If there were ever a band that knew what it is to grind, it is Almost Kings. Doing 250+ shows each year since 2008, they have toured the United States countless times taking over markets one person at a time. The four Atlanta artists - lyricist & vocalist Boze, guitarist & vocalist Ryan Yunker, drummer Kevin Compton, and bassist & vocalist Danny Helms - make it impossible for a listener or an audience to sit still.
Over the course of 2008, Almost Kings independently recorded and produced "Filthy Nice". The album was released in February, 2009 and since has sold over 10,000 units at shows & on iTunes. Taking a 6-week break from the road in early 2011, they recorded their second release, an EP, which will hit shelves in February 2011. Almost Kings has also received radio support from multiple radio stations nationwide, including Project 96.1 (Atlanta, GA), X101.5 (Tallahassee, FL), 98ROCK (Baltimore, MD), 99.5 The X (Jacksonville, NC), & 95.1 The Fox (Montgomery, AL).
Becoming a movement & gaining international notoriety, the band has toured & shared the stage with acts such as Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Drowning Pool, Everlast, Framing Hanley, Fuel, Halestorm, Molly Hatchet, Rehab, Sevendust, Stone Sour, TrustCompany, Vanilla Ice, and many more. Almost Kings is "making their own mold by taking all of their varied musical influences & making it uniquely theirs...they own it. It doesn't allow you to stand still, but forcibly draws you and the crowd into cohesive musical mayhem. Truly one of the best live acts touring right now anywhere" (Teri Greene/GO Play Entertainment).
Almost Kings has been labeled as an "unstoppable self-sufficient machine" by select major record label representatives and the "Almost Kings brand" is spreading like a wildfire. With an undeniable and energetic live show, an endless supply of catchy hooks, and a work ethic that cannot be reckoned with, there is no doubt that it is only a matter of time before Almost Kings finds its niche in music's history.