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Roadrunner Records signs King 810

Monday, May 12, 2014 7:10 AM PT


Official press release:

The newest members of the Roadrunner Records roster, King 810, have released the proem EP. The EP is currently streaming in its entirety on RoadrunnerRecords.com and you can stream and download the track "Fat Around The Heart" now at KING810.com. proem is available on iTunes on 5/13. This collection preludes the band's full-length debut slated for later this summer.

Flint, MI, the forgotten city, is where King 810 call home and it's the dystopian dwelling that sets the back drop for the band's latest effort, proem. With no mayor to preside over the bereft community and a minuscule police force, Flint, MI teaches its young to fend for themselves. proem is an embodiment of King 810's life within this pressure cooker, a glimpse into the personal account of this disappearing metropolis where tree branches live longer than the children do.

proem traces the band's Midwest survival, stirred by frontman David Gunn's examination of his own existence and the dying kingdom around him. The band is set to debut new material at Columbus, OH's Rock On The Range on May 17th followed by a performance at the Download Festival in the UK on June 15th. King 810 will then traverse the US on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival and release their Roadrunner Records debut album this August.

Your nightmares ain't got nothin on this place.




70 comments


5/12/2014 7:19:01 AM
Oooooh, Flint, Michigan. The mean streets of Flint, Michigan.

LOL at this try hard press release.

5/12/2014 7:30:06 AM
good to see roadrunner's back to signing nu metal

5/12/2014 7:30:15 AM
this is the worst shit I have ever heard in my life. this vocalist is a joke. maybe if we're lucky the mean streets of Flint will take these f@ggots out and keep us from having to suffer through any more of their bullshit "music"

anonymous
5/12/2014 7:42:17 AM
fckin clownshoes.

anonymous
5/12/2014 7:45:17 AM
wow really scraping the bottom of the barrel on this one. this reminds me of every local band in 1999

5/12/2014 8:05:30 AM
April Fool's joke?

anonymous
5/12/2014 8:26:24 AM
stoked

anonymous
5/12/2014 8:29:17 AM
Even Justin Beiber has his haters. Any of you recall a time where his hater caused him from making hundreds of millions? Hate all you want these guys will be huge. Some of you even hate Slipknot but look where all the hating got them. more hate more exposure. No press is bad press.

anonymous
5/12/2014 8:41:10 AM
Apparently the vocalist used to be a hit man. Pretty hard.

anonymous
5/12/2014 8:42:47 AM
seth rudesill's gay ass is stoked

anonymous
5/12/2014 8:42:54 AM
Michael Moore is stoked.

anonymous
5/12/2014 9:19:33 AM
^ New Documentary on KING hahah

5/12/2014 9:30:21 AM
music isn't good. if I was still an jerk poster like in the early 2000's, I'd merely reply with "looks like earth crisis with downs syndrome songs". fight me.

anonymous
5/12/2014 9:35:57 AM
gaygy idiots already run their hating mouths
bark louder, make them bigger !

5/12/2014 9:51:29 AM
this shit is gahbage. take out the trash. it fckin stinks in here.

5/12/2014 10:00:59 AM
Shit band, from a shit city, county, state, from a shit country that tells us we're free, but we're just modern day slaves

anonymous
5/12/2014 10:16:55 AM
Is that a dude or a fugly chick on the left?

anonymous
5/12/2014 10:26:43 AM
Chug chug nu-metal. They should play the gathering of the juggalos

anonymous
5/12/2014 10:27:32 AM
those knives are mounted in the most awkward/least accessible positions lol dude do you even operate??

was wondering about the chick on the left as well...

anonymous
5/12/2014 10:28:06 AM
lolin at the keyboard warriors talkin shit between shifts at dunkin donuts.

