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Californian post-metal outfit O Zorn! premieres »Features« music video; »Vermillion Haze« out now on Hard Drugs / Seeing Red Records!

Long Beach, California based post-metal outfit O Zorn! premieres new music video for »Features« taken from their latest full-length album, »Vermillion Haze«, out on March 15th, 2024 via Hard Drugs / Seeing Red Records.

01. Features
02. Slow Mood
03. Never Saw It Coming
04. I See Through You
05. New Suffer
06. I Got Mine
07. Cloud None
08. Ricochet

Courtesy of Earsplit PR:

California post-metal outfit O ZORN! presents their video for »Features«. Now playing at New Noise Magazine, the track comes by way of the band’s acclaimed »Vermillion Haze« full-length, released in March via Hard Drugs / Seeing Red Records.

Based in Long Beach, O ZORN! is led by enigmatic frontman Bill Kielty, a charismatic and confident performer that sits somewhere between Rob Zombie and James Hetfield in his delivery and is completed by the exceptional guitar talents of Justin Suitor, the rolling thunder of bassist Justin Morales, and powerhouse drummer Derek Eglit. Together, the O ZORN! collective creates the unmistakable, thumping groove that has begun to capture the hearts and minds of metal fans throughout the scene since the band formed in 2013.

The eight-track »Vermillion Haze« was overseen by producer Ryan Boesch (Whores, Andrew WK, Tomahawk, The Eels), and showcases a more melodic vocal approach from Kielty, with an extra emphasis on memorable choruses that compliment some of the record’s heavy themes.

Photo by David Joseph Silver

Comments Kielty on »Features«, “This song is about the importance of self-confidence and trusting oneself. If you’re constantly doubting yourself and your abilities, you’ll always be in somewhat of a state of confusion. For myself, said confusion has contributed to a lifetime of procrastination. This can put a lot of strain on relationships, business dealings, and other areas of life where progress is hindered due to your inability to see things through in a timely manner, or at all. Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin.”

Watch O ZORN!’s »Features« video at New Noise at THIS LOCATION.

Watch O ZORN!’s previously released video for »Never Saw It Coming« HERE and »Slow Mood« video HERE.

»Vermillion Haze« is out now on digital and vinyl formats. Find US orders at THIS LOCATION and European orders at THIS LOCATION. Find digital orders at THIS LOCATION.

O ZORN! is:
Bill Kielty – Guitars, Vocals
Justin Suitor – Guitars
Justin Morales – Bass
Derek Eglit – Drums

“A testament to the band’s evolution, »Vermillion Haze« offers a heavy yet melodic exploration of life’s darker shades. It reminds us that amidst hardship, there’s hope, and through its music, O ZORN! shines a light on the authentic lived experience of Los Angeles, far from its shimmering facade.” – Decibel Magazine

“O ZORN! is here to show you how to write a slow-burning track that’s heavy but will also get real stuck in your head.” – Metal Injection on “Slow Mood”

“O ZORN! have unleashed the kind of grooved-out, post-grunge/post-metal that bands have been trying to capture for decades with ‘Slow Mood,’ a straightforward, depressive rock banger that demands to be played loud for best results.” — Everything Is Noise on “Slow Mood”

“Not that being one of the only bands making waves in Long Beach playing sludge metal isn’t enough, but O ZORN! also has the benefit of balancing the genre’s melodicism and dissonance. Where a band like Baroness might lean toward the former and Thou toward the latter, O ZORN! has found a way to let the riffs guide them beyond such limitations. Hooky, heavy, and grimy, Vermilion Haze finds O ZORN! more than earning their keep as one of Southern California’s most exciting bands within the sludge, doom, or heavy rock umbrellas.” – MetalSucks

“…a bleak, harsh and hard-hitting album… one of the most refreshing and honest albums I’ve heard in some time. O ZORN! have released an album that will see them appear on quite a few Album Of The Year contender lists before the year is out…A simply unmissable release that every fan of the doom/sludge/stoner metal underground scene needs to check out now.” – Outlaws Of The Sun

“O ZORN! has once again released an impressive collection of doom rock songs. They’ve continuously developed their sound, creating rich melodies soaked in feelings of desperation and agony. Combining the ambience of doom metal, the slow groove of stoner rock, and an underlying, catchy energy reminiscent of ‘90s grunge, O ZORN! provide an emotionally resonant and aurally entertaining musical approach that undoubtedly deserves more attention. – Metal Storm

“…intelligent, well-crafted and sit astride the post-metal / gaze genres. It’s heavy when it needs to be, but never forgets to bring the riffs.” – Metal Epidemic

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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