Chicago-based progressive metal hybrid BORN OF OSIRIS has entered BOTA Studio in Lake In The Hills, Illinois to begin recording its third album for an early 2011 release via Sumerian Records. The CD is being produced by the band with the help of BOTA's producer/engineer Don "dB" Byczynski. The CD will be mixed by Brandon Paddock.
Commented guitarist Lee McKinney: "The new album [is] WAY heavier than anything the band ever released. There is definitely nothing we've done that's anywhere near this heavy. We have moved on to seven strings and it couldn't have complemented our sound any better. We brought back the 'BOO-bounce' on this one. It's definitely a really fun and upbeat album. We've also been writing this album for a long time. We had 16 to 18 songs going into the studio and we are going to be leaving with 12 songs that we feel are the strongest.
"We all live in a house together and that has really upped the creativity level. We go from on tour to living at home together, so we are all focusing on the band constantly. Also, the addition of our new guitar player Jason Richardson has increased the amount of shred on this album. There are some really incredible guitar solos on this album from the both of us. It takes the band to a whole new level of musicality.
"This album contains an awesome mix of our most heavy, most technical, most atmospheric and most beautiful melodies ever.
"No matter what album you've liked better of ours so far, this one tops both easily."
BORN OF OSIRIS will take a break from the recording process to join ALL THAT REMAINS and labelmates ASKING ALEXANDRIA for a North American run, which kicks off on October 19.
BORN OF OSIRIS's sophomore album, "A Higher Place", came out last year. The CD was recorded at Planet Z in in Hadley, Massachusetts with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, WHITECHAPEL and THE ACACIA STRAIN, among others.
BORN OF OSIRIS' debut album, "The New Reign", was produced by Michael Keene of THE FACELESS.
The band's sound is said to be "an epic mix of intricate and memorable melodies with challenging time signatures that still hold an infectious groove, all while maintaining sheer, tasteful brutality."