Hear ye, hear ye! Chicago prog-metallers Born of Osiris have entered BOTA Studio in Lake In The Hills, Illinois (imagine living there, and answering the question “Where ya from?”), where they have commenced the recording of their third album.
The disc drops in early 2011 through Sumerian Records. “The new album [is] WAY heavier than anything the band ever released,” says guitarist Lee McKinney. “There is definitely nothing we’ve done that’s anywhere near this heavy. We have moved on to seven strings and it couldn’t have complemented our sound any better. We brought back the ‘BOO-bounce’ on this one. It’s definitely a really fun and upbeat album. We’ve also been writing this album for a long time. We had 16 to 18 songs going into the studio and we are going to be leaving with 12 songs that we feel are the strongest.”
McKinney says that living together in a house “has really upped the creativity level. We go from on tour to living at home together, so we are all focusing on the band constantly. Also, the addition of our new guitar player Jason Richardson has increased the amount of shred on this album. There are some really incredible guitar solos on this album from the both of us. It takes the band to a whole new level of musicality.
“This album contains an awesome mix of our most heavy, most technical, most atmospheric and most beautiful melodies ever,” he adds. “No matter what album you’ve liked better of ours so far, this one tops both easily.”
The dudes will be taking a break from the studio next week to tour with All That Remains and Asking Alexandria.
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