HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED MUSICAL COLLECTIVE RELEASE FIRST ALBUM FOR KSCOPE. FEATURING KING CRIMSON'S PAT MASTELOTTO, PORCUPINE TREE'S COLIN EDWIN AND SYSTEM OF A DOWN'S SERJ TANKIAN.
"A band this strong should be on every prog fan's radar." Prog
A band of rock legends and 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: 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 Serj 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. The track "Black Blooms" features a special collaboration and unmistakable vocals from 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) and design by Denis Rodier (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman). This CD edition of 'Ramagehead' is presented in sleevepac packaging with a pull-out poster book.