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Born Of Osiris

Formed: 2007
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Born Of Osiris News

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Sumerian Records Announces 10 Year Tour

Sumerian Records continues to celebrate its 10 year anniversary, announcing the “10 Years In The Black Tour” featuring label artists Asking Alexandria and Born Of Osiris.

I See Stars, After The Burial, Upon a Burning Body and Bad Omens round out the North American tour, which launches on October 25 at Seattle’s Showbox Sodo and wraps up in early December.

“I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a tour,” Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce said. “Not only is this our first true North American headlining tour in two years, as well as our first real U.S. headliner with Denis [Stoff] as our vocalist, but this is also a tour celebrating the incredible 10 year journey of Sumerian Records. We couldn’t be more proud to headline such a pivotal tour package and to celebrate the music Sumerian has released. The tour will include our biggest production to date and the first trek out in support of our new album, The Black. This is going to be something incredibly special.”

“To see the celebration of a decade of Sumerian culminate with this tour is a true reflection of the communal spirit and vision that this label was built upon,” said Sumerian Records Founder Ash Avildsen. “Fans will get to see five headliners all go out together, which is very rare these days because of tour politics, egos, money and everything else that gets in the way of giving music lovers an unforgettable line-up. The fact that these five bands are sharing the stage together and still bringing an opening act to kick off the show makes this a truly special tour. I comment them all. Stay tuned for for lots of upcoming announcements about different activities for bands and fans to interact at at these shows that go beyond just watching them perform on stage. Mark my words: This will be the most progressive and interactive tour we have ever done. See you on the road.” More...

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Jason Richardson Premieres New Song "Fragments"

Ex-Chelsea Grin/Born Of Osiris guitarist Jason Richardson premieres a new song entitled "Fragments", taken from his upcoming new solo album "Omni", which will be out in stores July 29th, 2016.

Here is "Fragments", featuring Lukas Magyar of Veil of Maya, Mark Holcomb of Periphery, & Luke Holland of The Word Alive.

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Jason Richardson Premieres New Track Playthrough

Jason Richardson (Ex-Chelsea Grin/Born Of Osiris) premieres a new track playthrough for "Omni", taken from the upcoming solo album, which will be out in stores July 29, 2016.

The Word Alive drummer Luke Holland also performs in the clip, having played the drums on the entire album.

Check out now "Omni" below.

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Bad Omens Premieres New Music Video

Bad Omens premieres a new song and music video for the track "The Worst In Me". The band is currently out on the road with Born Of Osiris, After The Burial, Upon A Burning Body, and ERRA on the latest leg of the "Sumerian 10 Year Tour".

The remaining dates are as follows:

5/12 - Corpus Christi TX - House of Rock
5/14 - Birmingham AL - Zydeco
5/15 - Orlando FL - The Beacham Theatre
5/16 - Fort Lauderdale FL - Culture Room
5/18 - Jacksonville FL - 1904 Music Hall
5/19 - Atlanta GA - The Masquerade
5/20 - Charlotte NC - Amos’ Southend
5/21 - Richmond VA - The Canal Club
5/22 - Schaghticoke NY - Rock ’N Derby *BOO only
5/24 - Buffalo NY - Waiting Room
5/25 - Amityville NY - Revolution Bar & Music Hall
5/26 - Hartford CT - The Webster Theater
5/27 - Freehold NJ - GameChangerWorld
5/28 - Reading PA - Reverb
5/29 - Columbus OH - Park Street Saloon

Check out now "The Worst In Me" below.

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Rock 'N Derby Reveals More Band Additions

The inaugural Rock 'N Derby - presented by SLP Concerts and GameLoud - will take over the 35+ acre Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY (69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. just minutes outside Albany) on May 20 - 22, 2016.

This isn't just a festival, this is a three-day, 24 hour camping, demolition derby concert experience, and the bands keep on coming.

The lineup now includes Corrosion Of Conformity, Hollywood Undead, State Champs, Sebastian Bach, Enter Shikari, Born of Osiris, Avatar, For Today, Rings of Saturn, Cilver and Bad Case For Big Mouth.

They join previously announced bands Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Megadeth, Coheed and Cambria, Sixx: A.M., Lamb Of God, Clutch, Parkway Drive, Anthrax, Ghost, Collective Soul, Extreme, Wolfmother, Sevendust, Dokken, Trivium, Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans, Scott Stapp, All That Remains, Stray From The Path, Pop Evil, Thy Art Is Murder, Red Sun Rising, Wild Throne, Like A Storm and Currents, plus Tool tribute band Schism and '70's dirt rock cover band Chevy Metal.

