Active since: 2003
Genre: Melodic Metal
From: Montréal / Canada
Founded by Vincent Harnois in 2003 under a different name, Karkaos soon evolved into one of the most reputable and celebrated metal act hailing from Montreal, Canada. Melodic yet heavy, this female-fronted band succeeds in targeting an immensely wide audience thus establishing a vast following within just a few short years. With Veronica O. Rodriguez as their charismatic singer and front woman, the band releases their first E.P. entitled “In Burning Skies” in 2010 closely followed by a professionally shot music video and a live appearance on Montreal’s prestigious Music television Station “Musque Plus”.
Following a great reception and positive reviews, the band is invited to participate in local competitions and perform with international acts such as Into Eternity, Enslaved, UneXpect and Unleash the Archers. Growing exponentially, the band enlists new veteran members of the local music scene before returning to the studio to record their debut full-length album called “Empire”. With a new solid line-up, the band releases the music video for “Depths of Madness” in December 2013 and their debut album in March 2013 to critical acclaim.
Forever evolving, Karkaos parts ways with their dedicated singer Veronica, moving into a more focused and professional direction by recruiting Viky Boyer, a young talented extreme vocalist and musician. With Viky at the helm, Karkaos is ready to embark on new ventures, always pushing forward the boundaries of extreme melodic metal.
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