Punk rock only takes three chords and a lot of attitude.
However, technical metal requires all of that in-your-face attitude, plus full knowledge of pentatonic and Dorian, major and minor, scales and arpeggios — all played really fast.
The guys of Karmakaze are up to the task, dishing out technical, avant-garde metal that is more than just head banging.
Guitarist Rick Horton, bassist Ryan Melanson and drummer Luis Rodriguez blend fast, high-pitched solos with laid-back, jazzy backgrounds, still retaining their toughness.
The new trio has already won most technical band and most inspirational band awards at Murphy’s Law at Seminole Hard Rock.
Find them at myspace.com/karmakazemusic.