New Karnivool Video/Album
2013-06-14 by Lloyd | 118 Comments
Australian rock band Karnivool have released a new song and accompanying video for 'We Are', taken from their upcoming album Asymmetry, which is due for release on July 19.

You can check out the song here:
http://youtu.be/V_E5ae9ZTwk

Pre-order Asymmetry here:
http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/karnivool-asymmetry.htm

Tracklisting:
1. Aum
2. Nachash
3. A.M. War
4. We Are
5. The Refusal
6. Aeons
7. Asymmetry
8. Eidolon
9. Sky Machine
10. Amusia
11. The Last Few
12. Float
13. Alpha
14. Om

Artwork:
http://dizofyq6y2cqx.cloudfront.net/karnivool/images/51b9577cdc49f.jpg
Tagged: Karnivool

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tempest--
June 14th 2013
14628 Comments


They've also announced an Australian tour with Northlane.
Dates are as follows:
Tuesday, 30 July - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Thursday, 1 August - Melbourne Town Hall
Friday, 2 August - Melbourne Town Hall
Sunday, 4 August - The Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney
Wednesday, 7 August - Eaton's Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Sunday, 11 August - Metro City, Perth

Captain North
June 14th 2013
6792 Comments


I really, really love this. I wasn't a huge fan of Sound Awake but this is fantastic.


Also fuck this fucking pop up ad. So fucking intrusive and hard to get rid of

KILL
June 14th 2013
72280 Comments


bit boring but not bad

Digging: Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses

Imperial
June 14th 2013
1739 Comments


The video is pretty cool I guess. The song is miles beyond it though, so good oh my fuck.

caitanya
June 14th 2013
14 Comments


that was a rather nice sounding tune imo. two thumbs up!

zuzek
June 14th 2013
752 Comments


Karnivool. Wut r u doing. Karnivool! STAHP.

Little tease that almost goes somewhere 2/3 times in the song, but just doesn't. Dull. Getting quite
worried about the album after hearing this and the awkwardly terrible The Refusal.

Spare
June 14th 2013
5450 Comments


othr song was better

video is like that movie melancholia but lame

Digging: Forth Wanderers - Tough Love

flancexander
June 14th 2013
32 Comments


It's really great. That bass + china combo..

KILL
June 14th 2013
72280 Comments


Karnivool. Wut r u doing. Karnivool! STAHP.

shut the fuck up

tempest--
June 14th 2013
14628 Comments


shut the fuck up [2]

zuzek
June 14th 2013
752 Comments


When you feel free to headbutt a high speed train Kill. xo

KILL
June 14th 2013
72280 Comments


dont make me beat ur tesseract lovin ass

zuzek
June 14th 2013
752 Comments


Altered State is disappointing, dude. Rather have myself some Sound Awake/Themata. This song don't touch dat stuff.

Spare
June 14th 2013
5450 Comments


wait ppl dont like the refusal? that song is dope wtf

WhiteNoise
June 14th 2013
3253 Comments


Doing Australia proud!

SitarHero
June 14th 2013
4745 Comments


Waaaaay better than the Refusal. Holy fuck.

InFiction
June 14th 2013
3713 Comments


Much MUCH better than The Refusal.

Spare
June 14th 2013
5450 Comments


i liked the refusal hecka more i dunno. actually had some fucking BALLS which is sorely lacking in most karnivool songs. production was pretty punk rock too. get your hands off ya cocks

Benwx
June 14th 2013
127 Comments


Yeah this song beats the shit out of The Refusal. Thought they ended the song well considering it sounded fairly awkward live. Song lacks riffage, but it is the single so I am not too worried (take All I Know as an example, not too much riffage there). Pre-ordered the album and DVD!

Benwx
June 14th 2013
127 Comments


Also, stoked Sky Machine is on the album, apparently song is epic.

StolenIdentity
June 14th 2013
241 Comments


MAAAAD.

Looking forward to seeing them in Brivegas!

SitarHero
June 14th 2013
4745 Comments


I think Karnivool may have pulled a Megadeth. Release a shitty song first, lower everyone's expectations and THEN release the good song. In Megadeth's case it was still a mediocre song, but it sounded decent. Karnivool may have tricked us into thinking a decent song is really good.

tempest--
June 14th 2013
14628 Comments


but The Refusal wasn't shitty

thumbcrusher
June 14th 2013
3607 Comments


this song is great

Digging: Godflesh - A World Lit Only by Fire

Betacra
June 14th 2013
307 Comments


Got high hopes for this album, though not sure if I'll enjoy it quite as much as I enjoy Sound Awake. I've no doubt it'll be better than Themata though.

