Osiris Club was originally conceived as an instrumental project fusing horror movie soundtracks with avant-metal, the band has now morphed into a forbidding unit of musicians. Taking the best parts of 1970s progressive, 1980s post-punk and 1990s extreme rock, they have created a genuinely new sound, radical and uncompromising yet still melodic and accessible.
The new album from Osiris Club is entitled The Green Chapel and will be released by Bad Elephant Music on 20th August 2021.
The third album by the Osiris Club is a journey into the furthest reaches of psychedelia, prog, doom-folk and genres yet to be named. With the addition of acoustic guitars and Mellotron, the band’s trademark riffage has expanded to encompass influences from British folk horror, classic rock and progressive sounds from the 1960s to the present day.
Unsurprisingly, the ghosts of history lie heavy over this music. Inspired in part by medieval tales of headless knights, blind hares, wild hunts by moonlight and snow-choked English landscapes, the lyrics conjure a world of mysterious powers spilling into reality and ancient forces waiting to be unleashed. Invoking authors such as Arthur Machen and MR James, the musical content faithfully mirrors this magical summoning of energies both benign and infernal.
Decide which path you wish to take!
The Inmost Light part 1
The Inmost Light part 2
Diamonds In The Wishing Well
The Green Chapel I: The Green Chapel
The Green Chapel II: Blind Hare & The Pale Lady
The Green Chapel III: Winter’s End
The Green Chapel IV: My Lord The Sun
Sean Cooper – lead vocals (1, 2, 5, 6, 11), bass, synthesizers
Simon Oakes – lead vocals (3, 4, 7, 8 ,9, 10), cornet, synthesizers
Chris Fullard – guitars, FX
Roland Scriver – guitars, acoustic guitars
Andrew Prestidge – drums, percussion, guitar, synthesizers
Hanna Petterson – saxophone
Misha Hering – Oberheim 4 Voice
Tracks 1, 2, 5 & 6 written by Sean Cooper, Andew Prestidge, Chris Fullard and Roland Scriver.
Tracks 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 & 10 written by Simon Oakes, Andew Prestidge, Chris Fullard and Roland Scriver.
Track 11 written by Andrew Prestidge and Sean Cooper.
Recorded at Holy Mountain Studios, Bethnal Green, in January 2020.
Engineered and mixed by Misha Hering.
Assistant Engineer – Stanley Collins Gravett.
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering.
Art direction and concept by Roland Scriver and Andrew Prestidge.
Sleeve designs by Roland Scriver at Familiar Ink.
Illustrations by Roland Scriver at Familiar Ink and Andrew Prestidge at Morlock Art.