Kix

Tue
26
Aug

The Classic Metal Show - KIX

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/cmsrocks/interview-with-kixs-steve-whiteman

Interview with Kix vocalist Steve Whiteman. Steve called in to talk about the band's new release, ROCK YOUR FACE OFF.

Catch THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW on Saturdays from 9pm to 3am EST at www.cmsradio.net.

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Thu
14
Aug

KIX's 'Rock Your Face Off' Album Cracks Billboard's Top 50

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KIX'S 'ROCK YOUR FACE OFF' ALBUM
CRACKS BILLBOARD'S TOP 50 ITS FIRST WEEK OUT
WITH FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN ALMOST TWO DECADES

 
 

August 13, 2014  ' Fans of KIX-- Steve Whiteman (vocals), Brian "Damage" Forsythe (guitar), Ronnie "10/10" Younkins (guitar), Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant (drums), Mark Schenker (bass)'have waited almost two decades for new music.  Now that their seventh album was released August 5 on Loud & Proud Records, their unwavering and undying support has landed ROCK YOUR FACE OFF in the Top 50 on Billboard's 'Top 200 Albums' chart.
 
Elsewhere in Billboard, in addition to the #48 chart debut, ROCK YOUR FACE OFF debuted at #5 on the Independent Albums chart, #11 on the Top Internet chart, #17 on the Top Rock Albums chart, #27 on the Indy/Small Chain Core Stores chart and #33 on the Physical chart.  It also debuted at #1 on Amazon's Hard Rock and Metal chart.
 
Rave reviews have been pouring in since ROCK YOUR FACE OFF was released:
 
'KIX have made an album with all the spirit and joy and craftsmanship that they always brought, an album with a hooks-per-minute ratio enough to grab you even if you never heard of them before reading this review.  The band plays with a sense of rhythmic push-pull that reminds you that people used to dance to this stuff, and that they still could, if they were so inclined. 'Rollin' In Honey,' about having so much sex that you feel like you're drowning, rides cowbells and backing-vocal chants that push the song close to bubblegum-disco territory...Nearly every song has oh whoa whoa backing vocals that will get stuck in your head for hours.  All of it is delirious and catchy, and it proudly flaunts its out-of-fashion party-hard spirit.  It's glittering trash, made by guys in their fifties who probably hold down day jobs these days and who have no business making this vigorous and fun anymore.  Its mere existence is an inspirational thing, and it's a reminder that sometimes exploring new musical space isn't the most important thing. Sometimes, songs are the most important thing.'   (Stereogum.com)
 
'The album, which was produced by Taylor Rhodes, is a collection of blues-inspired rock that combines catchy hooks and tasty riffs with the inspired musicianship and party atmosphere KIX are known for.'  (GuitarWorld.com)
 
'...it is good to see that KIX has stuck to their signature style in your face AC/DC sound...In the vein of BLOW YOUR FUSE the up tempo beat of the band never diminishes and keeps on rolling.  The tightness of the band is evident...ROCK YOUR FACE OFF is the perfect summertime record.  Crank it up to ten and roll your top down, as the pride of Maryland shows the country how to rock East Coast style.'  (Hardrockhaven.net)
 
Check out KIX at any of the following stops:
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
 

Sat 8/16            Greencastle, PA            Greencastle Legion Grounds
Sat 9/13            Berlin, MD                     Soundwave Festival at Airlift Acres
Sat 9/20            Baltimore, MD               Rams Head Live
Sat 10/25          Camp Hill, PA               Radisson Convention Center
Sat 12/20          Baltimore, MD               Rams Head Live (KIXmas)
 
About Loud & Proud Records
 
 
Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label founded in 2007 by Tom Lipsky whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership between artists and their record label.  Loud & Proud's current roster includes five-time Emmy' Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, multi-platinum alternative band Flyleaf, rock supergroup The Winery Dogs, renowned jam band The String Cheese Incident, multi-platinum country artists BlackHawk, Seattle's alternative Walking Papers, critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Willie Nile and powerhouse rockers KIX.  Labels under Lipsky's direction in the past, including CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group and a joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, were responsible for releases by such renowned artists as Neil Young, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Morrissey, Lenny Kravitz, Iron Maiden, The Allman Brothers Band and more.  Loud & Proud Records is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC/Edel AG. Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC.
 

