New EPK & Footage From ‘Exalted’ Release Party

We recently released a brand new music video for ‘Exalted’ taken from our debut album ‘Risen’. We have now released a new EPK which was shot at the release party for ‘Exalted’ on November 18th at Archbar in Winterthur, Switzerland.

Watch The Video Here

Watch ‘Exalted’ Here

Khaøs Risen Artwork

Not easily categorised ‘Risen’ follows our acclaimed EP ‘Rising’ and features 12 tracks of modern, melodic hard rock and metal. The album was released via MRR Records on 20th October and was recorded by Rolf Munkes at his Empire Studios in Germany and mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound in New York.

Mark comments: “The subject matter transcends individual boundaries, hearkening to darker scenarios yet striving for resolution. The lyrical approach follows a trend of maintaining hope while facing difficulty and conflict. All the evil of mankind cannot suppress the people if they won’t let it. Aside from the lyrics and tone, the project’s unifying element is one of hard rock expression, which defies definition with every song.”

Chandler adds: “Musically and lyrically ‘Risen’ is a continuation from ‘Rising’, which was just a taste but began to touch on some of the deeper subject matter that I wanted to develop further into my writing; I had also been writing some Outloud songs with deeper meanings but for me it wasn’t really working in that setting. I knew I needed a different approach musically for it, and Khaøs seemed like the right fit so I channeled this focus there. I wanted an outlet to really convey problems with society, personal struggles, mental mechanisms, and the reasons for all of this. As always I leave the lyrics open to interpretation from the listener as each person will take something different from them, but these are general themes that are prevalent here.”

Watch First Single ‘After The Silence’ Here

Watch ‘Crisis Factor’ Lyric Video Here

‘Risen’ is out now! Order It Here: http://tinyurl.com/mw7cdnd

New Music Video: ‘Exalted’

They say good things come in threes… we released ‘Risen’ via MRR Records just last month, days later we released a second single, ‘Crisis Factor’ and a lyric video. Now we have posted the third single from the debut and a brand new music video to go along with it.

Entitled ‘Exalted’, this song is something Chandler holds quite close. “It’s an emotional song that many people can identify with,” comments Mark. “On the lyrical side ‘Exalted’ is also a very personal song.” Chandler adds, “This song is simply about finding my true self by helping others. This is a part of me that I can’t deny, so why not write a song about it?”

Watch ‘Exalted’ Here

Shot in a factory hall called ‘Hamelhalle’ in Switzerland, Mark explains more about the video and how it was director Can Isik who came up with the concept. “For this video Isik’s idea was to have the band performing in a bright lit huge hall with a lot of windows. It’s a performance clip with a frame story and it’s in opposition to the darker mood with pushed contrasts and desaturated colors we used in the ‘After The Silence’ video. ‘Exalted’ shows a more relaxed and natural atmosphere.”

Isik comments, “I imagined as many extras as possible – young and old, beautiful and special, characters out of real life – a community of people… The goal was to produce a positive emotional clip about people in need of finding the way to exaltation.”

Watch First Single ‘After The Silence’ Here

Watch ‘Crisis Factor’ Lyric Video Here

‘Risen’ is out now! Order It Here: http://tinyurl.com/mw7cdnd

Debut Album Details Revealed: ‘Risen’

Today we can reveal more information regarding the release of our debut album ‘Risen’. Recorded by Rolf Munkes at his Empire Studios in Germany and mastered by music legend and award winner for Adele’s ‘21’ Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound in New York; ‘Risen’ follows the 2012 ‘Rising’ EP and will be released on 20th October via Plastichead Distribution/MRR Records.

‘Risen’ Track Listing
01) After The Silence
02) Crisis Factor
03) Exalted
04) Loaded Question
05) End Of Daze
06) Merchants Of Khaøs
07) Ride The Chain
08) Hung The Moon
09) Imagined Danger
10) Static Windows
11) As Far As We Go
12) The Breathing Room

Check Out The Album Trailer Here:

Mark comments: “The subject matter transcends individual boundaries, hearkening to darker scenarios yet striving for resolution. The lyrical approach follows a trend of maintaining hope while facing difficulty and conflict. All the evil of mankind cannot suppress the people if they won’t let it. Aside from the lyrics and tone, the project’s unifying element is one of hard rock expression, which defies definition with every song.”

Chandler adds: “Musically and lyrically ‘Risen’ is a continuation from ‘Rising’, which was just a taste but began to touch on some of the deeper subject matter that I wanted to develop further into my writing; I had also been writing some Outloud songs with deeper meanings but for me it wasn’t really working in that setting. I knew I needed a different approach musically for it, and Khaøs seemed like the right fit so I channeled this focus there. I wanted an outlet to really convey problems with society, personal struggles, mental mechanisms, and the reasons for all of this. As always I leave the lyrics open to interpretation from the listener as each person will take something different from them, but these are general themes that are prevalent here.”

Khaøs Risen Artwork

Mark designed the artwork himself and discusses: “As a first full-length album, ‘Risen’ is a sort of baptism of fire for this band. The visual concept of the artwork tries to accentuate this primordial aspect, in a manner of speaking the birth of Khaøs and its origin. We used symbols like a faded version of Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man for the background, a theme I was dealing with before starting this project. This picture reflects somehow many of the topics treated in our songs. It is static in structure but dynamic in its presentation of a moving, living man. A bit like our music”

“I had different ideas for the album cover first. I started with an orb but decided it was maybe too simple and too generic for this type of album. Finally I used that idea for the design of my guitar pic. Then I switched to the griffin theme. Chandler liked my very first sketch and we ended up using that exact picture for the album cover.”

Check Out The Lead Single Video ‘After The Silence’ Here:

‘Risen’ will be released via Plastichead Distribution/MRR Records on 20th October.

‘After The Silence’ Making of Trailer

Just last month we released ‘After The Silence’, a brand new single and first taste of the forthcoming full length album ‘Risen’, slated for release later this year. With the single making waves worldwide pre and post release we decided to make a Making Of Trailer where Chandler discusses the song itself and what its all about.

Watch ‘After The Silence’ Making of Trailer Here!

Watch ‘After The Silence’ Official Music Video Here!

‘After The Silence’ was directed by the talented Swiss director Can Isik (Beauty Of Gemina) and was shot in a burnt down factory area in Arbon, Switzerland.

Buy ‘After The Silence’ Here: http://tinyurl.com/lwm25ny

New Single & Video ‘After The Silence’

A few weeks back we announced the forthcoming reveal of ‘After The Silence’, a new single and first taste of the brand new full length album ‘Risen’, slated for release later this year. With the single making more and more noise on the airwaves worldwide over the last number of weeks today the wait to see the much anticipated video is finally over.

Watch ‘After The Silence’ Here!

‘After The Silence’ was directed by the talented Swiss director Can Isik (Beauty Of Gemina) and was shot in a burnt down factory area in Arbon, Switzerland.

After the Silence Single Artwork

‘After The Silence’ follows our debut EP ‘Rising’ which appeared in late 2012 and is available digitally worldwide now.

Recorded by Rolf Munkes at his Empire Studios in Germany ‘After The Silence’ is the perfect song to introduce the very first Khaøs full-length album. It is the anthemic track that kicks off the album. It’s about finding one’s self in a war-torn world and bonding together with like-minded people in order to start a peaceful revolution. We face a lot of difficulties throughout our daily lives and in a world where that seems to be the norm, sometimes the only thing we seem to have is ourselves and what we know.

Buy ‘After The Silence’ Here: http://tinyurl.com/lwm25ny