'Blazing World Live at Roadburn and Twicefold of Kind' is a celebration of ten years of The Osiris Club. These recordings feature the 2013-2015 extended line-up of the band: Andrew Prestidge, Sean Cooper, Chris Fullard, Raf Reutt, Darren Bunting, Matt Thompson, Simon Oakes and Hanna Pettersson, who between them have played in such bands as Angel Witch, Suns of the Tundra, Zoltan, Warning and 40 Watt Sun. The album also includes recordings of the current line-up, minus a few of the above but including Roland Scriver (also of Serpent Venom and End of Level Boss).
In 2015 we were given the opportunity to play that year's edition of Roadburn festival. Not just a doom metal festival, Roadburn also programs a good number of prog and cinematic-flavoured acts, among other genre-adjacent picks. This was a period when we were beginning to mix art rock theatricality with our psychedelic post-punk and progressive influences, so it seemed a perfect fit. Our own set followed on from Anathema, and earlier in the day we had watched Goblin perform a live soundtrack to George A. Romero's 'Dawn of the Dead'. For us, the chance to follow these acts on the main stage, with the high production values the festival offers – background projections, top-level amps and drums and, most importantly, a master gong, just because we could – was a career highlight.
This was also our era of proto-social distancing, with plague doctor masks and protective cloaks as our stage wear. Fast forward to 2020, and the bizarre times we have had to adapt to, and it seems the perfect time to delve into the archives and dust off the multi-tracks of our set to give them a new sheen.
The bonus track – a cover of 'Meat' by Random Hold was originally written in 1979. This track has been on our to-do list for some time, and finally getting it down fulfils a long-held ambition for the band. Our recording dates from the sessions for our forthcoming third album, 'The Green Chapel', laid down by Misha Hering at Holy Mountain Studios in London.
released July 3, 2020
Sean Cooper: vocals & gong
Chris Fullard: guitar and Memotron
Raf Reutt: guitar
Darren Bunting: bass
Hanna Pettersson: saxophone
Andrew Prestidge: drums & gong
Matt Thompson: Korg 700 & Dave Smith Mopho x4
Sean Cooper: bass, Mellotron, Logan Strings
Chris Fullard: guitar
Andrew Prestidge: drums, Korg 700
Roland Scriver: guitar
All songs written by Fullard/Fyfe/Oakes/Prestidge except 3, 6 (Fullard/Fyfe/Prestidge), 1 (first part) (Fullard, Prestidge), and 8 (Ferguson/Rhodes).
Recorded at the Roadburn Festival 2015, the 013 Venue, Tilburg, NL.
Audio regeneration by Marcel Van De Vondervoort.
Mixed by Chris Fullard.
Mastered by Michael Lawrence (Bladud Flies).
Design by Roland Scriver (Familiar Ink).
Collage by Andrew Prestidge.
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