« The Phoenix » is wonderfully weird, gloriously geeky, and it rocks like a party ! » -Blabbermouth
« There must be something good happening with your music when the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and the Deftones have all personally invited you to hit the road with their travelling circuses ! » -Cryptic Rock
Once upon a time, CKY burned it all down, with a raucous, anarchic, hard rock sound soaked in the skate-punk culture that birthed them and a hard-partying lifestyle onstage and off that decimated relationships and reputations in its wake.
Now, CKY rises from the ashes of the aftermath with The Phoenix, a bold mission statement that hoists the flag high for big, raw, authentic, earth shaking rock n’ roll, liberated from useless pretense.
CKY’s sonic rebirth sounds as incendiary, expansive, and groovy as the Joshua Tree desert where it was made, and as decadent and funky as the strip-club adjacent rehearsal room where the songs were jammed out into submission.
In keeping with CKY tradition, The Phoenix was recorded at the famed Rancho De La Luna studio in California, which has played host to Queens Of The Stone Age, Fu Manchu and Mark Lanegan, among others.
Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Deftones have all personally invited CKY on tour, cementing a legacy as a hard-charging live act. CKY built a worldwide fanbase of dedicated acolytes, friends and supporters with a broader group of musicians, athletes, and other creative types in the CKY family, both literally and figuratively.
« We’re feeling rather lucky », agrees Chad Ginsburg (bass, guitars). « We’re not taking things for granted. We’re saturated in gratitude. It’s an incredibly humbled CKY, with a fire to last another twenty years.
The point is to go play rock n’ roll and appreciate everybody else who does it, too. It’s a lucky job to have ! »