KARMAKANIC: BRAND NEW ALBUM, "DOT"

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Sweden-based progressive rockers Karmakanic has announced the release of the fifth album "DOT," which drops via InsideOutMusic on July 22nd. The band, which was originally formed in 2002, has returned with the first studio album since 2011's much-praised "In A Perfect World." 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.

Jonas Reingold had this to say about the album and its themes: "I got my inspiration to start writing 'DOT' when I stumbled upon a text by the famous American author and astronomer Carl Sagan a while ago. He was talking about how small and insignificant we are in this vast universe.

SETLIST AND COVER ARTWORK

"It's fascinating to think that this little dot is all we are and all we'll ever be. It gives us perspective. And I think perspective is a great tool for making good choices."

"DOT" also features a track co-written with Jonas' old buddy and colleague from The Tangent, Andy Tillison, and he also contributes Hammond organ on the epic track "God, The Universe and Everything Else No One Really Cares About" which clocks in at nearly 30 minutes. You can find the full track listing of "DOT" below:

It's fascinating to think that this little dot is all we are and all we'll ever be. It gives us perspective. And I think perspective is a great tool for making good choices."

"DOT" also features a track co-written with Jonas' old buddy and colleague from The Tangent, Andy Tillison, and he also contributes Hammond organ on the epic track "God, The Universe and Everything Else No One Really Cares About" which clocks in at nearly 30 minutes. You can find the full track listing of "DOT" below:

1. Dot
2. God The Universe And Everything Else No One Really Cares About, Part 1
3. Higher Ground
4. Steer By The Stars
5. Travelling Minds
6. God The Universe And Everything Else No One Really Cares About, Part 2

The artwork for "DOT" (shown 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" and Karmakanic Live In The US and Interviews), LP with CD & digital download.

 

 

 

 

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