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KXM, the new project featuring drummer Ray Luzier (KORN), bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick (KING’S X) and guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN), will release its self-titled debut album on March 11 via Rat Pak Records. The CD was produced by KXM and Chris Collier, who is known for his work with LYNCH MOB, Lita Ford and Tommy Bolin, to name a few.

The official video for the song “Rescue Me” can be seen below. Also available is a 14-minute clip containing audio samples of all the songs that are set to appear on “KXM”.

KXM takes its name from the combination of the members’ other projects: K from KORN, X from KING’S X and M from LYNCH MOB.

A pre-order for the KXM album has been launched on the Rat Pak web site. The effort is available in various bundles, includes signed CDs; CDs and t-shirts; and even a phone call from a bandmember.

According to a press release, “the self-titled debut of KXM is something truly unique and special. The songs are powerful, precise, and transcend beyond the boundaries of the imagination.

“In today’s overpopulated music arena, true gems become harder and harder to find, but KXM‘s unified vision rises above the normal and creates its own space.

“From the opening drum riff of ‘Stars’ to final chord on ‘Human Friction’, ‘KXM’ is an album that is sure to resonate with fans from the band’s original projects while garnering new ones as well. Songs like ‘Gun Fight’, ‘Faith Is A Room’ and the first single, ‘Rescue Me’, are sure to be instant favorites among fans. The band shows their softer side on the ballad ‘Never Stop’, along with their dark side on the tale of domestic violence, ‘Sleep’.”

“KXM” track listing:

01. Stars
02. Rescue Me
03. Gun Fight
04. Never Stop
05. Faith Is A Room
06. I’ll Be OK
07. Sleep
08. Love
09. Burn
10. Do It Now
11. Human Friction
12. Tranquilize (bonus track)
13. Rescue Me (radio edit) (bonus track)

In a recent interview with the “Talking Metal” podcast,
Lynch stated about how KXM came together: “When you are in the music scene here, especially in Southern California, you run into everyone, everybody loves everybody, it’s a mutual admiration society. You’re hanging out, you are playing gigs and you run into your buds and your friends, and invariably, with all of us, it’s, like, ‘Let’s form a project, let’s do something together,’ because, ya know, we all want to play together and usually it never goes anywhere, but this time it actually did. It’s really amazing. Things lined up.

Doug has been… The first time I heard KING’S X with ‘Out Of The Silent Planet’ and ‘Gretchen Goes to Nebraska’, oh, to me, he was the benchmark. This is the guy that I was born to play with, ya know? He has got it all. He comes from gospel roots, he’s got the blues thing, he just does it all. I just knew would be a natural fit. Doug is so good he’s a natural fit with anybody. He is a self-contained machine. He’s got that very unique bass attack and sound and obviously his vocal styling. He is a poet. He is a great lyricist. A great frontman, the whole nine yards. And Ray and I have been in other little projects and have done things together. We would always touch base but never really got serious.

“I don’t remember exactly how this all fell together.

“We all have limited time being that were all in other projects but we said, ‘Let’s really, really do this and quit talking about it.'”



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Just in time for Halloween — the first-ever all–metal tribute to the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson, will be released, featuring an all-star lineup that will raise the dead!

“Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson” features outstanding performances by Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Danny Worsnop (ASKING ALEXANDRIA), Elias Soriano (NONPOINT), Lajon Witherspoon (SEVENDUST), Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD), Doug Pinnick (KING’S X), Chris Jericho (FOZZY) and more!

With the amps turned up to 11 and guitars tuned low, get ready to hear the darker side of such favorites as “Billie Jean”, “Beat It”, “Rock With You”, “Black Or White” and more!

“Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson” features appearances by the following musicians:

* Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG)
* Angelo Moore (FISHBONE)
* Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO)
* Lajon Witherspoon (SEVENDUST)
* Bruce Kulick (KISS)
* Tony Franklin (THE FIRM)
* Priya Panda (DIEMONDS)
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES)
* Corey Glover (LIVING COLOUR)
* Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD)
* Elias Soriano (NONPOINT)
* Doug Pinnick (KING’S X)
* Chris Jericho (FOZZY)
* Paul Di’Anno (IRON MAIDEN)
* Craig Goldy (DIO)
* Lonnie Jordan (WAR)

Track listing:

01. Thriller – Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
02. Man In The Mirror – Danny Worsnop (ASKING ALEXANDRIA) & Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG)
03. The Way You Make Me Feel – Angelo Moore (FISHBONE), Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE), & Rudy Sarzo (QUEENSRŸCHE)
04. Black Or White – Lajon Witherspoon (SEVENDUST), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), & Tony Franklin (THE FIRM)
05. Beat It – Priya Panda (DIEMONDS) & Ron Bumblefoot Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES)
06. Billy Jean – Corey Glover (LIVING COLOUR) & Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD)
07. Shake Your Body (DOWN TO THE GROUND) – Elias Soriano (NONPOINT)
08. Rock With You – Doug Pinnick (KING’S X)
09. Dirty Diana – Chris Jericho (FOZZY)
10. Bad – Paul Di’Anno (ex-IRON MAIDEN) & Craig Goldy (DIO)
11. They Don’t Care About Us – ICARUS WITCH
12. Never Can Say Goodbye – Lonnie Jordan (WAR)
13. Smooth Criminal – ALIEN ANT FARM


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KXM, the new band consisting of King’s X frontman/bassist Doug Pinnick, Ex-Dokken guitarist George Lynch and Korn drummer Ray Luzier, has posted a trailer for the upcoming debut LP, as of yet untitled. The band signed on with Rat Pak Records and the release date will be announced soon. In the trailer, the three musicians talk about how the project came together and they play parts of the new track “Gun Fight.” Check it out here:

The post Trailer For Debut LP Posted By KXM appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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Former Dokken guitarist George Lynch, King’s X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick and Korn drummer Ray Luzier have teamed up in KXM.

