Fantasma Nera

by Kings Destroy

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Colin M.
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Colin M. Melodic and chock full of groove and hooks. This is highly addicting and massively enjoyable. Favorite track: Barbarossa.
Bucky
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Bucky Fantasma Nera takes their dark and grungy styling to the next level with peaks and valleys of sublime riffs and alluring melody.The vocal harmony strikes bone deep and the songs have a strong sense of hook while maintaining a swift under current of hardcore roots. Kings Destroy are the masters of melodic dirge. Favorite track: Fantasma Nera.
Griwas
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Griwas Love how different the songs are and that they don't follow one genre Favorite track: Dead Before.
SabbathJeff
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SabbathJeff Why is this called Fantasma Nera? I'm going to re-title it 'album of the year'. It's entitled to that title. Gotta go with the current.

Received. Spun. Loved.

Thank you!

(See you at @ KFN on 4.24; I cannot wait to hear this shit live!)
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Confrontation is essential to Kings Destroy. If you’ve ever seen them on stage, you know. Call it their hardcore roots. Call it New York. Whatever. Point is, it’s one thing to take on the world around you and something completely different to confront yourself, to challenge who you are, and shape yourself into who you want to be. To confront the inward as well as the outward. That’s what’s happening here.

Following what seemed to be a definitive statement in their third, self-titled album and tours in the US, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand, Kings Destroy have stepped back and taken on their core identity as a band. Challenging each other every step of the way, they went to Toronto to work with producer David Bottrill (Tool, King Crimson, Stone Sour), and after paring down their approach and their songwriting to the most crucial elements, they crafted Fantasma Nera, an album that presents a wider creative breadth than anything they’ve done before. “We upended our usual approach in creating this album” says guitarist Carl Porcaro. We’d been playing together for so many years and all of our previous albums were the result of us hashing out the ideas in rehearsal and learning to play the songs live prior to going into the studio”. “For Fantasma Nera we put the songs first and let the material dictate the means by which the album was created. David Bottrill helped us find new creative approaches and this resulted in an album that doesn’t sound like anything else we've ever done”.

There’s still no shortage of impact in the material, and no shortage of confrontation. It is right there in the gang shouts on “The Nightbird,” or the melancholy storytelling of “Hollowing Out,” the unmitigated catchiness of “You’re the Puppet,” the uptempo bounce of “Barbarossa” and the New-Wave-meets-prog-metal of “Seven Billion Drones.” Kings Destroy are a band with history and an album honoring future possibilities. They have discarded genre confines and willfully pushed into new places as a group and individual performers, redefining the parameters of their style and writing songs that serve no master but themselves.

Fantasma Nera isn’t just the album Kings Destroy wanted to make; it’s where they took on outside expectation – what others thought – and confronted their own ideas about who they could be as a band. Every KD LP has been different from the one before, but Fantasma Nera brazenly reshapes Kings Destroy as a group, and in confronting what seemed to be their own limitations, the band found just one more obstacle to be surpassed in their continuous process of becoming.

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released March 8, 2019

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Purveyors of all things heavy, NYC's Kings Destroy have shared stages around the world with the likes of Pentagram, The Skull, Radio Moscow, Bongzilla, Truckfighters, Winter, Saint Vitus, Pallbearer, Orange Goblin, Trouble, Acid King, C.O.C. – and many more. Kings Destroy will be back on the road in 2019 in support of their latest album, Fantasma Nera. ... more

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