Australian prog rockers Karnivool have released a new song entitled “The Refusal” as a free download. It is the first new track the band has released since 2009′s Sound Awake, which is still an album I play on a very regular basis. Unless I’m sorely mistaken, the free download is NOT a finished mix, as it sounds very rough around the edges. However, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s pretty obvious how grand and epic in scope the song is. Heavy, haunting, and thoroughly effected, it’s got my full attention.
Head on below to snag your copy of the song as well as see studio footage of the band. READ MORE
Australian prog rock band Karnivool has announced that they will be shooting a music video for the first single off their upcoming album, both of which are as-of-yet unnamed. The video is being directed by Chris Frey, who directed the video for “All I Know”, which you can watch below. Interestingly, the band states that they are working with children for this new video.
Per the band’s Facebook: “Today we are all in Melbourne shooting a clip for the first single off our forthcoming album. Our old friend Chris Frey is directing it, and we are breaking showbiz rule #1. Dont [sic] work with children. Stay tuned….”
The album will be the follow up to 2009′s fantastic Sound Awake, which is an album that I still play very often. I personally cannot wait for the new album and it is definitely one of my most anticipated releases of the year. READ MORE
It’s an amazing time for music, one where we have more listenable options open to us than ever before. And this number is only increasing with each day as we are given the ability to find new bands from resources such as Pandora, Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and much, much more. But with that vast amount of possibility lies a loneliness. After all, how can we hope to find great new music when there are so many options ahead of us?
Well my lovely readers, allow me to offer some suggestions, shall I? Without further ado, I present to you 5 Bands That Are The Future Of Rock And Metal! Head on below to see which bands I think are gonna be at the forefront of these beloved genres! READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you the exclusive US music video premiere for “Persona Non Grata” from Australian rockers Strangers. The song is the title track from their debut album, which will be coming out in the US April 9th via Permanent Records. The video mixes performance footage of the band with shots of a man in a sleeping bag running frantically away (or toward?) something. This band is definitely for fans of Karnivool or Dead Letter Circus.
Below you can find the video, tour dates, social links, and a FREE download of their track “Bred For Breeding”. Enjoy! READ MORE
Australian progressive rock band Karnivool is hard at work recording their third studio album, which will be the follow up to 2010′s Sound Awake (review). The as-of-yet untitled album will hopefully be released this year. In anticipation of the release, the band has posted several photos of bassist Jon Stockman recording in the studio. Check ‘em out below! READ MORE
How many of you have thought, “Man, wouldn’t it be just awesome if [insert band name here] toured with [insert band name here]?” I know I’ve done it on more than one occasion. Hell, I do it all the damn time. There are some tour pairings that make so much sense that it simply boggles my mind that the’ve never been done. These are tours that would get fans salivating, drool flowing from the mouth like waterfalls.
So I put together six of my most desired tour pairings, ones where the headliner and co-headliner would not only compliment each other but would take things to an entirely new level. Head on below to see my list! READ MORE
We all have those moments in songs that just speak to us. You know what I’m talking about, right? It’s that part of the song that you’re blasting in the car with a several of your friends and you make them all shut up so you can share that one special moment with them. Usually, it ends up with everyone staring at you, wondering what the hell you’re so excited about.
You know what? Screw ‘em. You know what’s so special. You know what’s going on. And you’re gonna scroll back to hear that part again, whether they like it or not.
So, join me below as I share 10 Moments In Songs That I Just Love! READ MORE
An album that I find myself coming back to quite often is Karnivool‘s Sound Awake. Full of beautiful songs that are richly layered and textured, it’s a joy every time I put it on. Well, now the fellas want to make sure people can enjoy their music not only aurally, but visually as well! The band is planning on releasing a DVD entitled It’s Alive. While there is no release date, there is a teaser available for your viewing pleasure below. READ MORE
I’m a sucker for alternative prog-rock. There’s just enough heaviness to satisfy the metal head in me but there is also a vast amount of tones and effects to appeal to the audiophile in me. Seriously, it’s like I’m an addict and the only cure is more interesting and unique sounds. So when I did a bit of reading and checking into A Liquid Landscape, I was immediately intrigued. They cite influences such as Dredg, Porcupine Tree, Sigur Ros, Karnivool, People In Planes, Tool, and more. Talk about an impressive roster of bands to admire, right? But anyone can claim such bands influence them. The question is can they take those influences and make a unique final product? Is Nightingale Express an album that stands on its own merits? READ MORE
Last year I was blown away by Australia’s Karnivool and their album Sound Awake. Their song New Day ended up getting my Song of the Year for 2010 and I still blast that album to this day. Well, this year brings me another Aussie band: Dead Letter Circus. Their debut album, This Is The Warning, has been out for over a year down under but is only just now getting a proper US release through Sumerian Records on July 26th. Produced by Forrester Savell, the same man who produced Sound Awake, there are obvious ways to connect the sound of Dead Letter Circus to Karnivool. But is This Is The Warning different enough to stand out on its own?
