Category: Black Diamond Heavies

KING MUD plays two dates in the UK in July

MONDAY 25 JULY 2016 – NORWICH TUESDAY 26 JULY 2016 – LONDON KING MUD is an exploration in rock n roll, punk, and blues between Van Campbell from BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES and Freddy J IV from LEFT LANE CRUISER. PUNK ROCK BLUES HERE King Mud (@AliveRecords ) play @jugjawsbeatclub 25/7 & @ShacklewellArms 26/7 @LeftLaneCruiser #blackdiamondheavies […]

Nice KING MUD review in Elmore Magazine

Sometimes, great things come out of random collaboration. King Mud collaborated with Van Campbell from The Black Diamond Heavies and Freddy J IV from Left Lane Cruise to create Victory Motel Sessions. They joined together in LA, California for what’s described as a “marathon jam” that produced to some serious, rich hard blues. Radio Moscow’s […]

4 headphones ★★★★ review of KING MUD from The FIRE NOTE

The debut release from King Mud is raw, muscular and full of distorted hard blues rock that will have you grinding your own air guitar in minutes. The band is no stranger to this sound or record label as King Mud features members of Left Lane Cruiser, The Black Diamond Heavies and Radio Moscow. That […]

4 beers ★★★★ review of KING MUD from I94 BAR

You could jump in just about anywhere and soak yourself in the blues. King Mud never strays far from the wellspring. Freddy J’s raunchy guitar and voce are stand-outs, especially on the dirty “War Dancers” and the swampy “Blood River”. Campbell’s feels drive the songs nicely and he’s not one to break into showboating in […]

4 stars ★★★★ review of KING MUD from the ROOTS MUSIC REPORT

Guitarist Freddy J IV and drummer Van Campbell hammer their righteously raucous blues bashin’ into a set of strikingly distinct stand-alone smokers. These veterans of blues-rock outfits, respectively, Left Lane Cruiser and Black Diamond Heavies, don’t forget ballads as well. All executed with no sacrifice of power or grit. Standouts include “Rat Time”, “Arthur’s Hooked” […]