Just last month, a new track from Australian prog-metallers Karnivool popped up on radio station Triple J. “The Refusal” was a song the band had been playing for a few years live, and it was jarringly heavy, especially given the band’s prior album, Sound Awake. It also left many fans wondering when new music would be coming from the band. It turns out the answer to that question is “pretty soon,” as the band has signed to Density in America and have released their first proper single and video, for a song called “We Are.” The band’s third album, Asymmetry, will be released shortly, with the release date proper coming soon.
“I think each time Karnivool walk into another record we all want to explore new ground,”explains vocalist, Ian Kenny “We want to open the door to our musical basement, switch the light off and tumble down the stairs into god knows what. Each time we switch the light on again we are a different band.”
“We wanted this record to be a natural evolution from Sound Awake,” adds guitarist, Drew Goddard. “It needed to be more honest and raw, sound wise and song wise, exploring unchartered territory for the band while holding true to the things that make Karnivool… Karnivool.”
“As a theme or title, it’s very much a broad brushstroke,” says Goddard of the album’s moniker. “It’s one that we feel encompasses where we are at in a musical sense at this point in time. We are very much into big ideas that are open to interpretation, ideas that can mean different things to different members of the band as well as the listener.”
Check out the video for “We Are” after the jump.