Katharsis

Katharsis

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The members of Katharsis create a nice melting pot of punk, hardcore, and numetal to make a refreshing Christian band.

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Biography

We love the Lord and we're looking for more than just a way to spend free time making epic hard music.

Born July 11, 2008, Katharsis is a project formed by Kim Boni and Joe Burek. The two with their love for their Father felt destined to give Katharsis their all and eventually picked up Travis Ankeny and David Corkery. Together the four of them built up a following in the Pittsburgh area and even made it out to Cornerstone 09' by invitation. Eventually co-founder Joe decided to leave, but he left a space for Jake Krasicki to gradually expand the band's skills and songwriting.

Katharsis is a melting pot of hardcore, punk, and numetal, giving everyone a little bit of home in their music. Between singer Kim's jazz/grunge influenced vocals and Travis' metal screams, the vocals create a new cacophony of sounds that are fresh in the sea of "underground." Along with this, the mixture of double petal and harmonized guitars bring something both new and familiar to the mix of this up-and-coming band.

These four were brought together because of their willingness to share G-D's love and get rid of misconceptions about hate in Christianity. Whether you come from a background of straight rock or bat cave, Katharsis brings and heart full of acceptance and a table full of influences to choose from.

Lyrics

Mourning Star

Written By: Kim Boni

Now fear the truth

I'm reaching out towards you
Your voice tames my bones
Smitten by your double-edged blade
Struck to my knees for you
Your eyes are all ablaze
You grasp the keys to hell
You've set my task before me
I've Prophetic dreams to tell

The final trumpet sounds
The dragon sits upon the shore
Blasphemy rising from beneath
With murder on its lips
Somber is our sphere
Never will they comply
Assailing with their animosity
As one third of familiarity dies

I will be I will be your mourning star
I will be I will be your mourning star
This is home
I will be I will be your mourning star
I will be I will be your mourning star
Judgment Day

Nothing left but autumn trees
Barren as a broken soul
I ache to save their hollow shells
Dwelling in their cold
They're running like red rivers
Crimson like their self-made hell
You've set my task before me
I've prophetic dreams to tell

I will be I will be your mourning star
I will be I will be your mourning star
This is home
I will be I will be your mourning star
I will be I will be your mourning star
Judgment Day

This is Your World

Lament

Written By: Kim Boni

And falling to her knees

She lifts all all that throws her down
She knows she's ok
He makes it ok
Even though her sea of Strength
Has gone up to perfection
She's ok
He makes it ok

With the strength of thousands
She holds her head up high
And wonders
"What more could I have done,
Oh Lord,

What more could I have done?"

And asking momma please
Don't leave me when I'm down
Please make it ok
I need you, ok?
I know you'll always be with me
Whenever I am down
I know I'm ok
You make it ok.

With the strength of thousands
She holds her head up high
And wonders
"What more could I have done,
Oh Lord,

What more could I have done?"

And so she grasps those weathered hands
One last time
She fills with joy
And starts to cry

With the strength of thousands
She holds her head up high
And wonders
"What more could I have done,
Oh Lord,

What more could I have done?"

Everlasting Eyes

Written By: Kim Boni

Like a hand-print in cement
You are forever in my soul
I can't begin to pretend
To understand or control
Your truth floods around me
I'm drowning under pressure
Only to be saved by your breath
At the last cadenced measure
Your truth floods through me
Like light by a silhouette
Drowning in Disobedience
I've done all but forget

The darkness will be called day
I won't escape your eyes
The darkness will be called day
I won't escape your heart

(repeat verse)

The darkness will be called day
I won't escape
The darkness will be called day
I won't escape (Your love)

For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed; neither hid,
that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness
Shall be heard in the light.

That which ye have spoken in the ear of closets
Shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

Oh Everlasting Eyes!
(I am yours)

The darkness shall be called day
I won't escape
The darkness shall be called day
I won't escape

Discography

Mea Culpa EP

Set List

-Abra Cadaver
-Click.
-The unnamed will remain unnamed
-Restless Bones
-Lament
-The Last Stand
-Everlasting Eyes
-Mourning Star

8 songs is the norm. We have a few covers we do if we're given the time and we're working on new material as well. All of our songs are about 3.30 minutes long. So the whole set is a good 30 minutes.