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Mon
04
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - KIX, CINDERELLA & TWISTED SISTER

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-34-twisted-sister-labar

In episode 34 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-hosts Russ Dwarf (KILLER DWARFS) and Mark Strigl Of Talking Metal. This episode features interviews with Twisted Sister's JAY JAY FRENCH, Cinderella's JEFF LABAR and KIX's Mark Schenker.

In our first interview Twisted Sister's Jay Jay French discusses the band's upcoming performance at Heavy Montreal, the band's touring schedule and philosophy, releasing new music, The Pinkburst Project: benefiting the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, and much more.

Our second interview is with '80s guitar God, Jeff LaBar from Cinderella. Jeff talks to Mitch about his new One For The Road album, talking on lead vocalist duties, working with drummer Cozy Powell and producer Andy Johns on Cinderella's Long Cold Winter album, the future of Cinderella and more.

We close out the episode with a great chat with KIX bassist, Mark Schenker. Mark discusses working and touring with KIX, their new album Rock Your Face Off, making new music and much more.

For More Jay Jay French visit: http://www.jayjayfrench.info ; on TWITTER: @jayjayfrench

For more Jeff LaBar visit: http://www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/jefflabarand on TWITTER: @RealJeffLaBar

For more KIX visit: http://www.kixband.com ;and on TWITTER: @markschenker

Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

Follow MARK STRIGL on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

KEEP LISTENING TO ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON for you chance to win a pair of tickets to Skid Row in Montreal (on August 19th)

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place August 9th and 10th at Parc Jean Drapeau in beautiful downtown Montreal (Quebec) Canada and this year Features performances by Metallica, Slayer, The Offspring, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Exodus and many more!

For more about Heavy Montreal visit: http://heavymontreal.com

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Thu
24
Jul

WHITE LION and KIX re-issues from Rock Candy Records

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The following three new Rock Candy titles are all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending on 3rd August.
 
 
WHITE LION 'FIGHT TO SURVIVE' CANDY242
 
THE STORY OF White Lion is a fascinating tale of triumph over adversity. Sure, you might apply that characterisation to the story of  legions of rock bands, but the birth of their debut album was a roller coaster ride of emotional highs and extreme lows, played out with a backdrop of uncertainty always in ominous view. That they eventually triumphed with this album and also the platinum selling success of future releases on Atlantic Records only goes to show that talent will eventually win the day.
Formed in New York by Danish born singer Mike Tramp and talented guitarist Vito Brata, the band made waves on the local club scene, attracting local management who had connections to German producer Peter Hauke who offered to record the band at his studio in Frankfurt. With an album in the can the band were quickly signed to a sizeable deal with Elektra Records who subsequently and inexplicably decided to drop the band at the eleventh hour. Fortunately JVC in Japan licensed the album and set in motion a series of events that led to them signing with Atlantic Records.
'Fight To Survive' was eventually issued in the US on an independent label and provoked huge accolades amongst the rock cognoscenti who quite rightly hailed tracks such as 'Broken Heart', 'Cherokee' and the title track as stunning hard rock nuggets showcasing one of the most accomplished bands of the era.

Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, 12 page full colour booklet, 3,000 word essay, new interview with Mike Tramp, enhanced artwork and rare photos.

TRACK LISTING: 1. BROKEN HEART 2. CHEROKEE 3. FIGHT TO SURVIVE 4. WHERE DO WE RUN 5. IN THE CITY 6. ALL THE FALLEN MEN 7. ALL BURN IN HELL 8. KID OF 1000 FACES 9. EL SALVADOR 10. THE ROAD TO VALHALLA
 
 
 
