KIX celebrate release of Rock Your Face Off with WIYY-FM Baltimore morning show co-host and 6pm In-Store signing
On August 5, KIX singer Steve Whiteman will make a special appearance on the morning show of WIYY-FM/98 Rock in Baltimore (the band’s hometown station that has supported the band for over 30 years) from 8am-9:30am ET. He’ll be co-hosting the show to celebrate the release that day of the band’s highly anticipated seventh album, ROCK YOUR FACE OFF via Loud & Proud Records, which is the band’s first new studio album in almost 20 years. He’ll also be promoting a 98 Rock-sponsored in-store signing happening that night at 6pm at The Sound Garden Record Store (1616 Thames St., Baltimore, MD 21231).
Any fan who buys the album at the in-store and gets it signed by the band will also get a laminate guaranteeing them early entry into Rams Head Live for a 98 Rock soundcheck party at KIX’s headlining show on September 20 (ticket not included).
ROCK YOUR FACE OFF is everything fans know and love them for: a raucous, roaring and real display of rock ‘n’ roll. The first single, “Love Me With Your Top Down,” was recently released to radio and online retail outlets. What makes the new album even more exciting and anticipated is that it features most of the band’s original line-up: Steve Whiteman (vocals), Brian “Damage” Forsythe (guitar), Ronnie “10/10” Younkins (guitar), Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant (drums), with the exception of Mark Schenker (bass).
KIX gracefully eased back into the public consciousness in 2008. After sold out hometown gigs, the quintet hit the stage at Rocklahoma in front of over 20,000 people, venturing out of the Mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years. The band was hailed by many music websites and attendees as “Best Performance” at the festival, where they played alongside Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Queesryche, Ratt, and more. After capturing their fiery reunion on 2012’s LIVE IN BALTIMORE CD & DVD, the band agreed to enter the studio once again. In order to deliver, the band enlisted the talents of producer Taylor Rhodes (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne), with whom they had last collaborated on 1991’s HOT WIRE. Also, for the first time in the group’s history, each member contributed to the writing process, fostering an extremely creative and free environment in the studio. A new dawn commenced as they simultaneously harnessed their classic spirit.
Also, be sure to watch the new lyric video for the track “Love Me With Your Top Down”!