A personal favorite of mine- Born of Osiris- will be bringing their intense live show to The Varsity Theater on Thursday, February 7th.
Many religions, cultures, and stories attribute power to the number three. In Egyptian mythology, it symbolizes plurality, and “triads” of deities comprise a complete system. It’s no surprise that the god Osiris was born to one such triad alongside siblings Horus and Isis. It’s also not a coincidence that Chicago heavy metal quintet Born Of Osiris found a similar significance within that number on their fifth full-length album, Soul Sphere [Sumerian Records]. In fact, over the course of 12 tracks, the record examines three tiers originally uncovered in a dream that Joe Buras [clean vocals, synthesizers, keyboards] shared.
Soul Sphere could only by conjured by a group of musicians so personally distinct. Beyond Born Of Osiris, each member continues to enrich his own sphere. In addition to being a partnered Twitch gamer and streamer, Lee is involved in multiple music projects, spanning electronic dance music and progressive rock. His solo guitar project landed in the Top 10 of the Rock Chart alongside System of a Down and Black Sabbath. David runs his own jewelry line D A V I and remains an avid fisherman. Cameron splits his time between drum lessons and composition. Joe oversees and designs the band’s stage production, aesthetic, and lighting, and Ronnie envisions the sweeping sci-fi concepts inside the lyrics and inspiring the artwork. “This group is five best friends together,” adds Ronnie. “We’re all different, and that makes something cool. Not every band has the closeness we do. We’ve all known each other since high school.”
Ultimately, Born Of Osiris relay a crucial message here, together. “I hope people feel creative and want to make their own art after hearing this,” Joe leaves off. “It might get them off their couches and off their phones to really dive into something and challenge themselves.”
Joining BOO will be Kingdom of Giants. In a genre / age where recording quality is at an all time best, Kingdom Of Giants excel in translating this quality to a high energy, organic, live experience. The band is composed of Dana Willax (Vocalist), Max Bremer (Guitarist), Red Martin (Guitarist), Julian Perez (Guitarist), Levi Norris (Bassist), and Truman Berlin (Drummer).
The band does a great job of keeping their albums interesting from start to finish. Each song sounds much different than the previous, but they are able to capture one overall feeling of cohesiveness throughout. Songs like the title track, “Ground Culture” or “Endure” seem to portray what the band is all about, while others like, “Sky Burial” and “Virtue” show just how dynamic their sound really is.
Also joining in on the fun will be Chelsea Grin and Make Them Suffer. Having seen both of these bands before, I can tell you that this will be a heavy night full of flawless music and intense stage presence. Seriously a can’t miss show.
Tickets are still available here.
02/07 Minneapolis, Minn. – Varsity Theater
02/08 Kansas City, Mo. – Aftershock
02/09 Denver, Colo. – Summit Music Hall
02/10 Salt Lake City, Utah – The Complex
02/12 Seattle, Wash. – El Corazon
02/13 Portland, Ore. – Hawthorne Theater
02/15 Sacramento, Calif. – Ace of Spades
02/16 Los Angeles, Calif. – Regent Theater
02/17 Phoenix, Ariz. – Club Red East
02/19 Albuquerque, N.M. – Sunshine Theater
02/21 Oklahoma City, Okla. – Diamond Ballroom
02/22 Dallas, Texas– Gas Monkey Live
02/23 San Antonio, Texas – Alamo City Music Hall
02/24 Houston, Texas – Warehouse
02/26 Tampa, Fla. – Orpheum
02/27 Ft Lauderdale, Fla. – Culture Room
03/01 Atlanta, Ga. – Masquerade
03/02 Greensboro, N.C. – Blind Tiger
03/03 Baltimore, Ma. – Baltimore Sound Stage
03/05 Philadelphia, Pa. – TLA
03/06 New York, N.Y. – Gramercy Theatre
03/07 Worcester, Mass. – The Palladium
03/08 Syracuse, N.Y. – Westcott Theatre
03/09 Montreal, QC – Fairmount
03/10 Toronto, ON – Velvet
03/12 Pittsburgh, Pa. – Rex Theatre
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03/14 Detroit, Mich. – St. Andrews Hall
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03/16 St Louis, Mo. – Ready Room
03/17 Chicago, Ill. – House of Blues