GIZMACHI Reveals Lyric Video for Title Track from Long-Awaited Album Omega Kaleid
Omega Kaleid Available Now
New York-based progressive modern metal quartet GIZMACHI has revealed a new lyric video for the title track of the new album, Omega Kaleid, which was released last Friday.
Watch the lyric video for “Omega Kaleid” tonight at 10 p.m. EDT at https://youtu.be/yCnjG6pYeFU.
“‘Omega Kaleid’ is the epic ending song,” says guitarist Mike Laurino. “I remember early on when the song was just completed, we pretty much agreed it would be the finale to the album. From the ending harmony guitars paired with the vocals, this solidified the closing of the album.”
Bassist Kris Gilmore adds, “‘Omega Kaleid’ is a journey that takes you down many emotional avenues. In the end it makes me tear up, has me looking like Gary Busey, on a bad day, but leaves me wanting more.”
Omega Kaleid is the long-awaited follow-up to GIZMACHI’s 2005 debut, The Imbuing, which was released via Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan’s Big Orange Clown label. Produced and engineered by guitarist Jay Hannon and mixed by Mark Lewis (Devildriver, White Chapel, The Black Dahlia Murder), Omega Kaleid showcases the group’s signature sound - a mixture of brutally melodic vocals, odd time signatures and epic guitar solos.
GIZMACHI’s whopping 16 year hiatus was unintentional, as the band initially took a break to allow drummer Jimmie Hatcher to heal from a painful wrist condition, but was then faced with a myriad of setbacks. Finally, after scheduling conflicts resulted in a lineup change, GIZMACHI called on Soilwork vocalist Bjorn Strid, who happily accepted the band’s invitation to help them complete the record.
Despite the decade and a half absence, GIZMACHI has not missed a beat and is already receiving rave review for Omega Kaleid.
GIZMACHI are back with a vengeance…” – Metal Injection
“The real magic here lies in the way GIZMACHI employ all kinds of jaw-wrenching polyrhythms and fucked-up riffs without ever sounding remotely like any other band, Meshuggah worshippers or otherwise. Perhaps a little annoyingly for the band themselves, they were making music this idiosyncratic and skewed 16 years ago too, but somehow it still sounds ahead of the game and yet weirdly timely and accessible at the same time. Not entirely surprisingly, the commanding, charismatic presence of Björn Strid has nudged everything up a few additional notches too, making GIZMACHI's already nails-hard attack even more punchy, brutish and compelling as a result… Whether anyone was expecting it or not, this is how you make a comeback.” - Blabbermouth
“‘Omega’ takes the thick concrete riffs and rhythms of ‘The Imbuing ‘and pours on a healthy dose of mathcore and experimental metal, making their sound simultaneously more punishing and more dynamic.” – The Pit
"Big, massive grooves to equally soaring hooks are sure to initially hook the listener and draw them in, but the intricacy below the surface is what gives it the stronger impact over time.” – Dead Rhetoric
Omega Kaleid is available at https://orcd.co/qpn1yy.
Jay Hannon - Guitars
Mike Laurino - Guitars/Vocals
Kris Gilmore - Bass
Jimmie Hatcher - Drums
Björn Strid - Vocals