FULL LENGTH “SOUND AWAKE” OUT FEBRUARY 16th
VIA SIN/SONYMUSIC INDEPENDENT NETWORK
New York, NY – KARNIVOOL have built a devoted army of fervent fans over the years through their captivating music, incessant touring and extraordinary live performances.
After baiting us with the digital-only Set Fire To The Hive EP, KARNIVOOL prepare to award the States with the full-length that has already taken Australia and the UK by storm with the release of Sound Awake on February 16, 2010 via SIN/SonyMusic Independent Network.
Four years since their last album in their homeland of Australia, Sound Awake debuted at #2 on the national ARIA albums chart, eclipsed only by global mega-brand the Black Eyed Peas. The album has already gone GOLD in Oz and expresses Karnivool’s reputation as the sharp end of the cutting edge of heavy rock in the country.
Produced by Forrester Savell (The Butterfly Effect, Mammal, Dead Letter Circus), Sound Awake is kaleidoscopic & multi-dimensional. It delivers the band’s trademark sound and takes the listener to new heights as it ventures into innovative exploratory territory.
There has been some critical praise of Sound Awake rolling in from overseas. Rolling Stone Australia awarded the album 4 STARS calling it “A sprawling work of melody, mood, tempo and musicianship… Intricacy, pedantry and perfection.” Dan Slessor of KERRANG! exclaims, “Their sound is a fine one indeed – exploratory and spacious, heavy, truly epic, and gorgeously melodic.”
The lead track on the album, “Set Fire To The Hive,” with its distorted vocals, up-tempo vibe, raw prog-punk feel and vocalist Ian Kenny’s venomous delivery, sounds nothing like Karnivool have attempted before and takes the band into uncharted sonic territory.
The prog-heavy rockers decimated Los Angeles and New York City this past September with mind-blowing intimate performances witnessed by fans that traveled from Seattle, Arizona, Vegas, Boston, Virginia and even Australia!
Christa Titus of Billboard and Blistering raves about the performance, “Geography won’t prevent Australian band Karnivool from achieving stardom in America—-the group’s dynamic of propulsive rhythms, dramatic ambience, uncompromising intensity and lyrics that speak of heightened consciousness transcend all borders.”
Karnivool release Sound Awake on February 16, 2010 via SIN/SonyMusic Independent Network, distributed by RED. SIN is a division of Sony Music International and releases international repertoire in the United States.
Ian Kenny – Vocals
Drew Goddard – Guitars
Mark Hosking – Guitars
Jon Stockman – Bass
Steve Judd – Drums
KARNIVOOL are ecstatic to announce their spring co-headlining tour of the U.S. with Fair To Midland beginning in March of 2010. This will be the Australian quintet’s first full jaunt across the States in three years. The trek will begin at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX March 16-21, where the band were accepted in the first round of showcasing artists and have already confirmed four performances. All venues are not yet confirmed, but after starting in the south and heading up the east coast to NYC, Philly and Boston, the VOOL will then head west through Cleveland, Minneapolis and Denver before wrapping up in San Francisco and LA.
U.S. TOUR DATES
San Antonio, TX
Volume 11 Tavern
New York, NY
Phoenix Hill Tavern