Riley Smith Designs

Riley Smith Designs is a graphic artist, musician, and Growth Hacker. He’s incredibly talented in many different ways and for this collaboration, we worked with him to create “Meatballs” of each band member for some unique, fun crossovers!
Contact Riley if you want to collaborate, commission, learn how to setup your website or create an automated merchandise store.

Brimming Horn Meadery

Kardashev has teamed up with Brimming Horn Meadery to release their newest mead, “Bloom Shadow”. A sweet and delicate floral mead made with honey, prickly pear, strawberries, agave, chamomile, and barbe rouge hops. Bloom Shadow is available Friday, April 9th online and at the meadery!

Metal Blade Records

In 2020, Kardashev teamed up with Metal Blade Records to release 3 full length records worldwide over the next 5 years! Read more on their website


Every song you’ve heard from Kardashev has been touched by the hands (ears) of Miah. He is the missing link to all of our interviews. Miah is the hand by which excellence is applied to our music and he is the reason we can present ourselves to you the way we have. Work with him.


Karl E. is the man behind the artwork for The Baring of Shadows.

Raul Esquivel

Raul is the kind of creator that inspires you in more ways than you can count. He’s a musician, artist, designer, brand builder, entrepreneur, influencer, gamer and active spirit. Raul participates and makes content from everything that he can and it shows in his social media and design company Eagle & Bison that he’s relentless. Kardashev teamed up with Raul when he set out to make retro logos of his favorite bands as an exercise. Check him out today!

Velocity Picks

Nico has teamed up with a brilliant resin engineer in Australia named Alex Vincent. He and Nico have been going back and forth for months on the design, size and colorway of this Artist series pluctrum made from the hardest resin available, making these picks last months or even years.


A project consisting of two people who write atmospheric music, not limited to genres.
In 2019, they created a “sketch” of orchestral music based on our song, “Beyond Sun and Moon” which lead us to find their Patreon account which we’ve been supporting ever since.
We hope that in 2020 we can work with them to make even more music similar to this.


Caspro and Kardashev go way back to 2010 when Nico met Caspro working a retail job in Arizona. Almost 10 years later, we brought our minds together to create KARDASYNTH, a synthwave take on Caspro’s favorite Kardashev songs.

Jerry Grannan

In 2016, Mark and Nico lent their voices to one of Jerry’s songs to create a Synthwave/Neo Wave tune titled “Simulated Reality”.

Charles Scott Creative

At first a fan of our music, Charles made a beautiful, minimal fan-art design with the lyrics, “An empty frame, but light against the wall.” from our album, “The Baring of Shadows”. We fell in love with it and asked if he’d like to produce a whole series.

Death Goat

In 2016, independent game developer and metal enthusiast Brian Ferrara did something that Kardashev could have never anticipated. He asked them to license Lucido to him for his video game! Kardashev music is in a video game! It’s a dream come true! Go support this guy and enjoy the other bands who contributed music into the game!

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