The upcoming Canadian metal force OSYRON released its highly anticipated and critically acclaimed album FOUNDATIONS in spring of last year.
The release was an immersive exploration of Canadian history and identity, speaking on topics of the country’s colonization to its mistreatment and recognition of the First Nations to its participation in global warfare.
After celebrating their success, OSYRON have prepared a surprising treat for their fans: Their 2017-album KINGSBANE will be reintroduced to us on May 14th as a Deluxe Edition featuring bonus tracks as well as remixed and remastered editions of all songs.
The release will also feature Viper Queen, Griefmaker, and Razor’s Wind (Acoustic) as rewritten, rearranged and re-recorded bonus tracks with current drummer Cody Anstey. The original recordings of the bonus tracks were written by guitarists Krzysztof Stalmach and Bobby Harley, but for the Deluxe Version were collaborated on by the whole band. The Deluxe Version of Kingsbane was also entirely remixed by bassist Tyler Corbett and remastered by drummer Cody Antsey.
The band comments: “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 three songs in rearranged states as singles. These three songs were picked based on their reception live, our personal connection to them, or the amount of potential we saw in rearranging 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’.”
1. From Ashes (2021 Remaster)
2. To War (2021 Remaster)
3. Razor’s Wind (2021 Remaster)
4. Viper Queen (2021 Remaster)
5. Griefmaker (2021 Remaster)
6. Kingsbane (2021 Remaster)
7. Empire of Dust (2021 Remaster)
8. Kingmaker (2021 Remaster)
9. Razor’s Wind (Acoustic)
10. Griefmaker (Re-recorded)
11. Viper Queen (Re-recorded)