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Guilfest Reviews & Photos [23 Jul 2009|06:49pm]

Hey Guys,

Its been just under two weeks since Karn8 played the Rocksound Cave at Guilfest and we thought this would be a good time to look back on the performance and let you in on some of the feedback and photographs we have received after the performance.

Guilfest Reviews
These are a couple of the reviews we have had in so far:

"It’s been a slow start at Guilfest on Friday so we’re more than ready for some dirty rock and roll and fortunately Karn8 are on hand to deliver the goods. This Hampshire based three piece centre around drums and guitar (courtesy of Leigh and Bones respectively) with singer Kirst providing the vocals and occasional additional guitar duties. The music is upbeat rock and roll leaning distinctly towards the garage end of the genre populated by the likes of MC5, although to bring it up to date they remind me of Juliette & The Licks. Kirst has some well practiced moves straight from the Debby Harry book of stage craft and she makes a compelling figure.

They mix up styles nicely with songs like ‘Old No.7’ dipping into smoke filled blues bars, whilst ‘Where the Fires Play’ rips it up like the Stooges at their most intense. The set isn’t without it’s problems however, the horrendous drone that plagued this tent last year threatens to return and it’s just not loud enough. The problem with this is firstly that it prevents Kirst’s voice from carrying too well and secondly that what should be bold slabs of rock and roll fall a little flat. That aside though it’s an assured and confident performance and they even pull off a passable version of The Doors' ‘Wild Child’. All in all it’s good stuff but they really need to be seen in a club venue with the volume cranked to the max."

Andrew Latham @ Room Thirteen

"Hampshire based trio Karn8 play a blistering set on the Rocksound stage. Front woman Kirst has a sultry and seductive vocal which draws you in only to be blown away by the heavy growl which hits the back of the tent, this really gives the band a depth and quality that many bands would like to have. They take in many styles of music and mix them up to create their own unique sound, which has certainly earned them an army of fans, many of which seem to be here to see them today as the tent is packed."

Kate @ up-load.co.uk

Guilfest Photos
Here are some of the photos taken by Dave Vokes of LMI Photography and as a band we think these are some of the best live shots we've had in a long time!

See more pics here

Limited Edition T-shirts
To mark the occassion, Guilfest also saw us start selling limited edition 'Of All The Strange Things' T-shirts which have the album artwork on them. If you want to grab yourself one head on over to the online shop before they are all gone!

Up and Coming Gigs
Click on the gigs to go to the event page for more info, see you at the front!

Friday 24th July - Jericho Tavern, Oxford
Friday 31st July - Quake, Woking
Saturday 1st August - The Red Lion, Northfleet
Saturday 8th August - The Underbelly, London
Friday 9th October - Babalou, London
Sunday 1st November - The Purple Turtle, London

We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome all the new people in the Karn8 family, we hope you enjoy what we have to offer!

Keep it filthy

Kirst, Bones & Leigh
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Acey Slade - BurlAce Beauties and Leg Show Review UK Tour [03 May 2009|09:07pm]

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'Kay so everybody should check out Acey Slade on his myspace: http://www.myspace.com/aceyslademusic

He's doing a UK tour this May and it would be awesome if any of you guys could make it to a show.

"Dirty rock n roll loving boys with dancing pin up queens all night for the same price or cheaper then most gigs in town!"

The full tour runs as follows:

Wed 13 May - London The Fly
Thu 14 May - Dumfries The Venue
Fri 15 May - Glasgow Stereo
Sat 16 May - Nottingham Seven
Sun 17 May - Grimsby Yardbirds
Mon 18 May - Manchester Satan's Hollow
Tues 19 May – Blackburn Corrupted
Wed 20 May - Southampton Talking Heads
Thu 21 May - Birmingham Asylum
Fri 22 May - Leeds Rios
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Lahannya on UK tour this May! [01 May 2009|12:08pm]


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KARN8 NEW ALBUM OUT! [18 Feb 2009|09:20am]

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Karn8 are pleased to announce that our debut album ‘Of All The Strange Things’ is out now on Wicked Boy Records. The album was recorded and produced by the band and mastered by Clive Cherry at Tongue and Groove Studios. It has taken two years to complete and we are very proud of the results. You can purchase a copy via the online shop or download from iTunes .... Enjoy!

