A hard-hitting melodic post-hardcore unit from Orange County, California, Speaking the King's formed in 2011 around the talents of guitarists Justin Bock and Mike Entin, bassist Brad Reihl, and drummer Will Peacock.
Drawing inspiration from artists like Of Mice & Men and We Came as Romans, the band's demos eventually found their way into the hands of A Day to Remember producer Tom Denney, who invited the fledgling group to his studio in Florida to cut some tracks. It was then that Speaking the King's brought on vocalist Bobby Burap, a seasoned frontman with a knack for both clean and scream registers, and began building the framework for what would eventually become the 2013 EP Here to Stay, which was released via Nuclear Blast. The band's first studio long player, the Steve Evetts-produced Carousel, followed in 2015. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi