ONI: Debut Album “Ironshore” Out This Friday
Listen via Spotify Beginning Friday | Order via www.metalblade.com/oni
Art by Brent Elliot White (Megadeth, Trivium, Job For A Cowboy)
Don’t forget to add this to your Black Friday shopping list! Technical progressive metal band ONI‘s new album, Ironshore, is out this Friday via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records. You can order the album now via www.metalblade.com/oni and/or stream it via Spotifybeginning Friday.
ONI vocalist Jake Oni states, “Whether you’ve been around since the beginning or you’re just finding out about us, thank you for taking the time to listen to our debut full-length record, Ironshore. We put a lot of hard work into it and hope you enjoy listening to it.”
Ironshore takes listeners on an absorbing ride that provides ample opportunity for head-banging, singing along and deep introspection. Check out ONI‘s first music video for the single “Eternal Recurrence“, and also watch the band’s superhuman Xylosynth playthrough for the track “Barn Burner” here.
ONI is a band that labels itself progressive metal and actually upholds the promise.”
– Metal Injection
“…frontman Jake Oni’s voice is stunning. His cleans soar with the best of them, and his growls are as brutal as any death metal band.”­
– All About The Rock  
“‘Ironshore’ by ONI is fire. Period. The strength of this album lies in its insane rhythm sections, which create the perfect atmosphere for some killer lead sections.”
– MetalWani
“Canada’s ONI integrate corrosive death metal vocals within a framework of proggy tech-metal…”
– Revolver Magazine
“These guys are metal to the core.”
 Press Pass LA
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 AbstractProtest 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.
ONI is about to head out with the I Worship Chaos Tour, featuring headliners Children of Bodom and fellow special guests Abbath and Exmortus. The band will then join Devil You Know in the UK in January. See below for all current international tour dates:
I Worship Chaos Tour w/ Children Of Bodom, Abbath & Exmortus
11/23 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
11/24 – Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
11/25 – Toronto,ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/26 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/28 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave – Eagles Ballroom
11/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
12/2 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
12/3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
12/5 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
12/6 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory North Park
12/7 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
12/9 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
12/10 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
12/11 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
12/14 – Charlotte, NC @ The Neighborhood Theatre
12/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
12/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
12/18 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
UK Dates w/ Devil You Know
1/10 – Milton Keynes @ Crauford Arms
1/11 – Norwich @ Waterfront Studio
1/12 – York @ Fibbers
1/13 – Birmingham @ O2 Institute 2
1/14 – Manchester @ Sound Control
1/15 – Chester @ The Live Rooms
1/17 – Glasgow (Scotland) @ G2
1/18 – Newcastle @ The Cluny
1/19 – Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
1/20 – Sheffield @ Corporation
1/22 – London @ Underworld
1/23 – Swansea (Wales) @ The Scene
1/24 – Bristol @ The Fleece
1/25 – Southampton @ Talking Heads
ONI online:
YouTube: https://youtube.com/theoniband
Blacklight Media is a new label launched this past February by Chris Santos, executive chef and managing partner of the New York City restaurants VANDAL, The Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex (also in Las Vegas), in partnership with Metal Blade Records CEO/founder Brian Slagel.