-Wenwolthausen – Innogy Hot Summer Night
24.08. DE-Schleswig – Baltic Open Air
25.08. DE-Waltrop – Parkfest
30.08. CH-Schlieren – Live im Park
07.09. DE-Bernburg – Rock im Schloss
27.09. DE-Nassau – Michelrock

Mama Said Rock Is Dead-Tour
08.11. DE-Rietberg – Cultura
09.11. DE-Schrecksbach – Mylord
16.11. DE-Cologne – Eltzhof
22.11. DE-Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
23.11. DE-Rastatt – Reithalle
29.11. DE-Bremen – Tivoli
30.11. DE-Essen – Turock
21.12. DE-Solingen – Cobra
26.12. DE-Osnabrück – Rosenhof
27.12. DE-Hamburg – Knust

HEAVY AS TEXAS, Featuring Members of Exhorder, Reveals Energetic Music Video for “King of Fools”

Southern metal project HEAVY AS TEXAS – featuring Exhorder members Marzi Montazeri (guitars) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) – released their debut self-titled album on April 19, 2019 via Crunchy Western Records! The album is available now via iTunes and the band’s official website.

As a follow up to the release of their “To Keep a Promise” music videoHEAVY AS TEXAS have revealed another new music video today, this time for the track “King of Fools”. The video was directed by Mark Borchardt. Watch the video here via BraveWords.

Vocalist Kyle Thomas says about the track itself: “Although I always feel lyrical meaning is subjective, we all fear being taken advantage of and made to look like a fool. This song captures the insecurity of what it’s like to be greatly valued or admired in public, but thieves and detractors have their way behind the scenes. Sometimes only his queen can make the king feel safe.”

Director Mark Borchardt adds about the video: “In ‘King of Fools’, we find the reigning despot accompanied by mirth and sensuality even though his march finds him in the complete wreckage of his metaphorical kingdom. His once powerful domain is now a crumbling shadow, his rule now over no one but his diminished acolytes. Truly, he is a King of Fools as he fades away from us to face the inevitable nothingness of his being.”

Heavy metal fans may recognize guitarist Marzi Montazeri for his contributions to various projects featuring Philip Anselmo throughout the years, as well as his performances with the annual Randy Rhoads Remembered events at NAMM. Vocalist Kyle Thomas is also recognized for his time with Alabama Thunderpussy.

For the new album, HEAVY AS TEXAS tapped renowned drummer Anup Sastry (Marty FriedmanJeff LoomisSkyharbor) and notable engineer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Collier (KornProngWinds of Plague) on bass. Currently, the Houston, TX-based band’s line-up is rounded out by full time members Lenwood Sonnier on bass, and James Goetz on drums.

The new HEAVY AS TEXAS album was produced by Marzi Montazeri, with mix and mastering duties handled by Chris Collier.