Directed by Wovenwar/Ex-As I Lay Dying Guitarist Nick Hipa
New Album Ironshore Out November 25, 2016 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records
Produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira)
Featuring Guest Vocals from Randy Blythe
(Lamb Of God) on “The Only Cure”
Technical progressive metal band ONI recently announced the release of their debut scorcher Ironshore, set to hit stores on Black Friday, November 25, 2016 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records. After turning heads with their first single “Eternal Recurrence“, the band is following up with their equally-superhuman single, “Barn Burner“, which you can hear now via www.metalblade.com/oni. “Barn Burner” is presented in lyric video form, directed by Wovenwar/Ex-As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa.
Play-through videos for “Barn Burner”, showcasing the unique talents of heavy metal Xylosynth player Johnny D and guitarists Martin Andres and Brandon White, will be revealed soon.
Bassist Chase Bryant discusses the inspiration behind “Barn Burner”: “Our frontman, Jake Oni, and I originally discussed including a “get in the pit and die” track on the album, and “Barn Burner” is that track. Musically, we went for something fast, heavy, and based around dream-like, mysterious tones. The track is inspired by a dream I had about parallel universes – I could see them all lined up like ripples in the water. A girl walked between the ripples and changed her surroundings at will. After having that vivid dream and working on conceptualizing it with Jake, the lyrics for “Barn Burner” just poured themselves onto the page.”
ONI‘s upcoming release, Ironshore, takes listeners on an absorbing ride that provides ample opportunity for head-banging, singing along and deep introspection. Formed in 2014, the initial vision for ONI was, “to be the band I never got to see“, explains Jake Oni.
Ironshore was produced by Josh Wilbur, primarily recognized for his work with top metal artists Lamb Of God and Gojira. Through this connection, ONI was able to reach out to Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe, who contributed his inimitable style to “The Only Cure” – one of Ironshore‘s heaviest moments.
1. Barn Burner
2. Eternal Recurrence
3. The Only Cure (featuring Randy Blythe of Lamb of God)
With their influences rooted in progressive metal, ONI‘s sound can be compared to the genre’s heavy hitters – The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Between The Buried And Me – yet they remain truly unique. With Jake Oni handling vocal duties, Martin Andres and Brandon White on guitar, Chase Bryant on bass and Joe Greulich on drums, they are also perhaps the first metal band to feature a Xylosynth player, Johnny D, which adds an intriguing dynamic to the nine tracks found on Ironshore.
ONI is currently on the road with Max & Iggor Cavalera’s Return To Roots tour through October 21. Following that tour, ONI will join the I Worship Chaos Tour line-up, beginning November 23 and featuring headliners Children of Bodom and fellow special guests Abbath and Exmortus (the latter of which they will perform five off dates with prior).
ONI North American Tour Dates:
Select Dates w/ Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots Tour:
10/6 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
10/7 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s Concert Theatre
10/8 – Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys
10/9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater
10/10 – Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s Bar
10/11 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House/44 Fest
10/12 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
10/14 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
10/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
10/17 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
10/21 – Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
Off Dates w/ Exmortus
11/17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Thunder Alley
11/18 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
11/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
11/20 – Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter
11/21 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
I Worship Chaos Tour w/ Children Of Bodom, Abbath & Exmortus
11/23 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Imperial Bell
11/24 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/25 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/26 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/28 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave – Eagles Ballroom
11/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
12/2 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
12/3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
12/5 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
12/6 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
12/7 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
12/9 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
12/10 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
12/11 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
12/14 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
12/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
12/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
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