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Below is our complete Karkaos news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Karkaos has evolved into one of the most reputable and celebrated melodic extreme metal acts hailing from Montreal, QC.
This female-fronted band returns in 2017 with forthcoming offering "Children of The Void," which features new vocalist Viky Boyer, drummer Justine Ethier (Blackguard), and lead guitarist Samael Pelletier. Check out new music video "Kolossòs" below.
Recorded, mastered and mixed with Christian Donaldson and Marc-o Frechette at The Grid and Silverwings Studios for keyboards, "Children of The Void" features collaborations with guest artists Lindsay Schoolcraft from Cradle of Filth and Morgan Lander from Kittie. The artwork was made by Marcela Bolívar while the layout was done by Fred Riverin from I Legion.
"We have been working hard for a long time to be able to give you an album that combines beautiful melodies to our own symphonic signature, groovy and brutal riffs to intensity as well as catchy choruses," comments guitarist Vincent Harnois. More...
Canadian group Karkaos just issued the following announcement about bringing on new drummer Justine Ethier:
"Karkaos would like to welcome Justine Ethier, known for her work in Blackguard and Sykode on drums. Blackguard is one of the bands that helped us define our sound and after a few years in the scene, we were lucky enough to get to know Justine through friends.
"Her skills are going to take Karkaos on a whole new level and we are already working on the catchiest, heaviest and hardest material we’ve ever had. The chemistry both as musicians and as friends is simply amazing and we can’t wait to share that on stage with you all."
Here’s what Justine had to say: "I’m proud to join the ranks of Karkaos, a band I’ve always respected. Musically, it feels like home." More...
It's that time of year: Asher Media Relations is proud to offer its latest holiday sampler "Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 4" featuring 44 tracks of headbanging fury from bands the PR company have had the honor of working with in 2014.
"It's been a great year supporting metal and rock and we like to showcase this year's talent we've enjoyed working with. We like to thank all our media friends, partners and the fans for your continuous support in helping the unheard to be heard! Looking forward to 2015!" comments AMR founder / music publicist Jon Asher.
Extreme melodic metal band Karkaos will be performing the band's first show with new vocalist Viky Boyer on November 28th in Montreal, QC at Petit Cafe Campus alongside Märchenbilder, Instanzia and At Dawn's Edge.
Tickets and show info can be found at this location. Boyer joins Karkaos after the band parted ways with former vocalist Veronica O. Rodriquez, who appeared on 2014’s "Empire" and 2011’s "In Burning Skies."
Now returning to the Montreal metal scene, Karkaos is sharing with fans a taste of what to expect at the show with the re-recorded track "Leap Of Faith." Check it out below. More...
Recently announcing the band's return to the Montreal metal scene with new vocalist Viky Boyer, Karkaos is proud to reveal to fans a re-recorded track with the vicious songstress titled "Leap of Faith" (taken from latest album "Empire").
The band comments: "We present you Leap of Faith covered by Viky Boyer, our new lead singer. We chose this song specifically for its high energy and diverse singing styles. Enjoy, comment and share!"
In additional news, Karkaos will be performing the first show with Boyer on November 28th in Montreal at Petit Cafe Campus alongside Märchenbilder, Instanzia, and At Dawn's Edge. More...
After parting ways with former vocalist Veronica O. Rodriquez and with two releases under the band's belt, Montreal's Karkaos is proud to announce a return to the scene with new vocalist Viky Boyer. The band comments:
"Today we welcome Viky Boyer to the Karkaos family. Her passion and dedication inspired us and her voice opened gateways to bigger and better things to come. We are honored to henceforth share the stage with this talented musician, exceptional singer and all-around amazing person.
"More importantly we are excited to unleash this beast of a front woman and show you all what a new Karkaos is all about! Be sure to come out on November 28th in Montreal at Petit Cafe Campus to give a warm welcome to Viky, enjoy a killer show and share a few drinks to celebrate this new and exciting chapter in the Karkaos history."
New vocalist Viky Boyer also had this to say: "It’s an honor for me to play with such talented musicians. I've known Karkaos for awhile now; I’ve always appreciated their music, so I knew I had to give it a shot when I got the opportunity! Lots of stuff to come. We already started to write new material, and I feel like I’m right where I belong."
The band has also posted a teaser for the upcoming re-recorded track "Leap of Faith" off the band's latest album "Empire." The full track will be released on Monday, October 20th. More...
Canadian outfit Karkoas has issued the following statement about parting ways with vocalist Veronica Rodriguez:
"As of today, Veronica Ortiz Rodriguez is no longer part of Karkaos. A change of priorities and involvement made us realize that there was no other solution than to part ways at this time.
"The decision was hard to take but we feel that this will bring best to both parties in the long run. We wish Veronica all the best in her future endeavors and we will keep everyone updated about our upcoming shows. Thank you for your understanding and keep the militia standing as we will come back stronger than ever.
Nihiliste Booking and WTFMetalMusic have teamed up to release a Quebec metal compilation titled "Lys Apocalypse." You can stream or download the compilation either through the player below or at the Nihiliste Booking Bandcamp page. The track listing is as follows:
1. Beyond Creation - Coexistence
2. Pronostic - Deviated Inner Spectrum
3. First Fragment - Paradoxal Subjugation
4. Mécanique Du Vertige - Miami Vice
5. Deathlehem - Epic of Creation
6. Valfreya - Ocean's Assault
7. A Cascade Dream - Center of the Earth
8. Gloria Victis - A love War
9. Obscurcis Romancia - Seasons of Infinite Sorrow
10. Sanguine Glacialis - Into the Heart of Chaos
11. Paretic Dementia - Polite Execution
12. Karkaos - Awaiting the Clock's Last Turn
13. Aenygmist - Held in Poisoned Hands
14. Pallor Mortis - Of Wrath and Sinuous Slaying
15. Tunguska Mammoth - Dark Age
16. Strigampire - The Enemy Inside
17. Valknacht - Valkyries Still Ride
18. Ancestors Revenge - The Rash that Spread
19. Morgue - Heights of Babel
20. Who Cares? - Victory
21. Deadly Revenge - Vengeance
22. Soiled By Blood - Kill Them All
23. Upon Your Grave - Haunting Of The Beast
24. Away from Fate - Party In A Row
25. A Hitman's Business - Seeking Revenge
26. Price of Blood - Grind & Dust More...
Canadian act Karkaos has posted the band's entire "In Burning Skies" EP online for streaming via Bandcamp. Check out the songs from the release in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
2. Awaiting The Clock's Last Turn
4. The Last Stand
5. Lie For a Lie
6. The Tempest
Montreal's Karkaos has posted a new official video clip online for the song "The Tempest," which can be found below. "The Tempest" is a cut off the band's latest EP release "In Burning Skies." For more details on Karkaos, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
The "In Burning Skies" track listing is as follows:
2. Awaiting The Clock's Last Turn
4. The Last Stand
5. Lie For A Lie
6. The Tempest