Southern California’s KYNG is excited to announce that they will join the lineup for Metallica’s Orionfest. The two day festival, created and curated by Metallica themselves, takes place on June 23-24 in Atlantic City.  Metallica created this festival to give each band member a chance to showcase their diverse musical interests and lifestyle under one stage. Metallica frontman James Hetfield recently sung the band’s praises after discovering them through Sirius XM program director Jose Mangin, who has championed KYNG since hearing early demos a few years ago.


The band has just confirmed an 8-week tour with Clutch and Hellyeah which will kick off April 10 and take the band across the country with stops in Detroit, Dallas, and Nashville. See below for more details.


Kyng released their debut record Trampled Sun last fall on REALID Records (through Independent Label Group). The new single “I Don’t Believe” is pushing Top 30 at Active Rock Radio and continues to climb while first signle “Falling Down” saw heavy airplay at Sirius XM’s “Octane” and “Liquid Metal” channels. SiriusXM was instrumental in bringing the band to what became their record label (REALID/Independent Label Group) and managers (In De Goot, who also represents Shinedown, Chevelle and others).


KYNG’s self-proclaimed “California Heavy” sound is a unique and universally appealing combination of heavy and captivating concepts, channeling influences from Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin to Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. KYNG is trio, Eddie Velix (guitar and vocals) Tony Castaneda (bassist and vocals), and Pepe Clarke Magaña (drummer).


Check out KYNG at any of the following venues:


with Clutch and MonstrO

04.10 Norfolk VA -The NorVa

04.11 Lancaster PA - Chameleon Club (*and Kingsnake)

04.12 Clifton Park NY - Northern Lights


with Clutch, Hellyeah, and MonstrO

04.13 Providence RI - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

04.14 Atlantic City NJ - House of Blue’s

04.15 Huntington NY - Paramount Theater

04.17 Stroudsburg PA - The Sherman Theatre

04.18 Rochester NY - Water Street Music Hall

04.20 Traverse City MI - Ground Zero

04.21 Ft. Wayne IN - Piere’s

04.22 Toledo, OH - Headliners

04.23 Dayton OH - McGuffy’s House of Rock (*w/o Hellyeah)

04.24 Madison WI - The Orpheum Theater

04.25 Des Moines IA - Val Air Ballroom

04.27 Fargo ND - The Venue

04.28 Lincoln NE - Bourbon Theatre

04.29 Boulder CO - Boulder Theater

05.1 Springfield, MO - Gillioz Theatre

05.2 Wichita KS - The Cotillion

05.3 Oklahoma City OK - Diamond Ballroom (*w/o Hellyeah)

05.4 Sauget IL - Pop’s

05.5 Chattanooga TN - Track 29

05.6 Raleigh NC - Lincoln Theatre (*w/o Hellyeah)

05.8 Libertyville IL - The Fuel Room @ Austin’s Saloon

05.10 Rock Island IL - Rock Island Brewing Company (*w/o Hellyeah)

05.11 Joilet IL - Mojoes (*w/o Hellyeah)

05.12 Detroit MI - St. Andrews Hall

05.13 Flint MI - The Machine Shop (*w/o Hellyeah)


with In This Moment

05.14 Dallas TX - Trees

05.15 Houston TX - Scout Bar

05.17 Nashville TN - Exit/In


with Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown

05.18 Bloomington IL - US Cellular Coliseum


Rock On The Range

05.19 Columbus OH - Columbus Crew Stadium


KPNT Pointfest

05.20 Maryland Heights MO - Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre


with In This Moment and 10 Years

05.21 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall

05.22 Colorado Springs CO - The Black Sheep

05.23 Farmington NM - Top Deck (*w/o 10 Years)

05.24 Gallup NM - Slopshot Billiard (*w/o 10 Years)

05.25 Scottsdale AZ - Martini Ranch (*w/o 10 Years)

05.26  Flagstaff AZ - Orpheum Theater (*w/o 10 Years)


Orion Music & Arts Festival

06.23 Atlantic City NJ - Bader Field

AuthorJordan Mohler