Indie, Metal, Punk, Rock
Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains
Mark Egginton - Lead guitar / Lead vocal David Blythe - Rhythm guitar / backing vocals Tina Furlanetto - Bass guitar Ben Blythe - Drums
Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains
Simmering away under the radar for the past couple of years with members involved in projects such as Brisbane’s own ‘Red Aster’, Kaloptic is ready to hit the scene with a bang, describing their sound as “Hard rock with a dark, grungy edge”. The four piece, comprising of Mark Egginton (guitar/vocals), David Blythe (guitar/backing vocals), Tina Furlanetto (bass) and Ben Blythe (drums), draw heavy influence from Queens of the Stone Age, Tool and Black Sabbath which has fuelled their sound and given birth to a catalogue of songs with unique structure and intensities.
Brothers David and Ben Blythe have decades of bashing away together in various cover projects, forming a strong rhythm based style. Mark and David came together in the last few years and found they were the perfect guitar team through their complementary songwriting ability when playing together. Completing the rhythm section, Tina added the perfect last element - adding unique, jaw-dropping basslines into the mix - really filling out the sound.
Kaloptic’s sound is very much based on a big rhythm section with drums, bass and rhythm guitar working together towards a massive dirty sound. This leaves the songs open for Mark’s melodic vocal and guitar to cut through and complete each song. There is a clear 90’s grunge influence to the tone and unique use of the loud/soft ethos is clear in each song, however, it’s progressive song structures and darker tones which completely set Kaloptic apart from the rest.
Presently, Kaloptic is locked away inside the studio, currently working on recordings for their debut single with release date being scheduled for late 2018 - Keep your eyes on this space, big things are sure to come.