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Khoma

Khoma

Khoma


Khoma is a Swedish post-rock band. Hailing from Umeå, home town to an array of Swedish talent (Cult of Luna, Refused, Meshuggah, International Noise Conspiracy etc), the seeds of Khoma were sown over a decade ago while the three founding members of the band Jan Jämte, Fredrik Kihlberg and Johannes Persson were all still at college together. Melding the aggression of the long established local hardcore scene with the burgeoning, more diverse pop scene, Khoma was born. Read more on Last.fm
Khoma is a Swedish post-rock band. Hailing from Umeå, home town to an array of Swedish talent (Cult of Luna, Refused, Meshuggah, International Noise Conspiracy etc), the seeds of Khoma were sown over a decade ago while the three founding members of the band Jan Jämte, Fredrik Kihlberg and Johannes Persson were all still at college together. Melding the aggression of the long established local hardcore scene with the burgeoning, more diverse pop scene, Khoma was born. A few months in, things were beginning to take off for the band. A limited 1000-disc run of the debut album 'Tsunami' was released and quickly sold out.

It was reprinted and, pretty much instantly, sold out again. The band was taken by surprise by the phenomenal response and signed with a management company to enable them to keep focusing on the music, rather than the business. Without having signed a record deal, Khoma started to work on the follow-up to 'Tsunami'. It soon became obvious that they had to do something about the line-up. As Khoma began as a side project, members often were scattered around the globe making it almost impossible to play live.

The members didn't even consider themselves a real band, merely a project filling a musical void, something created because of a need to play together. Khoma decided to create two faces: one that writes, rehearses, and records songs and another that gathers to play live. The band hail from varied musical backgrounds and all members still play in a number of different groups: Cult of Luna, The Perishers, and The Deportees to name three. With no pressure and total creative freedom, the members write the music they personally want to hear. Besides playing music, all band members hold strong views on issues and ideologies spanning from anarchism, feminism and socialism to animal and environmental rights. In creating their most recent music, the band have broadened their perspective and introduced new elements most notably cello and piano. Jan Jämte - Vocals Johannes Persson - Guitar Fredrik Kihlberg - Guitar/Vocals/Piano When the band signed to Roadrunner in 2005 and it became clear that the next records were going to be released outside of Scandinavia the band realised that the name Koma (under which they released their debut CD) was already taken – by quite a few artists! So, instead of changing to something else, the band simply changed the spelling to Khoma. In April 2006 their second album 'the second wave' was released. It includes three songs from the debut. The band recently made their UK festival debut on Sat 17th June 2006 at the Download Festival.

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