The release follows the onslaught of the band’s 2020 full length, ‘AK Concerto No. 47, 11th Movement In G Major’.
The duo of David Gunn and Eugene Gill have confirmed January 23rd as the launch date for the latest collection of King 810 music. K5: follow my tears arrives as an EP, likely the first in a series due from the Flint-, MI aggressors.
To introduce the project and the trajectory of the music on the latest EP, King 810 have unleashed the first single with “Brains On The Asphalt” – a track that depicts a terrifying look at the kind of dependence society has on all things tech. The highly volatile track, paired with a compelling, ambitious visual, reiterate the full scope of King 810’s craftsmanship.
David Gunn, who directed the video, details the harrowing reality that inspired the single. “The video is about digital technocracy. The demi gods that are the global hegemonies on the earth today and the religion it has grown into. The big tech hand that turns the dial influencing us to love the virtuous tribes we belong to and to hate the out-group of the “other”. Most of all it about how much we hate ourselves…”
The single serves as a harbinger of the heft to come with the January 23rd arrival of K5: follow my tears. The EP follows the band’s lauded 2020 full length, AK Concerto No. 47, 11th Movement In G Major and marks what is likely to be the first in a series of EPs from boundary challenging duo.
David Gunn explained how the creative influx of the last couple of years has fruited a trove of music, that required a different approach than a conventional album release.
“Over the past year I have been mentally unstable. My intentions have not been as focused as they are typically. This wasn’t obvious until I reviewed the fifty songs we wrote over the last couple of years and only then did I realize there wasn’t the concept of a whole record here. Instead, the songs played as smaller groups of frenzied schizophrenic fits. So it’s likely we will come with several EPs over the year, because of this. I don’t think of it as any less of a release, it just feels like the best way to deliver the songs.”
Following the band’s successful 2022 Hellhounds Tour, King 810 will be out to support the release of the EP with a EU/UK tour with Australian aggressors, Alpha Wolf. Additionally, King 810 have been confirmed for the 2023 edition of Bloodstock Festival in Derbyshire. A list of live dates for King 810 can be found below.
K5: follow my tears arrives January 23rd. Physical formats and special edition merch bundles can be ordered – HERE
KING 810 (with Alpha Wolf)
6th Apr – (DE) KOLN Essigfabrik
7th Apr – (NL) NIJMEGEN Doornroosje
10th Apr – (GB) MANCHESTER Rebellion
11th Apr – (GB) SOUTHAMPTON The Loft
12th Apr – (GB) NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
13th Apr – (GB) LEEDS Key Club
14th Apr – (GB) GLASGOW G2
15th Apr – (GB) LONDON The Dome
16th Apr – (GB) BRISTOL The Fleece
17th Apr – (GB) BIRMINGHAM Asylum
18th Apr – (FR) PARIS Glazart
19th Apr – (DE) WIESBADEN Schlacthof
20th Apr – (CH) AARAU Kiff
21st Apr – (IT) MILAN Legend
23rd Apr – (HU) BUDAPEST Instant
24th Apr – (PL) WARSAW Hydrozagadka
25th Apr – (CZ) PRAGUE Rock Cafe
26th Apr – (DE) MUNCHEN Backstage
27th Apr – (DE) BERLIN SO36