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I am gonna give tech death prog core creatives Born Of Osiris the benefit of the doubt that they didn’t intentionally bite Three’s excellent banger “Alien Angel” (which still rocks) and that BoO came up with their album title on their own. It is quite possible since aliens and angels are both common (I see and talk to them constantly, don’t you? haha) and, like Fallujah, Born Of Osiris have also often seemed into weird cosmic and portentous art and symbols.

Regardless, no shade. This new material sounds next level energetic and some of the best production yet from a band that continues to add to their impact and push their skills with each meaningful release.

Born Of Osiris will release their new album, Angel Or Alien, on July 2nd via Sumerian Records. Pre-order the album here, and check out the preview below.


“Poster Child”
“White Nile”
“Angel Or Alien”
“Threat Of Your Presence”
“Love Story”
“Lost Souls”
“In For The Kill”
“You Are The Narrative”
“Truth And Denial”

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Lee McKinney of Born Of Osiris fame is a multi-faceted dude with a wide range of talents, a regular prog-metalcore Joe Fixit.

Today McKinney has released a peek inside his creative flow with a play-through for “Amanuensis” from his great recent Sumerian solo record Infinite Mind.

Speaking on the release, McKinney shares:
“I’m excited to launch this video for Amanuensis because in a way it shows off the process of how I write these songs. For the first time in a video, you’ll see me in my studio playing guitar, bass, keys, and more. I hope you enjoy it!”
McKinney also recently announced his MMA-focused podcast “The Art Of The Breakdown” in addition to his “Infinite Mind” podcast, both available on YouTube, Apple Music and Spotify.

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Born of Osiris are hitting the road for the third leg of The Simulation Tour. Fellow techy weirdos Car Bomb and the monstrously heavy deathcore band Oceano will ensure plenty of pitting and pants shitting on this trek, and BOO are at the top of their game and better than ever at present. You should really catch a date of this run if you can, kids.

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Born Of Osiris are one of the ultimate progressive metalcore bands and have earned their position as leaders in the metallic sub-genre through constant work and dedication. It sucks to learn that some dangerous jerk robbed guitarist Lee McKinney and had a knife. We hope Lee and Jo get justice in this matter and are glad no one was harmed:

Hey guys. Lee McKinney here. Last night on Monday, March 12, our house was burglarized. The intruder(s) had a knife that was left on the scene and that makes us feel like the intent was to potentially do more than walk out with material items. Stolen items include a TV, 5 guitars, 1 audio interface, 4 guns, 1 camera, and 1 amplifier. Pictures of the stolen guitars are attached. We have notified the local police. A full investigation is underway. This robbery feels like it was targeted for the studio for exactly the time we were on tour or at work, as we were not home. We’re hoping that by bringing this to public attention that anyone who sees one of these items on sale in any way could help us track down the person who did this. Material items are one thing, but justice against the person who came into our home with a weapon is of the utmost importance. Thank you for your time.
Serial numbers for the missing instruments are:

Walnut LPM7 – 69540
Honey V6X – 132686
Monster O7X – 139438
Sea Foam VB5 – 139204
-Lee & Jo McKinney

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The Top 6 Albums of 2015 (longhairedpoet)

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 7:32 PM (PST)


With news late this year that Eddie Hermida is getting back together with All Shall Perish, with an Ozzy solo album expected in 2016, with talk of another Black Sabbath album and with another Meat Loaf album in the works, there’s a lot to look forward to in the coming years.

2015 was a bad year for me personally, but I wanted to make sure that unlike in 2014, I came and did a ‘best of’ list.

Looking back at the year that was, I tried to be as thorough as I could be. In the end I came up with six brutal fucking albums.

So, without any further ado, here it is – my top 6 albums of 2015.

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Album Review: Born Of Osiris – “Soul Sphere”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 9:57 AM (PST)


Born Of Osiris have really refined what they do, years of touring and proving naysayers wrong evolving them from an initial The New Reign buzz band heralding the metalcore/prog fusion’s new younger wave alongside cohorts Veil of Maya and early Faceless. Then the stupid fake windmill kick hardcore kids started ripping them apart for expanding their sound on (still my nostalgic favorite) A Higher Place.

