Kyng Los Angeles, CA

Kyng find grandiosity in simplicity. The Los Angeles outfit may only boast three members — Eddie Veliz [vocals/guitar], Pepe Clarke [drums], and Tony Castaneda [bass/backup vocals] — but their collective roar could easily tip the Southern California Richter Scale.

Breaking out of the City of Angels in 2011, the group's debut Trampled Sun landed shining critical acclaim for its "California Heavy" sound merging the metallic meanderings of Soundgarden and Queens of the Stone Age with the timeless scope of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. That heaviness remains encoded in the group's very moniker. "In the beginning, Kyng was just a name," the singer concludes. "Now, it's about honesty in music though. We try to be honest with ourselves so people want to listen to us for a long time to come. We want to take you back to an older era when bands didn't need all of the bells and whistles. At the same time, we're taking you down our own path to that place."

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