Arizona’s North Side Kings formed in late 1999 out of disgust towards all the P. C. bullshit bands that were being lumped into what is called "hardcore." Through the years North Side Kings have made their presence known across the world with their no holds barred attitude and their blunt honesty. Often and easily offensive, this band carries no middle ground. They are either really despised or extremely well liked. This is real deal hardcore, straight forward and to the point. There is nothing poetic about NSK’s lyrics, nor do they attempt to hide the fact that the music they play is "caveman friendly."
NSK have released three full lengths and a split record with the U. K.’s Stampin Ground, all available on Thorp Records. Besides that, a cover of D.R.I.’s "I’d Rather Be Sleeping" on the Malt Soda Records Tribute album., tracks on Hard Working Music Volume 1 and 2, Hot Topic’s Hard Working Music Comp, The War Music Comp from Stillborn and Thorp Records that was exclusive at the 2004 Hellfest, and a shit load more.
North Side Kings have shared the stage with Terror, Soulfly, Hatebreed, Poison The Well, Clutch, Madball, M.O.D., Death Threat, The Dropkick Murphy’s, Will Haven, Agnostic Front, Striking Distance, Rapid Fire, Tried and True, Comeback Kid, Vision of Disorder, Pressure Point, Kill Your Idols, Metal Church, Throwdown, Scars of Tomorrow, H20, 25 Ta Life, Blood Stands Still, Curl Up and Die, Punishment, Joe Coffee, Murphy’s Law, and others. They've played a LOT of live shows, but you still have likely only heard about them from the Danzig incident.
North Side Kings will release their fourth full length CD 'Suburban Royalty' on I Scream Records. Guest vocals include Puerto Rican Myke of Skarhead/District 9, Jason of Authority Zero, and Dennis Welch (Who also sang on the first record) of Sam The Butcher/ The Revenge. They also have a DVD almost completed that will included live footage, a few video’s, and a ton of other nonsense!
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