"The Discovery", the third full-length album from the Chicago-based progressive metal hybrid BORN OF OSIRIS, sold around 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 87 on The Billboard 200 chart. The group's previous CD, 2009's "A Higher Place", entered the charts at No. 73 with first-week sales of over 6,000 copies.
"The Discovery" was released on March 22 via Sumerian Records. The CD was recorded at BOTA Studio in Lake In The Hills, Illinois and was mixed by Jason Suecof (ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER).
When asked by AOL's Noisecreep if the band toned down the technicality of the playing and arrangements for the new album or if they dialed it up, BORN OF OSIRIS guitarist Lee McKinney said, "I would say it's more and less at the same time. The instrumentals are more technical, as far as playing each part. As for structure and arrangements, we tried to organize our songs a little better. We wanted to bring back key parts and have more structure in our songs. That being said, these songs are still by far harder to play than any of our other material. We really pushed ourselves with this one."
Regarding whether the band felt any pressure while writing the new record, McKinney said, "It was very easy for us. A year and a half ago we moved into a house together and that really helped the creative process. Our approach to writing is for fun and is a year-round process. We don't write when we need to, we just write every chance we get when we are off tour. As long as we keep growth on our mind, we feel every release will just get better and better."
"The Discovery" track listing:
01. Follow The Signs
06. Two Worlds Of Design
07. A Solution
08. Shaping The Masterpiece
10. Automatic Motion
11. The Omniscient (An Interlude)
12. Last Straw