The full currently announced three day lineup is below, with more groups still to be added ahead of the festival dates. More...

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Sumerian Records Announces 10 Year Tour

Sumerian Records marks its 10 year anniversary with a four week tour featuring five of the Los Angeles labels’ bands: Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, After The Burial, Erra and Bad Omens.

“Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya and After The Burial have all played a crucial role in the new wave of progressive, heavy music and in the pedigree of Sumerian,” said label founder, Ash Avildsen.

Ash goes on to say, “They are some of the most genuine, hard-working and talented musicians I have had the privilege to work with. I vividly remember first seeing all three of them play together at a tiny legion hall in a small Illinois town when Sumerian was less than a year old and they were all unsigned. I can proudly say that without Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya and After The Burial together on the label, Sumerian would not have become the entity it is today. I am honored to have this Midwest menagerie carrying the 10 Year Tour and excited for our newcomers Erra and Bad Omens. Thank you to all of the fans who support the bands and the music. Without you, none of this would be possible. See you in the pit.” More...

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Born Of Osiris Posts "Illuminate" Video

Born Of Osiris just released a new music video for "Illuminate," taken off the "Soul Sphere" album. Check out the clip below, or you can also hear the full album at this location.

"Illuminate" was directed by Ramon Boutviseth and mixed, mastered and reamped by Buster Odeholm at Fatal Studios (Sweden).

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Metal Bands React To Paris Terrorist Attacks

Members of Metallica, Pantera, In Flames, Testament, AC/DC, Kiss, Slipknot, Mötley Crüe, Slash, Warbringer, Aborted, Periphery, Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, Raising The Veil, Born Of Osiris, All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Textures and Anthrax etc. are among the musicians who have (so far) reacted with shock and pledges of solidarity for France following the killing of scores of people in attacks in Paris on Friday night. Some of their views can be seen below.


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Born Of Osiris Posts Full New Album-Stream

Born Of Osiris premieres its full new album-stream "Soul Sphere", ahead of its official release this Friday, October 23rd via Sumerian Records.

Check out now the entire new album "Soul Sphere" below.


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Born Of Osiris Gearing Up For Album Release

Born of Osiris is gearing up to release new album "Soul Sphere" via Sumerian Records on October 23, 2015.

Many religions, cultures, and stories attribute power to the number three. In Egyptian mythology, it symbolizes plurality, and triads of deities comprise a complete system. It’s no surprise that the god Osiris was born to one such triad alongside siblings Horus and Isis. It’s also not a coincidence that Chicago heavy metal quintet Born Of Osiris found a similar significance within that number on new full-length album, "Soul Sphere." In fact, over the course of 12 tracks, the record examines three tiers originally uncovered in a dream that Joe Buras [clean vocals, synthesizers, keyboards] shared.

“The whole story of the record involves three levels,” explains Joe. “The first one is The Binding. You’re hanging, and you’re stagnant. The second is The Fight. You were hanging, but now you’re pulling away from this linchpin, whether it’s physical, emotional, or spiritual. The final is The Release. You break away and feel free, connected, and loved.”

In order to properly explore the “tiers,” the group — Joe, Ronnie Canizaro [vocals], Cameron Losch [drums], David Da Rocha [bass], and Lee McKinney [guitar] — strengthened their bond exponentially. “Over the years, you get better at creating, writing, and recording in the studio,” says Ronnie. “You improve each time you make an album. Once we had the direction, it started gelling.”

Born Of Osiris preceded the album with the fiery chant of “Throw Me In The Jungle,” showcasing the band's anthemic side. The follow-up “Resilience” evinced another angle. Its gnashing polyrhythmic guitars collide with orchestral electronics and a forceful and fiery refrain, tapping into the band’s hallmarks while fortifying the attack.

“We wanted to use that title for so long,” Joe goes on. “Collectively, we’ve had so much resilience, going through different friendships and changes over the years but still maintaining our connection amongst us.”

Then there’s “Illuminate,” which tempers a wall of distortion with a big chorus. The third single “Goddess of the Dawn” snaps from a thick groove punctuated by pinch harmonics before an entrancing clean hook. More...

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Born Of Osiris Premieres New Song "Free Fall"

Born Of Osiris premieres another new song titled "Free Fall", taken from the forthcoming album "Soul Sphere", which has officially been set for an October 23rd release via Sumerian Records.

Check out now "Free Fall" below.

