All-star heavy metal collective KXM have premiered their new music video for “Faith is a Room.”
Centered around ex-Dokken guitarist George Lynch, King’s X lead vocalist and bassist Doug Pinnick, and drummer Lay Ruzier of Korn, heavy metal supergroup KXM has been making quite the impression since the release of their self-tilted debut album earlier this year, and their impact continues to dilate with the band’s new music video for “Faith is a Room.”
Similar to the accompanying videos for “Gunfight” and “Rescue Me,” this new effort is largely comprised of attention capturing green screen effects, studio footage accompanying the religious themes tied into the lyrical content, and scenes featuring the members of KXM doing what they do prominently: unchaining rigid heavy metal music.
During our exclusive conversation with George Lynch earlier this year, the guitarist was particularly fond of his latest venture as it pairs him with Doug Pinnick and Ray Luzier, two musicians whom Lynch has admired for some time. “Well, when you’re a musician and you’re coming up through the ranks, you have your heroes, and at least in my case and a lot of us, if not all of us, we’ve looked up to certain bands and musicians in our lives.
“You know, I’ve dreamed of possibly meeting them and playing with them or getting their approval in some way or somehow. I’ve met people that I admired and learned from when I was a little kid and are heroes to me, like Chuck Beckler and Ritchie Blackmore. In a sense, playing with Doug and Ray on a slightly lesser level is like that for me. I’m playing with guys that I’ve listened to, especially in Doug’s case, that I’ve admired so much and inspired me so much.
“I’ve said this in other interviews, I listened to them, and having been on this kind of internal quest for my significant musical other and the ideal singer, Doug was always that guy for me. So to be playing with him, there’s a little bit of that going on between us. Now that I’m older and been around a while, I’m not starstruck or anything, but it’s… you know, we’re all on the same level.
We’re all kind of exactly in the same place, we all do other things but we do have a little bit of luxury of picking and choosing what we want to do just for self-gratification purposes, and doing projects or doing music for the right reasons. This would be like our dream band if you were in high school, you know? (laughs)
You’re with your friends, and you’re like, “Oh, you know so-and-so is a really good bass player” or “So-and-so from the next town over or high school is a great drummer, we’ll get this singer and put this band together.” Borrowing someone’s van to go out and do gigs, you know, you have that dream. It’s so wonderful personally for me, the trajectory of my career has been kind of trying to get back to that passion. Well, I don’t want to borrow somebody’s van and go play for thirty-five dollars, but having that kind of passion for a band of brothers, that feeling is so wonderful.”
Lynch continued to emphasize that he feels KXM is that much more standout in regards to their unintentional “supergroup” label, as the band was put together for the right reasons. “Rather than the kind of corporate, ‘Well, let’s go create this band or let’s get together because it makes business sense and has huge names,’ it wasn’t done for that reason at all, and because we did it for the right reason now we’re starting to see this sort of groundswell of enthusiasm for this record that we, well I hoped would happen but never had any expectations for,” he explained.