“Valles Marineris” Tracklist:
1) Let The Blood Run Free
3) Black Cloud
4) The Bridge Of The Gods
5) We Are The Vampires
6) Empire Of The Sun
7) Sick As A Dog
8) River Of Fire
9) Throw Me To The Wolves
10) Into The Black
Formed in late 2012, Palace Of The King – nameless at that point – quickly recorded a 3 track demo and developed the vision of a 6-piece blues-infused rock and roll band. Far from a grave-robbing retro trip, Palace Of The King has just as much in common with Rival Sons, Graveyard and Jack White as they do Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Remember when bands released an album a year and toured ’til the wheels fell off the tour van?
Having spent their formative years storming stages in every corner of Australia – alongside bands as varied as Airbourne and The Tea Party – and priming themselves for an international assault, Palace Of The King took their finely-honed live show through Europe in October 2015. Armed with 2 EP’s, a full-length vinyl LP and now a second full length studio album; this is a band that has earned their stripes and wear them with pride.
Now in 2016 the band unveil “Valles Marineris” which is set to land on 15th July 2016 (Europe/UK) via Listenable Records. “Valles Marineris” deepens Palace Of The King’s footprint on the international rock music scene by expanding on the “raw, energetic, imaginative and boundary-pushing” (Dedicated Rocker Society) qualities of their debut album through an all- new 10 track collection of blues and psych-infused hard rock. Led by the bruising gospel-tinged riffathon of ‘Let The Blood Run Free’, “Valles Marineris” is both eclectic and unrelenting right through to the final eerie piano fadeout of album closer ‘Into The Black’.
The ‘freight train’ metaphor may be overused and stale. But you’d be hard-pressed to find one that is better-suited to a band that has played constantly, released a mountain of music and expanded their markets at such a prolific rate. With extensive tour dates already scheduled in Australia, USA and Europe, 2016 is set to be Palace Of The King’s most productive year to date.
Palace Of The King is:
Tim Henwood – vocals, percussion
Leigh Maden – lead guitar, harmonica
Matthew Harrison – rhythm guitar
Andrew Gilpin – bass
Anthony Troiano – drums
Sean Johnston – keys/organ