ACID KING signs with SVART for first new album in 10 years, embarks on Euro tour

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Svart Records has announced that they have signed long running stoner rock band Acid King, and will release their first new album in a decade next February. The band recorded the new effort at Sharkbite Studios and it will have nine tracks. Svart says they will reveal more details in the near future. Acid King is currently on tour in Europe through the 21st of the month, check out the list of remaining dates below. I’ve also embedded the song “Heavy Load” from 2005’s III to give you an idea of what the band has to offer in case you have yet to hear any of their material.

Today, SVART RECORDS is happy to announce that we have signed a contract with San Francisco’s ACID KING and will be handling their forthcoming new album worldwide. The new album, which is the legendary stoner rock band’s first in 10 years, was recorded at Sharkbite Studios by Billy Anderson with Toshi Kasai and mixed by Billy Anderson. Featuring cover art by esteemed tattoo artist Tim Lehi, the nine-track album will be available on CD, gatefold double-LP, and digital formats in February 2015. Title and tracklisting to be announced shortly.

ACID KING spent a few successful weeks in Europe in 2012, playing a few shows with Saint Vitus and performing at such festivals as Muskelrock and Roadburn. This week, the band will escape the studio, having completed work on the new album, and will embark on a two-week Euro tour. Starting in Milan and traveling through western Europe and the UK, the tour climaxes with a show at the Hellfest Festival in France. Confirmed dates/venues are as follows:

June 12 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
June 13 – Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4 w/ Spirit Caravan
June 14 – Paris, France @ Glazart w/ Spirit Caravan
June 15 – Leeds, UK @ Brundell Social Club
June 16 – Edinburgh, UK @ Bannermans
June 17 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
June 18 – London, UK @ Underworld
June 19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Be Good
June 21 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest




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