KIX MIDNITE DYNAMITE CANDY243
 
THERE IS A breed of bands who like to keep it simple: four-to-the-floor guitar driven hard rock with uncomplicated riffs and hooks that sound as though they were born fully formed. In this respect, it's fair to say that the Maryland based five piece Kix are close to the top of the heap when it comes to instantly catchy songs. Garnish that with a healthy coating of Cheap Trick inspired pop and you've got a marriage made in heaven.
Signed to industry giant Atlantic Records, 'Midnite Dynamite' was the bands third album and the one expected to establish Kix as a force to be reckoned with. Produced by man of the moment Beau Hill (Ratt, Warrant), the album finally brought all the right ingredients to the forefront, boasting memorable songs and lively rocking of the finest order. Add to this a comprehensive selection of grade A co-writers, including contributions from Bob Halligan Jr. (Judas Priest, Kiss), Kip Winger, and John Palumbo (Crack The Sky) and you've got a record that delivers as much as it promises.
Check out the raunch and roll of 'Red Hot (Blue Black)', 'Bang Bang (Balls Of Fire)', 'Scarlet Fever' and the title track, for nicely polished examples of  no nonsense party rock blessed with a cool delivery that sets fire to the notion that you can't have your cake and eat it.

 
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, 12 page full colour booklet, 3,000 word essay, new band interview, enhanced artwork and rare photos.

TRACK LISTING: 1. MIDNITE DYNAMITE 2. RED HOT (BLACK & BLUE) 3. BANG BANG (BALLS OF FIRE) 4. LAYIN' RUBBER 5. WALKIN' AWAY 6. SCARLET FEVER 7. CRY BABY 8. COLD SHOWER 9. LIE LIKE A RUG 10. SEX
 
 

KIX 'BLOW YOUR FUSE' CANDY244
 
BY THE TIME Kix had recorded this, their fourth album, all eyes in the hard rock biospace were upon them as a band expected to rise up from the ranks to achieve success and exert influence. Certainly their record label Atlantic Records believed in the band enough to steer them towards not one, but three top notch producers; that's Tom Werman (Motley Cure, Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent) together with the dynamic duo of Duane Barron and John Purdell (Ozzy Osbourne, Dream Theater).
Recorded in Los Angeles and issued in August 1988, the record was immediately heralded as the best Kix album so far, with critics pointing out the quality of songs and a refinement of their trademark rough and tumble sound. In addition they had made a significant change in their back office by enlisting new management who also handled the affairs of Twisted Sister and Zebra, both signed to Atlantic Records.
Strangely, the record was slow to react commercially, dragging its feet until the label were persuaded to issue the Bob Halligan Jnr.  co-write 'Don't Close Your Eyes' as a single to radio. This enduring power ballad became an instant smash, rising to #8 on the Billboard singles chart and paving the way for over a million sales of the album, whilst drawing attention to notable album tracks such as 'Red Light, Green Light', 'Get It While It's Hot' and 'She Dropped Me The Bomb'.

Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,000 word essay, new band interview, enhanced artwork and rare photos.

TRACK LISTING: 1. RED LITE, GREEN LITE, TNT 2. GET IT WHILE IT'S HOT 3. NO RING AROUND ROSIE 4. DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES 5. SHE DROPPED ME THE BOMB 6. COLD BLOOD7. PIECE OF THE PIE 8. BOOMERANG 9. BLOW MY FUSE 10. DIRTY BOYS
 
 
 
 
 

COMING NEXT MONTH – AVAILABLE 28TH AUGUST

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Thu
19
Jun

KIX IS READY TO ‘ROCK YOUR FACE OFF’ WITH NEW ALBUM, DUE OUT AUGUST 5

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KIX
IS READY TO
‘ROCK YOUR FACE OFF’
WITH NEW ALBUM,
THEIR FIRST IN TWO DECADES,
DUE OUT AUGUST 5 ON LOUD & PROUD RECORDS
 
 
June 18, 2014 -- For KIX, not recording any new music for two decades has been far too long.  Fans have made it known for years that they want new music.  And now, the time has finally come.  The Maryland band is primed and ready to ROCK YOUR FACE OFF with their seventh new album set for release August 5 on Loud & Proud Records.  It’s everything fans know and love them for:  a raucous, roaring and real display of rock 'n' roll.  The first single, “Love Me With Your Top Down,” will be released to radio and online retail outlets later this month.  Eddie Trunk will exclusively world premiere the song during his “Friday Night Rocks” radio show originating from Q104.3 (heard in New York City, Long Island, NJ and CT) this Friday, June 20 from 11pm-2am ET.  It will then air via his numerous North American syndicated affiliates on Saturday, June 20 and he’ll play it on Monday, June 23 during his “Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk” show that airs on SiriusXM’s “Hair Nation” channel (39) at 3pm PT/6pm ET.
 
