Technical death metal masters, ORIGIN, have inked a European record deal with Agonia Records. The band's new album - the follow-up to 2011's Entity - is entitled Omnipresent and will be made available this summer. Cover artwork, track-list and other vital details will be revealed shortly.
Formed in Kansas (North America) in 1997, ORIGIN is an intense and brutal technical death metal force to be reckoned with. Since its inception, the group has charted twice on the Billboard Top Heatseekers (with Antithesis at #21 and Entity at #20) and emerged on countless highly-energetic shows across the world. In 2007, ORIGIN reached Europe for the first time in its career (on tour with Misery Index and Necrophagist) and five years later, in 2012, reclaimed the Old Continent together with Suffocation. This coming May, ORIGIN will be heading out on a headlining run in South East Asia and Australia.
The band made a statement regarding their new deal for Europe: "ORIGIN is proud to be a part of the Agonia Records family! We feel that this is the strongest move on our quest for total omnipresence, and are excited to share our latest cut of sheer technical brutality throughout Europe and beyond. We are everywhere and nowhere. We are Origin. Hail Space."
Thus far operating as a trio, Omnipresent will introduce Jason Keyser (Skinless) as band’s new vocalist. Commented by John Longstreth (drums): "ORIGIN records albums in a somewhat masochistic, chaotic and senseless fashion. It’s our best trick, and we need the best guy for our best trick, so that’s why we have Jason. He’s had two years of hard road work with the band and we know he’s the guy. For those that weren’t aware, ORIGIN recorded Entity as a trio without a proper vocalist, so we are very excited to have Jason in to do what a proper vocalist is supposed to do."
Agonia Records is pleased to take part in ORIGIN's history and release some good material death metal has yet to offer.
The new album will be available in North American territory via Nuclear Blast Records. More news will follow soon.