Roadrunner Records group KING 810 have released a second gripping track from their forthcoming album, LA PETITE MORT OR A CONVERSATION WITH GOD. “Alpha & Omega,” which made its world premiere today on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal, is streaming now along with an official music video streaming exclusively with Bloody Disgusting. The video for “Alpha & Omega” was conceptualized and directed entirely by KING 810 frontman David Gunn and was filmed in an abandoned church located in Detroit, Michigan. Watch the official video for “Alpha & Omega” here: https://youtu.be/gcLmQDr7GGw
LA PETITE MORT OR A CONVERSATION WITH GOD, KING 810’s follow up to their provocative and acclaimed debut LP MEMOIRS OF A MURDERER is set to arrive on September 16th (see album art / tracklisting attached). The album is available for pre-order in physical bundles via www.KING810.com and digitally at all DSPs. All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of the album’s riveting first single, “I Ain’t Goin Back Again” with “Alpha & Omega” arriving as an instant grat track tomorrow, Thursday August 25th.
David Gunn released his thoughts on LA PETITE MORT OR A CONVERSATION WITH GOD in a recent episode of the band’s KING TV series posted to their official YouTube channel.
Produced by Josh Schroeder, Justyn Pilbrow and KING 810 and recorded in Bay City, Michigan, LA PETITE MORT OR A CONVERSATION WITH GOD finds KING 810 taking listeners deep into the dark heart of Flint, Michigan. Far from a retread of their acclaimed debut, LA PETITE MORT – translating to “The Little Death” – is an inspired, holistic body of work that marks a profound evolutionary leap for the restless and driven souls of KING 810. The title itself is a reference to the duel themes of the records: the real life violence and despair of Flint that builds the basis of frontman David Gunn’s narrative and secondly, the steady desensitization and terminal closing down of the human spirit experienced when confronted with those real life conditions. Entwined around that conceptual core is an omnipresent haze of dark sexuality and desperation that provides LA PETITE MORT with some of its most unnerving moments.
LA PETITE MORT kicks down the door and delivers grim realities with powerful album stand outs like the ferocious “Alpha & Omega” and powerful title track “La Petite Mort.” As the album takes listeners on a journey to enlightenment via Gunn’s self-reflection, it continually builds upon a diverse musical palette showcasing dark ambient electronica (“Wolves Run Together”), street-level poetry (“War Time” Feat. Trick Trick) and grand string arrangements (“Black Swan”). For KING 810, the little deaths of LA PETITE MORT bring a transcendental empowerment which takes hold throughout the album’s stark narrative.
Earlier this year KING 810 took action as a pillar of the Flint, MI community with the release of new music taking aim at the water crisis devastating their hometown. The band released two new tracks: “We Gotta Help Ourselves,” a poignant track supported by a partnership with local Flint outlet Savage Village who created a unique T-shirt design available HERE and “crow’s feet,” which was featured on Not Safe To Drink: Music For Flint Water Crisis Relief, a charity compilation which is available HERE. All proceeds from both the T-shirt design and compilation will be donated to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s ‘Flint Child Health & Development Fund.’ For more information on the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and the ‘Flint Child Health & Development Fund’ go to www.flintkids.org.