Oni reveal new track
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.
Today also marks the launch of Ironshore pre-orders viawww.metalblade.com/oni.
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)
4. The Science
5. Spawn and Feed
6. Chasing Ecstasy
9. Coast to Coast