Swiss / American hard rockers Khaøs have posted an acoustic rendition of their most recent single ‘Exalted’, taken from their stunning debut album Risen. Last November the band threw a party for the release of the ‘Exalted’ music video in Winterthur, Switzerland and it was here that the epic track was captured unplugged.
Watch The ‘Exalted’ Unplugged Here
‘Exalted’ is a very personal song to Khaøs, it’s the ‘ballad’ of Risen, and with these undertones present it is quite apt that the band recorded a live and acoustic version of the song showcasing not just it but also they themselves stripped back to the bare essentials.
Bassist N i c Angileri comments, “Exalted is how I feel every time I listen to this song realising what we made out of it. A universal song, catchy but not cheesy, enjoyable for everyone with an open heart and mind.”
Vocalist Chandler Mogel adds, “This song is simply about finding my true self by helping others. This is a part of me that I can’t deny, so why not write a song about it?”
Watch The Original Version Here
Catch Khaøs later this month as the band play three shows in Switzerland. Dates as follows…
29/04/15 – Bruch Brothers – Luzern
30/04/15 – Hall of Fame – Wetzikon
01/05/15 – Temus – Agno
Not easily categorised Risen follows the band’s acclaimed EP Rising and features 12 tracks of modern, melodic hard rock and metal. The album was released via MRR Records on 20th October and was recorded by Rolf Munkes at his Empire Studios in Germany and mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound in New York.
What the press say…
“It seems that everything these Swiss-American’s touch turns to gold… Khaos is a high-level group…” – Music Waves (France)
“The songs are beautifully written and superbly crafted, the edginess of their harder moments contrasting with those of a softer touch…” – Uber Rock (UK)
“…hummable and memorable songs with perfect execution…” – Powerplay Magazine (UK)
“Risen achieves the balance between hard rock and modern rock with style! It’s dark, it’s beautiful, it has attitude…” – Heavy Paradise (Greece)