Karnivool were formed in 1997 in Perth, Australia. The current members of the band are Ian Kenny, Andrew Goddard, Jon Stockman, Mark Hosking and Steve Judd. The band’s name is derived from a local anecdotal description that the original members were “a bunch of clowns”.
Revolution is a chaotic and unbalanced affair. It challenges the state of things and, for those who revolt against the status quo, it bears both great risk and reward. These truths are as vital in art as they are in any other realm and it is within these redefining forces that Australian hard-rock architects, Karnivool thrive.
With their acclaimed 2005 debut, ‘Themata’ and 2009’s ground breaking follow-up, ‘Sound Awake’, Karnivool established themselves as one of the most vital forces in progressive modern music. Karnivool belied expectation again with their third album, ‘Asymmetry’ in 2013. This brazen, introspective and expansive work was designed in the band’s Perth studio over two years and recorded with legendary producer Nick DiDia (Rage Against The Machine, Mastodon).
Karnivool have toured extensively in Australia and worldwide, making appearances at Sonisphere (in the UK), Rock AM Ring / Rock IM Park (in Germany) and Download Festival to name a few. The band will be performing at Mercury Live in Cape Town on the 22nd of April 2016 and at The Bassline in Newtown, Johannesburg on the 23rd of April 2016.
Tickets are on sale nationwide via Computicket. No support acts have been announced for the tour yet.
To get yourself in the mood, check out the music video for their song, “We Are” below:
To be dead honest, I’ve never heard of this band before, but I’m glad I discovered them today. I’m totally looking forward to their performances in South Africa and you should be as well. You’re welcome to call me an idiot, but I don’t hear that much Aussie rock on SA’s radio stations…
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