Matt Sorum Announces Kings of Chaos Album, Brings Velvet Revolver Lineup Together


Matt Sorum courtesy photo

Matt Sorum – Story by Cat Badra, courtesy photo

Kings of Chaos’ debut album is on the way, spearheaded by celebrated rock drummer Matt Sorum

Longtime rock drummer Matt Sorum has announced the debut album from his Kings of Chaos supergroup. Moreover, he’s brought together the cherished Velvet Revolver lineup for the new single, “Judgement Day.”

Sorum performed and co-wrote “Judgement Day” with Slash, Duff McKagan, and Dave Kushner, all of whom were members of Velvet Revolver with Sorum in the mid-2000s. Velvet Revolver was one of this writer’s favorite supergroups. In an era where nearly any band claims to be a supergroup, Velvet Revolver were the real deal, bringing together the aforementioned Guns N’ Roses band members along with late Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland. The new tune features high-octane leads from Slash and Kushner and biting vocals from Sorum.

The music video for “Judgement Day” features a cameo from ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. It also features a nod to “Vanishing Point.” Watch the video below.

Of the video, Sorum says, “Drawing inspiration from the 1971 film ‘Vanishing Point’ morphed with imagery inspired by Natural Born Killers, director Brian Cox and I conceptualized a man running from his demons on a wild ride to find redemption guided by The Reverend Willy G (portrayed by ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons), an Angel (portrayed by Matt’s fashion designer, choreographer, and wife Ace Harper) on a motorcycle, and his inner child. A Wayward Wanderer searching for the light.”

The debut record from Kings of Chaos album is expected to arrive in the fall and winter of 2023 via AFM Records. The record will offer “guest collaborations with some of rock’s biggest names — including some of today’s most talented and iconic female artists,” according to a statement.

“Kings of Chaos, to me, is the reason I started playing music in the first place — for the sheer fun of it,” Sorum added in the press release. “I’m so pleased to be partnering with the team at AFM. Working with them on the creative vision for the album has been a great experience. It’s a celebration with your bucket list artists you’ve always wanted to play with.”

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