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Khoma

Formed: 2002
From: Umeå, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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Khoma Issue Update

Sweden’s KHOMA (formerly known as KOMA) have issued the following update:

"Just a quick update. The summer is looking quite calm at the moment. We're gonna focus on writing new songs and trying to record. Right now everyone is working on ideas, and we have a few songs that are shaping up. So, we will try to keep you updated as they come to life, and post some new lyrics and the ideas behind it here.

"Hopefully we can play a few shows late summer, but nothing is set yet. If you have any ideas of nice places to go - let us know."

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Khoma Announce UK Dates w/ 36 Crazyfists

In addition to their confirmed date at the Download festival, KHOMA (formerly KOMA) — the Swedish band featuring members of CULT OF LUNA, THE PERISHERS, and the DEPORTEES — will be playing a handful of gigs with labelmates 36 CRAZYFISTS. The details are as follows:

Jun. 09 – Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
Jun. 13 - Cardiff, UK @ Barfly
Jun. 14 - Birmingham, UK @ Barfly
Jun. 15 - London, UK @ Barfly

KHOMA released their sophomore album, "The Second Wave", in April via Roadrunner Records.

Hailing from Umeå, a hotbed of Swedish talent (CULT OF LUNA, REFUSED, MESHUGGAH, (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY, etc.), KHOMA was born in 2002. Conceived from a fusion of the long established local hardcore scene and a more diverse, emotive pop scene, KHOMA features the core of vocalist Jan Jämte, guitarist Johannes Persson, and Fredrik Kihlberg on guitar/piano.

KHOMA's debut album, "Tsunami", was issued under the band's previous moniker, in 2004.

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Khoma To Release 'The Second Wave' In April

KHOMA (formerly KOMA), the Swedish band featuring members of CULT OF LUNA, THE PERISHERS, and the DEPORTEES, will release their sophomore album, "The Second Wave", on April 3 via Roadrunner Records.

Hailing from Umeå, a hotbed of Swedish talent (CULT OF LUNA, REFUSED, MESHUGGAH, (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY, etc.), KHOMA was born in 2002. Conceived from a fusion of the long established local hardcore scene and a more diverse, emotive pop scene, KHOMA features the core of vocalist Jan Jämte, guitarist Johannes Persson, and Fredrik Kihlberg on guitar/piano. An official web site, www.khoma.net, is scheduled to launch January 9.

KHOMA's debut album, "Tsunami", was issued under the band's previous moniker, in 2004.

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Khoma Sign To Roadrunner Records

Roadrunner Records is proud to announce their latest signing - Khoma.

Hailing from Umeå, a hotbed of Swedish talent (Cult Of Luna, Refused, Meshuggah, International Noise Conspiracy etc), Khoma was born in 2002. Conceived from a fusion of the long established local hardcore scene and a more diverse, emotive pop scene, Khoma has two faces. One that writes, rehearses, and records songs, and another that gathers to play live.

The core of Khoma is always static - vocalist Jan Jämte, guitarist Johannes Persson, and Fredrik Kihlberg on guitar/piano - but the surrounding band members are a rolling collective of musicians. The band hail from varied musical backgrounds and all members still play in a number of different groups: Cult of Luna, The Perishers, and the Deportees to name three. Accordingly, Khoma began as a side project. “We weren't even a real band, merely a project filling a musical void, something we created because we felt a need to play together”, explains Jan. “Since we had no real goals and no one expected anything, we also had nothing to lose. It was all about the music.” With no pressure and total creative freedom, the members wrote the music they personally wanted to hear. The result was a harsh, emotional, and intense mixture of sweeping melodies and roaring guitars. “Khoma is a breathing space where the different styles fuse”, Jan elaborates. “We have a vision of creating heavy music that reflects more feelings than just sheer aggression. Sometimes whispering can be more powerful than screaming.” More...

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