Our new single BACKPEDAL has been out for just over a week now, and we are excited by the response we've gotten so far. Some folks are saying that the lyrics are the best part of the song, while others…Read more
KOZEN is a band whose sound represents the diversity of their Toronto home town. The band plays a brand of heavy progressive rock that borrows extensively from metal, pop, R&B, funk, and electronica. The sound is a blend of warm, emotive vocals and astute songwriting skills, alongside unbridled shred guitar, smart jazz-inspired chord progressions, and a groovy rhythm section. The diversity of the band allows for everything from soft piano ballads to brutal screaming, and everything in between.
“Let me tell you, this combination of genres and cultures coming together makes for a unique sound different than anything else out in the scene today. Taking musical evolution to the next level, check out KOZEN if you want to question everything you think you know about genres.” - Jonathan Del Pozo
“[...] Kozen [...] have a lot going for them in terms of talent, cohesive songwriting ability, genre mixing, and musical mindfulness which is a recipe for true greatness. There’s so much potential here. Woe to those who sleep on it!” - Mike Stahl
“Not a note is wasted, and there’s a wonderful sense from start to finish that a range of disparate ideas and notions are coming together into something truly refreshing and revitalizing. Overall, on their debut, Kozen has managed to embrace a miasma of genres and styles, while still setting out their unique sound.” - Alex
“The overall result is a very youthful and energetic album – reminiscent of the alternative rock of the early 2000s. There’s a feeling of possibility on each track, as Kozen pushes the limits of what their instruments can do, showcasing the breadth of their talent.” - Migs Lava
“Throw it away to the wind and start again.”