Album Review

"What is noticeable as the second track kicks in is that Karn8 inject a lot of energy to their music - there’s a bit of a Rage Against The Machine thing going on in ‘As If You Could’ and ‘Strip’ opens up to a noisy distorted guitar riff in the choruses. The return at the end of ‘Running Free’ has the building blocks of something that could turn into an extended Kyuss-esque jam but sadly doesn’t.

Female singer Kirst’s sultry voice really shines on ‘True Face’, a stripped down song made up of a moving bass line and precise cymbal clangs. In fact the entire album is held together by some really nice bass grooves throughout, courtesy of Bones, and the whole thing is bookended by the sombre acoustic guitar led ‘Wasteland’ and its reprise.

It’s obvious that the band have been working hard to find sound and it really shows. The version of ‘Where The Fires Play’ on this album is much better than the early single release as the mix is a lot more balanced and it just livelier. These are songs that have possibly been written to be played live rather than played back on a record.

The production is raw and organic which is what usually happens when bands record things themselves meaning that the drums sound like drums, the guitars like guitars and so on without being pro tooled to death. That’s not to say it’s bad or sloppy, just that it captures a live feel and an essence of a group of people having fun with their music.

They haven’t created a new genre or discovered new song structures, what they have done is produce 12 songs, whether good, bad or average, that really link together in one fully formed package. There is room for improvement, some of the song such as ‘Over’ are forgettable and don’t really go anywhere, but very few bands make a five star album first time round.

They’re not original, not trying new or different but Karn8 do a pretty good job at making an album that follows the traditional rock standard. On Of All The Strange Things the band deliver nuts and bolts rock ‘n’ roll that harks back to the days when guitar bands played guitar songs and is not too dissimilar to some of the groups currently flirting with the mainstream or apart of it."

Steven Cookson @ Suite101.com

Facebook Fan Page

As some of you will already know, Karn8 have had a Facebook Group for some time. But we have found this to be slightly limited, so we have now started a Karn8 Facebook Fan Page.
This has more options and makes it far easier or us to communicate with everyone. So join up here

New Look Myspace Page

Along with the release of the new album. Our myspace page has had an overhaul, so that it better fits in with the new look. This includes a new track 'Good Time' from the album, so don't forget to check it out here

GU2 Radio

Karn8 are also due to appear on Guildford's Student GU2 Radio from 7pm on Friday 20th February, to help promote the Album and have a good old chat. Be sure to listen online here 

Next Gigs

Thursday 19th February - DeJa Vu, Reading
Thursday 5th March - The Fighting Cocks, Kingston
Saturday 21st March - The Rock Attic, London

Keep it filthy


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Abigail's Mercy "Summerland" single launch party [09 Feb 2009|10:43pm]

Free CDs, free entry and free food!

Saturday, 14 Feb 2009

Ye Olde Foundry
King Street

Metal/rock DJ then band on stage at midnight, come celebrate the release of the new single "Summerland" get there early and recieve a free limited edition CD of the song (strictly first come first served!!)

There will be a buffet, and a very special guest joining the band on stage!

Going to the NEC for the Judas Priest/Megadeth gig?
You will still have time to get to Dudley before AM start and if you're lucky you might get a place in a coach that's being put on specially

venue details: www.myspace.com/yeoldefoundry

event page on facebook:

event page on myspace:
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Industrial rock band LAHANNYA on UK tour this October! [01 Oct 2008|08:15pm]

We're going on our biggest UK tour to date this October, playing 8 dates from Brighton to Glasgow and many places in between. Maybe one of the concerts is not too far away from you and you fancy coming along? Here is the full list of tour dates:

16 Oct 08: Dudley - JB's
17 Oct 08: Blackpool - West Coast Rock Cafe
18 Oct 08: Glasgow - Soundhaus
22 Oct 08: Newcastle - Hoko 10
23 Oct 08: Weston-super-Mare - Hobbits
24 Oct 08: Sheffield - Corporation
25 Oct 08: London - Electrowerkz [late show @ 23:00]
26 Oct 08: Brighton - The Engine Room

If you don't know our music, have a listen on our Web site or Myspace page! It's been praised as industrial rock, gothic metal and electro by some of the press and slated by others for being none of the above; some compared us to bands like Lacuna Coil, Garbage, The Birthday Massacre and Evanescence and others said we sounded nothing like them.

