Kardashev is a three member band from Tempe, Arizona started in June of 2012 by guitarist Nico Mirolla, bassist Chris Gerlings, drummer James Hyatt, and vocalist Mark Garrett. Intentionally using the influences of The Contortionist, Aegaeon, and Fallujah, Kardashev pinpoints the most memorable elements in each of those bands and builds from their influence. Focusing on the quality of their music and uniquely pushing the boundaries of musically associated thought, Kardashev is taking a set of scientifically remarkable ideas and transposing them into musical form. Primarily hooking the listener on an adventure through technology, biology, and space exploration, Kardashev is redefining the metal genre with new topics and new music. Since their formation, Kardashev has released their first demo, a music video, and has already begun work on a full length album. Kardashev will continue their prolific journey into the musical world with the intent of becoming well known, genre-advancing representatives on the front line of the metal world.