It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon for the first show of the Monolith Festival tour. But after being rescheduled multiple times, not even the dreary weather can stop Brisbane’s metal contingent from gathering at Eatons Hill Outdoors for what can only be described as the lineup of Australian progheads’ wildest dreams, with a few fun surprises thrown in for good measure.
“I’m like, ‘Right, I can hear it, I don’t know what it is. What the fuck am I supposed to sing to that?!’”
One of the most common cries in the Australian Music Scene when tours and festivals are announced is: "What? No Adelaide?" Well, South Australians, your cries have been heard and your prayers have been answered, thanks to Destroy All Lines!
WA Border closures and capacity uncertainties push Monolith Festival back to August/September 2022. Karnivool, COG, Ocean Grove, Plini, sleepmakeswaves, Reliqa & Yomi Ship remain on all dates!
With Karnivool coming close to being in existence for 20 years, I had a chat to guitarist Mark "Hoss" Hosking, about the pre-animation tour and album number #4.
Karnivool are one of Australia's finest prog rock exports. Hailing from Perth, the band has reached incredible heights, representing Australia by touring all over the world, playing at some of the world's biggest music festivals. Guitarist Mark Hosking took some time to chat to killyourstereo.com about the group's new album 'Asymmetry,' and the upcoming 'Polymorphism' tour with fellow local acts Dead Letter Circus and sleepmakeswaves.
Experimentation with direction.
It was a long time in the making, but Karnivool have finally given us a new album.
Thanks for the interview. No worries. Can we start with your name and the instrument you play in the band? Drew Goddard. I play the guitar. The band just released 'Sound Awake' and it debuted at number 2 on the Arias. That's pretty huge, especially consideing the heavy nature of your sound. Are you guys stoked on how the album has been going? Stoked! A high chart position is something we never expected so it’s come as a welcome surprise, I think it’s testament to our patient and passionate fanbase How have your fans been reacting to the new songs? It’s been very positive so far. I think there were some people who were expecting or hoping for Themata part 2, but for the most part I think people have really embraced the new record. I think there is still an air of curiosity around the new songs, but we like that. I think the new songs require a bit more patience from the listeners than Themata did, but because of this I believe it will have a longer life as people get to kno...