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KERRY KING finally releases his solo debut album, ‘From Hell I Rise’ via Reigning Phoenix Music, and unveils the project’s brand-new video ‘ Toxic’, which has been co-directed by Jim Louvau and his partner Tony Aguilera.

Similar to King’s acclaimed ‘Residue’ video, which was released last month, ‘Toxic’ was shot at a downtown Phoenix studio and features a fiery, high energy, heavy assault of a performance.

Jim Louvau admits: “We’re at a point where political fatigue has set in and become an issue for most people who live in our country no matter what side of the coin they land on. The lyrics and energy of the song showcase that sentiment, so I wanted to create something visually that almost feels like a trailer for what we are about to experience. I also wanted to address PTSD for people who have serviced in the military and how the increased political landscape affects their mental health which often goes unnoticed”.

Check out the video for ‘Toxic‘ below.

This month, the band performed their first live show – totally sold out – at Reggies in Chicago.

The concert was  described as “dark, packed, and exceptionally loud,” everything you could ask for at such a landmark show… truly a once in a lifetime experience. In the days following, the band went from playing a more intimate venue to performing at the huge US festivals, Welcome to  Rockville (FL) and Sonic Temple (OH), treating audiences to an incredible experience of pure metal firepower.

Now the band is ready to embark on a European tour that begins June 3rd – on KERRY KING‘s birthday. He tells us: “Can’t wait to be back in Europe and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday. Let’s fucking rage!”.

The tour will combine headline shows in the UK, The Netherlands and Germany, and also major festival appearances including HellfestDownload, Rock Am RingTuskaGraspop, Sweden Rock Festival & more.

Click here to get our review of the new album, ‘From Hell I Rise‘.

Oran O’Beirne 2024