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King's X - King's X FLAC album

Performer: King's X
Genre: Rock
Title: King's X
Country: Europe
Released: 1992
Style: Hard Rock, Prog Rock, Progressive Metal
FLAC version ZIP size: 1965 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1472 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1863 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 251
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King's X is the self-titled fourth studio album by heavy metal/hard rock trio King's X, released in 1992 through Atlantic Records. The album marked the end of the band's relationship with producer Sam Taylor, with the band citing creative differences for the split. The World Around Me" – 2:56. The Big Picture" – 5:03. Lost in Germany" – 4:52. Chariot Song" – 5:22. Not Just For the Dead" – 4:47. What I Know About Love" – 5:38.

WMG; UBEM, UMPG Publishing, LatinAutor - UMPG, AMRA, Imagem Music (publishing) US, LatinAutor" и другие авторские общества (6). Композиция. WMG; LatinAutor, BMG Rights Management, ASCAP, AMRA" и другие авторские общества (4).

This album is not a traditional metal album by any stretch of the imagination, but is a great addition for any music fan in the rock and metal scene. Compact songs are widely covered on this album. With their dense and transparent sound they're one of the strongest acts from their time, and that's exactly what they're showing on this album. The American rock band King's X combining elements of progressive metal, funk and soul in their versatile sound.

King's X mirrors this change in popular sensibilities with its self-titled fourth album. However, King's X never sacrifice their melodic sensibilities or ethereal harmonies and turn in a record that is nearly as good as their 1989 classic, "Gretchen Goes to Nebraska"

The new King's X album XV will be released May 20th, 2008 on InsideOut Music. King's X was ranked on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The group released its first album as King's X, entitled Out of the Silent Planet, in 1988. Despite being hailed by music critics, the album did not fare well commercially, peaking at on the Billboard album charts. The songs "King" and "Shot of Love" were released as singles but failed to garner much attention. In 1989, the band released Gretchen Goes to Nebraska. What many fans consider to be their landmark album and most creative period, it fared only slightly better from a commercial.

The fourth King's X album marked a shift in the band's sound, away from lush progressive arrangements toward a more streamlined, aggressive style. The leadoff track from 'King's X,' 'The World Around Me,' announces that shift in grand style. Gone is the experimentation and swirling psychedelia that marked the group's first three albums, and in its place is a muscular but no less impactful sound. While King's X was labeled a Christian rock band early in their career, they were never afraid to tackle not only their own ambivalence toward religion, but its negative impact on people as well. Perhaps no song did this more powerfully than 'Pleiades,' which is ostensibly about doomed 16th century Dominican friar, and astrologer Giordano Bruno and the horrific fate he met at the hands of the Catholic Church.

KING'S X is a hard rock/heavy metal trio consisting of Dug PINNICK on bass guitar and lead vocals, Ty TABOR on lead guitar, and Jerry GASKILL on drums. In the late 70's, Dug PINNICK and Jerry GASKILL toured together in the Christian rock band Petra. The two of them met up with Ty TABOR in 1980 and began playing together as a band. Two years later, KING'S X resurfaced on the Metal Blade label and released their 7th studio album "Tapehead". Their partnership with Metal Blade has also seen the release of "Please Come Home. Bulbous" (2000), "Manic Moonlight" (2001), and "Black Like Sunday" (2003). In addition to these studio albums, they also released their first live album "Live All Over the Place" (2004). Their two most recent albums "Ogre Tones" (2005) and "XV" (2008) have been released on the Inside Out Music label.

King’s X’s sound changes so much on each album, from the reverb future of Out of the Silent Planet to the tremendous heaviness of Dogman to the warm tones on Ogre Tones. Which album do you think best sonically represents the band’s sound? -Fitch Proctor. Probably Gretchen Goes to Nebraska. There are others where I like the guitar sounds, but with Gretchen, somehow we had the mics placed perfectly. By the way, the way we got these guitar tones was by using very cheap SM57 mics.


1 The World Around Me 2:56
2 Prisoner 4:14
3 The Big Picture 5:03
4 Lost In Germany 4:52
5 Chariot Song 5:22
6 Ooh Song 4:08
7 Not Just For The Dead 4:47
8 What I Know About Love 5:38
9 Black Flag 4:01
10 Dream In My Life 4:57
11 Silent Wind 4:10

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Rampart Studios
  • Mixed At – Rampart Studios
  • Mastered At – Masterdisk
  • Glass Mastered At – Specialty Records Corporation
  • Pressed By – Allied Record Company
  • Manufactured By – WEA Manufacturing Inc.
  • Published By – Jetydosa Music
  • Published By – Ackee Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation


  • A&R, Coordinator – Tunc Erim*
  • Art Direction – Bob Defrin
  • Design [Cover], Illustration – Randy Rogers
  • Drums, Percussion – Jerry Gaskill
  • Engineer – Steve Ames
  • Guitar, Dulcimer, Sitar, Keyboards [Concertmate 650] – Ty Tabor
  • Layout – Lynn Kowalewski
  • Management – Sam Taylor
  • Mastered By – Tony Dawsey
  • Musician ['Pianto'/Organ Splatches] – Little Willie T
  • Musician [Additional], Cello – Max Dyer
  • Photography By – Dave Roth*
  • Producer – Sam Taylor
  • Vocals – King's X
  • Written-By – Pinnick*, Gaskill*, Warren* (tracks: 2), Taylor*, Tabor*


℗ © 1992 Atlantic Recording Corporation

First Allied Pressing from a Specialty glass master, variant of this Specialty repress

Recorded and Mixed at Rampart Studios, Houston, Texas

1st catalog #: jewel case; 2nd: label

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: ARC 3 82372-2 RE-1 SRC+01 ✱M1 S1
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Barcode (Print): 0 7567-82372-2 5
  • Barcode (Scan; Format: UPC_A): 075678237225

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MOVLP2309 King's X King's X ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Mos) Music On Vinyl, Atlantic MOVLP2309 Europe 2019
7 82372-2 King's X King's X ‎(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic 7 82372-2 US 1992
7567-80506-2, 7567-80506-2 YS King's X King's X ‎(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 7567-80506-2, 7567-80506-2 YS Europe 1992
7 82372-2 King's X King's X ‎(CD, Promo) Atlantic 7 82372-2 US 1992
7 82372-2, 82372-2 King's X King's X ‎(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82372-2, 82372-2 US 1992