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Cobra Khan

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Cobra Khan’s emergence from the wreckage of New Zealand hard hitters Sommerset, Day One and Balance has been as well documented as the amount of thrashing the tracks from their mini album Sleepless Lions received since its release in 2006. They’ve played shows big and small over the last few years, building on the live reputation of their previous endeavours.

Disinterested in retreading old ground and playing to the conventions of whichever guitar-oriented crowd you’re most likely to lump them into, on their first full-length album Cobra Khan have sidestepped genre restrictions and audience expectations alike to make Helgorithms - an album that brings all manner of influences to bear. After key writer Milon Williams immersed himself in his favourite records before writing Helgorithms. The band has surprised even themselves with the finished product, a sentiment sure to be shared by those hearing it upon release.

Various reference points will present themselves throughout the album, some obvious, and others less so, with Cobra Khan shifting gears with ease on a record that remains cohesive throughout and exudes a quiet confidence and depth that entices on subsequent listens.

Exploding out of the gate from the title track onwards, over the course of the next dozen songs Helgorithms twists and turns to reveal an appreciation for guitar-driven numbers that are refreshingly out of synch with mainstream notions about what contemporary metal, punk, and rock are supposed to sound like – and the record’s all the better for it. Diverse and dynamic Helgorithms is more than the sum of its parts, and sure to still be spinning when those ‘contemporaries’ have come to a standstill.

Cobra Khan disbanded in 2012 after releasing their self-titled EP.

Band Members:
Milon Williams (vocals, guitar)
Hadleigh Donald (guitar, vocals)
Evan Short (bass)
Sarah Fox (keyboard)
Ant Davies (drums)

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Brand New Cobra Khan Video
Posted: Fri Dec 4, 2009 5:53 am
Below is the you tube link to the brand new Cobra Khan video 'Walk
Through Fire':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXhtzq_hrCY
 

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Cobra Khan Live-To-Air
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:29 am
Cobra Khan will be live-to-air across all Bnet Stations on Thursday 18 December 08 @ 3:30pm, as part of the Red Bull Studio live-to-air's.
 

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Cobra Khan New Album and Gig Dates
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:45 pm
Cobra Khan
Helgorithms
The New Album In Stores October 27th

Cobra Khan’s emergence from the wreckage of New Zealand hard hitters Sommerset, Day One and Balance has been as well documented as the amount of thrashing the tracks from their mini album Sleepless Lions received since its release in 2006. They’ve played shows big and small over the last few years, building on the live reputation of their previous endeavours to a point where their loyal local following looks forward to Cobra Khan’s now somewhat semi-annual live performances.

Disinterested in retreading old ground and playing to the conventions of whichever guitar-oriented crowd you’re most likely to lump them into, on their first full-length album Cobra Khan have sidestepped genre restrictions and audience expectations alike to make Helgorithms - an album that brings all manner of influences to bear. After key writer Milon Williams immersed himself in his favourite records before writing Helgorithms. The band has surprised even themselves with the finished product, a sentiment sure to be shared by those hearing it upon release.

Various reference points will present themselves throughout the album, some obvious, and others less so, with Cobra Khan shifting gears with ease on a record that remains cohesive throughout and exudes a quiet confidence and depth that entices on subsequent listens.

Exploding out of the gate from the title track onwards, over the course of the next dozen songs Helgorithms twists and turns to reveal an appreciation for guitar-driven numbers that are refreshingly out of synch with mainstream notions about what contemporary metal, punk, and rock are supposed to sound like – and the record’s all the better for it. Diverse and dynamic Helgorithms is more than the sum of its parts, and sure to still be spinning when those ‘contemporaries’ have come to a standstill.

Get over to helgorithms.com to check out tracks from the forthcoming album along with the brand new video for ‘ Shutter’.

www.helgorithms.com

Cobra Khan ‘Helgorithms’ is out October 27th on ElevenfiftySeven Records

Proudly Distributed By Rhythmethod

Cobra Khan Live

31st Oct 2008, Auckland, Kings Arms (R18 ) Halloween Show W/ Antagonist A.D, House of Capricorn, The MurderChord

7th Nov 2008, Auckland, Thirsty Dog (R18 ) W/ Kerretta, + Guests

5th Dec 2008, Auckland, Kings Arms (R18 ) 1157 Xmas Show W/ Bleeders, Kitsch, Los Muertos
 

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RIPPED-Cobra Khan
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:57 am
Come down and check out Cobra Khan for FREE

 

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Cobra Khan - 'Sleepless Lions'
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:18 pm
Cobra Khan. 'Sleepless Lions' In stores 18th September 2006. Bring your earplugs.

Now a year together, Auckland based Cobra Khan prepare to release their debut release. Having established a strong reputation for a tight set and infamously loud stage performance, September 2006 heralds the release of ‘Sleepless Lions’, a much anticipated first recording.

Together since August 2005, Cobra Khan has established itself as a force to be reckoned with, touring with legendary local punk band Kitsch and hardcore punk outfit the Bleeders. January saw the band playing the New Zealand stage of the Big Day Out and they have since provided support for international music heroes the Misfits and dirty rock veterans Nashville Pussy. Two videos from the band, ‘Wrapped in Plastic’ and the more recent ‘Black Box’ – filmed in New York, have received massive air play on C4, Juice and Alt TV, with both singles receiving solid airplay on local radio networks as well. With a new video up for the forthcoming single ‘Runaway’ due for release later this month, our appetite for this band has been well and truly whet.

With 2007 just around the corner, we can only expect to see more and more from Cobra Khan. ‘Sleepless Lions’ in stores 18th September 2006, expect the volume knobs to be set on full.

Cobra Khan on Tour

15th September – Auckland, Real Groovy In store (AA) 6.30pm

21st September – Auckland, BFM Live To Air (3pm)

22nd September – Auckland, Rising Sun (R1Cool W/ City Newton Bombers, The Defendants, MC Louie Knuxx

23rd September – Hamilton, Upsett Records (AA) W/ The Warpath, The Chase, Ryan & The Rockits

8th October – Auckland, St James (AA) Taste of Chaos

13th October – Wellington, Real Groovy In store (AA)

13th October – Wellington, Bar Bodega (R1Cool W/ Not Quite Right, Damaged

14th October – Palmerston North, TBC
 

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wicked
Posted: Thu Dec 8, 2005 7:13 pm
Mr Green
 

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