Dutch rising metal talents FOR I AM KING are back on the scene with the track ‘Prey’ to kick off a huge festival summer and give a glimpse on their brand new sound and the material the band is currently working on.
After the release of their debut album ‘Daemons’ in 2016 on Redfield Records, FOR I AM KING, lead by frontwoman Alma Alizadeh, have played an impressive number of shows as headliner, as tour support for Bands like ANY GIVEN DAY, VUUR and NO TURNING BACK and festivals like the Metal Days in Slovenia and Jera On Air in The Netherlands. But the band hasn’t just toured the European continent extensively, in the end of 2017 it also played a tour in Asia with shows in China and Japan. In 2018 the quintet from Amsterdam hasn’t slowed down a bit and the festival summer will kick off with the Amsterdam Metal Fest and include absolute highlights like FortaRock and the 25th edition of the With Full Force Festival.
The new single ‘Prey’ was self-recorded by FOR I AM KING and co-produced by Andy Posdziech of ANY GIVEN DAY. Jeff Dunne, known from working with bands as EMMURE, CHELSEA GRIN and CRYSTAL LAKE, was responsible for the mixing and mastering of the material. Alma Alizadeh shares the inspiration and motivation behind ‘Prey’: “The song is meant as an indictment of trophy hunters. Killing animals purely for fun should not be seen as entertainment or be acceptable. Especially when endangered species are involved. Instead, we think it is cowardice and inhuman.” She continues: “We wanted to translate the aggression and anger we feel into music. Therefore, this became one of the most aggressive songs we’ve ever written, but we still wanted to keep the melodies flowing. Mainly meant as a silver lining and a reminder that most people feel the way we do about trophy hunting.” Not having to stress that FOR I AM KING have again furiously succeeded bringing their plans to life, you should watch out for more news and sounds throughout the rest of 2018 – a wall of metal is coming for you!
FOR I AM KING live:
02.06. NL- Nijmegen, FortaRock
14.06. DE- Gräfenhainichen, With Full Force Festival
25.08. NL- Scheveningen, Schollenpop
06.10. NL- Eindhoven, Dynamo