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Karizmata distributed a limited-edition 5-song EP in 2004. One of the singles, "Addiction", earned a slot on the 2004 Budweiser/WEBN True Music CD.

Karizmata is currently writing and plans to release their first full-length CD, "Ripple Effect", later this year (2005).


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Karizmata's beginnings go back to late 2001, with two friends from different cover bands collaborating on original ideas. Gradually, the project became more serious, additions to the lineup were made, and an all-out effort to create something special began. Our first studio effort concluded in July, 2003, resulting in a demo described by Grammy-winning producer Ken Lewis as "one of the best-sounding demos" he'd ever heard.

Karizmata's live show was finally introduced locally in January, 2004, and the band played several venues throughout the year including the Blue Note, Madison Theater, Deuce's Wild Saloon, CC's Showcase, the Knotty Pine, and the Wooden Horse. The year's touring concluded at Sawyer Point during the 2004 Riverfest sponsored by Toyota and WEBN, so that the band could focus on writing and preparing for additional studio time.

Karizmata draws from a diverse pool of musical influences, only a handful of which include Sevendust, Tool, Queensryche, Nickelback, Edwin McCain, Matchbox 20, Fuel, NIN, Disturbed, Creed, and a number of individual musicians as well.

What sets Karizmata apart from other bands is the whole package. Everyone involved has many years of experience under their belt, we focus on writing solid, marketable songs that will move an audience or stick in their heads and leave them humming to themselves on the way home, and we always strive to put out a lot of energy on stage.