Forming in late 2015, singer/songwriter Anthony “Q” Quiles (Stillwell, The Arsonists) guitarists, Mike Dijan (Breakdown, Sai Nam, Lavalette) Steve Licata, bassist Mike Kaufman and drummer Lou Medina, fueled by a mutual interest in heavy music, began recording original material. “It became clear that our different musical backgrounds ignited a great chemical reaction after the first 2 demos” says Dijan, “we clicked instantly and we knew the time was right to bring our unique sound to the world", added Q.
The band called on Chris Collier (Korn, Stillwell, Prong, KXM) to produce their music. Q having worked with Chris on the Stillwell album "Raise It Up" knew instantly Chris was the man for the job, "Chris is an awesome producer, the proof is in the product, he's the Wizard".
Kings Bounty is a hybrid of different genres of music seamlessly blended to bring a heavy alternative rock sound.
Wrapping up 2017 Kings Bounty flew to the west coast in early March to play shows with P.O.D. and Korn. Their show at the Vibe Lounge at the Morongo Resort & Casino in Cazabon, CA marked P.O.D.'s first show of 2017, and had the band warming up a crowd of 800 fans. Two days later, Kings Bounty was on stage in front of 2000 rabid Korn fans at the brand new House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Soon after, Kings Bounty was direct support for KoRn on a week run along with the band Ded. The shows were met with unanimous accolades.
In 2018, the guys hit the ground running with gigs along side Nuclear Assault, Heavy Metal Kings, La Coka Nostra, Palisades and Jonathan Davis, while simultaneously writing and recording new music in preparation for their debut album.
"’What it comes down to for us,’ remarks Q, ‘ that we really dig what we’re doing. And it resonates in the songs, because a lot of people already are digging it too". ‘Exactly,’ agrees Dijan, ‘it’s just the beginning and we’ve met so many people who say "this is the kind of music I love, it’s what’s we miss in today's heavy music scene”. “That gives us the reassurance that we’re on to something really good”.