5/12/2014 11:28:14 AM
This is the most try-hard garbage I've ever heard. It's like Drowning Pool fcked Slipknot and had a 4-headed baby that has remarkably (and unbelievably) even less talent. If Flint is the murder capital, I'd say you got 4 fine targets right here, folks.

anonymous
5/12/2014 11:31:05 AM
Lol @ this shit band.
Singer thinks he's hard cos he was booted from the navy.

anonymous
5/12/2014 11:43:33 AM
the singer used to wear lipstick and paint his toe nails. now he's "tough".

anonymous
5/12/2014 11:43:54 AM
Malachi, how are things going in your moms basement?

anonymous
5/12/2014 12:06:46 PM
lolin at this band gettin a jam in between shifts at dunkin donuts

anonymous
5/12/2014 12:21:13 PM
Pretty sure the one on the left is a tranny..

anonymous
5/12/2014 12:31:23 PM
Remember when their whole crew got smashed out at Jamboree.

anonymous
5/12/2014 12:55:03 PM
"proem is an embodiment of King 810's life within this pressure cooker, a glimpse into the personal account of this disappearing metropolis where tree branches live longer than the children do."

don't tree branches usually live longer than children/humans?

anonymous
5/12/2014 1:10:31 PM
Didn't this band start as a Chiodos side project?

anonymous
5/12/2014 1:19:52 PM
cool gimmick band!

anonymous
5/12/2014 1:25:31 PM
this band is sooo edgy and original. were from flint(suburbs), and we're tuffff.

5/12/2014 1:38:53 PM
I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT. i am not hating on this band just to hate, but i am hating on them bc this is some of the most if not the worst, awful, horrific, talentless crap of sound i have ever heard. this is ridiculous. this has to be a joke.

anonymous
5/12/2014 1:43:44 PM
"Didn't this band start as a Chiodos side project"
yes, their guitar player is in chiodos. all the street cred ends there, this band is awful and their fans are all the wouldbe toughguy neckbeards that get beat up at shows around here

anonymous
5/12/2014 2:08:40 PM
^ Pretty sure their original guitarist was from Chiodos and play on Anachronism but left after that

anonymous
5/12/2014 3:23:26 PM
this shit is gayer than two dudes fcking.

anonymous
5/12/2014 5:32:36 PM
This is the same band that was responsible for Jeff Loomis & Chimp Spanner being unable to play in MI last year. I'm sure RR was going to sign this shit band then but there would have been too much backlash due to how unprofessional this group of white trash is. I feel sorry for all the other talented & respectable acts signed to RR because I personally will NEVER buy a RR album again after this.

anonymous
5/12/2014 5:33:27 PM
The metal/hardcore scene, our scene, we should not be represented by these violent gutter trash individuals, especially by means of this played out local band tier nu-metal.

anonymous
5/12/2014 5:34:03 PM
Lastly, Slipknot gained their success from being a professional & talented act with songwriting chops and 2spooky mask gimmicks. What does King 810 offer? The gimmick of edgy, violent lyrics and siq industrial chugs? fck off with this shit, we already have fcking Emmure and I Declare Snore to fill that void.

anonymous
5/12/2014 5:40:20 PM
4 fine targets right here, folks.

anonymous
5/12/2014 5:41:38 PM
this gay and his kitchen utensils

anonymous
5/12/2014 6:05:30 PM
Jackie Moon does not approve of this!

- jackie moon

anonymous
5/12/2014 6:59:46 PM
"Lastly, Slipknot gained their success from being a professional & talented act with songwriting chops and 2spooky mask gimmicks. What does King 810 offer?"

What you're doing right now would be equivalent to calling slipknot trash based solely on spit it out. You don't really even know what this band sounds like. Also, for someone who talks about songwriting chops, you oddly seem to have missed the part where the one video they have out is a very well arranged song.

anonymous
5/12/2014 7:45:10 PM
Call this band white trash when they have a black guy in it. LOLOLOLOL

anonymous
5/12/2014 8:12:33 PM
White trash feat. Dumb coon

Happy f@ggot?

anonymous
5/12/2014 8:43:29 PM
Clint Eastwood is stoked.

anonymous
5/12/2014 9:32:26 PM
these guys were in chiodos!

anonymous
5/12/2014 9:46:04 PM
settle down gays

anonymous
5/12/2014 10:43:14 PM
Band is a try hard joke haha. Kids who want to be tough will look up to them, dude sounds so insecure on the last track, keep trying to prove you're hard and when you try to explain yourself don't sound so contradictory you fool now one. Keep reading these comments and getting angry and making your fake hit list like your band as you get no guarantee on mayhem and roadrunner makes a couple bucks off you on your 360 deal. Sucks to be fake now.

anonymous
5/12/2014 10:52:59 PM
They are signed to a one with the option of five deal. If you know anything about the music bizz I on't have to explain what that is. Further more they have the biggest advance in metal history. They won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Stay jelled up.

