About 20 years ago, a group of young men – some were kids, really – gathered in their home country of Tunisia to form a cover band. Metal, hard rock, blues, jazz, and more. Over the years, they’ve honed their sound into a distinctive blend of music with an oriental or Middle Eastern flare. Lead singer Zaher Zorgati calls it “blazing desert music,” and with it, the band has built a strong following over the last decade.
They call themselves Myrath, which translates as “legacy.” But the band’s legacy is in question as they try a more mainstream approach on their new album, “Karma”. Born out of the isolation of the COVID epidemic, and the realization that the band was not making money or building a large enough audience, the group listened to their hearts in composing “Karma”.
The effort was not without controversy, even within Myrath. Their long-time keyboardist Elyes Bouchoucha decided to leave the group; he was quickly replaced by the band’s producer and manager, Kevin Codfert. But Myrath’s big test is still ahead—how will the audience receive “Karma” when it comes out on March 8th, 2024. Zaher Zorgati expressed the hopefulness and nervousness that come with a change of direction when he recently spoke with our contributor Mark Boardman.
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“Karma” can be pre-order HERE.
“Myrath from Tunisia might just be the most underrated band ever. Their new album really excites me — they have something fresh and back it up with a great stage show. They played a tiny stage at Wacken where nobody brings more than guitars and amps, and brought a two-truck production. It was amazing!,” says Pär Sundström of Sabaton fame.
As the sands of time continued to shape their journey, Myrath‘s relentless dedication led to the creation of “Karma”, which will arrive as a limited transparent red LP, black LP, and digipak. The forthcoming opus promises to be a testament to their evolution, delivering a sonic tapestry woven from passion and innovation.
“Karma” Track Listing:
- To The Stars
- Into The Light
- Candles Cry
- Let It Go
- Words Are Failing
- The Wheel Of Time
- Temple Walls
- Child Of Prophecy
- The Empire
- Carry On