Photo Credit: S. Harnisch
CK SMILE : VOCALS
VALERY VEINGS : GUITARS
GREG TURINI : DRUMS
LOIC DURUZ : GUITARS
Founded in 2018 by Loïc Duruz and Valery Veings, both former guitarists of Symphonic Metal band Elferya, the up-and-coming Lausanne, Switzerland-based Metalcore act. Singer CK joined the band later, in February 2019, after their first album.
Ive been listening to ‘The Third Eye’ for a few days now and I must say Chaoseum is a band thats covered in star dust. Listening to every track on this record is like riding a roller coaster with the wind rushing through your hair, the blood pumping through your veins and a scream escaping from the very depths of your soul. There’s Crisp vocals, defined instrumental work, thematic cohesiveness and great production. There’s absolutely no doubt that this band has massive talent.
For me the stand out song is the title track ‘The Third Eye.’ The intro has an exotic middle eastern flavor, then the song kicks into high octane gear.
The band are technically sound and CK Smiles has an impressive vocal range with elements of clean melodic vocals and deep guttural growls.
This is a band to pay attention to in metal’s underground scene in the coming year. Their videos have a mix of stage theatrics and horror. Even though they are modern metalcore they have an old world feel to me.
Chaoseum is dubbed by some as the band that sounds similar to Korn. While CK shares vocal similarities to Jonathan Davis he’s cultivated his own distinctive sound. The guitar riffs and choice of chord progression resolution sound is reminiscent of mid 90’s Korn’s Nu metal sound only Chaoseum cranks up the heat to blistering levels creating a unique fusion of Nu metal and Metalcore with a modern twist.
Their first album “First Step To Hell” contains 11 songs and was released in September of the same year. In February 2019, CHAOSEUM joined Soulfly for a US tour. Upon their return, a limited-edition live album was recorded during a concert with ELUVEITIE. It was released under the name “Live In Hell – Les Docks Lausanne 2019”. In September of 2019, the band joined TARJA (Ex-NIGHTWISH) for a tour in Russia: “Raw Russian Tour 2019”.
Representing the Xvive brand, CHAOSEUM went to Los Angeles to perform at NAMM “the worlds largest music trade show”. While there, the band also took the opportunity to play at the legendary Whisky a Go Go.
On September 25, 2020, CHAOSEUM released their second studio album “Second Life”. Track “Smile Again” which reached over 9 million views on Youtube.
In June 2021, during COVID-19, the band worked on an acoustic album “Second Skin” as well as 2 music videos which achieved great success.
A year after, in June 2022, CHAOSEUM performed at the “Out of the Green” festival in Frauenfeld (CH) together with Eluveitie, Five Finger Death Punch and Sabaton. Metallica was originally billed for that show but had to cancel. Few months later, in September, the band flew to the US headlining the “Arctic Chaos Tour”.
- Sexy Zombie
- Dance On My Grave
- The Third Eye
- Fly Away
- My Wonderland
- Welcome Home
- Until The End
- Sanctum Cinerem
- What I