Ten years in the making, the self-titled debut album of NYC’s Agony Kings hit the streets in October of last year, delivering 13 tracks of high-octane crossover-thrash, which has been recommended for fans of Suicidal Tendencies, Anthrax, D.R.I, Dropdead, Cro Mags, and Napalm Death.
One look at the men in the band, and you can tell this wasn’t their first rodeo. For this band of brothers — vocalist Mike Stack (False Gods), drummer Bobby Grander, guitarist Jim Shearman, and bassist Matt Sazooki — Agony Kings was an outgrowth of their previous band, What Doesn’t Kill Me, and the album, as they say, has been “a perfect reflection of the trials and tribulations that have driven us for this last decade”. And for listeners, it’s a high-voltage kick in the ass. Continue reading »