Face The King is an alternative hard rock band based out of Long Island, New York. Formed on June 14, 2009, Face the King consists of four former members of critically acclaimed bands SEER, STEREO SERENADE and THE MERCURIAL. In just a few short months Face the King has established themselves as the Long Island band to watch, and “A force to be reckoned with in 2010,” (- Lyrical Lust).
Face the King is Eric Zirlinger (singer/guitarist/keyboardist), Dan DelVecchio (backup vocals, guitar), Joey None (bass, backup vocals), and Anthony Soriano (drums). Face The King self produced and recorded their debut 3 song self titled EP, mixed by Mike Watts, Vudu Studios, and released it to a huge response. Lyrical Lust described the bands EP as having, “such a unique and amazing sound.”
While Face The King’s influences range from Radiohead, Kings of Leon, Dredg, Silversun Pickups, as well as many others, the inspiration for Face The King’s music comes from the band itself and the creative spark between its members. Face the King’s sound is emotive and dramatic, with huge guitar riffs and “a singer whose voice could rival Chris Cornell.” (Lyrical Lust).
Face The King recently finished their second EP entitled, "The Burning & The Falling Down," produced by the legendary Steve Haigler (The Pixies, Brand New, Fuel) at VuDu Studios in Port Jefferson, Long Island. "The Burning & The Falling Down," is the sound of a band discovering themselves. Face The King went into the studio to simply record new material. However, the end result was far more than anyone - band and fan alike could have expected: Powerful and emotive with ethereal guitars, gut wrenching bass tones, intense drums, orchestrations, pianos, and the signature vocals that melodically soar - and screams seemingly pulled from a raw and visceral place that singers today seem to have forgotten.
The single "The Burning & The Falling Down" is already on regular rotation at local FM radio stations. The second song on the EP, "Parachutes," was recently featured in the independent film "Shadowplay," and recently won Best Song in a local indie film festival. All of this before the EP had even been released.
After months of recording and rehearsing, Face The King was ready to take the stage during the summer of 2011. They packed out The Crazy Donkey (Club Loaded) to kick it off, following it up with a Friday night slot at the Blender Theater at Gramercy. Furthermore, they have received much recognition through a variety of press reviews including the web, local/out of state papers, and local/out of state FM radio play. Most recently, they were selected to perform and attend the 2012 NAMM Convention in Anaheim, California as artists of KORG, VOX, and Blackstar Amplfication.
Face The King invites everyone to listen to new EP and to come and sing along at shows. Often encouraging fans to come on stage to sing with them - Face The King believes that the live show is an experience that is shared between the band and the audience. Currently playing to packed houses all around the NY Tri State Area, Face The King is earning the reputation as a band you need to experience live.
Face The King is proudly endorsed by VOX, Blackstar, Korg, Spector Basses & Guitars, Planet Waves, D'Addario, Evans, and most recently, Pigtronix. [+]