KATANA CARTEL, The Sacred Oath - Reviewed By The New Noise ! Check it out here at this link: https://www.thenewnoise.it/katana-cartel-the-sacred-oath/
Katana Cartel come from Melbourne and despite being active since 2012 it is with The Sacred Oath that they reach a consistent minutaggio for the first time. What was previously realized (War Part 1, 2016), has laid the foundations to give shape to an album whose roots lie in European power metal and (as far as production is concerned) in a modern approach to the subject matter. The nine actual pieces proposed, are characterized by effective changes of tempo and a compact executive from which transpire wider influences than expected (at least given the premises). This heterogeneity could block some listeners and at the same time tease those who are eager to patiently see new nuances. (Almost) each song offers passages that seem to be heading in an unexpected direction and some of the solutions adopted by the Australian formation (for example the use of the growl in "The Battle" and the groovy moments) risk leading it into territories that are not very functional to the success of episodes pleasantly hard rock (attention to the contagious refrain of "Grenade"!) or evocative (the central break of "The Art Of Self Destruction"). Sometimes guitarists Robert Georgievsky and Dylan Reeves perform riffs with a classically thrash aftertaste, which allow "Judge Shredd" to evolve into a melancholy instrumental coda... epilogue of a hilarious and creatively generous album. - The New Noise
Katana Cartel are a Heavy Metal band Hailing from Melbourne, Australia. They are a band who like to rock out, Have fun and aren’t afraid to show it. Their riff-driven, catchy, foot-tapping tunes will have you banging your head in no time!
Katana Cartel offers a nice blend of Traditional Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Modern Metal & Hard Rock! FFO: Metallica, Iron Maiden, Iced Earth
Here’s some brief History on the band. They were Founded in 2012 by guitarists Rob Georgievski &(Former Members Aidan Le Gassick & Lyle Jenkins) they planted the seed to start Katana Cartel. Due to line-up Changes (Drummer John Price Joined around this Period) there was a delay in Playing Live/Music releases, but things changed & the band started to shape itself in 2014 & the band was finally formed/Ready in 2015. Since 2015 they have only released an EP ‘War Part 1’ which has been received well everywhere. In 2016/2017 After numerous Bass Player changes, the band enlisted Matt Ambrose to join. In 2018, the Band began work on the 1st Full Length Album, In 2018 long-time Guitarist/Founding Member Aidan & Katana Cartel Parted ways, which opened the door to a new Guitarist in Dylan Reever. The New Album is set to be released in 2020, with another Australian Tour & a Possible Overseas Tour as well.
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Katana Cartel are:
Steven Falkingham - Lead Vocals
Robert Georgievski - Guitar
Matt Ientile - Bass
Dylan Reever - Guitar
John Price - Drums
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Phone: +61 413 718 999 (Robert Georgievski)
Phone: +61 412 223 497 (Steven Falkingham)
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