OSI: Crack the Billboard Charts With Fire Make Thunder
"Stands miles apart from anything else out there – metal, prog, electronic or otherwise"
"OSI's Fire Make Thunder is what progress should mean to progressive metal. If terrestrial radio still played great music, Fire Make Thunder would drift through the ether on the frequency of psychedelic radiance."
Fire Make Thunder, the fourth undertaking for the collaborative duo known as OSI has charted on the Billboard New Artist Chart at #18. OSI also charted on the Top Hard Music Albums Chart at #46. International chart numbers include: #43 on the Hard Music chart in Canada and #139 on the charts in Benelux. The band has recently completed work on a video for the song "For Nothing". Look for it to debut early next week.
Formed in 2002 by Jim Matheos (Fates Warning, Arch/Matheos) and Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, former Dream Theater keyboardist), OSI is a long distance partnership, both musicians typically writing and recording alone and sending song ideas back and forth for further elaboration. Written and recorded throughout most of 2011, this latest release once again reflects the eclectic influences of both Matheos and Moore.
Prog Archives is streaming the track "Big Chief II" HERE.
Decibel Magazine's "Deciblog" is streaming the song "Cold Call" HERE.
An exclusive video interview featuring Chairman and CEO of Metal Blade Brian Slagel talking to the often elusive duo of Kevin Moore and Jim Matheos is available for viewing courtesy of GuitarWorld.com HERE. In the interview OSI and Slagel discuss the recording process of the new album, the origins of OSI and much more.
Returning as the band's session drummer is Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree, this time co-writing one of the tracks with the band. All other instruments and programming were performed by both Matheos and Moore, while vocals and lyrics were handled exclusively by Moore.
All of the recording for Fire Make Thunder, with the exception of drums, was done by Moore and Matheos at each musician's respective home studio with drums being recorded at Harrison's home in London. Final overdubs as well as some additional writing/arranging was completed in July 2011 in Jamaica, Iowa, where the band mixed alongside engineer Matt Sepanic at Sound Farm Studio and Recording Environment. Mastering was handled by renowned engineer Roger Siebel. The record was produced by both Moore and Matheos.
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