Since then they have gotten better at their core sound but have also grown. With a few well regarded records under their belts, the band return with perhaps their most ambitious record yet Soul Sphere. This is a big statement from the band and in my opinion nails it where Veil maybe lost the plot a bit. I wasn’t against the new clean vocals in Veil of Maya, but BOO have continued to set their songs apart whereas Veil’s material other than the vocals is starting to blend together.

“Free Fall” on here is a thrill ride of screams, unexpected instrumental flourishes (is that a fucking djent xylophone, cuz that was awesome!) and the band sounding tight as fuck. Unlike a million bands who are doing fourth wave metal core and blowing goats, BOO have the fierce metal core screams without the fucking painfully predictable arrangements and the band sound pissed for a reason. But they aren’t hiding in having to sound angry for anger’s sake. “Free Fall” has literally got a few sections that will find you nodding your head headbanging or grooving despite any resistance, including the token BOO semi hip hop, cool ride out.

“The Louder The Sound, The More We All Believe” opens like a techno/EDM song, but it is one of the coolest tracks on the record and full of a more hyper conviction.

“Illuminate” is the weakest link where they sound the most like metalcore cliche except for the rad back up kid of epic slave rowing grunts and heave ho sounds in the background that could be roman gladiators on an Ex Deo record. But the song feels forced like it is trying to be the most accessible or metalcore accepted of the batch (redeemed by a killer whiplash part around 1:48, though).

Other highlights include “Goddess Of The Dawn”. Eos has always been a favorite greek goddess of mine. And the BOO song is a beast of gnarly tones, psycho drumming and a few Pantera grooves thrown in before things get super techy.

“The Sleeping And The Dead” kicks critics who say the band can’t write a memorable riff and jump around too much in the nuts with a sick opening riff before the band…jumps around a lot, haha. But the song doesn’t suffer and keeps you invested.

“Warlords” opens things with a mercurial piano line that continues to veer in and out beneath the barrage the band drop in like a bag of bricks on top of it.

“Tidebinder” starts with some crackling samples and then manages set an epic feel so well. Born Of Osiris have always had that ambition from awesome artwork to their writing. I liked The Devil Wears Prada’s Space EP, for example, but it could have benefitted from being a full album. BOO seem to know just how long to make their records while still cramming them full of hot, riffy action. If we were still in an age where a kid had just $15 for a cd and dropped it on this, they would have more than enough music and chant alongs stuck in their head, big synth parts and moshable moments to ensure they devastated their bedroom practicing cool faces for the local show.

Born Of Osiris recording new album

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7:29 AM (PST)


Born Of Osiris were not only good when The New Reign was released. Only a moron would think that. A Higher Place is hella (yeah, I said it) underrated and this band is better than half the fans in their scene can comprehend with their limited musical tastes. The band have shown consistent drive to create meaningful music, regardless of any behind the scenes stuff or trends. A mid 2015 Sumerian release is expected for the next record, though no further details are available at this time. Hoping it will combine the heavier synth presence of TWDA with earlier heavy elements.  The band have been working new material for a few years now and I have a good gut feeling that they are due for making the statement fans/believers in this band have known they can achieve. Here’s hoping, dudes.

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Born of Osiris announce fall tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 1:48 PM (PST)

born-of-osiris-sumericanrecords Chicago death metallers Born of Osiris are preparing to decimate North America.

Born of Osiris will be touring in support of their newest album Tomorrow We Die Alive.

Born of Osiris will receive support from labelmates Periphery, Dead Letter Circus and Twelve Foot Ninja.

Check out tour dates, a statement from guitarist Lee McKinney and the video for “Machines” recorded live on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival here.

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Born of Osiris premiere “Machine”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 12:35 PM (PST)

born-of-osiris-sumericanrecords Chicago death metallers Born of Osiris have released their latest track “Machine” off of their upcoming album The Diminished, which will drop on August 20 via Sumerian Records.