SitarHero
June 14th 2013
4745 Comments


The Refusal sounded pretty bad to me. I was terribly put off by it.

thumbcrusher
June 14th 2013
3607 Comments


Yeah i wasn't too fond of The Refusal, but this is much better. Maybe The Refusal will sound a bit better as part of the album like Set Fire to the Hive did on Sound Awake.

Rowan5215
June 14th 2013
28863 Comments


Themata > Sound Awake for me, interested to see where this will fit in. Pre-ordered.

Digging: Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

Spare
June 14th 2013
5450 Comments


set fire to the hive is the best song on that album and scarabs is the best song on themata lol CONTROVERSIAL FUCKIN KARNIVOOL OPINIONS WHOAW

thumbcrusher
June 14th 2013
3607 Comments


omg

Puzzles
June 14th 2013
3065 Comments


Ah, shit. This is really boring and the video is predictable as hell.

Puzzles
June 14th 2013
3065 Comments


"Karnivool. Wut r u doing. Karnivool! STAHP."

pretty much this x1000

Spare
June 14th 2013
5450 Comments


tbh karnivool suck shit but got a soft spot for their particular brand of faux pop prog plus gotta rep ausmusic

thumbcrusher
June 14th 2013
3607 Comments


cool

Spare
June 14th 2013
5450 Comments


thx

SitarHero
June 14th 2013
4745 Comments


Don't strain yourself Base, I'm sure there are more important things for you to try and fail to figure out. Oh wait, nevermind. Carry on.

SitarHero
June 14th 2013
4745 Comments


Puzzles, I thought you were a fan of the band. Or were you a fan of their earlier stuff?

Puzzles
June 14th 2013
3065 Comments


Yeah I'm a huge fan of the band - Sound Awake is tied with OK Computer as my favourite album of all time, but I know a boring track when I hear one. "Favourite band" or not, this is a really boring track and I'm anticipating the new album with trepidation

botb
June 14th 2013
9778 Comments


very excited for this album.

StolenIdentity
June 14th 2013
241 Comments


So much love for Ian Kenny.

Most underrated and under-appreciated Australian musician ever.

Drummerboy123
June 14th 2013
2423 Comments


Im I the only person who thinks the synths in the song sound like Boards of Canada?

Can't wait, fucking pumped for this!

Song sounds mint!

BigTuna
June 14th 2013
5161 Comments


This really isn't that boring. Plus Ian Kenny croons - what more could you ask?

Digging: Hans Zimmer - Interstellar

Drummerboy123
June 14th 2013
2423 Comments


Also, dat cover art!

bodiesinflight57
June 14th 2013
870 Comments


Yeah that was really average, as was The Refusal. Think this is gonna be a big disappointment which is a shame given that they were one of my favourite bands a few years back (saw them four times on the Sound Awake tour).

bodiesinflight57
June 14th 2013
870 Comments


Also that was the stupidest video I've ever seen.

WhiteNoise
June 14th 2013
3253 Comments


I thought the refusal was a B-side...awkward

SarcasticBastard
June 14th 2013
164 Comments


shut the fuck up [3]

"had some fucking BALLS which is sorely lacking in most karnivool songs."

shut the fuck up [4]

"I could compare Karnivool fans with those hilarious American teenagers who say Fight Club is the greatest movie of all time because they haven't seen enough European and Japanese movies."

shut the fuck up [5]

Am I doing this right?

Drummerboy123
June 14th 2013
2423 Comments


"Am I doing this right?"

You're doing the Lord's work my son!

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 14th 2013
10383 Comments


In which I make a fool out of myself, yada yada.

Digging: Thou - Heathen

henryChinaski
June 14th 2013
2847 Comments


Decent

Mad.
June 14th 2013
4201 Comments


Great video, beats the shit out of most half-hearted music videos these days, song failed to grasp me though.
If Sound Awake was them at their best, and it wasn't an amazing album, then this could be terrible but I have hope in they asses.

Drpibb
June 14th 2013
132 Comments


but sound awake was incredible ^

Digging: Rishloo - Living as Ghosts with Buildings as Teeth

zuzek
June 14th 2013
752 Comments


To paraphrase Omaha:

"Your opinion is not objective enough. Herpaderp."

No offense man, but that was a nonsensical comment. When musicians put out a single song, that single
song gets listened to and judged. You can't be bleethering about the album as a whole because it is
not out for reference and context. People talk about what they have to go on, which in my case is just
disappointing songs that are far worse than anything off Themata and Sound Awake.

