Hell City Kings Let It All Wang Out For New Album (NSFW Link)

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Photo By Bryan Forrester
Local death-punks Hell City Kings are releasing their new LP, H.C.K., this Friday night at Fitzgerald's with Ghost Town Electric, Texxxas, and The Freakouts as support. Last week we got the new album from guitarist and co-mastermind Bill Fool, plus a few curious promo pics.

This weekend the band will also be debuting new drummer Carl Chambless, who also does time in American Heist. No word on how long Chambless will be in the fold as of yet. As with most Cutthroat label releases, paid entry to the show ($10) also nets you an H.C.K. LP or CD.

First off, H.C.K. is a fun disc, more of the same Hell City scumbag anthems we have all grown to love around these parts. Lead singer Josh Wolf seems especially pissed off this time around, and his delivery has grown even more whip-crack.

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The death-punk remains, albeit with help from Domokos of Future Blondes and the Dead Roses' Ralf Armin on the noise and static cuts that act as bridges between the songs. Armin added saxaphone to the rock fantasy reality track "The Dream" as well.

The first time we got wind of this batch of new songs, there was an anti-yuppie tune called "Washington Ave. (Get Off Our Street)" about the nightlife goings-on between T.C. Jester and Sawyer. Now that the hordes are migrating to Upper Kirby, Washington should be returning to not-quite-normal within a few years.

The track didn't make it onto the new album, but it will see release on an upcoming 12" EP. Maybe they can have the record release party at Reign Lounge now?

The second best thing about getting the new Hell City record was, among the PR stills, finally seeing most of the band's bare asses... and finally, finally, Wolf's penis. Odd, though - that after a few years now of going to Wolf's gigs with the Homopolice and whatnot, we had never seen it.

You can see it by following this sausage, er, link.


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