Founded in 2010 by guitarist/programmer John Tyrell (ex Interlock) and bassist Joseph Perumal (Mortad/ex-Almamorta), Khaidian was created with a vision – to meld fury with technology; to create something special, to push the boundaries of both Metal and Electronica, to bring the world something…. Different.
Initially plagued by line up changes, it became increasingly difficult for John and Joe’s bold vision to be realised. Frustrations mounted, hope was nearly lost.
Then, in the spring of 2014, Andy Hutton (ex Stoopi/Dragnerve) was handed the vocal reigns.
Eschewing the traditional “Screamy/Growly” metal vocal clichés, Andy, John and Joe quickly realised that the initial vision for Khaidian had been surpassed – they were taking this music in a direction no one had expected – they were doing something truly unique.
…It was going to take a hell of a drummer to be able to keep up.
Thankfully, they found a hell of a drummer in Paul Fowler (ex Dragnerve), and Paul was swiftly enlisted to handle the percussion duties.
Initially expecting to release their debut album in 2016, the bottom fell out of the band as Paul left. Khaidian, an album ready to release, found themselves in line-up hell. A year of frantically trying to fill Paul’s boots commenced, without any luck.
In mid-2018 however, longtime friend, Kris Perrin (Gravil, ex-One Fell Down, Faux Fighters) immediately joined Khaidian on drums, after the announcement of Gravil’s hiatus. Perrin, previously ran with Andy in 90’s “flicknife metal” band Stoopi and filled in for Paul during at their Kill II This show in London.
The line up was complete. Khaidian was finally taking flight.
Four talented and experienced musicians, each from very different backgrounds, bringing a range of styles, skills and influences to the table, to create something the world has never heard before.
Khaidian, stronger than ever, will be releasing their debut album in January 2019. The unique range of styles, skills and influences will be on display throughout UK and European shows, backed up by a synchronised video projection screen.
Andy Hutton (Vocals)
John Tyrell (Guitars/ Programming)
Joe Perumal (Bass)
Kris Perrin (Drums)
Paul Fowler (Drums on record)
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