News•May 8, 2014 5:06 PM ET•2,608 views
Origin to release new album in July
Official press release: Genre defining technical death metal giants, Origin, will release Omnipresent on July 8, 2014 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records (and on Agonia Records on July 4th in Europe). Omnipresent was recorded with longtime producer/engineer Robert Rebeck at Chapman Recording in Lenexa, KS. The album was mixed and mastered at Menegroth - The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston, and features artwork once again by Colin Marks (Nevermore, Kataklysm, Exodus). Regarding the artwork, vocalist Jason Keyser explains: "We were very happy to be able to work again with Colin Marks of Rain Song Design for the artwork of Omnipresent. He designed the art for our previous album, Entity, which had a barren, stripped down minimalism, but for Omnipresent we wanted bigger. We were looking for something that would represent the total insignificance and helplessness of humanity to the impending doom of the universe that surrounds us at all times. It's a strong running theme of the album lyrically; how our pride and arrogance can advance us as a species in so many ways, eventually conquering the unknown reaches of space. But ultimately we continue to exist only at the whim of the cold, indiscriminate forces that could snuff our sentient spark at any moment. "The title of the album, Omnipresent, works perfectly with the artwork in the way that omnipresence does not come from expanding to new worlds and growing as a species, but only through being whittled down to a last living being alone in the universe. The final failed experiment of life has no comparison, it is the most powerful, only through our sentient extinction can we finally understand some sliver of godhood." Omnipresent marks the recording debut of Jason Keyser (ex-Skinless), who has being touring with the Origin as their vocalist since the release of Entity. "Origin records albums in a somewhat masochistic, chaotic, and senseless fashion," comments drummer John Longstreth. "It's our best trick, and we need the best guy for our best trick, so that's why we have Jason. He's had two years of hard road work with the band and we know he's the guy. For those that weren't aware, Origin recorded Entity as a trio without a proper vocalist, so we are very excited to have Jason in to do what a proper vocalist is supposed to do." Omnipresent track listing: 01. All Things Dead 02. THRALL:FULCRUM:APEX 03. Permanence 04. Manifest Desolate 05. Absurdity of What I Am 06. Source of Icon O 07. Continuum 08. Unattainable Zero 09. Redistribution of Filth 10. Obsolescence 11. Malthusian Collapse 12. The Indiscriminate 13. Kill Yourself (S.O.D. cover song) "A culmination of 15 years of technical death metal brutality, Omnipresent transcends definition," states the band. "From light speed to absolute zero it is a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe to the darkest nether of the mind. We are everywhere and nowhere. We are omnipresent."