Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
TKS originates with Trevor De Block, he initially wrote the material and conceived of the idea, band name, etc... He was the one who contacted myself (Chris Mayville) and Michael Edwards in the summer of 2016 and asked if we would help him realize his vision.
Trevor and Mike worked together in a band called LODOWN and it made sense that these two forces would reunite, however, I was the oddball, having spent the last 20 years pounding out swinging rockabilly in The Silvertones, it was out of the ordinary for Trevor to ask me to get involved with a project like this but I'm very thankful that he did, I'm loving every minute!
After a few months we were fortunate to have Ray Solomon (My Terminal Ritual) join us on bass, and later Brandon Gourley, on drums, to complete our unit.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Heavy! I grew up on a steady diet of Black Sabbath & Deep Purple with some Johnny Horton & Cheap Trick on the side, and a big 'ol helping of The Replacements with a little Bauhaus and Gene Vincent sprinkled over the Hank Sr. and Slayer. Mmmm....
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
We think our EP offers the requisite qualities one might wish for in order to properly and effectively rock out.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
Our debut EP is slated to be released on February 17th, 2018.
We were just featured on an episode of “Tell 'em Steve-Dave”, a popular podcast on Kevin Smith's Smodcast network. It stars Bryan Johnson, Walt Flanagan of AMC's “Comic Book Men” and Brian Quinn of TRUTV's “Impractical Jokers”. http://www.smodcast.com/channel/tesdpodcast?audio=364
Our first EP review: 4.5/5 stars!!!! we are thrilled to get such a great review!!!
We have released our debut music video for the first track on our upcoming EP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FotwZury4e8
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Yes, our next show is the release show on February 17th, 2018 at The Back Stage in Windsor ON.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
They should know that we mean business and we kick ass!
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We are currently planning our second music video. We also have plans to go back into the studio in the late spring, early summer to record the next project.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Our EP and band merchandise will be available at: https://thykingdomslum.bandcamp.com