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Below is our complete Karnivool 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.
Australia's KARNIVOOL are currently wrapping up their SOLD OUT "NEW DAY TOUR" in Australia and has announced that they'll be returning stateside next month for the North American leg. Named after the eight-minute song from their recently released full-length Sound Awake, the "NEW DAY TOUR" will commence August 6th in Vancouver before looping the U.S. and ending in Los Angeles on September 13th. Tampa's Tides Of Man will open for most of the dates.
"It's time for a good ol' North American road trip again," attests guitarist Drew Goddard. "Look for a big white van full of weird Aussies with bad hair and guitars pulling up at a town near you."
Before touching down in the U.S., KARNIVOOL will play their first UK festival slot on Aug 1st as part of the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth with Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden & Iggy & The Stooges. More...
Perth’s Karnivool has announced a second show at Melbourne's Palace Theatre on December 3, with their first show (Dec 2) nearly sold out. Tickets are on sale now.
In other news, the band just released the video for second single, "All I Know," directed by Chris Frey, who also directed the band's video for "Set Fire to The Hive" earlier in the year. Check it out below.
American progressive rock band Dredg has cancelled their supporting Australian tour with Karnivool, set to take place from mid November through to December around Australia.
The band commented: “Unfortunately, dredg will no longer be touring in Australia with Karnivool this November/December. After further planning and some unexpected twists we have found that the tour is no longer feasible. We are extremely apologetic and hope that someday, in the near future, we will be able to finally tour there. Until then…”
Welsh ragga metal outfit Skindred has announced that Swedish metal band Dead By April will be joining them on their headlining tour of the United Kingdom later this year, along with Australian metal band Karnivool. The tour is in support of Skindred's forthcoming new album, "Shark Bites And Dog Fights" which will be released in September.
The tour dates are as follows:
Sep 30 Norwich Waterfront
Oct 1 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Oct 2 Manchester Club Academy
Oct 3 Leeds Cockpit
Oct 4 Newcastle Academy 2
Oct 5 Glasgow ABC 2
Oct 7 Stoke Sugarmill
Oct 8 Sheffield Corporation
Oct 9 Northhampton Raodmender
Oct 10 Wolverhapmton Wulfrun Hall
Oct 11 Oxford Academy 2
Oct 13 Cardif Solus
Oct 14 Bristol Academy 2
Oct 15 Falmouth Pavillions
Oct 16 Exeter Phoenix
Oct 17 Southampton University
Oct 19 Brighton Concorde
Oct 20 London Electric Ballroom
Karnivool has released tour dates for a series of shows in their native Australia to celebrate the release of their upcoming sophomore release, "Sound Awake." Here are the latest tour dates:
June, 20 2009 08:00 PM - Tivoli (18+) , Brisbane, Queensland
June, 24 2009 08:00 PM - Metro Theatre (18+) , Sydney, New South Wales
June, 26 2009 08:00 PM - The Forum (18+) , Melbourne, Victoria
June, 28 2009 08:00 PM - HQ (18+) , Adelaide, South Australia
July, 1 2009 08:00 PM - Metro Fremantle (18+) , Perth, Western Australia
Karnivool have released the first taste of new music of their upcoming sophomore album. A new song entitled "Set Fire To The Hive" can be heard on the band's Myspace. The track appears on the band's upcoming new album, "Sound Awake".
Austrailian metal band, Karnivool, has posted a new song on their MySpace page, entitled "Set Fire To The Hive." The song comes off their upcoming record, "Sound Awake," which will be released this May.
Australia's Karnivool have set "Sound Awake" as the title of their sophomore album. More details will be released very soon.
Karnivool has completed mixing their upcoming, currently untitled, sophomore album. The album is currently slated for a summer release via Bieler Bros. Records. More details are set to surface soon.
Karnivool are currently in Melbourne, Australia entering the final mixing stages on the follow up to their debut album, "Themata." The band is currently plotting a late summer/fall release.
