Forming in Atlanta in 2005, Attila set off on a mission to bring fun back to the metal scene and never looked back. Having to work against the odds every step of the way, the band quickly managed to gain national attention with their explosive energy on the stage, and their fearless attitude towards the opposition. With each release, the band tightened their grip on the throat of metalcore royalty, becoming an absolute monster in the heavy music world and beyond. After seeing many buzz bands come and go over the years, Attila continued to push their way uphill into a worldwide brand. Don’t let the party lifestyle fool you, Attila is one of the hardest working bands you’ll ever come across, and they are far from done.
Born of Osiris
Illinois progressive metal band Born of Osiris are back with the follow up to the acclaimed The Simulation, a frankly face-melting seventh album called Angel or Alien. All of the ingredients that made previous efforts so intensely enjoyable are present and correct: inhuman vocals, technically dazzling fretwork, intricate musicianship courtesy of the rhythm section, and epic tunes. But there’s an organic evolution taking place — a progressive progression that has seen the Palatine group take things up a level.
“The Simulation was great,” says co-singer and keyboardist Joe Buras. “I feel like it’s a great precursor to our new record. I think it was a stepping stone because we have a new member, guitarist Nick Rossi, which was a huge change for us as far as writing styles and just having some new life, young blood in the band. Ok we had that stepping stone and I feel like it was received well.”
It was. Rossi joined Born of Osiris in 2018 and The Simulation was his debut with the band. The lineup is totally settled on Angel or Alien — the group has never sounded tighter, perfectly highlighted by forthcoming single and album opener “Poster Child.”
“I think we’ve become a little more structured,” says Buras. “We don’t have to be old school and never repeat a part — we can find themes. We’re not trying to play a million notes a minute. We’re finding our space, and exploring. Let’s not just try to be the heaviest and craziest. Let’s try to sonically be just more pleasing, and focus on what pleases us.”