NewsJuly 31, 2019 12:00 PM ET6,421 views

Kaonashi sign with Equal Vision Records, release new video

Official press release: 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?. You can watch the video for "My 5-Year Plan" here: 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 and 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.

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anonymous 7/31/2019 9:10:07 AM

These guys look like dorks


anonymous 7/31/2019 9:12:30 AM

peter is like if twitter morphed into a person but with a somehow less vapid personality


anonymous 7/31/2019 9:16:56 AM

lol Equal vision was the goal


anonymous 7/31/2019 9:32:07 AM

Thought too hard on deciding a band name.


anonymous 7/31/2019 9:34:50 AM

This dude has the worst voice. I don't get it.


anonymous 7/31/2019 9:46:32 AM

lost my virginity to this band on the voltage lounge side stage


anonymous 7/31/2019 9:47:32 AM

Pao is the smelliest dude


anonymous 7/31/2019 9:53:06 AM

Well deserved!!!!! WDYDI KAO FOR LIFE


anonymous 7/31/2019 9:53:33 AM

Peter is a sex icon


anonymous 7/31/2019 10:14:25 AM

gay ed lambgoat comments upset


anonymous 7/31/2019 10:32:39 AM

Here we go with the lame ass comments cause stay sick ain't treating your 0-0-0-0 bands right. Suck a dck, equal vision is sick. Congrats to Kaonashi.


anonymous 7/31/2019 10:37:25 AM

lol Equal Vision is still around? Take a hint from Bridge 9 and start packing it in, fellas.


anonymous 7/31/2019 10:43:23 AM

Equal Vision funneled money to ISKCON so they could sex traffic girls through their temples and into russian mafia controlled brothels.


anonymous 7/31/2019 10:46:10 AM

No name band signs to no name label. Breaking news


anonymous 7/31/2019 10:53:24 AM

Isn't kaonashi one of those virtual pets that were popular back in the early 2000s?


anonymous 7/31/2019 10:54:20 AM

Here we go with the lame ass comments cause stay sick ain't treating your 0-0-0-0 bands right. Suck a dck, equal vision is sick. Congrats to Kaonashi. ^ LOL


anonymous 7/31/2019 11:03:51 AM

No that's Tamagotchi. Kaonashi is a sequence of numbers formed by adding the previous 2 numbers together like 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21


anonymous 7/31/2019 11:13:30 AM

Lmaoooo the former scene kid is talking about bridge 9 get a grip you hardcore imposter and go flock to the next hype genre


anonymous 7/31/2019 11:21:38 AM

lambgoat kids are VEXED lmao go whip your wallet chains at your neglected girlfriends. die mad about it


anonymous 7/31/2019 11:27:07 AM

Kao for life


anonymous 7/31/2019 11:37:45 AM

no band more deserving no band more deserving no band more deserving


anonymous 7/31/2019 11:53:12 AM

Lmaoooo the former scene kid is talking about bridge 9 get a grip you hardcore imposter and go flock to the next hype genre" Found the guy in his thirties who still goes to Warped Tour.


anonymous 7/31/2019 12:06:17 PM

This band would be cool if they had an attempted murderer, a murderer, or a rapist Hang it up boys


anonymous 7/31/2019 12:08:13 PM

kao deserves this more than anyone now ditch Sean Mott dude blows he's the reason why so many bands don't go anywhere artery global sucks


anonymous 7/31/2019 12:08:50 PM

Lol hardcore in 2019, why arent these losers livestream on Twitch yet??


anonymous 7/31/2019 12:20:27 PM

Comments filled with band members and their woke non-binary partners white-knighting themselves. Breed flip.


anonymous 7/31/2019 12:36:04 PM

THE KID WHO DOES THIS SITE IS IN THIS BAND. HE IS SECOND FROM THE RIGHT.


anonymous 7/31/2019 1:37:53 PM

Jamie would be proud.


anonymous 7/31/2019 1:45:52 PM

i went to warped tour last summer when i was 33. also this band is hard trash


anonymous 7/31/2019 1:58:29 PM

This is the meth head trailer park djent version of Jonas Brothers. I remember when EVRs A&R had an actual heart. Now it's just filled with fear of rejection and beard hair.


anonymous 7/31/2019 2:18:08 PM

Equal Vision CEO: How many incels are in your band Band: Yes


anonymous 7/31/2019 3:02:47 PM

"Equal Vision CEO: How many incels are in your band Band: Yes" LOL EPIC MEME ROFLMAO


anonymous 7/31/2019 3:04:40 PM

Shane from Down In It here, do you guys wanna tour with us?


anonymous 7/31/2019 3:06:09 PM

Why Peter look like that his jeans done pushed all his weight to his torso


anonymous 7/31/2019 3:11:18 PM

If I whip my wallet chain at my girlfriend, is she really neglected?


anonymous 7/31/2019 3:16:05 PM

KORN-ASHI


anonymous 7/31/2019 3:21:18 PM

^ Kanoashi literally means 'Male slave looking for master' in Mexican,


carveyournamein 7/31/2019 4:06:55 PM

Is it really an EP if it has seven tracks?


anonymous 7/31/2019 4:56:41 PM

^ Struck a nerve huh. Nothing to steal off metalsucks rn? Or did they clamp down on that.


anonymous 7/31/2019 4:57:47 PM

^ fck off bro getting sick of your shit on MY SITE i'm this close to ip banning you permanently *holds finger and thumb 3 inches apart*


thetowerofrome 7/31/2019 4:57:59 PM

emo mathcore LOL


anonymous 7/31/2019 5:33:07 PM

Look at all these 22 year old hardcore OGs ?????? go back to MySpace hardcore don't want y'all


anonymous 7/31/2019 6:55:51 PM

I wish this wasn't the reality of hardcore, underground music and life in general. I Think I'm ready to hang it up, who wants all my stuff. I have a 25talife 1993 demo on vinyl along with an assortment of other quality hxc.


anonymous 7/31/2019 7:00:11 PM

Iwrestledabearonce core


anonymous 7/31/2019 8:30:58 PM

This band looks like a "isanyoneup.com" reunion.


anonymous 7/31/2019 8:58:15 PM

gay retard music


anonymous 7/31/2019 9:23:15 PM

If Peter Rono said he wanted someone dead Voltage weirdos would rip them apart like rabid dogs in hopes of one crumb of clout. Band rules though. Stoked for them.


anonymous 8/1/2019 5:58:42 AM

Any cringe moments at TIHC this year?


anonymous 8/1/2019 6:54:51 AM

fat kids who look like silent bob are stoked


anonymous 8/1/2019 6:55:32 AM

voltage lounge core knocked loose and varials want their gimmick back


anonymous 8/1/2019 6:58:37 AM

hardcore for kids that loved hundredth and for the fallen dreams 3 yrs ago


anonymous 8/1/2019 7:08:21 AM

TIHC secret after party with arresting officers reunion and old firm Casuals and how mccay did guest vocals on the skrewdriver cover hail the new dawn when the encore occured.


anonymous 8/1/2019 7:51:21 AM

If Peter Rono said he wanted someone dead Voltage weirdos would rip them apart like rabid dogs in hopes of one crumb of clout. Band rules though. Stoked for them. The Voltage crowd is so weird. They're like the hardcore underverse.


anonymous 8/1/2019 11:44:04 AM

wow this press release is really well written


anonymous 8/2/2019 10:38:24 AM

karebear here. miss me yet?



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