L-R: Krzysztof Stalmach (Guitar) | Cody Anstey (Drums) | Bobby Harley (Guitar) | Reed Alton (Vocals) | Tyler Corbett (Bass)
Photo Credit by Ara Shimoon
Calgary’s Osyron has been nominated for a YYC Music Award For Metal Recording of the Year for their 2020 album "Foundations" . The full length was released on July 10th of last year via SAOL/The Orchard and garnered much praise from both fans and industry for its musical diversity and its thought-provoking lyrical exploration of Canadian history and identity, speaking on topics on the country’s colonization to the mistreatment and recognition of Indigenous to the nation’s participation in global warfare.
Music Videos in support of Foundations album:
The Ones Below -
Battle of The Thames -
Osyron is nominated alongside fellow Calgary bands Bloody Monroe, Syryn, Benevolent Like Quietus, Telephone Silence.
A full list of nominees and award categories can be found at https://yycmusicawards.com/
The band comments on their award nomination:
"We are beyond excited and grateful to be considered for this award among our peers, especially considering that the bulk of the production, recording and mixing on this release was done in-house by members of the band! This truly means the world to all of us! THANK YOU!"
YYC Music Awards Nominees - 2021 METAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR presented by Loud As Hell Festival
Osyron - “Foundations”
Bloody Monroe - “Cast A Shadow”
SYRYN - “Beyond The Depths”
Benevolent Like Quietus - “Kill The Bliss
Telephone Silence - “Death By Luxury”
In additional news, Osyron will be performing at the Loud As Hell Festival kick-off party show on Thursday, July 29th at Neigbours' Corner Pub in Drumheller, AB (event details here ) in support of their latest release "Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition" released this past May.
"Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition" features all original recordings plus bonus tracks remixed by bassist Tyler Corbett and remastered by drummer Cody Anstey. The decision to re-release the record along with three rewritten and rearranged bonus tracks for Viper Queen, Griefmaker and Razor's Wind (Acoustic) with current drummer Cody Antsey (original recordings were with former drummer Trevor Cobb) was an easy one after the great reception the band received from new fans for their 2020 album "Foundations" .
“Doing a re-release was never on our radar before, and definitely not something we previously considered for such a long and fleshed out album. However, we felt that this album could do with a proper release in our target markets, and we had lots of time over the pandemic to try and breathe some new life into it. As such, we set out to remix and re-master the whole album, along with re-recording 3 songs in re-arranged states as singles. These three songs were picked based on their reception live, our personal connection to them, or for the amount of potential we saw in re-arranging them. We’re super excited to get all these songs out for you in a higher quality mix, but we’re easily most excited to get you to hear these new takes on some of our “classics”. "
The storyline for "Kingsbane" is about a hero who must reluctantly take up arms against a tyrant king in a neighbouring land. Along the way, he faces many inward, and outward challenges he must overcome to achieve his goal. Through it all, the hero learns a valuable lesson that even though they are duty-bound to stop this great evil, this great evil is also in the eye of the beholder. They discover that the weight of absolute power has the potential to corrupt absolutely - maybe not all villains are as one-dimensional as they seem from the outset.
Osyron 's "Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition" is recommended for fans of Nightwish, Dream Theater, and Wintersun.
CD, Digital - https://osyron.bandcamp.com
Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer - https://orcd.co/kingsbane
Music Video - Viper Queen -
Music Video - Griefmaker - https://youtu.be/
1. From Ashes (2:12)
2. To War (5:55)
3. Razor's Wind (8:15)
4. Viper Queen (7:07)
5. Griefmaker (6:41)
6. Kingsbane (7:18)
7. Empire of Dust (7:27)
8. Kingmaker (10:06)
9. Razor's Wind (Acoustic) (5:27)
10. Griefmaker (Re-recorded) (5:27)
11. Viper Queen (Re-recorded) (6:03)
Album Length: 1:12:03
Band Line Up:
Krzysztof Stalmach (Guitar)
Cody Anstey (Drums)
Bobby Harley (Guitar)
Reed Alton (Vocals)
Tyler Corbett (Bass)
For more info:
Osyron is a symphonic metal band based in Calgary, Alberta. The group consists of vocalist Reed Alton, guitarists Krzysztof Stalmach and Bobby Harley, bassist Tyler Corbett, and drummer Cody Anstey. Bridging the gap between traditional European metal and the music of their homegrown contemporaries, Osyron has a sound all their own.
Performing alongside numerous major acts such as Norther, Protest The Hero, Into Eternity, Threat Signal, and The Agonist, Osyron's next goal is to take their sound across the Atlantic in the flesh (post-Covid).
2021 - Kingsbane - Deluxe Edition - Album (Re-Recorded, Remixed, Remastered)
2020 - Foundations - Album
2017 - Kingsbane - Album
2013 - Harbinger - Album