“Fire Make Thunder” Audio Medley Now Available!
Fire Make Thunder marks the fourth undertaking for the collaborative duo known as OSI. 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.
Fire Make Thunder is slated for a March 27th release via Metal Blade Records. Today OSI unveils the artwork and the tracklisting for their fourth release.
1) Cold Call
3) Indian Curse
4) Enemy Prayer
5) Wind Won’t Howl
6) Big Chief II
7) For Nothing
8) Invisible Men
Additionally OSI has released an exclusive audio medley from Fire Make Thunder, which features audio samples from the upcoming release. The medley as well as pre-order opportunities can be accessed HERE.
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.
For More Information Please Visit:
http://www.osiband.com (Official Site)
http://www.metalblade.com/osi (Pre-Order Page)
https://plus.google.com/101327182573580737209 (Google Plus)
GuitarWorld.com hosting the next three exclusive track video descriptions from ARCH/MATHEOS! Album of the month in both German magazines, ROCK HARD and HEAVY!
The new progressive rock band, ARCH/MATHEOS featuring Jim Matheos (current member of the progressive rock powerhouse Fates Warning and OSI) and John Arch (former vocalist ofFates Warning) are readying the release of their highly anticipated debut album Sympathetic ResonanceSeptember 9th/12th on Metal Blade Records. The album is available for pre-order now atARCHMATHEOS.com.
GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine is offering an exclusive look inside Sympathetic Resonance. Jim Matheos and John Arch will provide a track by track video description of each song on the album. After the description of the song, each video features an exclusive 30 second sneak peek of the song. Check out the third video discussing the track “Stained Glass Sky”, the fourth song “On The Fence” and song number five, “Any Given Day” at GuitarWorld.com and be sure to check back in tomorrow for the final track “Incense And Myrrh”!
Recently Jim Matheos and John Arch recently took some time to discuss Sympathetic Resonance with Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel for Metal Blade TV.Jim and John discuss how the project came together as a natural evolution from Arch‘s “Twist of Fate”EP. They also reflect on the recording process, how they started slowly with baby steps and howJohn‘s return to music on a full time basis was due to Jim‘s inspiration. The interview can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.archmatheos.com.
ARCH/ MATHEOS has released the first single off the group’s upcoming full-length debut Sympathetic Resonance. The new track, a 5 minute clip of the song Stained Glass Sky that clocks in at just less than 14 minutes, can be heard at http://www.archmatheos.com.
Sympathetic Resonance will be available in two formats. First as a digipak-CD and second on limited vinyl as 2-Gatefold-LP including the ‘A Twist Of Fate’ EP! A shirt bundle is available as well, check out the pre-order section at http://www.archmatheos.com!
Cover art for Sympathetic Resonance was fashioned using an image created by light painting photographer Dennis Calvert, who has described light painting as “The ability to see in 4 dimensions, time traveling, and creating fantasy using only what we base all reality on, light.”
Sympathetic Resonance track listing:
Stained Glass Sky
On the Fence
Any Given Day (Strangers Like Me)
Incense and Myrrh
The band -accompanied by Joey Vera on bass, Bobby Jarzombek on drums, and Frank Aresti on additional lead guitar- began tracking the drums on January 12 and continued to record through March with Jim Matheos producing. ARCH/ MATHEOS is pleased to announce Sympathetic Resonance as the title of the debut album, which will be released September 9/12, 2011 in Europe!
John Arch – vocals (former Fates Warning)
Jim Matheos – guitars (Fates Warning, OSI)
Joey Vera – bass (Armored Saint, Anthrax, Fates Warning, Seven Witches)
Bobby Jarzombek – drums (Halford, Fates Warning, Sebastian Bach, Riot)
Frank Aresti – additional lead guitar (Fates Warning)
ARCH/MATHEOS will make their live debut at the Keep It True festival, taking place April 27-28, 2012 in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany! Find out more about the line-up and presale tickets at http://www.keep-it-true.de/” target=”_blank”>http://www.keep-it-true.de.
Sympathetic Resonance receives excellent press results! It´s ALBUM OF THE MONTH in Rock Hardmagazine, Germany with a 9 out of 10 review and ALBUM OF THE MONTH in Heavy magazine, Germany, with a 12 out of 12 review! It also got a 14 out of 15 review in Legacy magazine, Germany, a 9 out of 10 review at http://www.metal.de and a 9.5 out of 10 review at http://www.powermetal.de!