Kaonashi sign to Equal Vision Records

Share new music video for “My 5-Year Plan”

Photo credit: Eduardo Ruiz

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“Hard-hitting and thought-provoking, the band’s latest seven-track release is an honest and open take on life post grade school soundtracked by technical guitar riffs and chaotic vocals.” – The Noise

“Combining a myriad styles in ways most might have never thought, Kaonashi take the listener on a whirlwind adventure with everything from catchy, almost-poppy choruses to spastic,

bone-busting breakdowns.” – New Transcendence

“For as brutal of a band as the alt-metalcore outfit Kaonashi is, they’re remarkably sensitive.” – No Echo

Following a fervid hometown performance at This Is Hardcore this past weekend, Equal Vision Records are proud to welcome Philadelphia emo mathcore act Kaonashi to their roster. Pushing the boundaries of metal, Kaonashi showcases an intense technical prowess complemented by reality-induced conceptual lyrics. To celebrate the signing, the band has shared a new music video for “My 5-Year Plan,” taken from their 2018 independent release, Why Did You Do It?. Kaonashi will bring their gripping live show to fans across the U.S. this summer, on tour with The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, No Zodiac, and more. You can watch the video for “My 5-Year Plan” here and find a full list of tour dates below.

A quote from Kaonashi on signing to Equal Vision Records:

“Ever since we started this band, our goal was to sign to Equal Vision Records. Their sound and style is what Kaonashi was based off of. We still can’t believe it.”

Formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2012, Kaonashi made their first impact on the scene in October 2013 with the release of their EP Native. Drawing from both hardcore and progressive acts such as Coheed & Cambria, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and The Contortionist, Kaonashi has molded a technical, aggressive sound to call their own. With personal lyrics tackling the difficulties of depression and anxiety facing this generation, 2016 saw the release of their second EP Ex-Prayers in addition to a split with Sabella titled Never Home. Last fall, Kaonashi established themselves among their peers with the release of their groundbreaking third EP Why Did You Do It? – a rollercoaster ride across seven tracks ranging from downright brutal riffs to serene, melodic moments that has taken the scene by storm. Keeping on with a relentless touring schedule, the band has shared the stage with the likes of Between The Buried and Me, Code Orange, Knocked Loose and For The Fallen Dreams. Having built an intense and eager fan base for themselves through explosive live performances, Kaonashi now join the Equal Vision Records roster, another success proving their forward-looking take on metal will ensure their rise to new heights.

Tour Dates

08/08 – West Haven, CT – The Cave w/ SeeYouSpaceCowboy and Boundaries

08/10 – Manchester, NH – Bungalow Bar & Grill w/ Boundaries

08/11 – Horseheads, NY – Chemung County Fair Grounds @ iMatter Festival

w/ The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, No Zodiac, VCTMS, Hive

08/12 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks

08/13 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar

08/14 – Toronto, ON – The Grand Gerrard

08/15 – Buffalo, NY – Case Di Francesca’s

08/16 – Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds

08/18 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club

08/19 – Hamtramck, MI – The Sanctuary

08/20 – Cudahy, WI – The X-Ray Arcade

08/21 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews

08/22 – St. Louis, MO – The Sinkhole

08/23 – Kansas City, MO – The Uptown Encore

08/24 – Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater

08/25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s

08/27 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk

08/28 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium

08/29 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

08/30 – Long Beach, CA – Toxic Toast Theatre

08/31 – Pomona, CA – PBW

09/01 – Henderson, NV – Eagle Hall

09/03 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red

09/04 – El Paso, TX – The Rockhouse Bar & Grill

09/05 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar

09/06 – Houston, TX – Satellite Bar

09/07 – Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West

09/08 – Ocean Springs, MS – Crooked Letter Brewery

09/09 – Nashville, TN – The End

09/11 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506

09/12 – Chesapeake, VA – Riffhouse Pub

09/13 – Louisville, KY – The Tiger Room

09/14 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

09/15 – Baltimore, MD – The Rockwell

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