Rhode Island’s rising metal band KINGSMEN are making a strong case for metalcore album of the year with the release of their crushing, debut full-length album, ‘Revenge. Forgiveness, Recovery,’ today via SharpTone Records. The heavy-hitting four-piece has made waves in the scene with a string of singles leading today’s drop, and now they’re following up with a brand new music video for their latest focus track ‘World On Fire.‘
Commenting on the new track, the band states, “‘World on Fire‘ represents the pain and thoughts of someone in a state of self-destruction who’s finding the answers they need from burning the memories of their past mistakes so they can be reborn as a better person.”
In other news, KINGSMEN will launch a weekly livestream dubbed ‘Kingsmen’s World’ starting tonight, Friday, April 9th at 8:00PM EST. The stream will be live each Friday at Twitch, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.
More from ‘Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery’:
‘Waste Away’ Single – https://youtu.be/MR3ivpYTI-k
‘Nightmare’ official music video: https://youtu.be/w2tMdlrJt7U
‘Nightmare’ guitar playthrough: https://youtu.be/CkviDvG9M50
Featuring a deluge of ferocious riffs and snarling, guttural vocals, ‘Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery’ is both heavy in sound as well as lyrical content. Vocalist Tanner Guimond digs deep into personal struggles with life and death that gives the music substance and meaning.
The band comments on the new record, “‘Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery’ is not only our first record but it is the product of a time in our lives where we all went through a great deal of suffering. With persistence and time we overcame great personal obstacles by sticking together when most might give up. As a group we had to deal with everything from sickness to heartache and death. So, in lieu of what we went through, we created an album that tells a dark story with a satisfying end. From start to finish we bring you through a journey of pain, self-destruction, and healing. We hope this music is more than something to just bang your head to. Beyond the break downs and gutturals, past the thundering drums and beyond the clean singing there is a message. You can always find peace in any situation if you have enough time, energy and persistence. So whether you’re excited to listen to some fun songs or you’re looking for that next record to help you deal with your own struggles, we hope you find what you’re looking for with ‘Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery.’“
After a series of unfortunate events over the last few years that nearly ended the band, KINGSMEN buckled-down and poured their hearts and souls into writing their first full-length. ‘Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery‘ was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Mark Lewis (TRIVIUM, WHITECHAPEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE.) Defying categorization, a singular style emerged at the forefront of the sessions. In the aftermath, they caught the attention of SharpTone who signed them in 2019.
KINGSMEN’s strength in songwriting, inspiring lyrics and a fresh, vicious take on metal helps define them among a crowded field of bands, whilst showing massive potential to be one of the scene’s most exciting breakout newcomers.
“When you listen to us, we want you to know there’s always hope,” Tanner adds. “Our album was made during a dark period in our lives, we’re still here living, breathing, and loving life. We can only hope it helps and heals others through hard times. KINGSMEN traditionally protect someone in power. To tie this to our meaning, we protect each other like a family. Through many trials and tribulations, we’ve always found the strength to persevere through our struggles together by making music.”