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Kunvuk

Formed: 2002
From: Sydney, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Kunvuk News

Below is our complete Kunvuk 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.

Kunvuk Releases New Music Video

Australian metallers Kunvuk have released the official music video for "Teeth Swallower," which can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's second album "Consume Rapture."

After touring nationally in support of debut album “Immute: Jackals," Kunvuk retreated to Shadow Mekanik Studios for six months to carve out a stomping and screaming sophomore punch-in-the-face. The band comments:

"Recorded, engineered and mixed again by the band’s guitarist and singer David Hart 'Consume Rapture' represents a leap forward in intensity and chaos for the band’s sound. The album was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Death, Mastodon, Converge) in New Windsor, New York. The band donated 50% of all profits from their recent Become Monster tour to the Save The Tassie Devil Foundation, which works to help the endangered Tasmanian Devils through breeding programs and research into Devil Facial Tumour Disease." More...

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Kunvuk Announces First Leg Of New Tour

Australia's Kunvuk has announced the first leg of the band's "Become Monster" tour. The thirteen date tour will include locations throughout New South Wales and Queensland. Kunvuk comments:

“We are stoked to announce this string of dates which will officially kick off our touring plans for the 'Consume Rapture' record. The tour will take Kunvuk into a number of regions the band has not been to yet so we are excited to get out there and meet all you crazy fuckers.

"If you don't see your town/city listed on the tour schedule do not freak. In the coming months we will announce tour plans for the rest of the states of Australia so drop us a line and check in to see if we are coming to your town."

Kunvuk released second album “Consume Rapture” in June 2012. After touring nationally in support of debut album “Immute: Jackals,” Kunvuk retreated to the Shadow Mekanik Studios for six months to carve out the stomping and screaming sophomore punch-in-the-face. The album was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York.

As previously announced, the band will be donating 50% of all profits from the tour to the Save The Tassie Devil Foundation, which works to help the endangered Tasmanian Devils. More...

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Kunvuk Releases New Music Video

Kunvuk has posted a new music video online, which can be viewed below, and the band commented on the clip:

"Crack heads and crackers. Check out the first official music video from 'Consume Rapture.' The video was shot while we were in preparation for the album launch and shows snippets from a pretty typical band rehearsal. Dim the lights and crank the frequencies. We give you 'Rapture Pt. 1 (Incite)'..."

You can also stream the previously posted song "Teeth Swallower" over at this location.

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Kunvuk Streaming New Song

Australia's Kunvuk has released the song "Teeth Swallower" for streaming and as a free download. Check out the track in the player below. The song comes off the band's 2nd record "Consume Rapture," which was released earlier this month. Kunvuk also commented:

"After touring nationally in support of debut album 'Immute: Jackals,' Kunvuk retreated to their Shadow Mekanik Studios for six months to carve out their stomping and screaming sophomore punch-in-the-face. Recorded, engineered and mixed again by the band’s guitarist and singer David Hart 'Consume Rapture' represents a leap forward in intensity and chaos for the band’s sound.

"The album was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (DEATH, SWANS, MASTODON, CONVERGE, BARONESS, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, CLUTCH) in New Windsor, New York."

As previously stated by Kunvuk they will be donating 50% of all profits from “Consume Rapture” to the the “Save the Tasmanian Devil Program.” More...

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Kunvuk Donating Profits To Save Tasmanian Devils

Australian metal trio Kunvuk will be donating 50% of all profits from the band's second album “Consume Rapture” to the “Save the Tasmanian Devil Program." The band commented:

“Devil Facial Tumour Disease threatens the existence of this incredible animal and we are putting our money where our mouth is to help save this most metal of all creatures. We will be donating 50% of all profits from the 'Consume Rapture' album. So when you purchase a copy of our album, either digitally or physically, you'll be putting a good chunk of that money towards not only supporting Australian music but one of our most beloved and iconic animals. For further information on the cause go to this location."

Kunvuk is set to release the band's second album "Consume Rapture" later this month. After touring nationally in support of debut album “Immute: Jackals,” Kunvuk retreated to Shadow Mekanik Studios for six months to carve out a stomping and screaming sophomore punch-in-the-face. The album was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York.

