Face The King
Face the King is an alternative hard rock band based out of Long Island, New York. Formed on June 14, 2009, Face the King consists of four former members of critically acclaimed bands SEER, The Mercurial, and Stereo Serenade. In just a few short months Face the King has established themselves as the Long Island band to watch. and “a force to be reckoned with in 2010” (Lyrical Lust).
Face the King is Eric Zirlinger (singer/guitarist/keyboardist), Dan DelVecchio (guitar, backup vocals), Joey Dammacco (bass, backup vocals), and Anthony Soriano (drummer). Face the King self produced and recorded their debut 3 song self titled EP, mixed by Mike Watts, Vudu Studios, and released it to a huge response. Lyrical Lust described the bands EP as having “such a unique and amazing sound.”
While Face the King’s influences range from Kings of Leon, Radiohead, Dredg, Silversun Pickups, as well as many others, the inspiration for Face the King’s music comes from the band itself and the creative spark between it’s members. Face the King’s sound is emotive and dramatic, with huge guitar riffs and “a singer whose voice could rival Chris Cornell” (Lyrical Lust). Currently playing to packed houses all around Long Island, at venues such as the Crazy Donkey, Face the King is earning the reputation as a band not only listen to – but to experience.