Confused? Yes, so are we, but even though we can't describe it, we can promise you great music and a fun time out!

Hope to see you at one of the shows - til then take care!


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Abigail's Mercy play Camden this Friday!!! [10 Jun 2008|08:24pm]


Abigail's Mercy's first Camden show and first London headliner will be
at Bar Monsta in Camden this Friday.

Bar Monsta can be found at 18 Kentish Town Road, Camden, London NW1 9NX
it is opposite Camden Town Tube Station (& beside Sainsburys car park)

bar open from 5pm to 3am
bands onstage 8pm to 3pm
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This Sunday [21 May 2008|08:54pm]


A charity concert on Sunday 25th May at JB’s Dudley from 6pm (not 7pm as previously advertised) to raise money for S.O.P.H.I.E. (Stamp Out Prejudice, Hate & Intolerance Everywhere) a charity set up by the family and friends of the late Sophie Lancaster, to promote tolerance and understanding amongst young people.

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more details can be found on:
and Facebook
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NEW ABIGAIL'S MERCY SINGLE OUT NOW!!! [21 Nov 2007|09:50pm]

Abigail's Mercy have released their new single Blackest of Days for worldwide download.

Dark melodic metal with male & female vocals think Paradise Lost meets Lacuna Coil.

It is available now on the Holier Than Thou Records website.


p.s. yes there is a streaming sound clip so you can try before you buy!
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Punk Off - Charity event in Edinburgh 28/11 [07 Nov 2007|06:03pm]

Charity fund raiser for Shelter Scotland on the 28th Novemeber at Bannermans

There will be two bands on;

Sad Society (http://www.myspace.com/sadsociety)
"'where the fuck did these guys come from?' They produce ultra-confident, addictive, anthemic punk rock, brought to us with that distinctly Scottish disregard for subtleties or arse-licking"

supported by Billy Liar (http://www.myspace.com/billyliarmusic)

"the vicious, spiked belligerence of The Pistols in full copulating deviancy with the gentler, deep thinking soul of The Cure's acoustic manhandler Robert Smith"

It is £4 on the door or £3 for Edgar members. All proceeds go to Shelter Scotland

Come along to support the local music scene,or Edgar, or Shelter or just because you like beer. It will be fun.

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Very special gig this Wednesday! [05 Nov 2007|07:09pm]

This Wednesday 7th November at JB's,Castle Hill, Dudley, West Midlands
The debut performance from El Lamedos
the new acoustic supergroup side project featuring Steve & Diva from Abigail's Mercy and Kris from Fields of Iaru
proudly supporting Lauren Harris (daughter of Iron Maiden legend Steve Harris)
doors open 7pm, 18yrs+ only
for more info see www.jbsdudley.co.uk

Abigail's Mercy giglist:
Fri 16 Nov - Alma Inn, Bolton
Sun 18 Nov - Pitch Back, Green Street, Burton on Trent with Pro-jekt www.myspace.com/pitchblackevent
Fri 30 Nov - Intake Club, Kirkland Ave., Mansfield with Pro-jekt & Deviant UK
Sun 2 Dec - All Day Metalfest - Adam & Eve, Bradford St., Digbeth, Birmingham
Sat 8 Dec - Dames of Darkness Festival - Rock Cafe 2000, Stourbridge
12 noon, £8 adv./£10 door
Sat 8 Dec - Goth All Night Festival - The Rainbow, Digbeth High Street, Birmingham
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[11 Oct 2007|09:55pm]


Hey Guys,

Just stopping by briefly to spread the news about some really great guys you might have seen recenty - especially in Kerrang!

Catch them on tour now with MAYDAY PARADE

Myspace.com/madinalake for all dates and details


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[06 Oct 2007|07:32pm]

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Adrenaline tonight! [05 Oct 2007|04:08pm]

Live rock/metal in Edinburgh tonight!

Friday October 5th, 7:30-10:30pm at The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street.

