Montreal, QC – June 13, 2022
Calgary’s OSYRON Nominated For 2022 Western Canadian Music Award – Metal & Hard Music Artist of the Year
Out Now! “Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition” (Remixed, Remastered + Bonus Tracks)
Calgary’s OSYRON has been nominated for a 2022 Western Canadian Music Award for Metal & Hard Music Artist of the Year. The band is nominated alongside Vancouver death-tech Archspire, Saskatoon proggers Before & Apace, Regina nu-metal Flash Back, and Calgary hardcore Trench. The awards will be held in the band’s hometown as part of the 20th anniversary of the BreakOut West festival and conference being hosted from September 28 to October 2.
“We are absolutely stoked and honoured to be nominated for the WCMA Metal & Hard Music Artist of the Year Award alongside such great bands like Archspire, Before & Apace, Flash Back, and Trench. Thank you so much to BreakOut West for the nomination!” adds guitarist Bobby Harley.
Metal & Hard Music Artist of the Year nominees:
Archspire — B.C.
Before & Apace — SK
Flash Back — SK
Osyron — AB
Trench — AB
The awards are funded in part by the six provincial and territorial governments of western Canada. BreakOut West and the Western Canadian Music Awards are generously funded by FACTOR, Musicaction, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, along with Whitehorse host partners, and event sponsors and funders, notably the Government of Yukon.
It’s been a very busy last two years for Osyron.They will be part of this year’s 2022 lineup for the 10th edition of Loud As Hell Festival in Drumheller, AB, along with their latest record and reissue of “Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition” garnering much praise from media and fans since its release during May 2021, which includes it charting in Canada at #10 for Top 20 Loud on Canadian College Radio (source: Earshot).
“Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition” features all original recordings plus bonus tracks remixed by bassist Tyler Corbett and remastered by drummer Cody Anstey. The decision to re-release the record along with three rewritten and rearranged bonus tracks for Viper Queen, Griefmaker, and Razor’s Wind (Acoustic) with current drummer Cody Anstey (original recordings were with former drummer Trevor Cobb) was an easy one after the great reception the band received from new fans for their 2020 album “Foundations” (nominated for a Calgary YYC Music Award for Metal Recording of the Year).
Osyron‘s “Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition” is recommended for fans of Nightwish, Dream Theater, and Wintersun.
CD, Digital – https://osyron.bandcamp.com
Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer – https://orcd.co/kingsbane
1. From Ashes (2:12)
2. To War (5:55)
3. Razor’s Wind (8:15)
4. Viper Queen (7:07)
5. Griefmaker (6:41)
6. Kingsbane (7:18)
7. Empire of Dust (7:27)
8. Kingmaker (10:06)
9. Razor’s Wind (Acoustic) (5:27)
10. Griefmaker (Re-recorded) (5:27)
11. Viper Queen (Re-recorded) (6:03)
Album Length: 1:12:03
Band Line Up:
Krzysztof Stalmach (Guitar)
Cody Anstey (Drums)
Bobby Harley (Guitar)
Reed Alton (Vocals)
Tyler Corbett (Bass)
Osyron is a symphonic metal band based in Calgary, Alberta. The group consists of vocalist Reed Alton, 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.
Performing alongside numerous major acts such as Norther, Protest The Hero, Into Eternity, Threat Signal, and The Agonist, Osyron’s next goal is to take their sound across the Atlantic in the flesh (post-Covid).
2021 – Kingsbane – Deluxe Edition – Album (Re-Recorded, Remixed, Remastered)
2020 – Foundations – Album
2017 – Kingsbane – Album
2013 – Harbinger – Album
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What the press is saying:
“Osyron is a band that takes matters into their own hands and literally does most of the production and studio work in-house. They have lovingly remixed their last album, and given fans old and new a brand new take on three songs which are worth the price of the album on their own. The music is all well executed and conceived, and the musicianship is top-notch for every player. Whether you already have the original release or not, the Kingsbane – Deluxe Edition is more than worth the price to add to your collection.” – Metal Express Radio
“This is a band in its best form. Osyron has shown that it continues to improve in its production level, so its next full length should be a reflection of the great evolution that they have shown in this reissue.” – Metal Rules (Review – Kingsbane Reissue 2021)
“‘Kingsbane’ Voted #17 Best of 2017” – Metal Rules
“I loved every second of this album. It is a fantastic experience. From the very first notes of the album to the last, your attention is completely captured. I even have had a hard time writing this review while listening to the album because I kept getting lost in the music. It just sucks you in. This is, without a doubt, a must-have album! You don’t want to miss out on this one. It is an experience that will become a staple of your collection. I know it will be a standout in mine. I loved every second and I know you will too.” – Uber Rock
“another brilliant record from this thrilling band.” – Ever Metal (Kingsbane Deluxe Edition (Remixed/Remastered))
“This is a great blend of epic heavy/folk metal that combines the folk stylings of bands such as Blind Guardian, with 90s thrash elements and 90s symphonic power metal style vocals.” – Cave Dweller Music – (Kingsbane Deluxe Edition (Remixed/Remastered))
ASHER MEDIA RELATIONS
Jon Asher – Music Publicist