Veteran US rockers Kix are to release their first album in nearly 20 years in July.
The as-yet-untitled album – which features the band’s original line-up of Steve Whiteman (lead vocals), Jimmy Chalfant (drums, vocals), Ronnie Younkins (guitars), Brian Forsythe (guitars), plus Mark Schenker (bass) – will be issued on Loud & Proud Records, home to The Winery Dogs and Walking Papers, on July 22.
“The boys and I are so happy that our old friend, Tom Lipsky, has invited us to join the Loud & Proud family,” said Whiteman.
“We worked with Tom and Madelyn Scarpulla on our last studio album, ‘Show Business’, and we’re looking forward to working with them again with the release of the first new KIX album in almost 19 years! We’ll still be coming to a dump near you very soon!”
Loud & Proud owner and President Tom Lipsky – who previously has worked with the likes of Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kiss, Robert Plant, Morrissey, Earth Wind & Fire, The Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Bad Company, Rob Zombie, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and The Steve Miller Band – added:
“What I have always loved about Kix is they make rock ‘n roll fun. What I love about their new music is that it’s pure, genuine Kix music, straight up guitar rock with no compromise. They’re not chasing trends or trying to re-invent themselves. They’re simply doing what they do best…and now they can do it Loud and Proud!”
The new album, due out summer 2014, is produced by Taylor Rhodes, who last worked with Kix on 1991’s ‘Hot Wire’ album.