It’s been a hot second since we heard from progressive metalcore act Born of Osiris, whose 2019 album The Simulation was met with solid reviews. The band have apparently had a new album in the chamber for some time, but have only now released the first single, “White Nile,” via a new music video.
“White Nile” certainly seems in keeping with Born of Osiris’ previous output — death metal-oriented metalcore with electronic elements worked in throughout. The track definitely ups the death, though, bringing some full-on slam to the party and emphasizing the band’s larger drops and more vengeful vocal work. The video, meanwhile, has a certain avant garde quality to it, taking place at a carnival in a warehouse in a German expressionist film (or something similarly stark).
Check out Born of Osiris’ “White Nile” below:
When Born of Osiris’ new album will see the light of day is anybody’s guess, though “White Nile” suggests sooner than later. Chatting to the BREWtally Speaking Podcast, guitarist Lee McKinney made it clear that he’s in no rush to put out an album he can’t play live for over a year.
“It’s been a to two-sided coin for us,” said Lee, as transcribed by The PRP. “One is—at least at the beginning—I wouldn’t even say at all anymore, but at the beginning, everyone was home. Right? Nobody could really work at all. And so, when records came out right then, I can see why everyone was giving their attention to this record because they had nothing else to do.
“But as people started trickling back to work slowly, slowly, my mindset—and I had some of my guys were like: ‘No, let’s put it out now because people will hear it well they got nothing going on and it’ll be special time in their life.’ Okay, I get it. there’s no wrong here.
“This is just opinions and perspectives, and mine was the same thing as Every Time I Die…I don’t want to put out a record that we worked years on, and then it’s out, and then a year from now we get to play show again and the first show someone comes up and goes, ‘What are you guys gonna put out a new record?’ I’m like, ‘Oh God.’
“So yeah we’re sitting on it, it feels like we fell off the face of the earth. I’ve been trying to do content. So, this March I did a video for each song off of my solo record that didn’t have one previously. So I’ve trying to like be out in the world a little bit but um, it’s a tough time, and those decisions are tough to make. Do we put the record out?”
Check out the podcast below:
More on Born of Osiris’ new album as we know about it.
Words by Chris Krovatin