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Montreal, QC – October 15, 2014
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KARKAOS Announce New Lead Vocalist Viky Boyer; Post Song Teaser ‘Leap of Faith’
After parting ways with former vocalist Veronica O. Rodriquez plus two releases under their belt, 2014’s ‘Empire and 2011’s ‘In Burning Skies’, Montreal, QC extreme melodic metal band KARKAOS are proud to announce their return to the scene with new vocalist Viky Boyer.
The band comments:
“Today we welcome Viky Boyer to the Karkaos family. Her passion and dedication inspired us and her voice opened gateways to bigger and better things to come. We are honored to henceforth share the stage with this talented musician, exceptional singer and all-around amazing person. More importantly we are excited to unleash this beast of a front woman and show you all what a new Karkaos is all about! Be sure to come out on November 28th in Montreal at Petit Cafe Campus to give a warm welcome to Viky, enjoy a killer show and share a few drinks to celebrate this new and exciting chapter in the Karkaos history.”
New vocalist Viky Boyer also comments:
“It’s an honor for me to play with such talented musicians. I’ve known Karkaos for awhile now; I’ve always appreciated their music, so I knew I had to give it a shot when I got the opportunity! Lots of stuff to come. We already started to write new material, and I feel like I’m right where I belong.”
The band has also posted a teaser for their upcoming re-recorded track with Boyer ‘Leap of Faith’ off the band’s latest album ‘Empire’. The track will be released on Monday, October 20th for fans to enjoy!
‘Leap of Faith’ Song Teaser – http://youtu.be/ykfwvO2I830
November 28 – Montreal, QC – Petit Cafe Campus w/ Märchenbilder, Instanzia and At Dawn’s Edge. For tickets and show info, please visit here.
- Ode to La Resistance (1:26)
- Leap of Faith (4:17)
- Depths of Madness (4:40)
- The Condemned (4:32)
- Echoes of Perpetuity (3:55)
- Blood, Sweat and Tears (4:36)
- Dusk (1:01)
- Fallen Empire (3:18)
- Awaiting The Clock’s Last Turn (5:30)
- Eden (8:16)
Album Length: 41:38
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.
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“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