Australian rock band KARNIVOOL announces the release of their third full-length album, ASYMMETRY, via Density Records. The exact U.S. release date along with pre-order information will be announced shortly.
Asymmetry is the band’s first new release in over four years (following their sophomore release, Sound Awake) and the 14 tracks were recorded and mixed by producer Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine, Mastodon) in Byron Bay, New South Wales.
“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.”
“We Are,” the first single and video from Asymmetry, premieres today at http://www.karnivool.com.au/. The video was directed by longtime Karnivool collaborator Christopher Frey.
KARNIVOOL formed in Perth, Australia in 1997 while the band members were still in high school. The current lineup includes Ian Kenny (vocals), Drew Goddard (guitar, vocals), Jon Stockman (bass), Mark Hosking (guitar, vocals) and Steve Judd (drums).
The five-piece band is currently touring on the festival circuit in Europe and will play their largest festival to date tomorrow (June 15) at Download (UK) to over 120,000 people. KARNIVOOL will begin the Asymmetry World Tour in Australia in late July and North American tour dates will be revealed soon.
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