Osyron – Foundations (2020)
For fans Nightwish, Symphony X, Dream Theater, Kamelot, Wintersun
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Album Title: Foundations
Release Date: July 10, 2020
Distributor: SAOL/The Orchard
““Ignite,” a battering ram to the face. A song that merges together two competing elements, the need for speed, and the curious desire for melodical contextualisation.” – The Median Man
“Their excellent blend of melody, speed and power always hits the sweet spot and I always enjoy seeing them. Progressive Power Metal at its finest. I could see them playing in Atlanta on PowerProg one year soon!” – Metal Rules (Live Review)
“Everything about KINGSBANE is supremely well done. They are one of my new favourite Canadian bands!” – Metal Rules (2017 Kingsbane album review)
“‘Kingsbane’ Voted #17 Best of 2017” – Metal Rules
“a stunning demonstration of metal majesty. I love theme oriented records because of the presence of narrative that directly shapes the tone and direction of the work. I further have taken a strong interest in this particular record in that I appreciate how these men pulled it off beautifully in the long standing tradition of European Heavy Metal. The Music itself is a fantastic interpretation of a saga that has shaped the way each song is written and performed. Without any doubts I can tell you that everyone in this band poured every bit of their heart and soul into this album.” – The Gauntlet (2017 Kingsbane album review)
“Prepare to enter the sonic equivalent of Valhalla, where glory is won with axes in hand; axes bearing six strings that pour forth thundering metal into the moody skies of some long forgotten time. ” – Beatroute (2017 Kingsbane album review)
“This is heavy metal in some of its purest form. If you like your metal with a real force behind it you should give this one a spin or two. This is metal.” – BattleHelm
L-R: Krzysztof Stalmach (Guitar) | Cody Anstey (Drums) | Bobby Harley (Guitar) | Reed (Vocals) | Tyler Corbett (Bass)
Photo Credit by Ara Shimoon
Osyron is a symphonic metal band based in Calgary, Alberta. The group consists of vocalist Reed, guitarists Krzysztof Stalmach and Bobby Harley, bassist Tyler Corbett, and drummer Cody Anstey. Bridging the gap between traditional European metal and the music of their homegrown contemporaries, Osyron has a sound all their own.
The band’s origins can be traced back to Ontario, where they began under the name Morbid Theory. After releasing two demos (Chaos Breed in 2006 and Harbinger in 2010), the band underwent some changes in membership, scenery, and identity. Moving to Alberta in 2012, the group, now rechristened Osyron, re-recorded Harbinger in Calgary, and released the album in 2013.
After releasing their sophomore album, “Kingsbane”, in the fall of 2017, the momentum that followed was swift. “Kingsbane” caught the attention of the European metal community – proving a favourite of audiences, critics, and radio programmers.
In 2018, Osyron released a metal cover of the Canadian national anthem, which picked up speed across the country. This patriotic theme continues into the new album “Foundations” (2020). Stemming from a perspective of Canadian identity and culture – both past and present, the new album challenges the global perspective of the great white north by retelling historical moments in an immersive and melodic manner. Speaking on topics of Canada’s colonization to the mistreatment and recognition of Aboriginal heroes to the country’s participation in global warfare.
The band explains further:
“We believe that the album will both surprise and challenge our current and new fans while still bringing back the big elements we are most known for (hooks, huge layered sections, melodies, and finger-twisting riffs, etc). This album is meant to be digested as an immersive exploration of Canadian history and identity. Delving into sensitive topics such as cultural genocide, racism, and segregation. It touches on more communal elements of emotion such as loss, pain, hope, and perspective of faith. Overall, ‘Foundations’ is a view into an unseen and rarely explained/talked about topics; human nature. We wanted to bring to life on the very foundations that Canada as a nation was built; the bloodshed, war, and assimilation of different ethnic groups (mostly First Nations) that cultivated into what we know as Canada today, as well as the very fabric that the complex, diverse culture of Canadians share. We hope we perfectly blend art with history, expression with emotion, and opinion with reason. ‘Foundations’ is but a chapter in a young nation’s history book, that just completed its prologue.”
“Foundations” is due out July 10, 2020 via SAOL/The Orchard and will be available on all major digital platforms
Osyron has performed alongside numerous major acts such as Norther, Protest The Hero, Into Eternity, Threat Signal, and The Agonist. Their next goal is to take their sound across the Atlantic to put on a true Canadian spectacle across the European lands.
Album Title: Foundations
Release Date: July 10, 2020
Distributor: SAOL/TheOrchard, independent/self for physical
1. The Cross (5:01)
2. Ignite (4:33)
3. Battle of The Thames (6:51)
4. The Ones Below (3:54)
5. Foundations (8:20)
6. O Canada (bonus track)
Album Length: 28:41
– Producer: Self-produced
– Studio: Studio D (drums), CRM Sound and Tyler Corbett Music (all other instruments and vocals)
– Mixed: Tyler Corbett (Tyler Corbett Music)
– Mastered: Alan Sacha Laskow (Perfect Filth Studios)
– Artwork: Piotr Jamroz
– All music and lyrics written by Osyron.
Kingsbane, LP (2017)
Harbinger, LP (2013)