A new era is dawning, the planets are aligning and the gates are opening. Time to climb aboard.
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Blazing World reviews:
90/100 - Concrete Web
9/10 - ShockMagazin
9/10 - The Midlands Rocks
4/5 - Planetmosh.com
5/7 - Metalnews.de
Voice of the Sun -: "Blazing World is the debut of The Osiris Club and it’s absolutely stunning and worth having."
Originally conceived as an instrumental project fusing horror movie soundtracks with avant-metal, the band has now morphed into a forbidding unit of musicians. Taking the best parts of 1970s progressive, 1980s post-punk and 1990s extreme rock, they have created a genuinely new sound, radical and uncompromising yet still melodic and accessible.
Drummer Andrew Prestidge (Angel Witch, Zoltan) on the song writing process: “We would start with a rough musical idea, but always remain open to whatever came out of the interplay between us. The structures of the songs slowly revealed themselves as we went along, and the lyrics and vocals would bring everything into focus at the end of the process – almost an alchemical transformation!”
Guitarist Chris Fullard on the recording sessions: “We tracked at the renowned all-analogue Orgone Studios in London, then moved the session over to Seattle and began mixing at Avast studios with audio master Mr Randall Dunn, who has previously produced Sunn O))), Earth and Wolves In the Throne Room among others. Additional guest vocals were added there by Brad from Master Musicians Of Bukakke, The Accused. We mastered the album with Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering, as we were huge fans of his work! Sonically, the results speak for themselves.”
The album is intended to be listened to as a unified conceptual whole, with the lyrical themes following an occult path based on the writings of forgotten British novelist Margaret Cavendish. This mysterious atmosphere is carried over to the cover painting by Andrew Prestidge, which depicts a portal between this world and the next populated by Lovecraftian beings. Andrew on the artwork: “I wanted to evoke a strange and beautiful window into another world. Cavendish’s novel The Blazing World was a huge inspiration for me, and I wanted to bring her ideas into the modern era via influences taken from comic books, horror films and science fiction.”
The Osiris Club’s rare live performances to date have been a riot of masks, robes, film backdrops and theatrics. Second guitarist Raf Ruett: “The audiences at our shows tend to react with either religious fervour or complete confusion, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. The worst reaction is no reaction.” The band will be playing selected dates throughout 2014 – miss them at your peril.
2014 is the year the Osiris Club project has finally come together.