Celebrating the official release of the self-titled debut ep from North Carolina’s King Hitter, the band has premiered the first video by the band for the song “Feel No Pain”. Featuring vocalist Karl Agell (ex-Corrosion Of Conformity) and his Leadfoot band mate, guitarist Scott Little, the EP is available now via iTunes, Amazon, FYE, and other fine outlets throughout North America. European release is set for April 6th.
“King Hitter means so much to me as it represents the first metal release I have been involved with since Corrosion Of Conformity’s Blind album came out on November 5th, 1991,” asserts Agell.
Taking their name from the 1975 song by Australian pop icon Stevie Wright, King Hitter introduces the band to heavy music fans globally. Working with producer James Lugo (Fuel, Matt Sorrum, 311), it features five comfortably familiar yet fresh sounding tracks that showcase the band’s highly tempered chops. The band will perform a hometown show this weekend at Southland Ballroom in Raleigh alongside ASG plus Drill And the Hell No before Agell and Little connect with current COC drummer Reed Mullin for a cross-country trek with their other band, COC Blind. Agell says, “It will be a month long US tour where we will perform Blind in its entirety.
The video for “Feel No Pain” was created by Michael Dickinson. He notes, “as soon as I heard the song I knew that the accompanying visuals had to be just as strong and forceful as the track. ‘Feel No Pain’ is tough and mean, who is tougher and meaner than the likes of Warren Oates, Charles Bronson and James Coburn? The video is a celebration of bad-ass and heroic; I hope it does justice to this great song.”
About the song itself, Agell says it is “a homage to triumphant, big heavy metal,” shares Agell. Throughout the tune, there are lyrical ‘Easter eggs’ which pay tribute to many of the great bands that paved the way (Motorhead, Priest, Sweet, Aerosmith, AC/DC, etc). In the same way, this video collage highlights some of our favorite moments from action classics like Tombstone, Runaway Train, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Bloodsport, Deathwish, and many more. Charlie Bronson helps make this King Hitter go down smooth.”
King Hitter tracklisting:
“Feel No Pain”
“Suicide (Is The Retirement Plan)”
King Hitter is available on CD and digital download via Restricted Release; distribution in the US via RED Music, Canada via Sony Music, and Europe via Plastic Head Music.
King Hitter is:
Karl Agell – vocals
Scott Little – guitar
Mike Brown – guitar
Jon Chambliss – drums
Chuck Manning – bass