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Kunvuk Announces New Album Title

Australian unhinged metallers Kunvuk, who recently challenged Limp Bizkit to create the “heaviest, most crazy metal record of all time," have now set “Consume Rapture” as the title of their second album.

"Consume Rapture" is due out for release in June via The Light of Damnation Records. The follow up to 2010’s “Immute: Jackals” is once again being produced and mixed by David Hart, the band’s lead guitarist/vocalist.

The album will be mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, DEATH, SWANS, MASTODON, CONVERGE, BARONESS, CLUTCH) in New Windsor, New York. Further details will be announced as they are made available.

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Kunvuk Challenges Limp Bizkit

In response to Limp Bizkit’s claim that the band is currently working on the “heaviest, most crazy metal record of all time” Australian metallers Kunvuk have issued the following statement:

“The audacity of a band like Limp Bizkit to make such an absurd statement is almost incomprehensible. It’s the same as if Nickelback were to come out and say that they are relevant to the progression of rock. Or if Marilyn Manson were to come out and say he wasn’t an overweight, passed-his-use-by-date middle-aged drag queen. Usually we wouldn’t give this kind of scum a second thought but Durst has a way of giving grown men hives. Trying to step into the domain of crazy metal? Well I guess you pinched a nerve in me boy.

"Listen LIMP BIZKIT. We want to see you try and make the heaviest, most crazy metal record you can. I guarantee that we, KUNVUK, will hand you your ass at this endeavour. We are working on our new album now. Let’s see you stick to your fucking word. You think you know crazy? Then let’s strap it on and get crazy.

"Yours in the utmost contempt, KUNVUK

"P.S. We saw your recent tribute to Jessica at Soundwave and it is not fucking cool to have her name up there while your bouncing around singing about pussy. That girl was 16 when she died. Don’t know whether you meant to pull her name down after the tribute song or not but it appeared to be a major dick move on your part to keep it up through the 'hits.'"

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Kunvuk Posts New Music Video

"Where Orchidectomy And Mastitis Street Meet Is Why I Will Die," the new video from Australian unhinged metallers Kunvuk, has been posted online and can be viewed below.

This is the third and most ambitious music video from the independent metal band yet. Shot across eight different locations, stretching across thousands of kilometres, culled from over 200 individual clips and taking 10 months to compile, this epic 9-minute music video was directed by Luis Barra, the band's bass player.

Kunvuk is currently working on the follow up to the band's debut album “Immute:Jackals.” The previous album was recorded, engineered, mixed and produced by the band’s lead guitarist/vocalist David Hart and mastered by Rick O’Neil at Turtlerock Mastering. More...

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Kunvuk Vocalist To Perform With Blind Image

Indian metal band Blind Image has announced that due to visa issues the group's frontman, Noble Luke, is unable to perform on an upcoming tour of Australia. Filling in for him will be David Hart who fronts Australian experimental/technical metal trio Kunvuk.

Blind Image drummer/percussionist Krish previously commented on the impending Australian tour: “We have the privilege of being the first Indian metal band to hit the AUS shores and it will be an interesting experience to play along with some really quality bands from Australia such as Dawn Heist, Kunvuk and Humonic. Can’t wait for it."

Kunvuk will also be performing alongside Blind Image in Canberra and Sydney.

Kunvuk recently announced that the band has signed to Deadsets Promotions for a multi territory deal booking agreement encompassing Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. The band is also currently working on the follow-up to debut album “Immute: Jackals."

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Kunvuk Posts "Immune" Video

Australia's Kunvuk has posted an official music video online for the song "Immune," which is taken from the band's "Immute:Jackals" album. You can check out the clip below.

Kunvuk also previously posted a video clip online for the song "Hypochondriac," which can be found at this location.

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Kunvuk Announces New Drummer

Australian unhinged metallers Kunvuk have announced the addition of Virgile Coste to the group’s ranks. A message from the band reads as follows:

"We have found the most incredible drummer in this insanely dynamic Frenchman. The songs from our debut album are sounding absolutely crushing with him and the new songs are shaping up to be incredible shape-shifting, teeth-crushing experiments in ferocious annoyance. Our band now wholly contains three members from three different continents: Europe, South America and Australia. Damn! We couldn’t be more pumped!"

