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Perth, Australia (1996 – present)

Karnivool is a five-piece progressive rock group based in Perth, Australia that was formed by Ian Kenny in 1996, who at the time filled the roles of both guitarist and vocalist for the band while they played Carcass and Nirvana covers. Their name stems from the band being initially described by local fans as “a bunch of clowns”. Their style of music can be classified as both progressive rock and alternative rock, with alternative metal undertones. Major influences of the band are Nirvana, Radiohead, Meshuggah, Pink Floyd, Tool, Soundgarden and Carcass. Critically hailed as being one of the establishing bands for the Australian progressive rock and metal movement, Karnivool are considered amongst the few in Australia’s rapidly growing music industry to still be bringing new and refreshing material to their catalog.

In 1996, Kenny began by recruiting two of his high school classmates (Andrew Brown/Brett McKenzie) to play Carcass and Nirvana covers at several gigs around Perth. At this time, both Karnivool’s current bassist and lead guitarist were attending a conservatorium to study jazz guitar and drums respectively. In 1998, Andrew Goddard joined Karnivool on bass, and from there they began writing original material. Soon Andrew “Drew” Goddard was switched to lead guitar, Andrew Brown and Brett McKenzie were replaced by Jon Stockman (bass) and Ray Hawking (percussion). The band have since released several singles and two EPs, Themata and most recently their sophomore record, Sound Awake.


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    На прошлой неделе я сделал неплохой вклад в All I know по скроблам)

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  • jb257

    Has anyone figured out the exact lyrics to Nachash?

    3 hours ago Reply
  • Spicy_metalhead

    How is this not called Metal

    7 Apr 2:44pm Reply
  • sadandboring

    ну это вообще пушка

    6 Apr 2:20pm Reply
  • Jeboo-

    Both Hoss and Drew have impeccable beards.

    28 Mar 9:59am Reply
  • Bought_New_Soul

    I'm trying to grow a 'Hoss' beard

    27 Mar 7:59pm Reply
  • umbardakil

    check this facebook group with stoner rock, psychedelic, progressive, desert rock, space rock, instrumental and more:

    3 Mar 5:11pm Reply
  • HugOATH


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  • Sanity_Theorist

    Why is it that I am appreciating Persona and Themata more now that I'm not as interested in nu metal? On a side note, Headcase has the bst nu metal intro to me now, surpassing even Death Blooms by Mudvayne.

    15 Feb 5:56pm Reply
  • cheezwinkle

    Yeah what's up with that? Looks bloody awful.

    13 Feb 3:54am Reply
  • Bought_New_Soul

    Well, maybe just on Simple Boy.

    12 Feb 12:31pm Reply
  • Bought_New_Soul

    EW Last fm have changed the Sound Awake tracks to include the track numbers before them. I was sick in my mouth a bit

    12 Feb 12:30pm Reply
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  • PrimordialAtom

    The drums on Asymmetry are a real highlight, best performance of his career. Can people please use the right terms, though? There's nothing 'disjointed' about the drums whatsoever, that would imply they aren't connected. Syncopated, yes.

    4 Feb 8:29pm Reply
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  • macbeth_goth

    my Asymmetry review

    12 Jan 10:40am Reply
  • darkestinsanity

    i love you.

    12 Jan 3:29am Reply
  • Crestrai

    Finally found a prog rock band that isn't boring. Might get some more albums later on

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    V sometimes it takes time to link you good stuff...but if you listen to enough stuff for sampling in a specific genre you'll stumble on nice stuff. How I found bands like Mnemic and Becoming the Archetype.

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Oddlyoko2K

    This is the only good thing I found on the Youtube's suggestions.

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
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