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Montreal, QC – March 28, 2017
Vancouver Prog Virtuosos OMNISIGHT Posts Live Video ‘Shift The Paradigm’ Filmed By Blackroom Films
New EP ‘Power of One’ Out Now!
Vancouver progressive virtuosos OmnisighT teamed up with Blackroom Films to release a new live video for their track “Shift The Paradigm” off their new EP “The Power of One” released in January of this year. The video was shot during their EP release party on March 11th at The Astoria in Vancouver, BC.
“”Shift The Paradigm” is definitely a track that features everything OmnisighT’s known for: Extreme musicianship, big vocal hooks and great grooves. I was having some technical difficulties at the beginning of the song, but the show must go on! I’ve always liked music videos that show the realism of live performance, so I think it’s pretty cool. It was awesome to debut the new material and shred it up live!” says guitarist Blake Rurik.
Watch the live video of ‘Shift The Paradigm’ at https://youtu.be/Mz7qVujQwYc
The band’s next Vancouver performance will be on May 11th at Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse w/ Assimilation and Gatekeeper. Full details can be found here.
OmnisighT‘s ‘Power of One’ is the latest offering to showcase their highly regarded musicianship and finely wrought song-craft. ‘Power of One’ as a whole is a musical journey with a story concept to question the status quo and stand up against the oppression plus deceptions of the ruling class.
Drummer Chris Warunki comments on the release:
“”The Power Of One” is the sound of a band firing on all cylinders. Guitarists, bassists, drummers and vocalists will all have something in-store for them here with this EP. We are excited to get this out to the prog/rock/metal masses both musically and lyrically. Speaking of lyrically, the album will come with a PDF booklet exclusive to our Bandcamp supporters. We took a “more is more” approach with this one and it will be a real challenge, but a welcome challenge; to take it to the stage. A local Vancouver EP release party/show is in the works and TBA. We want to keep the musicianship in the music, that has been our agenda since day one!”
‘Power of One’ is now streaming along with CD and digital download at https://omnisight.bandcamp.com/album/the-power-of-one
Also available on iTunes, Spotify, and all other major online retailers.
May 11 – Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse – Vancouver, BC w/ Assimilation, Gatekeeper
1. Shift The Paradigm (5:24)
2. Resistance (4:51)
3. Seven Sisters (6:32)
4. Fall of The Empire (7:04)
5. Power of One (7:11)
EP Length: 31:04
Known for their formidable musicianship, virtuosic guitar solos and powerful songs, OmnisighT is masterfully blurring the lines between melodic hard rock and progressive metal. Beginning as collaboration between vocalist/guitarist Raj Krishna and drummer Chris Warunki, they created the impressive ‘Path’ debut album in 2012. Their live line-up was consolidated with the addition of Dave Shannon on bass and guitarist Blake Rurik. ‘Path’ was followed up by the 2013 ‘Wave Particle’ EP.
Like all truly visionary musicians, band co-founder Raj was driven to create unique music. “I’ve been writing and singing songs since I was a little kid. We never seemed to hear heavy prog music that had shredding and hooks at the same time. It always seems you get one or the other….Having technical musicianship with good song-writing, shredding licks, and big hooks was the whole idea.”
Raj sums up OmnisighT’s music thusly: ‘Proggy, hooky, shredding, sad, and powerful!’
While Raj is justifiably proud of OmnisighT’s recorded output, he sees the importance of performance. ‘Live is where the band really shines! We put on a show, running around smiling and shredding. The band plays with more intensity…we often give the headliners a run for their money.’
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“The depth of talent in Canada often surprises us. Here is another superb band to add to the list. It remains to be seen how far “The Power Of One” takes OmnisighT. But one thing is for sure, it is an EP of which they can be incredibly proud.” – Maximum Volume Music
“If you’re going to attempt this sort of thing, you’d better have chops. Fortunately, (OmnisighT) have ’em, and how.” – Georgia Straight
“Their stage presence and technique is out of this world…I can safely say that the only guitarists I’ve seen live that instilled the same sort of awe in me as Raj Krishna were Jeff Loomis and John Petrucci himself.” – Prog Sphere
“great songwriting, fantastic lead guitar work…immediately on the first track, the intro “String Theory,” we are greeted by some immense guitar skills. Seriously, these guys are fucking fantastic.” – The Monolith
“deliciously retro, Zappa-meets-Malmsteen solos with at least one toe in the land of jazzy improv… guitar fiends should rush to check them out.” – Georgia Straight
“I have never been more impressed with a band that I had zero knowledge about. These guys play like they’ve been playing together since birth and clearly love what they do at a cellular level.” – Metal Titans