“Hypochondriac,” the first music video from Kunvuk is also available for viewing by heading over to this location.

Kunvuk's “Immute: Jackals” album was recorded, engineered, mixed and produced by the band's lead guitarist/vocalist David Hart and mastered by Rick O'Neil at Turtlerock Mastering. The album was released as a two-disc, DVD-sized, eight-panel digipack with 24-page booklet. The first disc contained 12 new compositions rallying from the brink of insanity to the pinnacle of clarity. Coupled with this was a second disc which contained the reconstructed, re-recorded, remixed, and remastered version of the band's demo EP, "The Gone Mekanik Anticipation Demonstration."

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Kunvuk Posts "Hypochondriac" Video

“Hypochondriac,” the newly uploaded video clip from Australian unhinged metallers Kunvuk, can be viewed in the player below.

Kunvuk’s debut album “Immute: Jackals” was made available for free download recently from the band’s website. “Immute: Jackals” was released in September 2010 and was recorded, engineered, mixed, and produced by the band's lead guitarist/vocalist David Hart. The effort was mastered by Rick O'Neil at Turtlerock Mastering.

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Kunvuk Completes Work On New Album

Sydney, Australia-based metal band KUNVUK has completed the mixing and mastering of their debut album “Immute:Jackals.” The album was recorded, engineered, mixed and produced by the band’s lead guitarist/vocalist David Hart and mastered by the legendary Rick O’Neil (FAITH NO MORE, GRINSPOON, BOB DYLAN) at Turtlerock Mastering.

Recorded at the band’s own Shadow Mekanik Studios, the album will be released as a two-disc digipack edition. The first disc will contain 12 new compositions. Coupled with this will be a second disc which will contain the reconstructed, rerecorded, remixed and remastered version of the band's demo EP, "The Gone Mekanik Anticipation Demonstration".

Recorded over a two year period, “Immute:Jackals” has been completely independently funded and produced and will be self-released via the band's own label, The Light of Damnation Records. It is expected to be released towards the end of September 2010 though no official date has been announced by the band at this stage.

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Kunvuk Announces New Album Title

Australian unhinged metallers Kunvuk have set “Immute: What Follows The Feeding of Jackals” as the title of their forthcoming debut LP. The album is currently slated for release in July of 2009 and is set to be released as a two-disc digipack edition. The first disc will contain 10 new compositions rallying from the brink of insanity to the pinnacle of clarity. Coupled with this will be a second disc which will be a reconstructed, rerecorded, remixed and remastered version of the band's demo EP “The Gone Mekanik Anticipation Demonstration.” The album will be self-funded and self-released via the band’s own label, The Light of Damnation Records.

For anyone eager to hear the new material before the disc drops, you can catch the band live at Club Blink in Sydney, Australia on March 6th. They will be video-taping this show for future release.

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Kunvuk Welcomes New Drummer, Trina Tuffy

Australian-based technical, groove metal band Kunvuk have announced their new drummer. They have issued the following welcoming message:

"Kunvuk welcomes in to its ranks the explosive and insanely dynamic (Hurrikane Ka)Trina Tuffy! After an extensive and thoroughly debilitating search of the Sydney landscape we have found the missing piece to this band in this dangerous girl and are now stomping and screaming in gleeful anticipation of what the future days will bring." More...

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Kunvuk Parts Ways With Drummer, Seeks Replacement

Australian-based technical groove metal band Kunvuk has parted ways with drummer Felipe Cordoba and is currently seeking a replacement.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the departure of Felipe Cordoba from Kunvuk. He was unable to continue in the band due to his family commitments and his desire to follow a career in film. We wish him all the best for the future.

"So now we need a new drummer! All applicants can contact us via our website or through our myspace page. We will be holding rehearsals soon and relish the challenge of bringing you a larger, uglier and more insane version of Kunvuk in the coming months. Stay focused.”

Kunvuk recently been announced to perform at this year’s Sydney Dime Show which is held each year to celebrate the late great metal guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who was tragically killed on stage in 2004. For more information visit www.kunvuk.com and myspace.com/sydneydimeshow.

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