Kings Of Modesty
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Kings of Modesty has a long history, which leads us back to the year 1994 when the band was formed by guitarist Samuel Hjelt and drummer Rane Simoinen. They asked their friend Henkka Tuura to play bass and Samuel’s older brother Mikael to play keyboards. Band took the name of Face of Modesty. Four years ago and after few lead singers other band members asked their old friend Jason Flinck to join their band and hence the current line-up was born .
Band also changed their name to Kings of Modesty at the very same time as Jason Flinck joined the band. Kings Of Modesty is a band which has gained a lot of attention by gigging around Finland and also in Switzerland. Although Kings Of Modesty hasn’t release any records earlier, has it’s members a lot of experience in music: Jason Flinck play bass and sings backing vocals in the band Brother Firetribe which is a sideproject with NIGHTWISH –guitarist Emppu Vuorinen and LEVERAGE-singer Pekka Heino. Samuel Hjelt is former guitarist from the band called Ancara in which he did two albums before concentrating in Kings Of Modesty.
So Kings of Modesty has been continuing a successful gigging until band wanted to start working for to release their excellent music in 2007 when Emppu Vuorinen, a close friend to Kings of Modesty helped the band to produce their promo EP including four excellent songs “Suicidal Mission”, “Staring Eyes”, “Tailspin” and “Miracle”. Emppu also gave his visions into production and thus the promo EP was recorded at Emppu’s E-Major studios in 2007. The Promo EP gained a lot of interest and “Miracle” was played by several radiostations in USA. The band continued working hard and In the autumn of 2008 Samuel Hjelt and Jason Flinck started to produce the debut album of Kings Of Modesty. After long months of autumn and winter an excellent songs were created and by the June of 2009 the debut album “Hell Or Highwater” was born.
By that time Kings Of Modesty had achieved a lot of interest and started negotiations with several record labels and after a while the band decided to sign a deal with Escape Music Ltd. “Hell Or Highwater” is to be released in all over Europe in September 2009. The songs of coming debut were noticed immediately; although the album hadn’t been released yet, the opening track “Never Touched The Rainbow” has already been played in radio stations in Europe. The debut album is going to see light of day 25. of september! Album was mixed by LEVERAGE-guitar wizard Torsti Spoof and Jari Mikkola at the Studio Audio and mastered in Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussila. Cover art was created by LEVERAGE-drummer Valtteri Revonkorpi and Photos were taken by Kari “Carda” Helenius.
News related to Kings Of Modesty
- JASON FLINCK Of KINGS OF MODESTY To Replace The Vocalist of FORCE MAJEURE For A Few Live Concerts In Finland and Italy / 02.04.2012
- KINGS OF MODESTY Recording The Second Album / 17.03.2012
- KINGS OF MODESTY: 'Never Touched The Rainbow' Video Released / 28.04.2010 (1 comment)
- Interview with Kings Of Modesty´s Samuel Hjelt / 24.02.2010
- KINGS OF MODESTY: Signs with World Sound / 28.10.2009 (1 comment)
- KINGS OF MODESTY to support Tarja Turunen Final Storm Tour 2009 / 26.08.2009
Hell Or Highwater
- Label: Escape Music
- Released: 2009
- 1. Never Touched The Rainbow
- 2. Hourglass
- 3. Deep Down
- 4. Staring Eyes
- 5. Hell Or Highwater
- 6. Suicidal Mission
- 7. Once Upon A Time
- 8. Tailspin
- 9. We Will March Our Way
- 10. Miracle 9
- 11. Two Hearts Collide
Interviews related to Kings Of Modesty
- Jason from KIngs of Modesty chats to Suzi about his cat, naming his instruments, and of course, music ( / 2008)