Even because the pandemic retains many bands offstage, that hasn’t stopped the spirit of collaboration inside the jam scene. Throughout the latest episode of Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast, Aqueous guitarist “Uncle” Mike “Muerto” Gantzer introduced his newest collaboration with Ryan “Little King” Stasik (Umphrey’s McGee), that includes Mikey “Ox” Carubba (Turkuaz), referred to as Dying Kings.
Forward of Frasco’s interview with skateboarding icon Tony Hawk, Gantzer took a second to introduce listeners to Dying Kings. Described by Gantzer as a “punk trio,” the timing of Dying Kings’ debut was no accident because the Aqueous guitarist famous that “all of the music on [Hawk’s] video video games, Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater, is the music that the majority influenced this mission.” Moreover, Gantzer is himself a lifelong skateboarder who stated that “watching [Hawk] land the 900 dwell on TV was like the identical factor as watching the fucking moon touchdown.”
With that, Gantzer launched the world to Dying Kings with the band’s debut single, “Combat”. Because the title might point out, the tune is floored with the very skate-punk power that Gantzer described. Gantzer and Stasik have additionally collaborated to kind the facility trio Dookie alongside UM drummer Kris Myers, with whom they pay tribute to Inexperienced Day. Dying Kings positively embodies a few of that very same power of 90s punk, whereas giving this all-star forged of musicians an opportunity to jot down some unique music.
Hearken to “Combat”, the first-ever single from Dying Kings, in episode 116 of Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast. The tune begins at 11:10.
Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast – Ep. 116: Tony Hawk