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    Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:23:57

    Listen 2: King 810 - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    • King 810 - King 810 tear down the House of Blues Sunset before it gets torn down officially during Tech N9ne's "Special Effects" tour. Corey Soria of Bloodline Media is there to capture it.
    • King 810 - King 810 tear down the House of Blues Sunset before it gets torn down officially during Tech N9ne's "Special Effects" tour. Corey Soria of Bloodline Media is there to capture it.
    • King 810 - King 810 tear down the House of Blues Sunset before it gets torn down officially during Tech N9ne's "Special Effects" tour. Corey Soria of Bloodline Media is there to capture it.

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    There hasn't been a band that really shook metal up in a very long time. We're talking about leaving you unsettled, unnerved, and unequivocally wanting more. What was the last debut album that did that? It was Slipknot's self-titled record in 1999 and before that it was Korn's self-titled in 1994. There's a record coming out this year that's going to have the same effect on you, and it's King 810's forthcoming full-length debut.

    The Flint, MI quartet is beyond real. They've lived it and breathed it facing unimaginable horrors and trials and tribulations few of us could fathom. You can get a glimpse in the visuals they've put out over the past few years. Their hometown looks like something out of The Book of Eli or The Walking Dead, but this isn't a post-apocalyptic fantasy. This is a real place in America in 2014 that resembles a violent bereft dystopia. King 810 raise awareness that the wolves aren't at the door. They're among us, and as a nation we should pay way more attention to that. At the same time, that's not the point.

    This is personal, and you can feel it in your gut with the band's latest offering "Killem All". It's a corrosively catchy anthem that defies categorization. There's a metallic edge and honed musicianship as well as some hardcore and punk sensibilities, but the bounce proves distinctly hip-hop yet there's no rapping. This is something dynamic, distinct, and dangerous. It's also undeniable. You'll hear it once, and you'll let it repeat.

    Mind you, this is only a prelude of the beautiful madness to come. Welcome to King 810. This band is going to take over and "Killem all"...

    Rick Florino
    04.01.14


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