Rock / Post-Hardcore band SPEAKING THE KING’S from Orange County, California have revealed the artwork for their debut »Here To Stay« EP, due out in Europe on July 12, 2013 digitally via Nuclear Blast.
The band shares some background on the cover photo and the colorful leg tattoos:
“We felt the sight of tattoos, Vans, shorts, and an overall warm tone of the setting portrayed the fun lifestyle of living in California. The dock in Santa Fe Springs is still in good condition and has many years ahead of itself but has seen its tough days with all the dents, just like each and every one of us.
Leg tattoos starting left to right: Mike Entin’s right leg was done by London at Vatican Studios in Lake Forest, CA and the left leg was done by John Troeller at Classic Tattoo in Fullerton, CA. Justin Bock is squeaky clean at the moment. Bobby Burap’s left leg was done by Keith Feitelson at Starlight Tattoo in Las Vegas, NV. Will Peacock’s right leg was done by Johnny VonPeso at Action Tattoo in Yorba Linda, CA and his left leg was done Christopher ‘Huck’ Boon at All Hollows Ink in Fullerton, CA.”
Track listing for »Here To Stay« is:
1 – One Foot At A Time
2 – How You Work
3 – Casanova
4 – Tearing Down The Walls
5 – Lock & Key
6 – The Collector
“We have put a lot in to this recording and we hope that people will be able to connect with our music and with us as individuals,” says SPEAKING THE KING’S guitarist & founding member Justin Bock.
»Here To Stay« was recorded with A DAY TO REMEMBER producer, songwriter, and former guitarist Tom Denney (PIERCE THE VEIL, SECRETS) in Florida. All songs were mixed by Zeuss (SUICIDE SILENCE, HATEBREED, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, WHITECHAPEL).
SPEAKING THE KING’S was formed during the winter of 2011 by guitarists Justin Bock & Mike Entin and drummer Will Peacock. Vocalist Bobby Burap then joining the ranks to round out the line-up. The band has shared stages with WE CAME AS ROMANS, BLEEDING THROUGH, WINDS OF PLAGE, OF MICE & MEN, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, DARKEST HOUR, BLESS THE FALL, SECRETS and CLOSE TO HOME, among others.