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Portland, OR – 06/25/17

Who
Lynch Mob Live
When
Sunday, June 25, 2017
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Rock Hard PDX (map)
Portland, OR

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DEREK ST. HOLMES, GEORGE LYNCH AND CHRIS DUARTE at the Dallas Intl. Guitar Festival

After an afternoon of wandering around and catching bits and pieces of shows, talking to old friends and making new ones, it was time to see another true guitar slinger. Everyone expected GEORGE LYNCH to shred the guitar like he’s been doing for years and he didn’t disappoint.

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Miami, FL – 02/11/18

Who
Lynch Mob on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise
When
Sunday, February 11, 2018
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Monsters Of Rock Cruise (map)
Miami, FL

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Billboard’s exclusive look at KXM behind the scenes

Check out Billboard’s fantastic new feature on KXM’s “Noises In the Sky” behind the scenes here:  Billboard.com and a fantastic article by Alex Solca.

Lynch Mob appearing at the 3rd annual Ride for Ronnie James Dio

Lynch Mob will be appearing live at the 3rd annual Ride for Ronnie James Dio, a fundraiser for his cancer fund.  For more information, please go to DioCancerFund.org.

North Wales – 11/11/17

Who
Lynch Mob Live
When
Saturday, November 11, 2017
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Hard Rock Hell Festival (map)
North Wales, United Kingdom

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Ocean City, MD – 09/14/17

Who
Lynch Mob Live
When
Thursday, September 14, 2017
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
OC BikeFest (map)
Ocean City, MD, USA

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Guitar World’s new feature on KXM

Check out Guitar World’s new feature on KXM and the new Scatterbrain record here.

Real Rock ‘N Roll review of KXM-Scatterbrain by Maria Haskins

From the outside looking in, KXM might have originally seemed like a rather odd gathering of rock-talent: assembling dUg Pinnick on bass, George Lynch on guitar, and Ray Luzier on drums. However, the band’s debut album knocked me for a loop , and ever since, I’ve been hoping the three-piece would get together and work their magic again.

Well, my wish (and the wish of many other fans!) has been granted, and…well, wow. KXM’s second album ‘Scatterbrain’ is a knockout: whatever it is that happens in the studio when these three guys get together, the result is pure musical alchemy. ‘Scatterbrain’ is a powerful and multi-layered release, brimming with tracks that effortlessly weave together prog-rock, hard rock, and some fine-tasting psychedelic, groovy awesomeness. In short: it is pretty damn stunning.

The tunes are fiercely original and intricately beautiful, with complex and layered musical arrangements and a mind-blowing level of musicianship evident throughout. Add in the vivid poetry of the lyrics, and you end up with a collection of tunes that speak eloquently both about the world out there, and the world inside.

From beginning to end, the band sounds absolutely frigging amazing, and the sound is ignited by the mesmerizing, fluid vibe that comes through in every tune. Every track sounds so completely alive: it’s a brilliant combo of excellence and inspiration.

Title track ‘Scatterbrain’ is a perfect example of the swirling, proggier side of the album, while the fierce ‘Breakout’ is more straight-forwardly hard-rocking. My favourite track (at least right now) is probably the heavy, groovy ‘Big Sky Country’ – both for the pure enjoyment of hearing Lynch’s guitar, Pinnick’s bass and Luzier’s drums join together so beautifully, and also for Pinnick’s flat out fantastic vocals: this track floored me.

Other standouts include the sinuous and fiery ‘Calypso’; the trippy musical dreamscape that is ‘Noises In The Sky’ (I’m seriously in love with the lyrics for this track), and the gorgeously crafted ‘Obsession’ with its dark and heavy pulse and hallucination-inducing guitar-work by Lynch.

‘Scatterbrain’ is an astonishingly good album: if you haven’t listened to KXM before, this release might just make you a fan. If you’re already a fan: get ready to have your socks knocked off again.

Symphony Of Rock review of KXM-Scatterbrain

PUBLICATION: SYMPHONY OF ROCK BY: MICHELLE PEREZ-VEGA RATING 5/5 STARS

Just because you take some of the best musical entities in the world today – for example, Kings X dUg Pinnick, Dokken/Lynch Mob’s George Lynch, and KORN drummer Ray Luzier – and put them together doesn’t necessarily guarantee that anything musically noteworthy will come out.

Fortunately for the trio, this isn’t the case. KXM’s latest effort, Scatterbrain, proves that the members have found their rhythms and solidified their musical presence, surpassing the promise the band first showed on its 2014 self-titled debut, KXM.

Admittedly, KXM’s debut album was an experiment in the making. And, as with any band, it takes a while to focus on what is worthy, discovering the strength and weaknesses, while evolving into a musical entity that delivers on content.

No need to worry here – from the opening manic riffs of “Scatterbrain” to the quiet easy of “Angel,” KXM delivers 13 songs that are as wide-ranging and diverse as they come. Scatterbrain is proof that the band’s musical avenues have fully opened and are not being limited to any one category.

There is an overall sense of playing that makes this band come alive. There are no illusions here – you have the hard-on vocals complimented by provocative playing throughout. Starting right off – Pinnick’s voice is unequaled and really can’t be matched. Each verse Pinnick sings is with distinction: no parts of harmony are the same; no pitch is identical to the last. It can be mournful as in “True Deceivers” to sharp and attacking in “Obsession.” As a bassist, Pinnick successfully coaxes different tones out of his instrument and is a consistent bottom end to Luzier’s drumming.

Then you have Lynch: Songs like “Together” shows Lynch experimenting with sounds the listener might not be accustomed to or comfortable hearing from him, which is a good thing. But those who are more comfortable with Lynch’s signature heavy duty licks the guitarist is famous for can easily find them on “Breakout” or “Big Country.”

What can be said about Luzier is his adaptability to play with the eclectic and ever-changing algorithms that is Scatterbrain. He can pound the drums furiously when the song calls for it or tone it down to soft and complimentary beats. Luzier literally matches beat for beat with every lick and throbbing rhythm that can be found.

Take all that individual talent and you have a band that is one unified, solid, and consistent unit.

It must be noted that the band also has an excellent penchant for lyrics. Overall, the album shows lyrics and music equally balanced, and KXM fully delivers. What works for the band also works against it – the music is sometimes too catchy to the point where the somber messages in the lyrics could possibly be ignored. There are some serious and dark undertones to this album to entice the listener and it would be a mistake to take the music over some of the solemn subject matters KXM chose to address.

Overall, Scatterbrain is a successful release of bluesy metal with a touch of driving melodic funk. It’s a lot of great music rolled into one package that can appeal to everyone if approached in an open-minded manner. Definitely a “5” out of a 5-star rating.