Kingsmen Release New Album 'Bones Don't Lie'
via SharpTone Records
And Drop Visualizer For The Album Title Track
See The Band On The Road On The
Bones Don't Lie Tour
Ticket Info HERE
Photo Credit - Ian Urquhart
Friday, March 31, 2023 - Providence, RI hard rock quartet Kingsmen have today released their new album 'Bones Don't Lie' (via SharpTone Records). The full-length is the band's follow-up to their 2020 LP 'Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery'. In celebration of today's drop, the band has also unleashed a visualizer for the album's titular track, "Bones Don't Lie". Speaking about the album, vocalist Tanner Guimond commented:
“'Bones Don’t Lie' is an adventure into the human mind and soul. A story of discovery about the inner truth of humanity. The good. The evil. The give and take between the two. With metal and industrial influences highlighting the sonic production of this record; we deliver this to you as a heavy, melodic, and destructive message.“
Leading up to today, Kingsmen have released visual accompaniments for tracks "Trial By Fire", "Bitter Half", "Dead Letter", and "Diamondize". Stream 'Bones Don't Lie' here and watch the visualizer at the thumbnail below.
BONES DON'T LIE
1. Hiding In The Noise
3. Bitter Half
6. No Road Home
7. Dead Letter
9. Prayer Man
Kingsmen are currently on the road on the Bones Don't Lie Tour with special guests Rise Among Rivals and Zonezero. For ticket information, please click here.
Bones Don't Lie Tour
March 31 - Baltimore, MD @ Angels Rock Bar (Explicit Content)
April 1 - Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
April 2- Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
April 4 - Toledo, OH @ The Ottawa Tavern
April 5 - Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
April 6 - Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
April 7 - Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
April 8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge Coffee
Like carbon atoms crystallized into precious stone, radiant transformation was clearly an important aspect for vocalist Tanner Guimond, bassist Adam Bakelman, drummer Michael Perrotta, and guitarists Tim Lucier and Nick Gilbert as they set out to craft their forthcoming ten-track offering, Bones Don't Lie. Yet, just as diamonds aren’t formed without a little heat, the metal outfit welcomed a good challenge in the name of personal growth.
Embracing their most experimental outlook to date, the tight-knit group wasted no time stepping outside their comfort zone and even across the country in search of inspiration. Recorded primarily in Los Angeles, California, with a short stop in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Kingsmen took a substantial risk, discarding around twenty-five already mapped-out tracks and arriving at the studio with an almost completely clean slate. Combined with a willingness to soak in their new environment, the band developed the chorus of "Bitter Half" while on a thoughtful drive through Santa Monica, transformed a moving visit to Gettysburg into the poignant theme of comradery in “Trial By Fire”, and along with the guidance of new collaborators Zach Jones (Chelsea Grin, Fever 333, Silent Planet), Josh Strock (Bad Wolves, Pop Evil), and Ricky Armellino (Ice Nine Kills, This or the Apocalypse), effectively hit their stride.
A distinct difference in approach from previous album Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery, in which the majority of the music was written prior to entering the studio, Bones Don’t Lie stemmed from the back-and-forth teamwork of real-time feedback. For Kingsmen, bouncing ideas around in a room full of friends was an ideal scenario as opposed to “ripping our hair out trying to figure out how to add to an already completed picture.” And, according to Gilbert, it was this “push-and-pull dynamic that kept us creative.”
Setting their sights on achieving what they’ve dubbed a “big metal sound that fills up your whole brain when listening to it between the headphones,” the group had fun bashing steel pipes, hammers, and pickaxes together for a striking industrial feel ("Bones Don’t Lie") and incorporating components such as the glass slide ("No Road Home") for an eerie unsettling atmosphere. Reflecting on his classical training, Guimond even found himself rediscovering a singing voice he felt he had left in the past long ago but was destined to revisit.
The most important unwavering factor, however, was the fighting Kingsmen spirit. Connecting with listeners through universal themes and lyrical stories ranging from championing positivity to coming together in the face of adversity, shining light, and hope into all they do is something the band has no intention of changing.
“To be a kingsman is to be someone that has the courage to endure the worst, but still reflect the best parts of humanity,” Guimond expressed. “So, with all of our songs, that’s what we try and showcase. There’s no way that anyone will go through life without experiencing some terrible things. But to grow from that… to become a better person after the fact is, we believe, one of the true purposes of life. Maybe someday we’ll do something wild like a concept album with ogres and elves. But we really believe that when you’re conveying your emotions through music, it comes across when you’re being honest. So as often as we can, and as many different ways possible, there’s no doubt that you’ll see a lot more of that kind of attitude through our music in the future.”