It’s widely known that the readers of Bloody Disgusting have their opinions about the SAW series. Whether you love it, hate it, or couldn’t care less, you can’t deny that the SAW films are capable of eliciting a reaction from viewers; but what about the reaction it gets from listeners? Every SAW film has a pretty intense soundtrack to match, and the wide usage of hard rock and heavy metal across all the releases is perfect for Bloody Disgusting readers. Here’s my rank of all seven films’ soundtracks from worst to best – but I’ll leave the actual movies talk up to you guys.
So, we’re at the end of another year and we here at Bloody-Disgusting love sharing our favorites (and our most hated) of the past year with you. So, I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite releases of the past year. Here’s the catch: I only used albums or songs from albums I reviewed in 2010. So, check after the jump for my “Best of 2010″!
2010 was the first full year of Bloody-Disgusting Music and it’s been one hell of a ride. We’ve worked hard to bring you readers contests, exclusives, reviews, originals and more, all because of our love of music and horror. For me personally, I’ve gotten to hang out with some of the coolest musicians, listen to great albums and write about what I love. Because of all of this, here is a random list of personal favorites from this year in Bloody Disgusting Music.
One of my favorite bands lately is Australia’s Karnivool. Their last album, Sound Awake (review HERE), is still in my car and won’t be leaving anytime soon. Well, they’ve just released a video for ‘Goliath’ which incorporates a lot of clips from Saw 3D, although it seems like the majority are just taken from the trailer.
Back for the seventh installment of the SAW horror series this Halloween, moviegoers will once again cringe in their seats as blood, guts and body parts are up for grabs in the Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures’ SAW 3D, in theaters everywhere on October 29th. What started out as an indie horror movie in 2004 has turned into the most successful horror series of all time, and the films’ soundtracks have always been fitting counterparts, assaulting the senses in a manner that would make Jigsaw proud. But for the series’ grand finale, presented in bone chilling 3D for the first time, the right music was more important than ever because the film going experience will be one of complete sensory immersion. SAW 3D Music Inspired by the Film has risen to the challenge, and will street on October 26th.
The countdown began yesterday on Facebook, so check it out HERE
Artists already announced for the soundtrack are Saving Abel, Saliva, Dir En Grey, Krokus, Hinder, My Darkest Day, Karnivool (BADASS!!), Dead By Sunrise and Wagdug Futuristic Unity (feat. Hiroshi Kyono of The Mad Capsule Markets).
So, I’m gonna try a new article series for you readers where I post the track list of the latest mix CD that I made. I still don’t have an MP3 player aside from my Droid (never saw the use for one), so I still resort to making mixes for my car.
There are two things I hope to get from this:
1) I want a chance to show other styles of music that I listen to. I’m not ONLY a metalhead, y’know? I try to listen to all styles of music, from classical to jazz to metal to pop to electronica to traditional folk and everything in between. And this leads me to…
2) I hope that by doing this, many of you readers will find new artists to check out. What’s better than finding new music that you really enjoy? I love finding new artists to check out!
So, after the jump, you’ll find the track list of the latest mix CD I made (in the same order) along with a YouTube video (if there is one) for you to check out songs right away!
Make sure to leave a comment if you like or dislike this article idea. If you love this idea and are artistically inclined and want to create ‘My Latest Mix’ logo for following articles, send me a PM to my BD username: Phantasmagoria666. If your logo gets picked, you’ll definitely be credited!
During their U.S. Tour with Fair to Midland, I was able to catch up with guitarists Drew and Hoss from Karnivool to chat about how the tour is going, what’s in the future and what are some of their favorite horror movies.
***NOTE: I apologize for the sound quality not being as up to par as per usual. There were some technical difficulties that only showed up AFTER the footage was transferred onto my computer. ***
Karnivool’s newest album, ‘Sound Awake’, was recently released here in the United States. Check out my review for the album HERE.
Ian Kenny – Vocals
Andrew Goddard – Guitars
Mark Hosking – Guitars
Jon Stockman – Bass
Steve Judd – Drums
I got an e-mail a few weeks ago that had my digital copy of Guitar Edge within. Seeing as how Alice in Chains was on the cover and the cover promised several other interesting stories, I started clicking through the pages to see what was new in regards to gear, tabs, interviews and articles. One of the articles/interviews in the magazine was with an Australian band named Karnivool. READ MORE