Dutch Metal quintet THE KING'S HEAD is back with the fantastic new single "Break The Frame" after releasing the debut self-titled album back in 2020. The single includes one original track, "Break the Frame," as well as a cover of "Dam That River" by Alice In Chains.
BREAK THE FRAME Our new one. Recorded in the legendary Studio 195 on the Dutch/Belgian border by Patrick Delabie. How many studios are still around where a computer screen is nowhere to be found in the entire building? Well at least one. Back to our roots. Old school and unpolished. Musically it continues where we left it off on our debut album. A mix of rock and metal with a slight progressive twist. Lyrically. It's open for your own interpretation. If you listen closely to Pim, the one that sounds like a hurricane flattening a skyscraper, it seems that he's apparently picked up an interest in the nautical world.
DAM THAT RIVER (Alice in Chains) It won't be a huge surprise when listening to the average TKH song, if I tell you we grew up in the 90's. Some of our musical eyes were opened by Nirvana and the likes, while the others where fully emerged in the metal and indie scene of those days. But there was one band that was on all of our minds and walls in those days and that band is called Alice In Chains. We chose the second song on their second album DIRT to pay our dues and homage to this giant source of inspiration. Without this song blasting on repeat in my teenage room, I truly doubt that I would've been typing these words today.
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The year is 2018 when The King’s Head is formed in Breda, a city in the deep south of The Netherlands. Five guys, who have all been playing the local scene since the late nineties, join forces. Their mission is clear from the first time they musically lock in during rehearsal. A dark, melodic, progressive and fresh hybrid of everything they loved to listen to in their formative years.
The music is as diverse as rock history itself. They take the listener on a journey that goes from classic hard rock to grunge and from sludge to the melodic side of metal, topped off with a progressive edge. Dark vocal harmonies that take the listener back to days when the great alternative rock movement ruled the world at the end of the last millennium. Combined with a heavy edge, that makes no mistake that some of the members had a good and healthy metal collection under their fingertips.
Most notably in that department is the deep and haunting growl that Pim van Zuilen unleashes in the music. Not only is he the bringer of the storm, but while doing that he pulls a double musical duty as a guitar and keyboard player. Singer/ guitar player Tim van Bokhoven is confidently in charge of the mic and strings, delivering his raw and emotional vocals with sheer ferocity. Lead guitar player Koen Koniuszek brings thunder and flavour with his dark and haunting lead work and his heavy, punishing riff work.
Behind the first line of fire resides the engine that drives it all forward. Jasper van der Hoeven on bass and vocals and Chris Stadhouders on drums provide the deep and driving foundation on which the wall of sound is built. After two years of working on their craft, the band is ready to start their first campaign. The band have release their self-titled debut album in 2020 via Wormholedeath worldwide.