The Refusal being a B-side is neither confirmed nor rejected, so it's irrelevant.

thumbcrusher
June 14th 2013
3607 Comments


well it's on the track listing for the album so...

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 14th 2013
10383 Comments


Zuzek, that came out more out of frustration than anything else, and you're right. I just know these types of tracks usually make a lot more sense in the album's context-- I just think it's important to keep that in mind while hearing new songs, especially from a band like Karnivool that has a certain ebb and flow to their albums.

ZippaThaRippa
June 14th 2013
2443 Comments


That guitar tone is so sweet

PistolPete
June 14th 2013
3650 Comments


Video was weird, seems like they're gonna make a continuation of the video with another song.

I thought they made the drums a bit too loud and intrusive, it was drowning out all the other instruments and even Kenny's voice. It wasn't even that nice a drum beat, it was just banging the cymbal as loud as he possibly could. It might grow on me though.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
June 14th 2013
22059 Comments


Sounds boring but most Karnivool songs usually do at first.

Digging: Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers

MO
June 14th 2013
19078 Comments


will be total poop

YoYoMancuso
June 14th 2013
11224 Comments


this was pretty good, way better than the last one

Drummerboy123
June 14th 2013
2423 Comments


"Remember when Autechre said in an interview that bands with more than two members will never be able to create decent music? they were right."

Wank over Autechre then and stop listening to a band you obviously don't enjoy.

Cipieron
June 14th 2013
3508 Comments


oh hey, guys look Baseline doesn't like Karnivool

oh hey, guys look Baseline doesn't like Karnivool

oh hey, guys look Baseline doesn't like Karnivool

oh hey, guys look Baseline doesn't like Karnivool

SarcasticBastard
June 14th 2013
164 Comments


Who gives a shit? Dude one-starred Gojira, Opeth, Animal Collective, Neurosis...

NapalmCrusader
June 14th 2013
1737 Comments


This was sick, sick, sick as fuck.

UnnamedOcean
June 14th 2013
3980 Comments


Wow, Baseline doesn't like something? WHO COULD HAVE GUESSED

NapalmCrusader
June 14th 2013
1737 Comments


Artwork is also cool

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 14th 2013
10383 Comments


Baseline is not to be taken seriously =]

Cipieron
June 14th 2013
3508 Comments


oh hey, it's Baseline

PistolPete
June 14th 2013
3650 Comments


I always like the artwork these guys have on their albums. This might be my favorite yet

SadAndHolyGlow
June 14th 2013
1547 Comments


I like this song far more than that other crappy one.

Digging: The Few Against Many - Sot

CutMan
June 14th 2013
1798 Comments


Fucking awesome.

NonApplicable
June 14th 2013
2012 Comments


Kinda bored me.

Tw1ster
June 14th 2013
116 Comments


Gob Bluth has a wonderful singing voice

Cipieron
June 14th 2013
3508 Comments


a wonderful singing voice has God Bluth

botb
June 14th 2013
9778 Comments


"Because I have more ratings than 95% of the users from this site"

why would you brag about wasting time on a site like this lol

Cipieron
June 14th 2013
3508 Comments


bringonthebreakdown, stop it! you're only making Baseline feel better for not being one of us! stahp!

Mad.
June 14th 2013
4201 Comments


"Because I have more ratings than 95% of the users from this site"

101 ratings is nothing..

qscott777
June 14th 2013
77 Comments


I can't wait for this. How can you call this boring?

KILL
June 14th 2013
72280 Comments


base is a musical expert bow down idiots

chemicalmarriage
June 14th 2013
1940 Comments


sounds good



Cipieron
June 14th 2013
3508 Comments


expert? more like fucking retarded idiot troll asshole

KILL
June 14th 2013
72280 Comments


dude you 5'd 2 coheed records you should suck her dick and bow down

cagedescending
June 14th 2013
4124 Comments


base's opinions are just so next-gen as to appear trolleriffic

Chortles
June 14th 2013
18100 Comments


the queens of prog return

Digging: Cocteau Twins - Treasure

Puzzles
June 15th 2013
3065 Comments


To be honest, without that stupid video in the foreground, I rather enjoy the track. I can imagine that it's a grower, so I imagine I'll keep coming back to it

fromtheinside
June 15th 2013
19166 Comments


nothing they've done for this has been interesting

Digging: Techno Animal - The Brotherhood of the Bomb

Captain North
June 15th 2013
6792 Comments


I've only heard this once but I honestly enjoyed it more than the majority of Sound Awake

iSkane
June 15th 2013
858 Comments


I've never really found this band very exciting. This song doesn't change that.

