Building upon the success of their 2014 self-titled debut and 2017’sScatterbrain, KXM returns with their third studio release, Circle Of Dolls. The new album is scheduled for release on September 13 via Rat Pak Records and will also be available via Frontiers Music SRL in Europe. Circle Of Dolls is currently available for pre-order via the Rat Pak Records in various bundle configurations including turquoise & black splatter vinyl, cassette and hand autographed CD packages at:www.ratpakrecords.com/kxm.
KXM is comprised of Dug Pinnick of King’s X on vocals/bass, George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken on guitars and Ray Luzier, of Korn on drums. Circle Of Dolls features 13 brand new tracks and was recorded at the Steakhouse studio in North Hollywood California where the band once again tapped Chris “The Wizard” Collier to engineer and co-produce the new effort.
Ray Luzier comments: “There’s a certain energy that happens in the studio very quickly when George, Dug and I get together and jam. This is our 3rd record and it was recorded with the same formula as the first two albums, no pre-written ideas, we just come up with totally fresh grooves & riffs and not over think anything. We definitely didn’t repeat ourselves, but you know for sure who it is when you hear it, all 3 records have their own unique character.”
George Lynch explains: “It’s better than the first two albums. It’s insane, the magic is there, the chemistry’s there and we’re just sitting here patting ourselves on the back, telling each other what geniuses we are.”
Dug Pinnick adds: “I hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it!”
From the infectious riff of the album opener “War of Words” to the album finale of “The Border,” KXM have yet again created something truly special and musically diverse. Songs like “Lightning,” “Big As The Sun,” and “Cold Sweats” are sonically different from each other taking the listener on a musical journey. Circle of Dollsis a darker record thematically than their first two albums and builds upon the established KXM rock sound with thought provoking lyrics, catchy guitar riffs and rock-solid grooves.
The tracklisting for Circle Of Dolls is:
01. War of Words
02. Mind Swamp
03. Circle Of Dolls
05. Time Flies
07. Big As The Sun
08. Vessel of Destruction
09. A Day Without Me
10. Wide Awake
11. Shadow Lover
12. Cold Sweats
13. The Border
14. War of Words (Radio Edit) * CD & Download Versions Only *
KXM formed in early 2013 when Dug, George and Ray spoke about trying to jam together. At the time it wasn’t clear what would come from those jams. The only thing that was clear was that these 3 musicians, at the top of their game, wanted to play together. The self-titled debut, KXM, was released on March 11, 2014 and debuted at #31 on the Billboard 200. The followup Scatterbrain was released March 17, 2017 to critical and fan acclaim. The band takes its name from the combination of the member’s other projects: K from Korn, X from King’s X and M from Lynch Mob. In a world that constantly searches for new and unique music, KXM delivers all the power and punch that one would expect from these high level players.