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LOCATION: LONDON, UK
GENRE: MELODIC DEATH METAL
ALBUM: FROM THE DEPTHS
WHEN: 2ND JULY 2012
FOR FANS OF: Lamb of God, Black Dahlia Murder
“Leading UK metal into inspiring and uncharted territory, pushing boundaries and pursuing a brave and noble path into the unknown, Karybdis will unleash ‘From The Depths’ later in 2012, before embarking on their own epic quest to spread the dark magic of their music to the four corners of the globe.
The sound of metal’s past, present and future colliding in a shower of sparks, this band are constructing their own immortal mythology before our eyes and ears.
Prepare yourselves: a new legend is rising from the depths!”
Dom Lawson, Metal Hammer
Tell us a bit about your band how long have you been going, why you do
what you do, what you want to achieve.
The band started in late 2009, and we have been gigging regularly ever since! In mid 2011 our original vocalist, Gil Renault left the band due to personal reasons and moved back to France, and after some auditions we found Rich! We all absolutely love the music we play, and similarly to a lot of metallers out there, we would love to make a living out of performing the music we love! What do we want to achieve? It’s easy to say world domination, but we would be very content to have a long lived career as a band, play alongside some of our idols and take our music across the globe!
You have a new release coming out soon without giving too much away tell us what listeners can expect from it.
It is our first album, and we are very proud of it- we have been described as an unpretentious blend of melodic death, groove and hardcore, and we think that is pretty much spot on!
Plans for the next 12 months
Gig as much as possible. We are already working on new material, but the most important thing for us is to get on peoples’ radars, and get on some support slots!
Tell us a bit about what it’s like to experience your live show.
Playing live is our favourite thing in the world- there is nothing like playing songs you have put hours- if not days into creating, and watching people go crazy to it! We have started using a few samples in our show, and Rich is pretty relaxed on stage, so there is a nice feel of inclusivity when we play!
How does the band prepare for a gig?
We warm up, have a beer and listen to the bands we are playing alongside! Apart from that we all get naked and cross swords backstage to form a close sense of unity! Haha!
Name 3 bands you would love to tour with and why
We all love The Black Dahlia Murder. We saw them live in London and they were really great, a real inspiration. We are all big fans of Machine Head, the new album is brilliant and they are all top musos. Playing with ANY of the big 4 would undoubtedly be an incredible experience, and something to strive for!
Name a band you’d love to give a shout out to and think people should
listen to (not your own band)
Ah, we have met so many over the years! One that really stands out is ‘This Means War’, they are Brighton based and fucking hilarious!
How much has the internet and technology helped your band to get to the
point it is today.
Of course, the internet has played a major roles. Advertising your band and gigs has never been easier thanks to social media networks, as well as getting your music to fans quickly and easily. At the same time as it being an incredible tool, we still feel that taking your music to people personally is far more rewarding and creates a much more long-lasting fan of your music than you could ever get by someone playing your music online!
What’s in your cd player right now?
Revenants- Conducting from the Grave
Ok you have a few lines to tell us why people should listen to your band.