Canadian-American rock band, Redlight King, are delighted to share the news of their signing with German rock/metal label AFM Records, which will release the band’s fourth album, In Our Blood, later this fall. The album was written and produced by frontman Mark “Kaz” Kasprzyk at his studio, The Wheelhouse, in Los Angeles, California, with guitarist and longtime collaborator Julian Tomarin, who also co-wrote some tracks, and drummer Randy Cooke.
Redlight King released their debut single, the uplifting anthem track “In Our Blood”, on Friday May 6 across all digital platforms. The music video for the song can be viewed below.
AFM Senior Director A&R, Nils Wasko, commented on the signing: “I am delighted that Redlight King has chosen AFM. My team and I couldn’t be more excited to work with Kaz, Julian, Brian and Mark to delight people with their authentic music and leave an imprint on the world.
“‘In Our Blood’ isn’t about religion, politics or money,” Kaz says of the new single. “It’s a matter of the heart. It’s a family matter. It’s about never giving up. The song was first dreamed up by our guitarist Julian, who laid down the riff and a killer melody in the hook. It continued to build with a vengeance, so we kicked it into high gear with a four-on-the-floor beat and a traditional rock n’ roll approach to scoring lyrics.
Kaz continues, “For me, ‘In Our Blood’ captures the human spirit and gives a sense of hope that we can break the generational cycles of classism set in place to divide us. When I sing the song, I think of my family, I think of my grandfather who fought in World War II, the things they went through, the sacrifices they made and my parents also made . I think of my bandmates and the audience we play for. We are all trying to make the most of this trip. We all bleed the same color and we’re all in the same boat.
Redlight King will be making its way through the rock festival circuit with appearances at Welcome To Rockville (5/19-22) in Daytona Beach, FL, Blue Ridge Rock Festival (9/8-11) in Dansville, VA and Louder Than Life (9/23-26) in Louisville, KY with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The band have developed a global fanbase since forming in 2009, performing over 1,000 shows with some of rock’s biggest names and being seen on festival stages in North America, the UK and Europe as well. as late night TV appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
(Picture – David Harris)