Origin: West Virginia, USA  
Genres: Stoner Rock, Instrumental
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Last update/review: February 1, 2015

Karma To Burn

Some early reports on Karma To Burn stated that the band had "vocalist problems". The truth of the matter is, though the band had experimented with vocalists before (ex-Kyuss frontman John Garcia briefly worked with them), the band is at heart an instrumental band, and in fact their only "official" vocalist, appearing on their debut, was just some guy, recruited purely to satisfy their record label. The vocalist departed soon afterward, and the band reverted to its preferred status as an instrumental trio, as well as re-establishing their convention for naming every song simply as a number, which they have done for most of their career. One might think this would make for some amusing press releases ("Karma To Burn announce three titles from their upcoming album: 'Five', 'Nineteen', and 'Thirty Seven'."). Musically, the band is tough to pigeon-hole -- they are closest to stoner rock, but their instrumental nature and tendency to experiment place them a bit beyond the standards of that genre. That debut brings to mind bands such as Masters Of Reality, Soundgarden, and a touch of Smashing Pumpkins, but their later albums have strayed from that style a bit, again mostly due to the lack of vocals. The band unofficially disbanded sometime in mid 2002, and then reunited in early 2009.

Current Members

William Mecum

guitars

Rich Mullins

other

Rob Halkett

bass

Evan Devine

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jason Jarosz

vocals

Daniel Davies

vocals

Nathan Limbaugh

drums

Rob Oswald

drums (Nebula)



Discography



Karma To Burn  
1997 Roadrunner
  1. Ma Petite Mort
  2. Bobbi, Bobbi, Bobbi - I'm Not God
  3. Patty Hearst's Closet Mantra
  4. Mr. Penetrator
  5. Eight
  6. Appalachian Woman
  7. Twenty Four Hours
  8. Six-Gun Sucker Punch
  9. Thirteen
  10. (Waltz Of The) Playboy Pallbearers
  11. Twin Sisters And Half A Bottle Of Bourbon
  12. Six
  • Jason Jarosz
  • William Mecum
  • Rich Mullins
  • Nathan Limbaugh
1997 Readers' Album #46




Wild, Wonderful Purgatory  
1999 Roadrunner
  1. Twenty
  2. Twenty Eight
  3. Thirty
  4. Thirty One
  5. Twenty Nine
  6. Thirty Two
  7. Twenty Five
  8. Twenty Six
  9. One
  10. Three
  11. Seven
  12. Eight
  • William Mecum
  • Rich Mullins
  • Rob Oswald



Almost Heathen  
2001 Spitfire
  1. Nineteen
  2. Thirty Eight
  3. Thirty Four
  4. Thirty Seven
  5. Thirty Nine
  6. Thirty Six
  7. Thirty Three
  8. Thirty Five
  9. Five
  10. Forty
  • William Mecum
  • Rich Mullins
  • Rob Oswald



Live 2009 - Reunion Tour  VIDEO
2009 Nuclear Blast



Live In London And Chasing The Dragon  LIVE
2009
  1. Twenty
  2. Thirty Eight
  3. Thirty One
  4. Thirty
  5. Thirty Four
  6. Thirty Seven
  7. Thirty Nine
  8. Eight
  9. Thirty Five
  10. Thirty Two
  11. Twenty Eight
  12. 20
  13. 39
  14. 8
  15. 32
  16. 29
  17. 5
  18. 28
  19. 1
  20. 30
  21. 3
  22. 19
  23. 26
  24. 36
  25. 34
  26. 25
  27. 7
  • William Mecum
  • Rich Mullins
  • Rob Oswald



Appalachian Incantation  
2010 Napalm
  1. 44
  2. 42
  3. 41
  4. 46
  5. Waiting On The Western World
  6. 43
  7. 45
  8. 24
  9. Two Times
  • William Mecum
  • Rich Mullins
  • Rob Oswald



V  
2011 Napalm
  1. Forty Seven
  2. Fiffty
  3. Forty Eight
  4. The Cynics
  5. Forty Nine
  6. Fifty One
  7. Jimmy D
  8. Never Say Die
  • Daniel Davies
  • William Mecum
  • Rich Mullins
  • Rob Oswald



Karma To Burn  EP
2013 Heavy Psych
  1. Fifty Three
  2. Fifty Four
  3. Space Tune
  4. Forty One
  5. Forty Two
  6. Forty Seven
  • William Mecum
  • Rich Mullins
  • Evan Devine



Live In Brussel  LIVE
2013
  1. Eight
  2. Nineteen
  3. Thirty
  4. Fourty Seven
  5. Three
  6. Fifty Three
  7. One
  8. Fifty Four
  9. Thirty Two
  10. Twenty Eight
  11. Twenty



Arch Stanton  
2014 Faba
  1. Fifty Seven
  2. Fifty Six
  3. Fifty Three
  4. Fifty Four
  5. Fifty Five
  6. Twenty Three
  7. Fifty Eight
  8. Fifty Nine
  • William Mecum
  • Rob Halkett
  • Evan Devine




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