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The PR juggernaut for Born Of Osiris’ new album has awoken!

Born Of Osiris M∆chine screen cap

We were thinking the other day that Born Of Osiris, Sumerian Records’ young progressive deathcore stars, are about due another record. They’ve released something every two years since becoming BoO (former names include Diminished (2003–2004), Your Heart Engraved (2004–2006), and Rosecrance (2006–2007)), including 2011′s very well received The Discovery. Deathcore isn’t usually my jam, but that album was pretty damn proggy, and despite the production being a bit compressed to my ears, it had some great songs.

Well, right we were, as the band have just put out this new song called “M∆chine“, along with this video featuring the artwork for the new album. Visually, it takes a lot of cues from The Discovery – note the ambiguous human-shaped people and spacey themes – but with a distinct yellow/green colour shift.

Says guitarist Lee McKinney:

[quote-symbol symbol1]We couldn’t be more excited to not only have a new record coming out this summer, but to have a new single available in time for the start of Mayhem Fest! ‘M∆CHINE’ to me is just a straight up in your face BORN OF OSIRIS song. It’s got an epic intro, intense orchestral content, heavy keyboard breakdowns, a great structure, impactful vocals and of course some gnarly guitar shred. It definitely hits hard from beginning to end. We can’t wait to head out and play it live all summer long.

If I’m honest, the song is fine, but it’s kinda more of the same. The intro is quite reminiscent of something Fleshgod Apocalypse or Gorod might write – epic and orchestral – but immediately following this are some sections strongly reminiscent of “Follow The Signs” and beyond.

The Diminished, which will be the record’s name according to Wikipedia (a nod to one of the band’s former names, then), comes out 20th August on Sumerian Records. Born Of Osiris are due to head out on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival across North American in support of bands like Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, MastodonAmon Amarth, Machine Head and Children Of Bodom amongst others.

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