Watch Karl Stefanovic Learn To Growl With Voyager

4 March 2023 | 10:27 am | Mary Varvaris
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All we can say about Karl and Sarah’s attempts are, well, they tried.

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Karl Stefanovic and Sarah Abo had an interesting morning yesterday when Voyager joined them in the Today studio.

Walking the hosts through their feelings about their upcoming appearance at Eurovision and touring experiences, the Perth synth-metal outfit are then asked to teach Karl and Sarah to do some growls.

Bassist Alex Canion got the group started with a “low, guttural” growl, and all we can say about Karl and Sarah’s attempts are, well, they tried.

Vocalist Danny Estrin then gave an example of black metal growls, courtesy of iconic metallers Immortal, which Sarah Abo called “terrifying”.

Guitarist Simone Dow ended the growling proceedings with a callback to James Hetfield’s on-stage call-and-return signature, “Yeah, yeah!” which the talk show hosts had no problems with. Check out the video below.

Earlier this week, Voyager announced a June national headline tour, no matter the outcome of their time in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Voyager are hitting your city every Friday and Saturday from 9 to 24 June. The shows begin on Friday, 9 June, at Brisbane’s The Zoo, before heading to Stay Gold in Melbourne, Adelaide’s Unibar, the Rosemount Hotel for a hometown show, the Metro Social in Sydney, and The Basement in Canberra. You can find tickets here.

The 67th Eurovision Song Contest will be held from Tuesday, 9 May - Saturday, 13 May 2023, and Voyager will give it their best shot with a new track.

Due to set sail overseas with Promise, an epic, progressive pop metal track that transports the listener on an emotional story of adventure and redemption, vocalist Danny Estrin belts out the opening line, “Have you ever done anything like this before?” to which many viewers can confirm they haven't. 

For the first time in Australia's history with Eurovision, a band will represent the country. And this one utilises soaring melodies, masterful riffs, keytar solos, powerhouse rhythms, and enough charisma to win the 67th Song Contest.

Voyager have tried to score a slot at Eurovision since Australia's first year of participation in 2015. At last year’s Eurovision – Australia Decides, they took out second place in a nail-biting finish, leading the public vote with their song Dreamer. 

"As a long-time Eurovision fan, this is the pinnacle - Voyager gets to play the greatest show on earth," Estrin commented in a statement. "Our song Promise is made for the Eurovision stage, and collectively we feel it's one of our best yet. We filmed the music video in both the city of Perth and beautiful parts of Western Australia to showcase the majestic beauty of our home state. Eurovisionation, we are coming!"