King Karma

King Karma

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Rock and roll used to be about plugging in, turning up and letting go, but as rock has aged and changed that simple formula seems to have been forgotten for the most part. Unless you ask KING KARMA, a band fast becoming one of the most talked about new groups in the current resurgence of rock music!

Biography

Built upon the solid foundations provided by rhythm section TODD RONNING (bass) and RICK FEDYK (drums), KING KARMA's music is a gorgeous amalgamation of hard rock guitar riffs and introspective acoustic passages. Guitarist, MARKUS WOLFE succeeds, where many more famous names have failed, in that he plays with true feel and purely for the song, rather than simply to show his undoubted technical ability. To round out the line-up there's vocalist SHAUN WILLIAMSON, a man with more soul and raw emotion in his voice than a recording studio full of Boy Band Wannabes and Pop Idol hopefuls.

The group's fresh approach to rock music's most influential time in history garnered the attention of legendary producer, JIMMY JOHNSON, who flew the boys from the west coast of Canada to Muscle Shoals, Alabama and recorded the quartet's awe-inspiring debut. Johnson even goes so far as to say that KING KARMA is the best rock product he's worked on since Lynyrd Skynyrd back in the 70's.

After the recording sessions were complete, the band released "Into the Everlast" as a single to Garageband.com listeners. The single shot up GB’s charts and was voted "TRACK OF THE DAY" over thousands of other hard rock hopefuls, as well as winning awards, "MOST ROCKING TRACK", "BEST GUITARS", "BEST VOCALS", "BEST BASS", "BEST LYRICS", "BEST MOOD" and more... Within only a few months KING KARMA's disc began receiving major exposure, generating rave reviews and winning over new fans from around the world. New York State college stations were among the first to spin KK’s CD calling it one of the best debuts in years. The College Music Journal reported KING KARMA was among the top 10 most added artists to college radio in North America.

In May 2005, while the group’s official web site surpassed one million hits, KING KARMA signed with CENTURION RECORDS (a division of Centurion Music Group Inc.). As the label prepared for the upcoming release, KK songs “Devil’s Road” and “I’m Listening” were featured in the Lions Gate Films sci-fi movie "BLOODSUCKERS". Soon after, CENTURION released KING KARMA’s debut to North America through UNIVERSAL and RYKO. The following summer KK performed at select music festivals opening for such rock legends as, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Cheap Trick. The group’s successful string of shows would include a trip to the World Famous Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota, where KK opened for Kid Rock, the reunited James Gang and Blue Oyster Cult to name a few...

KING KARMA is currently writing new material and looking forward to touring again in 2007!

KING KARMA's MySpace URL: http://www.myspace.com/kingkarma

Lyrics

Into the Everlast

Written By: Todd Ronning, Markus Wolfe & Shaun Williamson

I’m wearing every man’s clothes
Diseased and I’m not alone
Sick as a dog, try to put me down
When I come creepin’, never make a sound
Pretend to be your lover, come a slitherin’
In between the shadows under your skin now

Beware the snake in the grass
behind the broken glass
Selling poison dreams into the everlast

Greed and the blood of my own
Breed at the foot of my throne
I’ve got a three-mile smile with a knife in my boot
Sugar for the children, got some boogie for you
I’ll take you to a place you ain’t never been
Like a dark angel I’m original sin now

Beware the snake in the grass
behind the broken glass
Selling poison dreams

Into the everlasting dream
Into the everlasting dream

Beware the snake in the grass
behind the broken glass
Selling poison dreams into the everlast
Beware the snake in the grass
behind the broken glass
Selling poison dreams into the everlast

Breathe

Written By: Markus Wolfe, Todd Ronning & Shaun Williamson

I can feel the way I wanna feel
I can see everything that’s real
When I breathe it all in, breathe it all in, yeah

I can be who I wanna be
I can feel things you cannot see
When I keep it all in, keep it all in
Breathe, just breathe

I can fly where I wanna fly
In my mind I’m no longer scared to shine
When I take it all in, take it all in
Breathe, just breathe

Open your mind, take a look inside
Inside
Open your eyes let your spirit drive
Inside

Can you see what you wanna see?
Can you feel what you wanna feel?
When you breathe it all in, keep it all in
Breathe

Just breathe it all in, breathe it all

Breathe, just breathe
Breathe, just breathe

I'm Listening

Written By: Todd Ronning, Markus Wolfe & Shaun Williamson

Everybody,
needs a little help sometimes
Everyone, everyone,
needs somebody when it’s all on the line
Cos when you’re feeling down and out
and you’re backed up against the wall

If your sky is fallin’
and the walls are closing in
Let it all pour out now, cos I’m listening
Yeah, I’m listening to you my friend

If you hold it all inside,
don’t you know you can surely lose your mind
When all the tears are cried,
don’t you know you can walk the extra mile
Don’t let the world push you ‘round now
and keep you backed up against the wall

When it gets too heavy
and the walls start closing in
Let it all pour out now, cos I’m listening
Yeah, I’m listening to you my friend

When you’re feeling down and out
and you’re just about to fall

When it gets too heavy and you fight to hold it in
Let it all pour out now, cos I’m listening, oh yeah
Leave the past behind you and start to live again
Let your soul cry out now, cos I’m listening
I’m always listening to you my friend

I’m listening, oh yes I am

Discography

Album Releases:
KING KARMA - King Karma (Centurion/Universal)
KING KARMA - Limited Edition (Centurion)

Single Releases:
Breathe
I'm Listening

Tracks receiving Commercial Airplay:
Breathe
I'm Listening
Blue Monday
Twilight Child
Revolution Man
Don't Take the World Out On Me

Tracks receiving Internet Airplay:
Breathe
Blue Monday
Into the Everlast
Revolution Man
Mama's Pride
Twilight Child
Heaven's Burning
I'm Listening
Shake My Bones
Don't Take the World Out On Me
Midnight Sunshine
Devil's Road

Tracks in Movie Soundtracks:
I'm Listening ("BLOODSUCKERS" released by Lion's Gate Films)
Devil's Road ("BLOODSUCKERS" released by Lion's Gate Films)

Set List

1. Mama’s Pride
2. Get Your Wheels
3. Twilight Child
4. Blue Monday
5. Into the Everlast
6. Louisiana Blues
7. I’m Listening
8. Shake My Bones
9. Revolution Man
10. Breathe
11. I Got the Fire
12. Devil’s Road

Set running time: up to 50 mins in length

Note* Song titles and song order subject to change