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Listen: King Dude’s unnerving new song “Fear is All You Know”

on April 07, 2014, 5:15pm

Seattle goth-folk musician T.J. Cowgill, better known simply as King Dude, returns with his new album Fear on May 6th via Not Just Religious. The 13-track effort was produced by Bill Rieflin (Ministry, Swans, Pigface) and finds King Dude turning out his “most horrifying music” to date.

“There are already way too many songs written about being afraid to die (or not afraid to die for that matter) in fact I have written a few of them myself,” Cowgill explained in a press release. “So I chose the next most obvious fear I felt everyone shared. And that is the fear felt during early adolescence. As we move away from our childhood towards our adulthood we (in a sense) watch helplessly from the confides of our own slowly deforming, prepubescent bodies as the “child-mind” is ripped away only (or buried deeply into our subconscious) only to be replaced by the cruel, maniacal, sex crazed “adult-mind” also known as the ultimate product of a civilized adult world reality.”

Our first glimpse of the new LP comes in the form of “Fear Is All You Know”, a frightening cut featuring Cowgill’s deep, bone-chilling bellow. Check it out via its bondage-inspired video below.

Fear Tracklist:
01. Open The Door
02. Fear Is All You Know
03. Maria
04. Devil Eyes
05. Cloven Hooves (Of Fear)
06. Demon Caller Number 9
07. Bloody Mirror
08. Lay Down In Bedlam
09. Bottomless Pit
10. Never Run
11. Miss September
12. Empty House
13. Watching Over You

In support, King Dude will tour across North America alongside Ghost B.C.

King Dude 2014 Tour Dates:
04/17 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre *
04/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *
04/19 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
04/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant *
04/22 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater *
04/23 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater *
04/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *
04/26 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
04/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda *
04/28 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory *
05/01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East *
05/02 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues *
05/03 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
05/04 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre *
05/06 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater *
05/07 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live *
05/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage *
05/10 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29 *
05/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater *
05/12 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *
05/14 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore *
05/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre *
05/16 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance *
05/17 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater *

* = w/ Ghost B.C.

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