EQUAL VISION RECORDS SIGNS KING FEATURING JASON HALE OF CHIODOS EMBARK ON WINTER TOUR TO CLOSE OUT 2008 PREPARE DEBUT FULL LENGTH FOR 2009 RELEASE
Equal Vision Records is proud to welcome KING to its roster. The band – which features Chiodos’ Jason Hale in a familiar role on guitar – is currently recording with Mark Michalik at Detroit’s 37 Studios before their winter tour that kicks off December 13th in Toledo, OH. Regarding the tour, Hale promises “good music, good people, and good times.”
Even after the success he’s had with Chiodos, Hale explains that “KING is the lemon-lime Gatorade to my unquenchable thirst for metal.” Hale has been playing metal since he was 16, so it seemed only natural to start a band when he met David Swan (vocals), Andrew Beal (guitar), Eugene Gill (bass), and Andrew Workman (drums). Although Chiodos’ 2008 rigorous tour schedule hasn’t permitted much time for Hale to devote to KING, the metal quintet will be releasing a full length in 2009.
“Because EVR is tight, duh,” said Hale of the signing with Equal Vision. Label owner, Steve Reddy, echoed the sentiment stating, “Jason’s positive attitude and dedication to music makes him one of the easiest guys to work with. We are beyond excited to have KING on the roster and to continue our relationship with him.”
The band currently has three demos available for listening on their MySpace.
12/13 – Toledo, OH @ Centre Stage
12/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
12/19 – Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheelz
12/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Games N’ At
12/21 – Lemoyne, PA @ The Championship
12/22 – Virginia Beach, VA @ The Peppermint Beach Club
12/27 – Owensboro, KY @ The Brothers
12/28 – Madison, WI @ The Loft
12/29 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
12/30 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
12/31 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom