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KIX Announce New Label Deal, Live CD/DVD; Plan New Music

The title says it all kids. KIX are back with a new live album and DVD package. Here are the details. Also, pay attention to the paragraph below that I highlighted for emphasis. Now, rejoice.

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the signing of US Hard Rockers KIX to the label. The return of the Maryland rockers will materialize with the worldwide release of the band’s first ever live DVD and CD release entitled Live in Baltimore  on September 21st in Europe and September 25th in North America.

Since the band’s return to the national stage in 2008 with appearances at two of the biggest rock festivals in the US, Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma and Rock the Bayou in Houston, TX, KIX has amassed a large number of successful live shows all across the USA, with regular appearances at festivals, casinos and biker rallys, culminating with headlining the hugely successful M3 Festival in Columbia, MD two years in a row. The new live CD / DVD is packed with fan favorites and a choice catalog of great hard rock KIX songs recorded live in Baltimore, MD.

As the demand from the fans for new KIX music has never subsided and in fact has only increased over the last few years, band members have decided that they can no longer ignore the overtures from the fans and are writing new KIX songs for a new album due out on Frontiers Records in 2013.

Singer Steve Whiteman stated "This is a great thing for us and we hope it’s a great thing for KIX fans all around the world. We are so thrilled to finally be able to give the fans what they have been asking for, a live DVD and new KIX music in 2013! We have been hard at work getting new material together that we think will stand shoulder to shoulder with any previous KIX record. It’s a really exciting time for KIX!"

KIX lineup includes original members Steve Whiteman, Jimmy Chalfant, Ronnie
Younkins and Brian Forsythe with Mark Schenker on bass.

Live in Baltimore will be released in a CD/DVD configuration with the following tracklisting --

No Ring Around Rosie
Atomic Bombs
Lie Like A Rug
Don’t Close Your Eyes
Girl Money
Cold Blood
Cold Shower

She Dropped Me The Bomb
Blow My Fuse
Kix Are For Kids
Midnite Dynamite
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah


No Ring Around Rosie
Atomic Bombs
Lie Like A Rug
The Itch
Don’t Close Your Eyes
Hot Wire
Same Jane
Girl Money

Ronnie “10/10” (Solo)
Cold Blood
Jimmy“Chocolate” (Solo)
Cold Shower
She Dropped Me The Bomb
Blow My Fuse
Kix Are For Kids
Midnite Dynamite
For Shame
Brian “Damage” (Solo)
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah


Reader Comments (20)

dang - that's the best news I've heard all year - can't wait for some new KIX!
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternot2hi
Awesome. One of the hardest working & tightest live bands, ever!
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Will certainly buy this, and the new album, on day 1.
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJack
Looking forward to getting them both - long overdue. Maybe they'll remaster some of their older CD's sometime soon.
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMEWIZEMGIC
WOW! Frontiers does it again! This label is another force like BBG!, dedicated to Bring Back Glam! to the world!

Finally, FINALLY! A New KIX album!

Another example of Glam Metal on the way back! Betcha the new forthcoming STUDIO album will wind up among the top bands on everyone's Best of 2012 list at the end of the year if they can get it out by then. This could also set them free from the vice grip of having to perform only Donnie Purnell penned material from decades ago.

Let this be a new era of "Gawd*m KIX Band"!

Viva KIX!
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
MEWISE brings up a good point about remastering. I wish all the labels would all remaster their back catalog of all their Glam Metal Acts' landmark albums from the 80's and 90's. So, not only are we talkin' KIX... How about Cinderella's catalog or, say, Pretty Boy Floyd's classic, "Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz", for example. Imagine crankin' that with Howard Benson's stellar production and 24 bit remastering or whatever the hell they got today that would take it to it's maximum aural brink!
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
It seems as though a couple songs from the "Thunderground Demo" may be re-recorded for the new studio release. A lot of the songs on that demo were written by Steve. Donnie didn't like to include songs on the KIX releases that he didn't at least co-write.
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
The preview looks very cool. I have the 'Blow My Fuse' Video Collection and that is really good. Always liked this band. One of my bands I play in jam on 'Cold Blood'. Seen KIX a couple of times when they came through Syracuse NY.{Lost Horizon {a small Club} & KIX supported Whitesnake}. This is one of the few bands that my wife and I both can agree on!! LOL!!
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoy
I think it is amazing that these bands still have the enthusiasm and are making new albums. Such as loudness, black n blue, keel, now KIX. I really never thought KIX would do this but why not. They certainly have the talent. I cannot wait.
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
This is beyond amazing and i think the track listings for the DVD is great! Some great songs that were not on the first live CD that are now going to be heard on the new live album. And as for the new cd...awesome! Seriously cannot wait to hear some new KIX!!!!
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
Remastering the old recordings would be great, as long as they are done right. I am so leery of remasters. Most end up not sounding very good. A good example is Poison's first three. The sound was clipping in a number of places. I would rather turn up the volume over having remasters not done properly.
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVelonese
yeah yeah yeah!!! great news indeed. as donnie purnell was the major songwriter i wonder who will be writhign most of the lyrics now!
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlou
You're right, Rock-It! There is some stuff from over the years that Purnell shot down Steve has mentioned in interviews. I can't wait to hear it, plus the new stuff.
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I've got a ton of unreleased KIX stuff... Much of it was written by Steve and a few were written by other members. I wouldn't be surprised if a older song or two makes the new release.
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
My ex-lead guitarist has an old video of them playin' 5 songs live at the Seagull Inn in like 1980 on the USA Channels all night Rock'n'Roll video party, "Nite Flite"! Priceless!

Oh, and we were there!
August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalMan17
MetalMan17 said it best, yes this is BIG!!!
August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
Rock on the Bayou was one of the biggest music festivals? Must have been so big that the promoters lost a ton of $$ and they never did another. Frontier has done a great job with hard rock as of late. Beggars & Thieves was one of my favorite albums last year. Trixter, seriously, has just released a great album. The only downside is that both bands had some really bad videos for said albums.
August 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
Scott -- Saw Beggars & Thieves at The Cat Club back in the day with Ahmet Ertegun in the house! And I agree -- that Trixter album defies logic and plausibility, it is so amazing. Why did it take 'em decades to finally come out with a good album?!
August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
These guys delivered the goods from day one! Great solid rock and roll. In my humble opinion KIX are up there with ACDC, Led Zepplin, Rolling Stones, ect...ect. They recieved absolutly LOUSY promotion from atlantic records. I feel so bad for these guys that are sooo good but never got the attention from the masses due to there management and record companies. Then the record company cashed in,lumped them into the rock scene in the late 80s along with lame ass hair bands of the time. I seen them OPEN for whitesnake!!? what a shame.
Anyway, their greatness is finally up with them. Kix is one of those great timeless rock and roll bands!!!
September 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohn batoha

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