Eddie Veliz, frontman for KYNG is feeling rushed. His band is currently in the midst of a tour that is snaking it’s way across the U.S.A. in a bit of a frenetic pattern. For instance in August they play Georgia, then Alabama and then…Fargo, N.D.!
He feels he’s more a professional driver at times instead of the upcoming rock legend his fans view him as but it’s all good. Now signed to Razor and Tie Records, the band is seeing packed out shows and playing along side some of today’s hottest acts like Black Label Society, Seether and Black Stone Cherry.
The three-member, Los Angeles-based band consists of Eddie Veliz on guitar and lead vox, Pepe Clarke on drums and and Tony Castaneda on bass. They’re all veterans of the independent rock scene and have earned their chops over the years playing in a variety of bands and touring coast to coast across the states.
Their sophomore album, Burn The Serum, dropped April 15th of this year; it’s their first album with Razor & Tie. The sound is definitely melodic metal/hard rock with all kinds of influences thrown in for good measure. It surprises you from jump as you’re expecting the vocals to scream in your face and instead, it’s something MORE.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Eddie. Click on the image below to find out what it’s like to sign with a big independent record label, how KYNG skyrocketed to national notoriety and where the sex went in rock n roll.
Every band I speak with has a unique definition of what it means to “make it”. Eddie’s definition doesn’t disappoint. Click the image below and ENJOY.