Genre defining drummer, John Longstreth, and Origin, will release 'Omnipresent' on July 8, 2014 in North America via Nuclear Blast (and on Agonia Records on July 4th in Europe). Omnipresent was recorded with longtime producer/engineer Robert Rebeck at Chapman Recording in Lenexa, KS. The album was mixed and mastered at Menegroth – The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston, and features artwork once again by Colin Marks (Nevermore, Kataklysm, Exodus). Regarding the artwork, vocalist Jason Keyser explains:
"We were very happy to be able to work again with Colin Marks of Rain Song Design for the artwork of Omnipresent. He designed the art for our previous album, Entity, which had a barren, stripped down minimalism, but for Omnipresent we wanted bigger. We were looking for something that would represent the total insignificance and helplessness of humanity to the impending doom of the universe that surrounds us at all times. It's a strong running theme of the album lyrically; how our pride and arrogance can advance us as a species in so many ways, eventually conquering the unknown reaches of space. But ultimately we continue to exist only at the whim of the cold, indiscriminate forces that could snuff our sentient spark at any moment.
“The title of the album, Omnipresent, works perfectly with the artwork in the way that omnipresence does not come from expanding to new worlds and growing as a species, but only through being whittled down to a last living being alone in the universe. The final failed experiment of life has no comparison, it is the most powerful, only through our sentient extinction can we finally understand some sliver of godhood."
Omnipresent marks the recording debut of Jason Keyser (ex-Skinless), who has being touring with the Origin as their vocalist since the release of Entity. "Origin records albums in a somewhat masochistic, chaotic, and senseless fashion,” comments drummer John Longstreth. “It’s our best trick, and we need the best guy for our best trick, so that’s why we have Jason. He’s had two years of hard road work with the band and we know he’s the guy. For those that weren’t aware, Origin recorded Entity as a trio without a proper vocalist, so we are very excited to have Jason in to do what a proper vocalist is supposed to do."
Omnipresent track listing:
1. All Things Dead
4. Manifest Desolate
5. Absurdity of What I Am
6. Source of Icon O
8. Unattainable Zero
9. Redistribution of Filth
11. Malthusian Collapse
12. The Indiscriminate
13. Kill Yourself (S.O.D. cover song)
"A culmination of 15 years of technical death metal brutality, Omnipresent transcends definition,” states the band. “From light speed to absolute zero it is a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe to the darkest nether of the mind. We are everywhere and nowhere. We are omnipresent."
Origin will tour North America this Summer from July 17 – August 10 on Summer Slaughter Tour with Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus and The Faceless among others. Following that run the band will be embark on a US secondary market tour before heading to Europe in the Fall.
SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR NORTH AMERICA 2014 – MORBID ANGEL, DYING FETUS, THE FACELESS, THY ART IS MURDER, GOATWHORE, ORIGIN, DECREPIT BIRTH, WITHIN THE RUINS, FALLUJAH
7/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
7/18 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
7/22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
7/23 – Denver, CO @ Summit
7/25 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/26 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
7/27 – Dallas, TX @ GMBG
7/29 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
7/30 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
8/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
8/02 – Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
8/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
8/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/06 – Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
8/07 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
8/08 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/09 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
One of the most intense and technical forces of the contemporary death metal world, Origin are one of the leaders of metal's recent wave of extremity. Formed in Kansas (North America) in 1997, Origin is one of the top, most intense and most brutal technical death metal forces to be reckoned with. Since its inception, the group has charted twice on the Billboard Top Heatseekers (with "Antithesis" at #21 and "Entity" at #20) and emerged on countless highly-energetic shows across the world.
Jason Keyser – vocals
Paul Ryan – guitars/vocals
Mike Flores – bass/vocals
John Longstreth – drums
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