£4 entry (£3 Edgar and Glam members)

Entry into Misfits Afterwards (free before 11:30pm)

Edgar presents a night of the finest rock and metal, featuring live performances from:

The Fatalists
An Edinburgh based band currently making a name for themselves around the club scene in Edinburgh. With tight rhythms, spiky guitars and manic vocals.
More Info can be found at http://www.myspace.com/fatalists

Little Green Machine
Currently gigging all over the Burgh, this four-piece are definitely at home on the stage with highly charged performances and a combination of their edgy and eclectic musical styles. All resulting in meeting the tastes of any alt-rock fan.
More info at http://www.myspace.com/littlegreenmachine

With their unique hard-rock/metal sound and headlining a sold out Cathouse, Glasgow, in March of last year and playing at various festivals, this band is not to be missed!
Their new album RVR was realesed in February of this year.
For more info see http://www.myspace.com/jmcmetal

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"Electric Blue" Cranberries [05 Apr 2007|04:49am]

Listen to this intro and tell me please, where can I find the same kind of music? I mean intro, not the Cranberries )
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Get yourselves to the The Rose Theatre in Rugeley for 7.30pm on Friday 30th March where Abigail's Mercy will be filming a live DVD
This is an ALL AGES SHOW!

Rose Theatre
Taylors Lane
WS15 2AA


Forthcoming live dates:
Friday 30th March - The Rose Theatre, Rugeley
Friday 27th April - Alma Inn, Bolton
Friday 8th June - Snooty Fox, Wakefield
Friday 15th June - Winnington Recreation Club, Northwich
Sunday 14th October - Carnival of Souls, Derby
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[08 Mar 2007|02:35pm]

Come see us in Manchester next Thursday, March 15th, at The Music Box on Oxford Rd (next door to jilly's rockworld), it's a fiver to get in, 14+ and there's free entry to rockworld afterwards for over 18's!

New EP now available from BATS in Afflecks Palace or buy online here!

Add us on myspace too if you like!
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Edinburgh Goth & Rock Soc presents Isa & the Filthy Tongues + support [07 Mar 2007|06:29pm]

edgar_society is proud to present ADRENALINE with three awesome live bands!

First up we have local boys Barricks. The half-Irish half-Scottish four piece have been solidly gigging around the 'burgh, playing emotionally powered alt-rock with brilliant technical skill. These boys deserve to be heard!

Second we have local duo Dead on the Live Wire who describe themselves as electronica/Industrial/punk. Bleeptastic with an aggressive edge and worth checking out if you love you music outside the realm of the normal guitar based four piece.

Last by no means least our headliners Isa and the Filthy Tongues! Dirty rock and roll the way its meant to be. With the sultery Miss Stacey Chavis leading the line up these guys have been making huge waves with live sessions on Scottish XFM and recently supporting Killing Joke in Glasgow. Currently signed to Circular Records and releasing debut album Addiction in May, though new single NAE TONGUES/I'LL DO WHAT I WANT will be released in March. See these guys now before they explode.

DATE: Tuesday 13th of March 2007
LOCATION: Subway Cowgate, Edinburgh
TIME: 7:30pm sharp - Antics club opening afterwards.
PRICE: £5/ £4 for Edgar, Glam and IndieSoc members.
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[10 Sep 2006|12:24pm]

Hi, I hope this is allowed.

Just wanted to let any music lovers from the Northwest of the UK, from Blackpool to Betws-y-coed, know that there is a new community for you.

It's called uk_nw_music.

I'm hoping that people from all kinds of musical backgrounds will join.

It is open for all kinds of musical discussion, from finding bandmates to talking about new albums to finding your local youth orchestra. So basically anything music-related, whatever the angle.

x-posted lots.
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[gig] Birthday Massacre, SBA & D.U.S.T. - Camden Underworld - Thu 20th July [10 Jul 2006|09:00pm]

A little peep out of hibernation to post a reminder about our support slot with the Birthday Massacre next week - for those that have not heard them yet, do check 'em out as they are rather fabulous!

Gig details as follows:

July 20th 2006
The Birthday Massacre
plus Screaming Banshee Aircrew and D-U-S-T

From 19:00 - Adv £10.00

Venue: Camden Underworld, 174 Camden High Street, London

Link for Online Tickets

If anyone sees any online flyers, let me know :-)
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