ARTISTS ON THE RISE LA: Karkaza

Editor’s Note: Karkaza will be performing at Sound The Groove CA’s SOUND THE GROOVE @ MALONE’S SANTA ANA on July, 20th, 2019! Be sure to check them out, along with other amazing artists from the area! If you’d like to perform with Groove, contact us here.

Founded in August 2016, with a casual meeting between Lilia and Bruno in  Hollywood. They held their first rehearsal in the music lessons studio  where Lilia worked and quickly created their first song, Apocalypse. The  drum and guitar duo collaboratively created their first few songs but knew they needed a dedicated bassist.

Soon after, Lilia happened to meet Brian at a party and found out that he played bass and guitar and was looking to a form a band to have an outlet for his ideas. After their first rehearsal as a full band, Lilia and Bruno found him to be a great fit and thus the power trio was born. The chemistry among the three members appeared instantaneously, and grew even stronger over time.

At this point the only thing missing was a name. Lilia had wanted to use the band name Karkaza ever since she stumbled upon the ancient Sanskrit  word in a museum a couple years prior, so she suggested the band be called by that title. Meaning rough, abrasive, and unrepentant, Karkaza described the band’s music and attitude perfectly. All three of them like to integrate stylistic elements from other genres into their original compositions.

The band put together a setlist and started playing gigs in the Los Angeles music scene. They recorded their debut EP “Path of Doom” followed by the Full-length album “Dark Sun Eclipse.” They are currently based in Los Angeles. From here onward, Karkaza will keep moving forward on the road.

Editor’s Note: Karkaza will be performing at Sound The GrooveCA’s SOUND THE GROOVE @ MALONE’S SANTA ANA on July, 20th, 2019! Be sure to check them out, along with other amazing artists from the area! If you’d like to perform with Groove, contact us here.