Sweden-based progressive rockers Karmakanic are set to release their fifth album ‘DOT’ on July 22nd, 2016. Now they are pleased to reveal the first lyric video for an edit of the originally 23-minute epic track “God the universe and everything else no one really cares about, Pt. I (Edit)”,
You can see the lyric video edit here: https://youtu.be/86ZjFbAnmtM
“When you are trying to compress a 30-minute prog epic into 6 minutes, you know that you are up for a difficult task. What parts should be in it? Will the fans get the lyrical content? Can I somehow make a coherent piece of music in this format? Well, that’s really up to the listener to decide but I feel strongly that the parts I put together really work well in combination with this fantastic video. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I did while working on this. Soon you all will hear the whole song, but until then, enjoy!!!” – Jonas
The album is available for pre-order at these links:
The 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
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!