London based metallers, and former Band of the Day, Karybdis announced earlier this month that they’ll release their sophomore album Samsara on February 19th 2016 and in anticipation have given fans a sneaky taster of what’s to come next year via a lyric video for their jaw-shattering melo-death grandeur track “Rorschach”. Check it out below.
Modern metal needs new heroes. As it becomes harder to spot diamonds twinkling in a murky, generic swamp of mimics and copycats, bands with the power, intelligence and style to drag the genre forward are more precious than ever. London’s Karybdis have long had something special about them: that hard-to-define essence of something better, something beyond.
“Our previous album From The Depths got brilliant reviews in the press and online but we don’t feel like enough people got to hear it and that’s something we can’t let happen with Samsara,” says bassist Jay Gladwin. “We are going to try and be everywhere in the UK next year and will be forcing ourselves down people’s throats whether they like it or not. We believe we’ve written a very special album and now we need to make sure everyone hears it.”
Karybdis are set to enter 2016 in the form of their lives, with a brand new album that deserves to propel them to the forefront of the UK scene and beyond. This is metal made for the love of creativity and the thrill of heavy music’s ageless power. These are songs with brains, brawn and a huge heart. This is modern metal, Samsara is a revelation and Karybdis are the heroes we’ve been waiting for. Spread the word.