Sweden-based progressive rockers Karmakanic have just released their fifth album 'DOT' on InsideOutMusic. To celebrate they have released a brand new lyric video for the track 'Steer By The Stars' which you can see here:
Jonas Reingold had this to say: "This 4 min song stands in contrast to the 30 min epic that is on the album. I like the Yin and Yang philosophy; dark / bright, complex / simple. It has always been a real thread throughout the musical history of Karmakanic. It showcases Göran Edman at his best, Gentle Giantish vocal harmony arrangement with a stunning lead performance. This is also my very first compositional collaboration with my long time buddy Andy Tillison, he also recorded some awesome hammond organ for the track. Start the engines and steer by the stars, it might take you to places never seen before."
You can also watch the 'God, The Universe And Everything Else No One Really Cares About Part. 1' (edit) video here:
The album is available at these links:
This is the band's first studio album since 2011's much-praised 'In A Perfect World' and the current line-up includes Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings), Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen), Morgan Ågren (Casualties Of Cool, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai), Lalle Larsson (Agents Of Mercy), Nils Erikson, Krister Jonsson, Andy Bartosh and Ray Aichinger
You can find the full track-listing below:
2. God The Universe And Everything Else No One Really Cares About Part. 1
3. Higher Ground
4. Steer By The Stars
5. Travelling Minds
6. God The Universe And Everything Else No One Really Cares About Part. 2
The artwork for 'DOT' (below) was created by Hugh Syme, who has previously made covers for Rush, Aerosmith & Iron Maiden. The album will be available as a CD/DVD Jewel case (featuring 'The Making Of DOT', Karmakanic Live In The US and Interviews), LP with CD & digital download.
Look out for more info in the coming weeks!
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