• 4/10
    KINGSHIFTER - 26 Tons - 4/10


Pavement Records
Release date: September 3, 2013

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KingShifter is a Biker-based Hard Rock band hailing from Kansas, USA, and 26 Tons is their first full length album. The band mixes Black Label Society (BLS) riffs with a few occasional twists that you’d hear en masse from a band like Clutch. Virtually all of KingShifter’s songs follow a deep base-orientated groove musical format, and vocalist “Sprout” delivers an insipidly consistent performance from track to track – the voice (not the music) is clearly the focal point within 26 Tons. If you’re into BLS, check this out, but others are apt to view 26 Tons as mundane and unoriginal.


  • Dan Skiba

    Dan is a former partner at Metal Express Radio, and also served as a reviewer, photographer and interviewer on occasions. Based out of Indianapolis, USA he was first turned on to Hard Rock music in the mid-1970s when he purchased Deep Purple's Machine Head as his first album. He was immediately enthralled with the powerful guitar sound and pronounced drumbeat, and had to get more! His collection quickly expanded to include as many of Heavy Rock bands of the time that he could get his hands on, such as Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath, to name just a few.

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