Puzzles
June 15th 2013
3065 Comments


On sixth listen and I'm actually really digging it now

"I've only heard this once but I honestly enjoyed it more than the majority of Sound Awake"

This is madness

Captain North
June 15th 2013
6792 Comments


Yeah but most of Sound Awake really wasn't that great. So that's why

Puzzles
June 15th 2013
3065 Comments


No, see, you've got it all wrong - Sound Awake was incredible from start to finish. You've got it all wrong.

Betacra
June 15th 2013
307 Comments


Sound Awake is still one of my favourite albums, I expect this album to be excellent but not quite on the same level.

Drummerboy123
June 15th 2013
2423 Comments


Yeah, will prob be a 4.5/5

Puzzles
June 15th 2013
3065 Comments


"Sound Awake is still one of my favourite albums, I expect this album to be excellent but not quite on the same level."

Yeah I agree, it already looks as though it won't be quite as much of a jump as SA was from Themata. With that said, I imagine they'll have honed their sound a little more and have plenty of epic/unique moments to bite into

thumbcrusher
June 16th 2013
3607 Comments


well if you mean those are 5s then it's actually 11.1%

Puzzles
June 16th 2013
3065 Comments


"4.5???? are you saying artists like Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Mingus and Autechre are only 10% better than these asshats?"

That guy from Skid Row? And Charles Mingus? What is that, a joke name?

Scoot
June 16th 2013
17914 Comments


finally heard this, liking it a lot more than the refusal

Digging: Renounced - The Melancholy We Ache

Cipieron
June 16th 2013
3508 Comments


^agree with scoot

vid was pretty cool too. i dug it

Drummerboy123
June 16th 2013
2423 Comments


"4.5???? are you saying artists like Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Mingus and Autechre are only 10% better than these asshats?"

Who?

;).

Cipieron
June 16th 2013
3508 Comments


I could go for a can of Mingus Dew

Puzzles
June 18th 2013
3065 Comments


Holy fuck this song gets better with every listen

KILL
June 18th 2013
72280 Comments


ah

SlMBOLlC
June 18th 2013
5296 Comments


hmm ill give it another listen and see

SlMBOLlC
June 18th 2013
5296 Comments


yeh it is getting better. p good but nothing mind blowing. vid is ????

KerfuffleinaHussle
June 27th 2013
823 Comments


Think this is a great song. Will particularly be interesting to hear 'The Refusal' with these production values too...

YoYoMancuso
June 27th 2013
11224 Comments


i don't understand why people on Sputnik hate this band so much.

Austintatious
June 27th 2013
80 Comments


I fugging love this band! Holy shit I cannot wait for this record to finally drop.

KerfuffleinaHussle
June 27th 2013
823 Comments


"i don't understand why people on Sputnik hate this band so much."

They dont...look at the average ratings for the albums. But every hype train has it's backlash, it's inevitable

Drummerboy123
June 27th 2013
2423 Comments


The song alpha is actually called "Alpha Omega".

Also the track times are on wikipedia. Quite a mixture of lengths.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asymmetry_(album)



KerfuffleinaHussle
June 27th 2013
823 Comments


I spy instrumental filler

4 years to write instrumental filler

But seriously interesting track lengths, more Themata than Sound Awake except the 7 minute epics



Drummerboy123
June 27th 2013
2423 Comments


Got a feeling there may be a few "The Medication Wears Off" kind of songs on the new album with track lengths. Hopefully the short songs still kick ass.

Looks like the album is an album to listen to all the way through. Themata's individual songs stood up fine by themselves.

Like I said before, this album seems to be Themata and Sound Awake combined.

thumbcrusher
June 27th 2013
3607 Comments


i only see 3 of the 14 songs that look like filler/interlude things going by the times

KeepTheChange
June 30th 2013
60 Comments


That was pretty good.

Mad.
June 30th 2013
4201 Comments


Brilliant that they named the last track 'Om' like the male choir from Sound Awake

Drummerboy123
July 1st 2013
2423 Comments


Yeah so this is now my most anticpated release of this year besides Tool and Cynic.

LEAK! OR STREAM IT OR.....SOMETHING HAPPEN!

KerfuffleinaHussle
July 1st 2013
823 Comments


Er dont mean to be a killjoy but it was confirmed there will be no new Tool album this year

Maynard said he hasnt even written any songs for Tool!

Drummerboy123
July 1st 2013
2423 Comments


Danny Carey said he's pretty confident it'll be out by the end of the year. I think the album is almost done instrumentally but needs vocals on it now.

KerfuffleinaHussle
July 1st 2013
823 Comments


Ah what the fuck

Who even knows what those guys are doing anymore



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