Falling somewhere between ambient-electronic and thrash-and-die metal, Kings of Prussia is famous not only for its schizophrenic musical style, but also for the costumes (pig masks, face paint, etc.) donned at its cinematic performances.
Hailing originally from Miami, Kings of Prussia relocated to Asheville in 2006 and has been overloading the senses of local audiences with dreamy soundscapes and nightmarish cacophonies, supplemented with elaborate video installations, ever since. The band’s debut LP, Occurring Before in Time, was released in August.
Javi, the band’s keyboardist, readily admits their shows are not for the faint of heart. “We definitely take a mix of some disturbing images that will strike a chord with people, and mix that with the complete other spectrum; beautiful, happy dreams type of shit,” he told the Xpress this summer. “Basically an intertwining of light and dark, good and evil. Like life."
— Dane Smith