Led by the Australian brother duo of Martin and Paul Strange (who supply vocals
and guitar, respectively), Strange Karma is set to unleash a brand new single,
“Devil from the Moon,” via iTunes on Tuesday, April 22nd (on Flexitone Records).
“Devil from the Moon” also serves as a prelude to the group’s upcoming, yet-to-be-titled album, which was produced and engineered by Grammy nominated David Ivory.
“Working on the new album with David was an unforgettable experience,” the brothers recall. “He instinctively recognized what was necessary to manifest the essence of Strange Karma and mold it into something that appeals to a worldwide audience.”
“During our collaboration, David connected with us both on a musical and personal level. His intrinsic ability as a producer to bring out the best in us as musicians has led to the creation of an authentic live performance experience and an honest representation of the Strange Karma sound.”
Martin also discussed how the new song came to be: “Devil From The Moon emerged from a guitar riff my brother Paul (Strange) created. We kicked it around the studio for some time and out of the blue, the line ‘devil from the moon’ just came to me. From there, the lyric manifested seamlessly into a song – an entity that demands allegiance from its audience!”
“For us, lyric and melody are of equal importance – neither takes precedence in our songwriting and each is imperative in the telling of the story. People who have seen us perform already know that Strange Karma has always strived to create music that also incorporates a theatrical element – we want our audiences not only to be moved by our music, but to ‘live’ the experience created with every note, every drum beat, every word.”
“As the lead single from our new album, we believe ‘Devil from the Moon’ delivers the high-voltage energy and excitement the fans have come to expect from Strange Karma. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re confident the collaboration of haunting guitar riffs and menacing lyrics on ‘Devil from the Moon’ makes this track a compelling listen.”
Strange Karma’s first album, ‘Volume 1,’ was issued in 2011 and racked up countless accolades from the music press, perhaps most flattering of all being WeLoveMetal.com, who said, “I’m going to start this is a big way. Who in the hell needs a Led Zeppelin reunion when we have a band with the sound of Strange Karma?
These guys are the second coming of the music that started it all.” Additionally, Matt O’Shaughnessy from WVOX Metal Mayhem said, “Strange Karma is one of the most refreshing and highly innovative bands I have ever had the pleasure of spinning on air.”
Judging from “Devil from the Moon,” Strange Karma’s upcoming sophomore disc will expand on the promise of their debut effort. Go ahead and start setting your “expectation meters” high!