Bio

INVIOLATE: 1. adj. Not violated or profaned; intact, free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage.

Originally founded with Bryon Brown on guitar, Chris Farmer on bass and vocalist/sample engineer Kadria, Atlanta’s Inviolate continues to create and perform with Kadria at the creative helm, along with an array of the southeast’s finest rock and metal talent for live shows (musicians who play live with the band are part of “Inviolate 2.0“) and in the studio. Inviolate’s sound is multi-faceted, defying the labels of mere “metal”, “rock”, “electronica”, even “industrial” but a sonic blend of all. To visually augment the sonic onslaught, Kadria adds the moves of a bellydancer which, by turns, emphasize delicacy and aggression according to the music’s mood. This combination produces a visual in their live show unlike any other in the rock and metal world.

Inviolate signed to Strange One Records in April 2012 and released a 7-song album titled “Feast of Ashes”, co-produced with Mike Froedge (doubleDrive/Black Label Society) in June 2012, as well as a video for its first single “Condemned, ” directed by Gustavo Montana of At Dusk Media. The album and video garnered Inviolate a trifecta of nominations at the 2013 Georgia Music Awards for Best Metal Band, Best Rock Female, and Video of the Year, and again in 2014 for Best Metal Band and Best Rock Female. “Feast of Ashes” also won Tampa’s Rock Solid Pressure Show’s “2014 EP Of The Year.”

Inviolate has shared the stage with a diversity of metal, hard rock, industrial and even acoustic acts including Static-X, Whitechapel, Butcher Babies, Mushroomhead, Powerman5000, Amaranthe, Epica, SOiL, One-Eyed Doll, Celldweller, Symphony X, and Angie Aparo. The band continues to play all over the east coast, winning new fans to its base at every turn. “Condemned”, “Feast of Ashes” and “Endgame” has gained airplay on several regional and international radio and Internet rock stations.

In early 2017, Inviolate will be returning to the studio to record their full-length CD “The Insomniac’s Dream” with co-producer Jordon Popp (Sky Machine/Seven Day Sonnet) in Chicago, IL. The second half of the year will be dedicated to hitting the road to push the album and continuing to win new Inviolators everywhere. “There are going to be quite a few new surprises on this release, including some internationally known guest musicians who are lending their talents to a few tracks,” says Kadria. “We’re taking what we’re known for, and pushing the aggression boundary, while still keeping our melodic edge. Evolution can happen in a lot of directions, both aurally and visually. But you’ll certainly know you’re getting Inviolated.”

 


“I was immediately captivated by the intriguing mixture of belly dancing and head-banging to melodious metal music.”
– Jackson Thomas, Target Audience Magazine

“The incorporation of Middle Eastern, industrial and electronic elements in their songs…. simply enthralls you, engages you and moves you. [Kadria] isn’t just some dainty chick singing pretty songs either, she can get fierce and fearless and you can hear the commanding power in her voice.”
– Patricia Jones, Examiner.com

“The four-piece outfit has the ripping guitar licks, complex bass lines, pounding double bass drum fills, and extreme vocal work that is synonymous with hardcore music. The combination can mesmerize their often boisterous audiences.”
– Andy Lassiter (of Charleston’s James Island Messenger)