Posted on : Tuesday, October 01, 2013


Rock group CRASH KARMA ( will hit the road to accompany the release of their sophomore album Rock Musique Deluxe. The tour begins September 19th in Burlington, ON and concludes on October 24th in Toronto. 

When they roared to life with their super-powered self-titled debut album in 2010, Crash Karma ( – singer Edwin (formerly of I Mother Earth), guitarist Mike Turner (ex- Our Lady Peace), drummer Jeff Burrows (The Tea Party) and bassist Amir Epstein (Zygote) – were musical peers with separate but equal pasts. Almost three years later to the day, with their sophomore album Rock Musique Deluxe, they have grown into a band of brothers with a shared musical vision they’re willing to fight for. 

That cocktail of camaraderie, confidence and creative conflict is the spark that ignites the high-octaneRock Musique Deluxe. Co-produced by the band and studio veteran Terry Brown (Rush, Max Webster, Voivod) in their hometown Toronto, the lean, muscular album takes up where previous Top 10 hits ‘Awake’ and ‘Fight’ left off and heads into new sonic terrain. At a time when real rock is in short supply, Crash Karma are proud to wear the genre on their sleeve. Edwin notes: “I know there are still a lot of rock fans out there. I don’t think rock is dead. I think it will always make a revival in some form. And if we can have a part in that, in putting it front and centre a little bit, I would be greatly honoured.” 

“You can tell there’s a maturity in the band,” Edwin says. “It’s a step ahead, not a step back. It’s not remaking the same record. It’s a natural evolution. You could put it up against the first record, but it doesn’t sound like the first record. It sounds like a newer, fresher Crash Karma.” 

Crash Karma is heavily involved in social media and their fanbase, including the releasing of a series of “get to know” the members clips and a mini-doc on their YouTube channel. The first is on guitarist Mike Turner and can be viewed here