Since their highly acclaimed 1997 debut album, Karma To Burn’s riff-driven, heavily grooving instrumental songs have reflected almost the entire history of international rock music. And as we all know, composing a song without vocals requires lots of concentration on the continuous flow of the arrangements since Karma To Burn have no singer to cover up any weak passages. For this reason, their tracks come across like a rollercoaster ride which goes up and down, keeping the suspense going throughout. Their latest album is called Mountain Czar and is intended as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the band’s stylistic direction because in the early days, the music by this American trio was referred to as stoner rock although none of the musicians smoke marihuana. Then their style was labeled desert rock although Karma To Burn don’t hail from the desert but from West Virginia, which is also called ´The Mountain State`. “So it practically suggested itself to look for a term which really suits our music,” guitarist William Mecum smirks.