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King's X

King's X is a critically acclaimed American hard rock band formed in 1980. Consisting of Doug Pinnick (who also uses the moniker"Dug")on bass and vocals, Ty Tabor on guitar and vocals, and Jerry Gaskill on drums and backing vocals, the power trio, quickly gained aname forthemselves for their Beatles-inspired vocal harmonies, incorporating funk and grunge into progressive metal, their incrediblemusicianship,and their incredible live shows. Originally a Christian rock outfit, King's X gradually evolved into a more secular-oriented band beforetherelease of their first album. However, Christia ...read more

King's X is a critically acclaimed American hard rock band formed in 1980. Consisting of Doug Pinnick (who also uses the moniker"Dug")on bass and vocals, Ty Tabor on guitar and vocals, and Jerry Gaskill on drums and backing vocals, the power trio, quickly gained aname forthemselves for their Beatles-inspired vocal harmonies, incorporating funk and grunge into progressive metal, their incrediblemusicianship,and their incredible live shows. Originally a Christian rock outfit, King's X gradually evolved into a more secular-oriented band beforetherelease of their first album. However, Christianity does play a large part in their lyrics, with each of the members often writing abouttheirstruggles with faith as well as self-acceptance (particularly since Pinnick came out of the closet in 1998).

After years of touring, King's X released their debut album, Out of the Silent Planet in 1988, beginning a string of criticallypraisedalbum that lasted until 1994's Dogman. However, the group never attained commercial success and, when the flop EarCandyfailed to capitalize on a lauded appearance at Woodstock '94, Atlantic dropped them from the label. Finally free of the pressures of amajorlabel, King's X joined Metal Blade and began releasing a number of more experimental records such as Please Come Home...Mr.Bulbous and Manic Moonlight. 2005's Ogre Tones saw the band switching labels to InsideOut and returning to themorestraightforward sound of their earlier releases and was hailed as one of their finest albums. In 2008, King's X released their latestalbum,XV, which featured more of their classic sound.

Though they've never been popular, King's X are widely regarded amongst the hard rock and metal underground as one of thegreatest bandsaround, as evidenced by their place on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock at #83, which was voted upon by a group of popularhard rockartists and critics. « hide

Similar Bands: Galactic Cowboys, Queensryche, Fishbone, Extreme, Pinnick, Gales & Pridgen

LPs
XV
2008

3.7
39 Votes
Ogre Tones
2005

3.6
30 Votes
Black Like Sunday
2003

2.8
23 Votes
Manic Moonlight
2001

3.3
21 Votes
Please Come Home...Mr. Bulbous
2000

3.3
28 Votes
Tape Head
1998

3.5
39 Votes
Ear Candy
1996

3.7
46 Votes
Dogman
1993

4.1
95 Votes
King's X
1992

3.8
59 Votes
Faith, Hope, Love
1990

3.8
65 Votes
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska
1989

4.2
113 Votes
Out of the Silent Planet
1988

4
69 Votes
Live Albums
Burning Down Boston: Live at The Channel 6.12.91
03/01/2012

3.8
2 Votes
Live Love In London
2010

4
6 Votes
Tales From The Empire: Cleveland 6.26.92
2009

4.5
1 Votes
Live & Live Some More: Dallas '94
2007

4.5
1 Votes
Live All Over The Place
2004

3.9
5 Votes
Compilations
Best Of King's X
1997

4.3
8 Votes

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