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KINGS NEVER DIE (members of DOG EAT DOG, BIOHAZARD, MUCKY PUP) share new video for “Stay True”

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Northeastern hardcore band Kings Never Die have unveiled their latest video “Stay True“, the second track to be released from their highly anticipated debut album, All the Rats, which is set to be released internationally on May 26th by Metalville Records.

Guitarist Dan Nastasi describes the meaning behind the song, stating that “Stay True” emphasizes the importance of remaining true to oneself and to those who matter most, as well as the struggle to maintain one’s physical and emotional well-being. The song also highlights the significance of being loyal to those who have shown loyalty to you.

Hailing from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, Kings Never Die walk the line between positive, uplifting messages and dead-serious subject matter. A musical and lyrical mix of hardcore, punk, metal, with chat or sing-along vocals: in the band’s words, “We love making music together, and this is what gets spit out. Kings Never Die are comprised of members Dylan Gadino (vocals), Dan Nastasi (guitar/additional vocals), Danny Schuler (drums), Larry Nieroda (guitar), and Evan Ivkovich (bass).


Some may recognize Dan Nastasi from his past work from the original Dog Eat Dog (All Boro Kings era) and, before that, Mucky Pup; Danny Schuler, obviously, as drummer in Biohazard; and Evan “ONE” Ivkovich as bass player in Wisdom in Chains.

Although fans of those bands are sure to not be disappointed, Kings Never Die want to completely stand on their own regardless of their resume of bands.

Nastasi adds, “This is all about what we are doing now. Although we love and respect the people and bands we have played with, past and present, people should only judge Kings Never Die on this new album and The Now. Of course, we hope people who enjoy what we’ve done individually in the past dig it, but make no mistake, there are no shortcuts or riding on past successes. We have cultivated this band from the ground up; we’re putting the work and love what we are doing and what we created here.”

The new album contains 10 nonstop tracks, a mix of memorable hardcore/punk riffs, and you have a sure-to-be-classic album: All the Rats.

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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