Hailing today from the cold desolate Northeast, Sofakingz are metal and hard rock's answer to lack of Pantera-like fun, energy and power in live music and entertainment. Based in New York's Capital Region, Sofakingz have collected a local cult following. With a musical style, that's a potent mix of the heaviest, funkiest, most melodic, and dirtiest riffs-Sofakingz have produced some of the best aggressive yet fun and compelling live shows around.
Sofakingz first formed in Atlanta, Georgia by brothers Chad and Judd Foster. After 2 years of working with producer Anthony Dent at Sony-AMI Studios (Puff Daddy & Destiny's Child) and series of unreliable band members, Sofakingz moved back to the Northeast. "Back home", Sofakingz acquired bassist Ron Fowler and drummer Art Marotta. The talents of these two extremely talented musicians have propelled Sofakingz to the level they're at today.
In 2003, Sofakingz represented the Northeast and all metal bands as the only heavy act in a nationwide Battle of the Bands. Sofakingz placed 3rd and made it to the finals traveling to Kentucky to compete.
Just 3 short years after winning their first local Battle of the Bands Sofakingz had already played with some of the industry's most reputable acts like Static-X, Simple Plan, Ludacris, Hoobastank, Cold, Three Days Grace and dozens more. They were on the move, and expanding their horizons and leaving everyone else in their "Smoke".
Now today they have made a name for themselves nation wide, and without touring. Each member brings something unique to the table, allowing for a creative flow that produces some of the dirtiest riffs and bass drops in metal today.
Sofakingz is a band with the drive, love, tools and aspirations to make it to the highest level of their profession! Power, aggression, passion and pride fueled by P.B.R sums up an evening with the Sofakingz.
"When you have girls dancing at a metal show, you're doing
something right. Crowds love this band, they're great entertainers"
-Jason Keller, Radio DJ
Judd Foster- Vocals
Chad Foster- Guitar
Ron Fowler- Bass
Art Marotta- Drums
1:11 was the freshman album for the Sofakingz
Currently gets some airplay on local radio and is available all over the internet for download with more sites each month offering them.
Gorilla Warfare followed with a short but powerful set of songs.
Arms Ready the third album for Sofakingz and the introduction of dirty southern road house fused with metal. The beginning of what was to come...
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"When you have girls dancing at a metal show, you know you're doing something right. Crowds love thi..."When you have girls dancing at a metal show, you know you're doing something right. Crowds love this band they're great entertainers."
Not all songs are played at a show (All songs are Original Sofakingz Songs):
Each song is min. 3 minutes with some up to 5 minutes
Milk and Beer
Ode to the Bus
I'll Be There
Sets are typically 45 minutes to just over an hour. If the crowd is feeling it, the band will keep pushing. The set list has begun to change as Judd and Chad continue writing new and innovative material.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.