Osyron is for fans of Nightwish, Symphony X, Dream Theater, Kamelot and Wintersun, and their new album Foundations out July 10th, 2020. On the track Ignite Osyron brings their high energy, fun, and engaging production to the small screen with the video for Ignite, which recounts Canada’s role in WWI, told from both the perspectives of Canada and the UK.
Line-up: L-R: Krzysztof Stalmach – Guitar, Cody Anstey- Drums, Bobby Harley – Guitar, Reed – Vocals and Tyler Corbett – Bass. Foundations is a explosive and thought-provoking release and bear a consistent theme across nearly the entirety of the record. According to the band Foundations is meant to be digested as an immersive exploration of Canadian history and identity, speaking on topics on the country’s colonization to the mistreatment and recognition of Aboriginals to the country’s participation in global warfare.
The band notes that this is the first album where each band member has contributed to the writing processes, which has resulted in a stronger, more refined production overall. Osyron shares their expectations for the album’s reception:
«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). We would like to think that our fans would accept this as not only the next iteration and evolution of us as a band but also as the artistic progression of the music».
Osyron is from Calgary, Alberta and they bridging the gap between traditional European metal and the music of their homegrown contemporaries, Osyron has definitely 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 favorite 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. Osyron have 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.