As previously announced, Italian post-metal/sludge stalwarts Otus have signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of their second album, “Torch”.
More information about the record and the release date will be available soon, but today the band is proud the present the first single “Apnea”.
Musically, Otus represents strong melodies and a multi-layered sound. With influences drawn from bands like Isis, Om, Cult Of Luna and Sunn O))), their music is bridging the gap between brutality and mysticism.
The band enriches its sound playing ethnic instruments, building its own synthesizers, chanting mantras and taking particular care of its visual and symbolic identity, from show posters to onstage visual projections. The result of this research moves the band’s approach on mainly long and complex compositions, that evolve smoothly between aggressive and relaxed moments, atmospheric and violent resolutions, all in the service of the concept among occult and science that Otus offer through its lyrics and visual art. This musical project was inspired in fact, also by the desire to deal with concepts related mainly to Eastern philosophies, which intersect with the more recent discoveries of modern physics; authors such as Fritjof Capra and Jiddu Krishnamurti are important sources of inspiration.
Watch for more details on the new album release, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming Otus activities to be posted shortly.
Fabrizio Aromolo – vocals, synths
Daniele Antolini – bass
Fabio Listrani – guitars
Brunomaria Cosenza – guitars
Leopoldo Russo Ceccotti – drums