Osyron: With sea shanty-esque retelling of the original song……

Osyron Razor's Wind

Official Razor’s Wind music video from the Kingsbane (Deluxe Edition) album. This song was originally a folk metal opus, telling the tale of how the reluctant hero of the Kingsbane story was finally answering the call to adventure; to leave his safe shores and journey into the unknown. The song muses about all his coming struggles; from within and without.

Being that the setting the original painted was this seafaring epic, it translated so well (along with the beautiful Celtic inspired melodies) into this sea shanty-esque retelling of the original song.


It’s been a very busy summer for Canadian metal band Osyron. They performed at Western Canada’s decibel-breaking metal fest Loud As Hell, were nominated for a Calgary YYC Music Award for Metal Recording of the Year for their 2020 album Foundations and they have peaked the Canadian College Radio Loud Charts at #2 during July 2021 for their latest record and reissue of Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition.

Continuing to support the promotion of Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition that was released earlier this spring on May 14th, Osyron is sharing their latest music video for the song Razor’s Wind, which is one of three rewritten and rearranged bonus tracks on the reissue.

The new music video for “Razor’s Wind” was directed and edited by Osyron guitarist Krzysztof Stalmach.

Osyron’s latest release 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”.

«Doing a re-release was never on our radar before, and definitely not something we previously considered for such a long and fleshed out album. However,  we felt that this album could do with a proper release in our target markets, and we had lots of time over the pandemic to try and breathe some new life into it. As such, we set out to remix and re-master the whole album, along with re-recording 3 songs in re-arranged states as singles».

«These three songs were picked based on their reception live, our personal connection to them, or for the amount of potential we saw in re-arranging them. We’re super excited to get all these songs out for you in a higher quality mix, but we’re easily most excited to get you to hear these new takes on some of our classics».

The storyline for Kingsbane is about a hero who must reluctantly take up arms against a tyrant king in a neighboring land. Along the way, he faces many inward, and outward challenges he must overcome to achieve his goal. Through it all, the hero learns a valuable lesson that even though they are duty-bound to stop this great evil, this great evil is also in the eye of the beholder. They discover that the weight of absolute power has the potential to corrupt absolutely – maybe not all villains are as one-dimensional as they seem from the outset.

Track Listing:

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)


About Ulf Backstrøm (7209 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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