23rd March 2018
Get Right With Your Maker
1. I Am The Storm / 2. It's Been A Long Time Coming / 3. Sold Me Down The River / 4. A Dog With A Bone / 5. Said The Spider To The Bird / 6. Move Through The Fire / 7. The Serpent / 8. Horizon / 9. Fly Like An Evil / 10. Back On My Feet Again
Although the Australian rock scene isn't exactly short on incredible talent, Palace Of The King – Tim Henwood (vocals/guitar), Sean Johnston (guitar/keys), Anthony Licciardi (bass) and Travis Dragani (drums) – have managed to attract a lot of fans since they started in Melbourne in 2012, amongst them Joel O'Keeffe (Airbourne singer): 'hey are the real fuckin' deal!' Now the band present their third studio album, and their first for Golden Robot Records. In Tim Henwood's words: 'his album is our coming of age. POTK tour constantly averaging 100 shows a year. We've headlined 3 tours of Europe spending 4–8 weeks on the road there every year since 2015. We've supported Airbourne in the UK and France in front of thousands of rabid rock fans. Played the USA twice in 2016 and 2017, headlined the Black Woodstock festival in New Caledonia and circled Australia dozens of times in a tour van. We tour more than any of our peers because even though we are a fully-fledged new millennium rock band, we also believe in the old school work ethic of the old school rock bands. 'Get Right With Your Maker' was recorded in multiple sessions around touring commitments just like Led Zep or Sabbath did at their peak and we're really proud of the results. Recording this way enabled us to capture the band firing on all cylinders as a tight live unit. We would go on tour with The Angels and then head to the studio on a week off to set up and record. Then we'd be back on the road with Baby Animals and The Screaming Jets for a month returning to the studio as soon as that tour ended. We worked this way throughout the recording process between shows with Airbourne, Georgia Satellites, Endless Boogie, Strand Of Oaks, Nick Oliveri, Dallas Crane, Crobot, Tracer, Cosmic Psychos, Tea Party etc and on it would go working around headline tours also. These experiences of life on the road became part of the DNA of the record lyrically and musically as you would expect. The good the bad and the ugly. When we actually get in to the studio to record we set up and play live with me engineering and playing guitar in the control room and the rest of the guys in the live room all rocking together loud and proud. This way we capture the raw energy that can't be created any other way. Once we had everything tracked and carved in stone the polishing was done with mixing duties shared between Machine (Clutch/Crobot) at The Machine Shop in Texas and Liam Jenkins at Somedays Studios in NYC.' If you've never heard a Palace Of The King record before there's no better place to get on board than right here with 'Get Right With Your Maker'.