THE INFLUENTIAL BAND OF CREATORS JOIN FORCES FOR THEIR FIRST ALBUM ON KSCOPE FEATURING KING CRIMSON'S PAT MASTELOTTO, PORCUPINE TREE'S COLIN EDWIN AND SYSTEM OF A DOWN'S SERJ TANKIAN
A band comprising some of contemporary music's most revered creators, O.R.k. have combined forces once again for a new studio album and first for the ground-breaking UK label Kscope. The band are: accomplished singer and composer LEF (lead vocals), King Crimson's Pat Mastelotto (drums), Porcupine Tree's Colin Edwin (bass), Marta Sui Tubi's Carmelo Pipitone (guitars) and extra special guest Grammy Award-winner Serj Tankian of System of a Down (vocals), who is undoubtedly one of metal's greatest and most renowned vocalists.
'Ramagehead' is a product of the band's collective mutual vision, unique influences and a multi-layered reflection of their powerful and engaging live experience. The recordings, and inclusion of Tankian, announces the band's serious intent to use their individual musical chemistry in exploring the hard-edged possibilities within rock. O.R.k. are also teaming up with new label-mates The Pineapple Thief as support for their European and UK tour, as well as heading on additional headline dates in February and March 2019.
The new album was written following their headline European tour in support of second studio album 'Soul of an Octopus' and is a distillation of their live performances. The result contains all the ingredients of a fiery O.R.k. performance with dark and heavy riffing, mesmeric atmospheres and lyrics that reveal the band's bewilderment brought about by our modern world: a world of information overload, of uncertainty and post-truth messages. "Black Blooms" is the track to feature the special collaboration with and unmistakable vocals of, Serj Tankian.
The mixing for Ramagehead was handled by Adrian Benavides and three-time Grammy-winning engineer Marc Urselli (U2, Foo Fighters, Nick Cave), the mastering by Michael Fossenkemper, engineering by Benavides and Bill Munyon (King Crimson), cover art by Adam Jones (TOOL guitarist) and design by Denis Rodier (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman). This LP edition of 'Ramagehead' is presented on 180g heavyweight vinyl in single packaging.