Karnivool has posted a new video blog on their progress recording their upcoming sophomore album. Karnivool's second, currently untitled album should hit stores this summer, and is expected to include songs that the band has been playing live for a while including "New Day" and "Goliath."
You can check out the video below. More...
Karnivool have posted a dual update regarding their highly-anticipated second album. Guitarist Drew Goddard issued the following studio update:
"YES! There’s a pulse! We are alive and breathing in 2009. Firstly, we apologise for the lack of updates. It’s now completely apparent that when we create an album we have a tendency to get sucked headfirst into a vortex, some parallel universe - home to the fairies, gnomes and goblins and long fucking hours in the studio.
"Thankfully, we have an end in sight. We are spending the rest of this month and early February finishing extra tracking, (yes there’s lots) and then mixing through to the end of the month. We can’t thank everyone enough, for the constant flow of support and interest, and especially patience while we conduct our bizarre, drawn out and slightly masochistic ritual that is our songwriting/recording process. We’ve almost finished a new video blog that’s captured a lot of what has been happening over the last couple of months, this will be up in the next couple of days. Until then, check the pictures section for some snaps of the band at work in the studio, and for those who have not stumbled across it whilst getting lost in the wonders of youtube, attached to this blog is a live version of a song called “Deadman” from the show at The Metro in Sydney last year. The song will feature on the upcoming 2nd album due for release early this year. We will be revealing the album title and release date in the coming weeks and will continue to post updates more regularly from now and up to the time of release. We’re all very excited about what we’ve produced over the last 4 years, (haha!) and can’t wait to share it with you. Thanks again and check back shortly."
Additionally, two pages of photos from the band's recent time in the studio can be found here.
Karnivool's second, currently untitled album should hit stores this summer, and is expected to include songs that the band has been playing live for a while including "New Day" and "Goliath".
Phillip Island's annual New Years Eve event, the Pyramid Rock Festival, has announced the first group of acts to be confirmed for its fifth year.
Karnivool, Gyroscope, Birds of Tokyo and Mammal join The Black Keys, The Living End, Morcheeba and Cut Copy among the 22 artists that make up the first half of announcements.
Tickets go on sale at 9:00am on Thursday, September 4th from www.thepyramidrockfestival.com online and physical retailers.
The full line-up is as follows: More...
Karnivool are currently locked away in a studio in Perth, Australia completing pre-production on the follow-up to their outstanding debut album, "Themata." A journal update from the band on the matter states:
"The 2nd album is shaping up to be a gem. You may have realised by now that we don't write albums very quickly, but we don't like to do things by halves. We are about to lock the doors of our comfy little studio which sits among the serene surrounds of the industrial hussle and bussle of Osborne Park where we will be entering the 'preproduction' stage. Joining us once again on the start of our excellent adventure is our good friend Forrester Savell. In the next two weeks we will be finishing tracks, tying up loose ends, chopping things up and sticking them together again, applying the lacquer where necessary, or taking to it with blunt objects where necessary. All in all, making the sure everything is exactly how we like it before we begin the real tracking process within the coming weeks. Once again, thanks for your patience and support. In the meantime here's a little video of what we've been up to recently. We will be posting videos and blogging on a regular basis throughout the pre-production and recording period, check back soon.
"In other news....Karnivool are amongst the first bunch of bands announced for the 2008 Homebake Festival. The lineup includes Crowded House, You Am I, The Vines, and shitloads more... This will take place at Domain Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney City on Saturday December 6. Tickets go on sale 9:00am Monday August 18th. Check www.homebake.com.au or www.myspace.com/homebake for more details."
Karnivool's new record is set to drop in 2009.
Here's a short video update/blog from the new album as well: More...
Bieler Bros Records issues the following press release:
"Fresh off their stint with Rage Against The Machine and others on "The Big Day Out" circuit, Karnivool are set to hit the road again in their native Australia. Bannered as the "Aeons" Tour, Karnivool is promising fans a unique and unforgettable experience. A list of dates for the run can be found here."