anonymous
5/12/2014 11:09:43 PM
And now im even more embarassed to say in from flint :(

anonymous
5/12/2014 11:12:59 PM
They are a huge joke around these parts (flint) haha this gives me no hope for the future of music period

anonymous
5/13/2014 12:43:54 AM
talk up Flint like it's hard, you f@ggots sit in your rooms all day sheltered writing tough music. Islander would fck you bitches up

anonymous
5/13/2014 2:52:42 AM
Islander is for suckers^

anonymous
5/13/2014 4:38:42 AM
Knives returned shortly after shoot because they couldn't cut cans like in the commercial.

anonymous
5/13/2014 6:47:46 AM
Knives photoshopped in because singer chugs mens helmets

anonymous
5/13/2014 9:24:13 AM
You people are so full of the shit you absorb online. You're all different in person. In front of a cop. In front of your boss. In front of your parents. In front of a judge. It's just as easy to type as it is to wipe your ass. This is the best you got?

anonymous
5/13/2014 9:26:24 AM
The Lansing Michigan show was shut down because Jeff Loomis lost his hair brush. Once he found it, he was outraged that it smelt like Kerosene and he refused to play the show because he felt "unsafe". That is metal as fck.

anonymous
5/13/2014 9:29:12 AM
"Further more they have the biggest advance in metal history. They won't be going anywhere anytime soon."

Did you really type that?

anonymous
5/13/2014 10:20:46 AM
So fcking good, can't wait to see what the future holds.

anonymous
5/13/2014 10:42:14 AM
You people are so full of the shit you absorb online. You're all different in person. In front of a cop. In front of your boss. In front of your parents. In front of a judge. It's just as easy to type as it is to wipe your ass. This is the best you got?

You're no different I'm sure. Stuttering like a gay when your girl confronts you for giving her HIV yet got all kinds of "I'm hard" pics on fb and ig and have imaginary street cred.

5/13/2014 11:21:08 AM
Irony: Getting accused of being shit-talking kids in our parents' basement by grown ass men in a teenage-caliber, wanna-be toughguy band. The audacity of you fcks to imply anyone else needs to grow up is hilarious. No one will know who you are in 2 years, and in fact, no one knows you now except for this Onion-esque article about your band, which appears to be more for comedy than news. And the fact that I'm giving you credit for being an actual band is enough reason for me to kick my own ass.

5/13/2014 11:56:31 AM
isn't this the 'stop snitchin' band?

anonymous
5/13/2014 12:06:18 PM
I got money on it that says all the people talkin shit watch them at Mayhem Fest.

anonymous
5/13/2014 12:07:20 PM
You're no different I'm sure. Stuttering like a gay when your girl confronts you for giving her HIV yet got all kinds of "I'm hard" pics on fb and ig and have imaginary street cred.

What a horrible comeback.

anonymous
5/13/2014 2:21:48 PM
You're no different I'm sure. Stuttering like a gay when your girl confronts you for giving her HIV yet got all kinds of "I'm hard" pics on fb and ig and have imaginary street cred.

What a horrible comeback.

U mad bro?

anonymous
5/13/2014 2:23:46 PM
Here's a funny scenario: Body Count vs these guys at Mayhem. Discuss

5/13/2014 5:17:37 PM
anonymous - "I got money on it that says all the people talkin shit watch them at Mayhem Fest."

You realize you just referred to the gayest of gay tours of all time? Fitting you guys are on it.

anonymous
5/13/2014 6:06:05 PM
I got money on it that says all the people talkin shit smash them at Mayhem Fest.

anonymous
5/17/2014 6:32:00 AM
You should appreciate the fact that Roadrunner is willing to sign and promote a band with such a violent image instead of putting more money into Nickelback and Disturbed clones. You don't have to like their music but you should respect that a band who had the odds stacked against them happens to find themselves in the limelight now and the best part is, they didn't have to change a thing about themselves.

anonymous
7/31/2014 10:15:38 AM
My new favorite band by far. Saw them at Mayhem, and was amazed, put on the best show I've been to. Saw my old favorite band, that became sellouts. So now I'm hooked on these guys, listened to their songs more than 100 times already in just two days. Can't wait to see them live again :)