I don’t know if its just me, but the older I get, the bigger appreciation I have for a heavy dose of prog rock and its associated sonics, which is certainly the case for London based collective The Osiris Club. Their new album, The Green Chapel, is simply sublime as Martin states in his recent review it’s ‘a dizzying array of sounds, moods and tempo changes’ which sums up the eleven tracks on offer to a T.
There is however good and bad news. We’ll start with the bad as it’s another album that’s unfortunately fell victim to the backlog at the pressing plant, originally slated to be released tomorrow, 20th August, it’s now been pushed back to the 12th November for both the vinyl (No Profit Recordings) and CD (Bad Elephant Music). But with the Ying there’s always a Yang as today, it’s our absolute pleasure to bring you the video for Moscow, the second track from The Green Chapel, the band explains…
‘The song is inspired by Grigori Rasputin who passes on his supernatural abilities to his daughter Varvara Rasputina, it ties in with the albums themes of folklore, myths, legends and ghost stories, and just like the band’s name The Osiris Club it’s inspired by Mike Mignola’s Hellboy universe.’
Now click play below to be entranced by the three and a half minutes of Moscow…
More On The Osiris Club & ‘The Green Chapel’
Bad Elephant Music and No Profit Recordings are delighted to announce the release of The Green Chapel, the long-awaited new album from UK-based Watership Doom psych-proggers The Osiris Club, on 12th November.
The third album by The Osiris Club is a journey into the furthest reaches of psychedelia, prog, doom-folk and genres yet to be named. With the addition of acoustic guitars and Mellotron, the band’s trademark riffage has expanded to encompass influences from British folk horror, classic rock and progressive sounds from the 1960s to the present day.
Unsurprisingly, the ghosts of history lie heavy over this music. Inspired in part by medieval tales of headless knights, blind hares, wild hunts by moonlight and snow-choked English landscapes, the lyrics conjure a world of mysterious powers spilling into reality and ancient forces waiting to be unleashed. Invoking authors such as Arthur Machen and M.R. James, the musical content faithfully mirrors this magical summoning of energies both benign and infernal.
The Green Chapel Tracklistings:
03. The Inmost Light Part 1
04. The Inmost Light Part 2
05. Diamonds In The Wishing Well
06. Count Magnus
07. The Green Chapel I: The Green Chapel
08. The Green Chapel II: Blind Hare & The Pale Lady
09. The Green Chapel III: Winter’s End
10. The Green Chapel IV: My Lord The Sun
11 .The Crow
The Osiris Club on The Green Chapel is:
Sean Cooper – Lead Vocals (1, 2, 5, 6, 11), Bass, Synthesizers
Simon Oakes – Lead Vocals (3, 4, 7, 8 ,9, 10), Cornet, Synthesizers
Chris Fullard – Guitars, FX
Roland Scriver – Guitars, Acoustic Guitars
Andrew Prestidge – Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Synthesizers
Hanna Petterson – Saxophone
Misha Hering – Oberheim 4 Voice
The Osiris Club and their third album The Green Chapel will be released 12th November as a CD through Bad Elephant Music and opaque green vinyl via No Profit Recordings, along with a digital download.
But that’s not all, as No Profit Recordings will also be issuing a limited silver/black splatter vinyl of The Osiris Club Live At Roadburn when they played the festival back in 2015. It’ll also be released on the 12th November, pre-orders for this, and The Green Chapel vinyl, start tomorrow, 20th August, on the labels Bandcamp, while pre-orders for The Green Chapel on CD/DD are available over on the bands Bandcamp.