Tuesday November 6th, 2007 I had the opportunity to photograph The Great American Rampage Tour which included Karnivool, Ankla, Skindred and Nonpoint. The show took place at the Wedge Nightclub in Austintown, Ohio, where fans can not only experience an awesome show but if you're up front, you can order your drinks right there without having to loose your spot in the front row. All of the bands put on an amazing performance and were some of the nicest guys to talk to. It was definally one of the best tours I've seen this year.
Brutal Australia is a documentary into the contemporary Australian metal scene. The projects' myspace page discusses Brutal Australia:
"The heavy music scene has undergone a massive transformation in recent years with an influx of amazing bands, new styles, a new image and an incredible level of acceptance. Now is Australia’s time! The revolution has begun! What were once just a bunch of underground bands rocking out to an empty room at their local pub are now outselling some of Australia's biggest pop stars in both ticket and album sales. Brutal Australia is an in depth documentary showing the scene from the bands perspective, with interviews from the most influential Metal, Hardcore, Metalcore, Hard Rock, Death Metal and Tech bands in the country. This film is a must see for not only all heavy music fans, but also those that may not understand the music, the people or the lifestyle."
Directed by Will Gaffney and produced by Raw Sound Industries, Brutal Australia will see release sometime in November of this year, and will feature Parkway Drive, I Killed The Prom Queen, Sunk Loto, Karnivool, Daysend, Psycroptic, and Five Star Prison Cell. You can visit the projects' Myspace page or Brutal Australia's offical website for more information.
This week brings big milestones in the world of Karnivool. The band is currently set to kick off a sold out tour of their native Australia. Fans attending the upcoming gigs can expect some exciting surprises as well as the debut of new songs. Those tour dates are as follows:
06.7.2007 : Bunbury at Prince of Wales Hotel Bunbury (18+)
06.9.2007 : Brisbane at The Zoo (SOLD OUT SHOW!)
06.10.2007 : Sydney at Luna Park (Come Together Festival)
06.13.2007 : Melbourne at Hi Fi Bar w/ Dead Letter Circus and Bushido (SOLD OUT SHOW!)
06.14.2007 : Melbourne at Hi Fi Bar w/ Dead Letter Circus and Bushido (SOLD OUT SHOW!)
06.15.2007 : Adelaide at Fowlers Live Lic and AA w/ Dead Letter Circus and Bushido (SOLD OUT SHOW!)
06.23.2007 : Perth at Capitol w/ Dead Letter Circus (18+)
06.24.2007 : Perth at MIdland Railway Workshops w/ Behind Crimson Eyes, Butterfingers, Macromantics, Dallas Crane and more. (HyperFest. All ages show! Only $10)
Although Karnivool's debut album "Themata" is a newborn release in the US and many other regions of the world, the record has been available in Australia for nearly two years. Recently, Karnivool celebrated the album's 100th week on the Australian Independent Chart. This week the record clocks in at #14. A truly amazing feat for the band and their rabid fan base abroad. Themata hit stores in the United States this past April through Bieler Bros. Records and has been met with critical acclaim from major music media such as Kerrang!, who deemed the record "a soaring journey of melody". Select tracks from Themata can be heard here. While the video for the first single, the title track "Themata" can be seen here.
Recently, award-winning Karnivool guitarist Drew Goddard conducted a question and answer session with fans. The segment known as "The Hot Seat" brought in a tremendous response from fans from all around the world. Selected segments of that Q&A can be found online here.
Karnivool have posted a new track from their debut album "Themata". Entitled "COTE", the song serves as the opener of the bands album and has been picking up a buzz as of late on the internet. You can check out the song on Karnivool's MySpace page. The first single from the album "Themata" can also be heard on the band's e-card.
"Themata" Hits Stores today, Tuesday April 10th.
With the release of their debut album "Themata" just weeks away, Karnivool have posted a new live video for their first single, the title track, "Themata". The video was filmed in the bands' native Austrailia and is DVD quality. Viewers can check the video out here and then preview the album at this location.
"Themata" hits stores April 10th.