Karma and the Truth
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Karma and the Truth

Providence, Rhode Island, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Rock Alternative




"CD Review: Karma and The Truth’s Between Standing & Falling"

A few weeks ago I received word that guitarist Joey Magnanti (formerly of Hawkins Rise) had formed a new band with the enigmatic name of Karma and The Truth (the cool kids call them KatT for short). With a ‘fresh from the manufacturing plant’ CD already making waves throughout the area, I had to know more. Intrigued, you ask? Why yes, I was. When that new release titled Between Standing & Falling finally arrived, I excitedly tore through the packaging like Kirstie Alley opening a box of Krispy Kreme, and earnestly began to give each of the 11 tracks a thorough listening.

From the get-go, these guys reek of professionalism and demonstrate an ability to take a legitimately heavy rock style and turn it into radio-ready, major label-sounding gold. Certainly aided in no small measure by the fact that Between Standing & Falling was co-produced and engineered by local studio svengali Joe Moody, the resulting performances illustrate an excessively adroit and mature execution. Basically this album kicks some serious rock ‘n’ roll ass.

The disc of all-original material starts off with the heavy driving, “Circling The Drain.” With dueling, grunge-laden guitar work provided by Seth Salois and the aforementioned Joey Magnanti, the song’s rhythm pulses along with a dynamically deliberate groove provided by drummer Nino Trovato and bass man Tofer Simpson. Salois’ vocals, in shades slightly reminiscent of Geoff Tate and Eddie Vedder, provide a classic hook in the chorus “You can change your life or stay the same. In the end it’s all the same – When you feel alive escape the blame, instead of circling the drain.”

The quasi power-ballad “Time To Let Go” is a perfect example of what I mean by my claim that these guys are major label-ready. One hundred professional songwriters locked in a room for a week couldn’t come up with a prettier melody or more potent lyrics. “I woke up today and planned escape, the note you left was all in vain, I still believe the plan was three days late … Chasing down our last mistakes, we’ve burned the bridge but not the gates.”

And while on the subject of songwriting, Karma and The Truth outdo themselves on that front with “Dont Fear The Water,” a track that could top any pop, rock, adult contemporary or alternative charts with ease. The number contains all the earmarks of a well-crafted song, including a memorable chorus: “Dont fear the water and hide behind and watch it pass you by…”

Sure everybody wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star, yet for over 50 years few have figured out exactly how to make it happen. But once in a while a group of musically like-minded artists join together to create a cohesive, convincing product that has the potential for mass appeal. Karma and The Truth are that band, and Between Standing & Falling is an indication that these guys are a serious band with a potent product. KatT has already proven themselves a formidable live act, crisscrossing New England for the better part of a year, not only opening for nationals, but also headlining venues themselves. With music like this, these guys have earned themselves some seriously good KARMA…and that’s THE TRUTH!!! See what I did there… Karma … Truth…? What, no good? - Motif Magazine - Don DiMuccio


Still working on that hot first release.



Formed in March of 2013, and comprised of seasoned East Coast musicians; Seth Salois (vocals/guitar), Joey Magnanti (guitar/vocals), Jay Carvalho (drums/percussion), and Tofer Simpson (bass/vocals); Karma and the Truth is a rock band based out of Providence, RI.

Karma and the Truth creates music that is focused on solid lyrics and memorable harmonies and melodies. In addition to their well crafted originals, any live performance is sure to entertain with a wide selection of crowd pleasing covers. ‘KatT’ is securing show dates up and down the East Coast and Northeast with their special brand of songwriting, unmatched energy and endless ambition.

Since their beginning, Karma and the Truth has had the opportunity to play with respected national touring artists such as GABBIE RAE, SAVING ABEL, TANTRIC, KIP WINGER, RANDY RHOADS REMEMBERED and GONE FOR DAYS. The gentlemen have played many performances in various East Coast and Northeast venues, to include local pubs, concert halls, colleges, and festivals.

Karma and the Truth celebrates their vision to make a strong impact on the Northeast, the East Coast, and the entirety of the world with their own brand of music, relying heavily on their creativity, originality, and live show.

Watch for Karma and the Truth in the near future. A band that truly loves what they do and are proud to show the rest of the world their passion for creating the music that will define the experiences of anyone who listens.

For booking inquiries, press, and promotional purposes please email booking@karmaandthetruth.com

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