Kyng brings it Old School Metal storm to Raleigh

By Gus Samarco, Rock At Night Raleigh Correspondent –

Venue: Memorial Auditorium (Lincoln Theater) Raleigh, North Carolina – October 4 2016

I was pretty excited to see Kyng again after seeing them at the Orion Music Festival, back in 2012.  I was not going to let Hurricane Matthew or anything stop me–thank God  the good fellas at Lincoln Theater did not postpone the show, which was slated to be outside. Instead, they moved the gig to an indoor venue, Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium. Fancy? Well, let’s just say the symphony was playing in the other room…

As you all already know, I am a headbanger from the Paleozoic era, and anytime I get to see Old School Metal, it brings me back to fond memories of my youth. Nostalgic, perhaps? Well,  “old school” you might say. Sure, and that’s what I’m talking about people.  This is well-made, melodic, solid, metal with great vocals.  It’s not a secret that I’m the biggest PIA out there when the subject is metal singers–and Eddie did not disappoint at the Raleigh show with his powerful and melodic singing.

Kyng delivered a powerful metal show, with a very unpretentious attitude to a public that had lined up outside the venue. After two hours of waiting before the first song,  the crowd was obviously impressed with the show, felt it was worth the wait–and was asking for more.

With the new album Breathe in the Water just out of the oven, Kyng brought a mix of classic songs from previous albums as well as the brand spanking new one. Did I mention heavy? Mr Pepe spanked that poor drum kit for the whole set and together with Tony Castaneda on the bass, they built the foundation for Eddie Veliz to lay the power of his six stringer and melodic vocals.  It was actually what this crowd was looking for and needed.  It was the storm before the storm, which hit North Carolina over the weekend, knocking out power and flooding streets.

I’ll be writing a separate review article about Breath in the Water in the very near future. Stay tuned. here’s a link to purchase the album Support the music you love, folks.

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Here is your chance to catch Kyng, Zakk Sabbath and Clutch in 2016:
Oct 12     Sunshine Theater                     Albuquerque, NM*
Oct 14     The Novo                                Los Angeles, CA*
Oct 15     Brooklyn Bowl                       Las Vegas, NV*
Oct 16     The Regency Ballroom            San Francisco, CA*
Oct 18     Boulder Theater                       Boulder, CO*
Oct 20     Uptown Theater                      Kansas City, MO*
Oct 21     First Avenue                           Minneapolis, MN*
Oct 22     Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel    Sioux City, IA*
Oct 24     The Blue Note                         Columbia, MO
Oct 25     House of Blues                       Chicago, IL*
Oct 27     Orpheum Theater                    Madison, WI*
Oct 28     The Fillmore Detroit                Detroit, MI*
Oct 29     Upstate Concert Hall               Clifton Park, NY*
Oct 30     The Palladium                         Worcester, MA*
Nov 1      Old Rock House                     St Louis, MO
Nov 2      Downtown Lounge                 Tulsa, OK
Nov 3      Jakes Backroom                      Lubbock, TX
Nov 4      Lowbrow Palace                     El Paso, TX

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