King’s X stalwarts dUg Pinnick and Ty Tabor take you inside Three Sides of One, the prog-rock trio’s first album in 14 years

dUg Pinnick and Ty Tabor
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Following a 14-year drought, progressive hard rock trio King’s X have finally returned with a new album, Three Sides of One. Fittingly enough, it begins with a dramatic stormer called Let It Rain, which is immediately followed by a proto-djent maelstrom of open D syncopation called Flood Pt. 1

Sure, King’s X have blown the gates back open, but it took some convincing for the trio to go with the flow. 

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.