RIYL = Epica, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth, Children Of Bodom, Iced Earth
“Musically, the band are very adroit; they sound like a cross between Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir but with a twist of their own.” – Hellbound
“I would recommend this album to every Melodic Death fan and fans of war and kingdom themed albums.” 9/10 Metal Temple
“Empire is a diverse, energetic listen that I would recommend to just about anyone that enjoys metal music.” 9/10 Epic Music Review
“«Empire» est un album qui m’a particulièrement plu et étonné. Autant par sa qualité sonore que par la complexité des pièces et des arrangements musicaux.” 8.5/10 Daily Rock
“Plus d’une fois les poils sur ma nuque se sont dressés lors de mes nombreuses écoutes de leur excellent album” 8.5/10 – Ondes Chocs
“Ce mélange de death, assez technique soutenu par une orchestration sans faille. La production est nickel et la qualité des musiciens est exemplaire.” 9/10 – Muzik Injection
“One of the most surprising breakout releases of the year, “In Burning Skies” is a powerhouse of a release from the new Canadian act Karkaos that goes on a whirlwind tour of all things metal.” 4/5 – Metal Underground
“In Burning Skies » est un coup de maître, un de ceux qui vous redonnent foi en un genre affaibli.”- Metal Ship
“The Tempest”, is simply a brilliant song that showcases the full potential of the band” – Blackwind Metal
“Karkaos a réussi à rallumer chez moi quelque chose que j’avais cru mort lorsque j’ai vu In Flames se convertir en Screamo/Emo/Dubstep.” – Musik Universe
“…d’une qualité irréprochable ainsi qu’incroyablement diversifiée.” – Musique d’une Nation
L-R – Eddy Levisky (Bass) – Normand Martel (Drums) – Viky Boyer (Vocals) – Vincent Harnois (Guitar) – Samael Pelletier (Lead Guitar ) – Sebastien Belanger-Lapierre (Keyboards) – Photo Credit: Vincent Lamoureux
Founded in 2009, Karkaos has evolved into one of the most reputable and celebrated metal acts hailing from Montreal, QC. Melodic yet heavy, this female-fronted band succeeds in targeting an immensely wide audience thus establishing a vast following within just a few short years. With Veronica O. Rodriguez as their former charismatic singer and front woman, the band released their first E.P. entitled “In Burning Skies” in 2011 closely followed by a professionally shot music video and a live appearance on Montreal’s prestigious music television station “Musique Plus”.
Following a great reception and positive reviews, the band was invited to participate in local competitions and perform with international acts such as Into Eternity, Enslaved, UneXpect and Unleash the Archers. Growing exponentially, the band enlists new veteran members of the local music scene before returning to the studio to record their debut full-length album called “Empire”. With a new solid line-up, the band released the music video for “Depths of Madness” in December 2013 and their debut album in March 2014 to critical acclaim.
Forever evolving, Karkaos parted ways with their dedicated singer Veronica, moving into a more focused and professional direction by recruiting Viky Boyer, a young talented extreme vocalist and musician. With Viky at the helm, Karkaos is ready to embark on new ventures, always pushing forward the boundaries of extreme melodic metal.
2014 – Empire (album)
2011 – In Burning Skies (EP)