Phoenix based retro rockers Kings of Dust are set to release their self titled debut album 13 March 2020 via Shock Records/Vanity Music Group.
Kings of Dust is comprised of Badlands bassist Greg Chaisson, one time Red Dragon Cartel (along with Chaisson) frontman, Michael Thomas Beck, lead guitarist Ryan McKay from the Crash Street Kids and drummer Jimi Taft from local legends Surgical Steel; The band find themselves rooted in mid seventies era classic rock, recalling the likes of Deep Purple, Humble Pie, Bad Company and Led Zeppelin in their arsenal. Chaisson runs down the band’s approach: “There are some really great bands out there right now with that seventies style sound. But Kings of Dust is first generation stuff. We were all there when it was a “sound” the first time around, so I think it’s very authentic, seeing as this is what we grew up listening to.”.
Recorded throughout the spring and summer of 2019 and mixed this fall at SoundVision Recording in Mesa, AZ, the self titled release was produced by Greg Chaisson and mixed by Michael Beck and mastered by by Brad Vance (Rainbow, Graham Bonnet) at Red Mastering.
The album isn’t your run of the mill collection of three chord based love songs and “standing up to ‘the man’” type anthems. Says Beck, “The song subjects vary from parents teaching their kids the rules of life to not letting your emotions get the best of you. Positive messages brought to life by a veteran group of musicians who don’t abide by the three chord rock theory.”