The Kings of Hell are 500 Hp of Alcohol Fueled, Sledge-o-Matic in Overdrive, Mechanical Bull-o-Billy! This Jacksonville Beach, Fla. based rockabilly / rock‘n’roll band that was formed in the fall of 2004. In July of 2009 after a four year wildly successful run, longtime band mates James “Fish” Alcorn (lead vocals and guitar) and Allan “Sarge” Paulsen (standup bass and vocals) found themselves wanting a new direction and fresh inspiration. “That Kings of Hell band had gone as far as it could”, said Fish “It was time to not just improve on what we were doing but to take it to the next level”. Finding the right people to expand on that vision led to guitarist Del Clark and the return of drummer Sebastian Stuto . “We had auditioned so many so many folks that just didn’t get what we doing, where we were going, then this group crossed paths” said Fish. “It hit on all 8 cylinders and we never looked back”
The Kings of Hell built a strong fan base by extensive touring in the southeast and toured Iceland in the fall of 2005 and spring of 2006. Then went on to release two five song demos; however it wasn't until the winter of 2007 that they finally took the time to record their first full length LP "Shotgun Wedding". In the summer of 2008 The Kings of Hell produced their first music video for the title track of this album and in 2009 a video for the second single "Don't Know Ya" was released. The band toured thru 2009 in the US in support of their LP Shotgun Wedding.
The Kings of Hell music originally started as traditionally rockabilly with a little more upbeat country, then gradually changed and became more rock ‘n’ roll. “We bring a bit of a rougher edge to a style of music that is normally played very traditionally” said Fish “We’ve all done the Rock N Roll thing, found the joy in Country and the Western and thrashed out the punk thing”. This is Rockabilly with an edge, it’s Modern Cowpunk, it’s Blues and Jump Swing, it’s messed up more than a box of coathangers, It's The Kings of Hell.
The Kings of Hell draws its influences from drive ins, honky tonks, the car culture and motorcycle scene performs its own style of music with its own rules, “We ain’t kissin no babys… We ain’t shakin no hands… Kings of Hell rollin on thru your town.”
Kings of Hell