Karma to Burn
Karma to Burn
Like their previous two releases, this is an instrumental album, though one track does feature Year Long Disaster's Daniel Davies on vocals. In June 2010, Year Long Disaster toured Europe with all three members of Karma To Burn as part of the band. The favor was returned on Karma To Burn's European summer tour, with Davies stepping in as an occasional guitarist (and, when needed, vocalist) for the band. The follow-up to Appalachian Incantation was recorded in February, 2011, at Dave Grohl's studio, and includes Davies' vocals on three songs, although he has since started a project outside Karma to Burn and left the group, returning the band to a trio. This album has been released and is titled V. The following is from the Road Runner website: "This ain't no movie soundtrack chump. It's real life and these are real songs by real people.
Four people to be exact. They hail from some small town in West Virginia. A town they'd rather not have me mention here because of what I'm about to tell you. Karma To Burn got their start as drug addled teenagers listening to Skynyrd.
In an opiated world, fantasies can appear so real. These boys in the hillbilly state wanted to be rock stars. They bought instruments. Built a still in the back yard.
Tried to make music and moonshine. The moonshine sucked but the supersonic rumblings sounded good to them. They saw through the blurred vision to a light at the end of the tunnel. After three months, a plan was concocted.
They made a tape but had no singer. Fuck it. Instrumentals it was to be. Heavy as shit and loud as hell.
With no singer and subsequently no lyrics, songs were given numbers as their meager titles. They sent the tape out to labels. With tactics Howard Stern would applaud, they called labels impersonating other bands spewing what the world will soon find out about...the madness and mayhem of Karma To Burn. They played a show in NYC and inked a deal with Roadrunner Records.
Large room service bills were rung up. Per diem money disappeared. Things were moving along like a train...like their music. They decided to get a singer.
Various people tried out. They returned from the land o' the lost with horror stories. Karma to Burn was Marlon Brando the singers were Martin Sheen. This was a rock and roll version of Apocalypse Now.
One fellow who tried out ended up in the looney bin. No one could make the cut. So they enlisted one of their friends. He can't really sing.
His sound is more of a distorted warble. He moans and grunts a lot. Due to his dyslexia, they had to name their songs because he sucked at numbers and kept fucking up. So it was to be that their songs would have titles.
Titles like "(Waltz Of The) Playboy Pallbearers", "Appalachian Woman", "Mt. Penetrator", and "Twin Sisters and a Half Bottle of Bourbon". Finally they made it into the studio. What you have in your hands is the debut record from Dickey, William, Baka, and Nicholas collectively known as Karma To Burn.
This ain't no movie soundtrack. It's a record about real life in rural America. It's a record about dreams. It's about sex, drugs, and - you guessed it - rock and roll.
The trinity is now complete. Thanks for your time. Now fuck off and die." was written by Wiebke, former European Press Agent. It should be noted that RR actually "enforced" K2B to hire a vocalist. ;) Current Line-up: William Mecum (guitar) (ex-Treasure Cat) Rob Halkett (bass guitar) (The Exploited) Evan Devine (drums) Read more on Last.fm.
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