As guitarist Brian "Damage" Forsythe explains, “When we first played ‘Love Me With Your Top Down’ live just a few months ago, it went over like gangbusters with the fans.  It’s a catchy little tune with classic KIX flavor, a perfect choice for the first taste of the record.”
 
What makes the new album even more exciting and anticipated is that it features most of the band’s original line-up:  Steve Whiteman (vocals), Brian "Damage" Forsythe (guitar), Ronnie "10/10" Younkins (guitar), Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant (drums), with the exception of Mark Schenker (bass).
 
With ROCK YOUR FACE OFF, KIX stirs up their truest statement to date in 2014.  "It's still hot women, fast cars, and great moments," concludes Whiteman.  "I want everybody to end up on their feet, whether they’re working out or stuck in rush hour traffic.  This is a release, something to lift your spirits when you need it.  You can party to this one."
 
KIX gracefully eased back into the public consciousness in 2008.  After sold out hometown gigs, the quintet hit the stage at Rocklahoma in front of over 20,000 people, venturing out of the Mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years.  The band was hailed by many music websites and attendees as Best Performance at the festival, where they played alongside Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Queesryche, Ratt, and more.  After capturing their fiery reunion on 2012's LIVE IN BALTIMORE CD & DVD, the band agreed to enter the studio once again.
 
"In many ways, this is for the KIX diehards as much as it is for us," guitarist Brian Forsythe explains.  "When we started doing this again, tons of fans came out of the woodwork.  They'd show up with their kids, and it was just incredible to see.  We had to deliver for them."
 
In order to deliver, the band enlisted the talents of producer Taylor Rhodes (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne), with whom they had last collaborated on 1991's HOT WIRE.  Also, for the first time in the group's history, each member contributed to the writing process, fostering an extremely creative and free environment in the studio.  A new dawn commenced as they simultaneously harnessed their classic spirit. 
 
"It was more free-flowing because everybody got to write and come up with ideas," says singer Steve Whiteman.  "We encouraged this new freedom within the creative process."
 
Here’s the complete track listing of ROCK YOUR FACE OFF:
 
1. Wheels In Motion
2. You’re Gone
3. Can’t Stop The Show
4. Rollin’ In Honey
5. Rock Your Face Off
6. All The Right Things
7. Dirty Girls
8. Inside Outside Inn
9. Mean Miss Adventure
10. Love Me With Your Top Down
11. Tail On The Wag
12. Rock & Roll Showdown
 
Stay tuned for new tour news, but check them out at any of the following stops in the meantime:
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
 
Sat 6/21            Idaho Falls, ID               Rock The Falls
Thu 7/10            Hughesville, PA             Lycoming County Fair
Fri 7/25             Royalton, MN                Halfway Jam
Thu 7/31            Leemore, CA                 Tachi Palace Casino
Sat 8/2              Leonardtown, MD          Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ Fest
Sat 8/16            Greencastle, PA            Greencastle Legion Grounds
Sat 9/13            Berlin, MD                     Soundwave Festival at Airlift Acres
Sat 9/20            Baltimore, MD               Rams Head Live
Sat 10/25          Camp Hill, PA               Radisson Convention Center
Sat 12/20          Baltimore, MD               Rams Head Live (KIXmas)
 
About Loud & Proud Records
 
Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label founded in 2007 by Tom Lipsky whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership between artists and their record label.  Labels under Lipsky's direction in the past, including CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group and a joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, were responsible for new releases by Neil Young, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Morrissey, Lenny Kravitz, Iron Maiden, The Allman Brothers Band and more.  Loud & Proud’s current roster includes five-time Emmy® Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, multi-platinum alternative band Flyleaf, supergroup rock band The Winery Dogs, renowned jam band The String Cheese Incident, multi-platinum country artists BlackHawk, Seattle’s alternative Walking Papers, critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Willie Nile and powerhouse rockers KIX.  Loud & Proud Records is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC/Edel AG. Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC.
 

 

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