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Born Of Osiris Premieres "Goddess Of The Dawn"

Born Of Osiris premieres a new song titled "Goddess Of The Dawn", taken from the forthcoming album "Soul Sphere", which has officially been set for an October 23rd release via Sumerian Records.

Check out now "Goddess Of The Dawn" below.

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Born Of Osiris Premieres New Song "Resilience"

Born Of Osiris premieres a new song titled "Resilience", taken from the forthcoming album "Soul Sphere", which has officially been set for an October 23rd release via Sumerian Records.

Check out now "Resilience" below.

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Born Of Osiris Releases New Song

With the Summer Slaughter tour kicking off today (sadly minus both After The Burial and Obscura), Born Of Osiris decided to go ahead and premiere a new song online.

Check out the track "Throw Me In The Jungle" below, which will appear on an upcoming album to see release via Sumerian Records. Upcoming Summer Slaughter tour dates with BOO can also be seen after the YouTube clip.

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Arch Enemy Kicking Off Summer Slaughter

Update: this is a bad year for U.S. metal tours. Obscura just dropped off the bill due to visa problems.

Arch Enemy is kicking off the 2015 installment of Summer Slaughter, which sees the griyo as the tour's headliner.

This will mark the band's second North American run on this album cycle - but the first stateside trek to feature new guitarist Jeff Loomis. For a preview of what concert-goers can expect live, a new tour trailer has been launched, featuring footage of the track "Avalanche" from Hellfest.

The Summer Slaughter tour also features Born Of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, Beyond Creation, and Cattle Decapitation. Dates are as follows: More...

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Arch Enemy Headlining Summer Slaughter 2015

Arch Enemy will return to North America this July/August to headline the 2015 installment of the Summer Slaughter tour.

Featuring Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, After the Burial, Cattle Decapitation and Beyond Creation as support, this tour will mark the band's second North American run on this album cycle - but the first stateside trek to feature new guitarist Jeff Loomis.

Arch Enemy founder and guitarist Michael Amott comments: "Very pleased to be returning to North America on our current 'War Eternal' campaign...It's an absolute honor to headline the 2015 edition of the legendary Summer Slaughter tour! See you all very soon!"

Dates are as follows (more to be added in the coming weeks): More...

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Born Of Osiris Denied Entry Into Canada

Born Of Osiris were once again denied entry into Canada. They will be missing the Canadian stops of their ongoing tour with The Devil Wears Prada. States the band:

"We regret to inform that we did not make it into Canada. We will continue to change the outcome of this in the future. Until then, we are sorry."

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Born of Osiris' Lee McKinney Posts Debut Single

Born of Osiris' guitarist Lee McKinney is streaming his debut single titled "Skylasher". The track is released via Sumerian Records and available now on iTunes and all digital platforms.

You can now check out "Skylasher" below.

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The Devil Wears Prada Announces "Zombie 5" Tour

Roadrunner Records group The Devil Wears Prada has announced details for a Spring headline tour deemed the “Zombie 5 Tour” presented by Rockstar Energy Drink.

The trek - which will see the The Devil Wears Prada playing the "Zombie" EP in its entirety each night along with other fan favorites - will feature support from Born of Osiris, The Word Alive, and Secrets.

The coast-to-coast trek gets underway March 15th in Nashville, TN at Rocketown and continues through April 16th, wrapping up at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL.

Frontman Mike Hranica commented, "When we started discussing the idea of playing the Zombie EP front to back, it was clear and evident that the five year anniversary would be the perfect time to commemorate. I love seeing old records and releases performed and celebrated years after their release, and with that I know how excited we are to announce the Zombie 5 Tour." More...

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Born Of Osiris Announces Headlining Tour

Born Of Osiris will cap off 2014 with a North American headlining tour alongside Thy Art Is Murder, Betraying The Martyrs, Within The Ruins, and Erra in the support slots.

The trek kicks off on October 10th and wraps up November 8th, with full details available below. Born Of Osiris' Lee McKinney (guitars) states:

"We're all crazy excited about this upcoming headliner. This tour will wrap up the Tomorrow We Die Alive album cycle, which has been by far our most successful yet. Born Of Osiris fans can expect the longest and most diverse set we've played on any U.S. tour.

"The package is wild as well! We're stoked to bring our new friends Thy Art is Murder over for direct support. They are insane heavy and very fun to listen to. Betraying the Martyrs is an epic band and have been our long time friends. We couldn't be happier to have them with us again. Also, coming along is Within the Ruins and Erra, to round off what I think is gonna be quite an awesome evening of heavy ass music. We look forward to seeing you all again this fall and don't miss out." More...

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