Guitarist Lee McKinney had this to say about “Machine”:

“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.”

Check out the video for “Machine” here.

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The Contortionist announce new tour

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM (PST)

The Contortionist have announced that they will be hitting the road with the men of Born of Osiris, Obey The BraveWolves At The Gates, and Unearth in November.

The band will be out in support of their latest effort Intrinsic which is out in stores now.

To see a full list of dates, cities, and venues click here.

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Considering Jason Richardson is no longer part of Chicago’s death metal band Born of Osiris, I find this to be a bit of a rarity now. This I thought was lost after a hard drive sweep and is from July ‘011 before a show at The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS. I took a walk to Free State Brewery, which was only blocks from the venue and picked up a growler of their Ad Astra Ale to share with my marks. Little did I know, that I would get more than I bargained for, all six of them, for they rarely grant full-band interviews. Thanks Free State!

Click here for the interview.

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Astral Kidnapping: Born of Osiris – “Follow The Signs”

Posted by NichTheHair on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 12:25 AM (PST)

Yo. Here’s further evidence why Born of Osiris is wicked talented. Follow The Signs was taken from the Chicago (now) quintet’s 2011 release from SumerianThe Discovery. It’s a sick video, which is preluded by another of their songs from the album, The Omniscient, a synth-heavy, slow space metal track. Hmm…space metal…ah yes…ZTO.

If you can bend time and space, you won’t need to click here.

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MR Staff Picks: Top Ten Albums of 2011 (Nich The Hair)

Posted by NichTheHair on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 12:10 AM (PST)

Greetings my sweet cretins and Happy New Year to you all. I, Nich The Hair, deliver to you my top ten metal albums of the year. We here at Metal Riot saw some phenomenally brutal offerings, and some flat out terrible ones as well, this past year from many of the front runners of metal. Picking and choosing this was hardly an effortless task.

So, without further ado, I humbly submit my selections and await the virtual bitch slapping you psychotic know-it-alls are dying to administer.

Click here for the rundown.

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Born of Osiris kicks guitarist Jason Richardson out of band; Richardson retaliates

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 8:52 AM (PST)

Progressive death metal band, Born of Osiris have announced the parting of ways with their guitarist Jason Richardson.  The band is seeking a replacement for Richardson, and have been reported as saying it was a necessary change and the band will be revitalized by it.  They have said that they are looking to record a new album to be released sometime in the summer or fall of 2012.

Born of Osiris released the following statement:

“To all of our fans and followers, we have decided to part ways with guitarist Jason Richardson. This was something that just needed to happen. We will be a more creative, energized, and focused unit as a result. The past year was the band’s most successful and we owe it all to our amazing fans. We promise everyone that 2012 will see us take further steps to bringing every aspect of our band to a new level. We couldn’t possibly be more excited for what the future holds.  Also, since the finishing touches were put on ‘The Discovery’ we’ve already been in the process of writing our next album. The past month and next two we will be home writing and finalizing the record that will be released this summer/fall.  Big news coming soon regarding our summer touring schedule, we can’t wait to see all of you again soon with some new music to play for you!”

If you think you’ve got what it takes to strap on a guitar and fill Richardson’s former role, the band is temporarily accepting video submissions via

Jason Richardson on the other hand doesn’t quite see things the same way.  To read his statement on the whole thing click here!

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Lee McKinney of Born of Osiris dips into dubstep

Posted by NichTheHair on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:30 AM (PST)

Guitarist extraordinaire and avid fan of electronic music, Lee McKinney of Chicago’s ridiculously awesome Born of Osiris has began a side project called Mecha. Mecha is a dubstep project, which Wiki defines as “tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals.” I prefer to relate it to the pan-galactic gargle blaster of techno, the effect of which is like having your brains smashed out with a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick on a dance floor in Denmark.

Mecha is still in its early stages and I’ll be keeping an eye on it, but for now, head over to the Mecha Soundcloud and peep some tunes that are available for download, one of which is a remix of Born of Osiris’s “Recreate.”

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