Frontiers Records is excited to announce the signing of US Hard Rockers KIX to the label. The return of the Maryland rockers will materialize with the worldwide release of the band’s first ever live DVD and CD release entitled « Live in Baltimore » on September 21st in Europe and September 25th in North America.
Since the band’s return to the national stage in 2008 with appearances at two of the biggest rock festivals in the US, Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma and Rock the Bayou in Houston, TX , KIX has amassed a large number of successful live shows all across the USA, with regular appearances at festivals, casinos and biker rallys, culminating with headlining the hugely successful M3 Festival in Columbia, MD two years in a row. The new live CD / DVD is packed with fan favorites and a choice catalog of great hard rock KIX songs recorded live in Baltimore, MD.
As the demand from the fans for new KIX music has never subsided and in fact has only increased over the last few years, band members have decided that they can no longer ignore the overtures from the fans and are writing new KIX songs for a new album due out on Frontiers Records in 2013.
Singer Steve Whiteman stated « This is a great thing for us and we hope it’s a great thing for KIX fans all around the world. We are so thrilled to finally be able to give the fans what they have been asking for, a live DVD and new KIX music in 2013! We have been hard at work getting new material together that we think will stand shoulder to shoulder with any previous KIX record. It’s a really exciting time for KIX !»
KIX lineup includes original members Steve Whiteman, Jimmy Chalfant, Ronnie Younkins and Brian Forsythe with Mark Schenker on bass.
« Live in Baltimore » will be released in a CD/DVD configuration with the following tracklisting :
v CD: No Ring Around Rosie; Atomic Bombs; Lie Like A Rug; Don’t Close Your Eyes; Girl Money; Cold Blood; Cold Shower; She Dropped Me The Bomb; Blow My Fuse; Kix Are For Kids; Midnite Dynamite; Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.
DVD contents: No Ring Around Rosie; Atomic Bombs; Lie Like A Rug; Sex; The Itch; Don’t Close Your Eyes; Hot Wire; Same Jane; Girl Money; Ronnie “10/10” (Solo); Cold Blood; Jimmy “Chocolate” (Solo); Cold Shower; She Dropped Me The Bomb; Blow My Fuse; Kix Are For Kids; Midnite Dynamite; For Shame; Brian “Damage” (Solo); Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.
Digital Edition (audio only): No Ring Around Rosie; Atomic Bombs; Lie Like A Rug; Sex*; The Itch*; Don’t Close Your Eyes; Hot Wire*; Girl Money; Cold Blood; Cold Shower; She Dropped Me The Bomb; Blow My Fuse; Kix Are For Kids; Midnite Dynamite; For Shame*; Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. *Bonus Tracks.
You can enjoy a DVD presentation following this link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O57-J2kRTmM&feature=em-share_video_user
“Cold Shower” can be exclusively listened in streaming on the Frontiers Records web radio :www.frontiers.it/webradio
Founded in 1978 in Hagerstown, Maryland, KIX signed with Atlantic Records in 1981, when they debuted with their self-titled album “KIX”, followed two years later by “Cool Kids”. However it was not until 1985, when they released the Hard Rock power house album “Midnite Dynamite” that KIX truly exploded on the scene, thanks to the singles “Cold Shower”, “Sex and “Midnite Dynamite”.
In 1988, KIX released “Blow My Fuse,” and finally achieved fame as it went platinum. The slow ballad “Don’t Close Your Eyes” — containing anti-suicide lyrics — led the way and other popular cuts followed. The album featured singles such as “Cold Blood” and “Blow My Fuse” with videos showing the band in concert at the now legendary Hammerjack’s Concert Hall, and as a result Whiteman and Forsythe were asked to host a memorable edition of the MTV show Headbanger’s Ball.
As KIX finally graduated to arenas, they regularly opened for such artists as Aerosmith and KISS and were on successful tours with Whitesnake, Ratt and Tesla. The album “Hot Wire” finally arrived in 1991 with the single, “Girl Money”. While on tour in 1992, they made a live album, titled “KIX Live” recorded at the University of Maryland, College Park. With the arrival of the Seattle grunge scene in 1995, the band released their final album “Show Business,” on CMC records before splitting in the same year.