Born of Osiris make a trip to the desert for Angel or Alien

13 May 2021

Born of Osiris will release their next album ‘Angel or Alien’ 2 July 2021 through Sumerian Records. The title track has been released today, along with a superb cinematic video, which you can watch below. 

The follow-up to 2019’s ‘The Simulation’, the new album promises crushing vocals, intricate guitar work laced with electronic twists and turns.

Guitarist Lee McKinney told MetalTalk: “After what has been an extremely trying year for the world, we couldn’t be more excited to bring you our new album, ‘Angel or Alien’. We feel like we brought the best elements from each album in our discography and combined them into what you will hear on ‘Angel or Alien’.

“So, no matter what album you favour in our discography, this one should shine. We tried to refine and improve on each aspect that makes us Born of Osiris, and I think it’s apparent on this record.

“The ‘Angel or Alien’ music video was extremely challenging for the band and crew. We wanted to walk out into the desert where there were no footprints and find the right spot for the performance shots. I’m sure you can imagine everyone loading guitars, drums, cabs, cameras, power, etc., across the desert, with each step you take sinking six inches into the sand.

“It all lead up to a moment I’ll never forget – everything set up on top of a dune in the desert, performing with my best friends and a great crew of amazing people filming, and looking over the desert in between takes as the sun set. I’ll never forget the moments we shared that day.

“I think I can speak for the band and camera crew when I say that we truly hope you love the final product. It was both a challenge and a pleasure to create.”

Keyboard and vocalist Joe Buras told us: “There is a longing for connection. It’s not always easy and we crave it whether we know it or sometimes not. We get lost in thought at times but we always have to end up facing the world, exposed to the earth.

“You can shine like an Angel or hide like an Alien. Either way your heart and time are going towards the future and the end.”

Cover ofAngel or Alien from Born of Osiris

Angel or Alien Track Listing:

1. Poster Child
2. White Nile
3. Angel or Alien
4. Waves
5. Oathbreaker
6. Threat of Your Presence
7. Love Story
8. Crossface
9. Echobreather
10. Lost Souls
11. In for the Kill
12. You Are the Narrative
13. Truth and Denial
14. Shadowmourne

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