The time has come. TRAMPLED SUN, the highly anticipated debut album by Southern California’s KYNG–singer/songwriter/guitarist Eddie Veliz, bassist Tony Castaneda and drummer Pepe Clarke Magaña—was released today on REALID Records (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group). The album’s first two singles, “Falling Down” and “Trails in Veins,” were mixed by Mike Watts (Adelita’s Way, Hopesfall, Quicksand, Brand New).
“Falling Down” recently debuted on the BDS Active Rock chart at #38 and is in heavy rotation on SiriusXM’s “Octane” channel, while “Trails In Veins” can be heard on the “Liquid Metal” channel, thanks to the support of Program Director Jose Mangin, who has championed KYNG since hearing early demos a couple of years ago, some of which were played on “Octane” before TRAMPLED SUN was even in the works. SiriusXM was instrumental in bringing the band to what became their record label (REALID/ILG) and managers (In De Goot, who also represents Shinedown, Chevelle and others).
KYNG’s self-proclaimed “California Heavy” sound is a unique and universally appealing combination of heavy and captivating concepts, channeling influences from Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin to Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age.
Before KYNG was a glimmer in the trio’s eyes, bassist Tony Castaneda and drummer Pepe Clarke Magaña were members of the Latino metal band Ankla, which toured across the U.S. with bands such as Ill Nino, Nonpoint, In This Moment, and Hatebreed. They were also a part of Ozzfest in 2007.
Now that the band has completed dates with Drowning Pool, Pop Evil and Egypt Central, the band is launching a two-week jaunt with Wayne Static and Eye Empire starting today. Check out KYNG at any of the following stops:
DATE CITY VENUE
With Wayne Static, Eye Empire, One Eyed Doll and Gemini Syndrome:
Tue 9/27 Sacramento CA Ace of Spades
Wed 9/28 Portland OR Hawthorne Theatre
Thu 9/29 Boise ID Knitting Factory
Fri 9/30 Spokane WA Knitting Factory
Sat 10/1 Seattle WA Studio 7
Mon 10/3 Billings MT Mannys
Tue 10/4 Colorado Springs CO Black Sheep
Thu 10/6 Lubbock TX Wreckers
Fri 10/7 El Paso TX Trickey Falls
Sat 10/8 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater
Sun 10/9 Tempe AZ Marquee
Mon 10/10 Los Angeles CA The Key Club