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KXM, the new project featuring drummer Ray Luzier (KORN), bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick (KING’S X) and guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN), has inked a deal with Rat Pak Records.

A trailer featuring the song “Gun Fight” from KXM‘s forthcoming debut release can be seen below. In this introductory trailer, the KXM bandmembers describe how they came together, the meaning behind the name KXM and they give us a glimpse into their stellar songwriting ability.


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Only their second studio album within an eighteen year block, Chicago doom legends TROUBLE are back. Well, without Eric Wagner and Jeff “Oly” Olson, anyway. That’s the bad news. The good news is that TROUBLE is in the capable hands of former FLOODGATE and EXHORDER vocalist Kyle Thomas. While a large consensus of fans have remained dubious about the doom legends’ future after collectively dismissing 2007’s “Simple Mind Condition”, they can take some heart.

Nowhere near as watered-down as its predecessor, TROUBLE‘s latest slab “The Distortion Field” employs plenty of their famed chunk o’rama doom riffage from “Psalm 9” and “The Skull”. They also dabble once again in the psych-alt pastures that made the 1990 self-titled album and “Manic Frustration” the explorative gems they are.

Guitarists Bruce Franklin and Rick Wartell still have it, there’s no denying the fact. While “The Distortion Field” is largely throwback (the opening rumble of “When the Sky Comes Down” is a kissing cousin to “The Tempter” from “Psalm 9”), there are enough dynamics corralling the two critical periods of the band to make it an easy listen.

“One Life” is a mash-up of TROUBLE‘s vintage doom plods with a swerve into trance-driven, swooning choruses. Subtly, the merge sounds like a dirtier version of KING’S X, no doubt a carryover from Franklin and Jeff Olson‘s involvement with Doug Pinnick‘s SUPERSHINE project. The punchy and jive-filled “Paranoia Conspiracy” is an instant grab and it gives Kyle Thomas the opportunity to strut along to the rolling riffs with enough showmanship needed to satisfy TROUBLE purists. Franklin and Wartell peel off a greasy tag solo and pummel every space of “Paranoia Conspiracy” not occupied by a lulling bass line.

Interestingly enough, TROUBLE stakes a case for having a fair influence (as much as they were influenced themselves) upon the grunge era as did SAINT VITUS. It’s going to be hard not to think of SOUNDGARDEN on “The Broken Has Spoken” and “Sucker” with their grunge grooves and fuzz bucket rear distortion. Likewise, the muddy shuffles of “Your Reflection” are echoed by TAD and TEMPLE OF THE DOG. While “Sink or Swim” comes with a toothy blues rock trundle on the verses, the choruses are haunted by risky dashes of PEARL JAM. The easygoing sprawl of “Have I Told You” keeps TROUBLE stationed in their revisit to the nineties, albeit it’s likely to put more than a few listeners on the edge of mistrust.

This gambit nearly becomes “The Distortion Field”‘s undoing, but smartly, the album mucks things up with jagged hunks on “Hunters of Doom” and remains in a similar key the rest of the ride. “The Distortion Field” maintains a heavy course on “Butterflies”, “Sucker”, “Your Reflection” and the ethereal “Greying Chill of Autumn”. The latter is the best track of the second half of the album, dashed by an effective combo of spooky wah and ripping choruses.

A bit better than “Simple Mind Condition” but not quite as solid as 1995’s “Plastic Green Head”, “The Distortion Field” is a decent rebound giving Franklin and Wartell the opportunity to break Kyle Thomas in. His gruff and gravelly pipes are an appropriate fit for everything they ask of him, whether it’s to amble along or to get knee-deep. Thomas can doom it up and he can swing. He gargles his higher octaves (especially on “Glass of Lies”) and swoons his mid-to-lower ranges. His cat screech on “Hunters of Doom” is so freaking metal you’ll feel your fist clench by reflex in appreciation. Thomas is given some wicked riffs to play with and “The Distortion Field” is largely a pleaser, even if it would’ve best been served at forty minutes instead of an hour. Let the jury decide on TROUBLE‘s fate at this point; at least they make a reputable argument for resurrection.

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“IYFU (If You Fuk Up)”, the new video from KING’S X frontman Doug “Dug” Pinnick, can be seen below.

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KING’S X frontman Doug “Dug” Pinnick udnerwent hernia surgery earlier today (Wednesday, July 3).

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KING’S X frontman Doug “Dug” Pinnick will release his new solo album, “Naked”, on May 7 via RockArmy Records.

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On February 12, Jason Saulnier of the web site conducted an interview with KING’S X frontman Doug “Dug” Pinnick.

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