ONI premieres xylosynth play-through video for ‘Barn Burner’ via MetalInjection.net!

- 10/11/16 –

Technical progressive metal band ONI recently released their heavy-hitting single ‘Barn Burner’, and today you can watch xylosynth player Johnny D shred through the track on his unique instrument – with two mallets in each hand! Check out what Revolver Magazine describes as “pyrotechnic solos on xylosynth” here via metalinjection.net.

Johnny D explains the design and sound of his unique instrument: “Everyone is always asking me at our shows, ‘what the hell is a xylosynth?’, so I’m glad that our fans can finally see the instrument demonstrated clearly. It’s definitely built and played like a xylophone, but it’s essentially a traditional synthesizer which allows me to play with a wide range of sound options. Everything from solo/lead parts to more textured stuff, like when I’m riffing with the guitars. This ‘Barn Burner’ video is a really good example of what I bring to the table in Oni.

Expect more play-through videos coming soon from ONI!

Earlier this fall, ONI announced the upcoming release of their debut album, ‘Ironshore‘, set to hit stores in Europe on January 13th, 2017 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records. You can pre-order the album now via metalblade.com/oni. For another preview of ‘Ironshore‘, the video for the first single, ‘Eternal Recurrence’, can be viewed at: youtube.com

Ironshore‘ takes listeners on an absorbing ride that provides ample opportunity for head-banging, singing along and deep introspection. Formed in 2014, the initial vision for ONI was, “to be the band I never got to see“, explains Jake Oni. ‘Ironshore‘ was produced by Josh Wilbur, primarily recognized for his work with top metal artists Lamb Of God and Gojira. Through this connection, ONI was able to reach out to Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe, who contributed his inimitable style to “The Only Cure” – one of ‘Ironshore‘s heaviest moments. With their influences rooted in progressive metal, ONI‘s sound can be compared to the genre’s heavy hitters – The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Between The Buried And Me – yet they remain truly unique. With Jake Oni handling vocal duties, Martin Andres and Brandon White on guitar, Chase Bryant on bass and Joe Greulich on drums, they are also perhaps the first metal band to feature a Xylosynth player, Johnny D, which adds an intriguing dynamic to the nine tracks found on ‘Ironshore‘.

Ironshore‘ track-listing:
1. Barn Burner
2. Eternal Recurrence
3. The Only Cure (featuring Randy Blythe of Lamb of God)
4. The Science
5. Spawn and Feed
6. Chasing Ecstasy
7. Kanvas
8. Thrive
9. Coast to Coast

ONI will join Devil You Know as direct support on a special UK trek. See below for all dates!

ONI tour dates
w/ Devil You Know
Jan. 10 – Milton Keynes, UK – Crauford Arms
Jan. 11 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront Studio
Jan 12 – York, UK – Fibbers
Jan. 13 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 2
Jan. 14 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control
Jan. 15 – Chester, UK – The Live Rooms
Jan. 17 – Glasgow, Scotland – G2
Jan. 18 – Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
Jan. 19 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Jan. 20 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Jan. 22 – London, UK – Underworld
Jan. 23 – Swansea, Wales – The Scene
Jan. 24 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
Jan. 25 – Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms


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