Origin – “Antithesis” era
After Relapse, ORIGIN moved over to Nuclear Blast for their fifth album, “Entity”, in 2011. Written and recorded as a trio, ORIGIN continued to break boundaries and obliterate minds with their dexterous death metal on “Entity”. The accolades continued to fall on ORIGIN as well. “Entity” hit position #20 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, while Ryan was listed by popular metal-oriented website MetalSucks in their “The Top 25 Modern Metal Guitarists” piece. For the follow-up, ORIGIN tapped ex-Skinless vocalist Jason Keyser, who has been holding the frontman role since the release of “Entity” and its entire tour cycle, to finally appear with the band on 2014’s “Omnipresent”. Immediately after a split release on AGONIA RECORDS and Nuclear Blast, ORIGIN set out on and earned high praise from the Summer Slaughter 2014 and All Things Dead tours. To reward ORIGIN’s hard work, “Omnipresent” topped out at position #10 on Billboard Heatseekers chart, the band’s highest U.S. chart position yet. Never a band to sit still, ORIGIN moved on and beyond their past oeuvre with 2017’s mind-bending “Unparalleled Universe”, again released in partnership between AGONIA RECORDS and Nuclear Blast. Still the most technical death metal on the planet, ORIGIN’s primaries infused new elements to up the intensity ante. At the time, Ryan called key “Unparalleled Universe” tracks “Invariance Under Transformation” and “Accident and Error” classic circle pit songs. As expected, the album proceeded to crush U.S. charts: #3 on the Billboard Top New Artist / Heatseekers chart; #8 on the Current Hard Music Albums chart; #35 on the Current Rock Albums chart; and #108 on the Top Current Albums chart. Worth mentioning that first part of the “Origin of Origns” series, “Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence” (released in May on AGONIA RECORDS), while entirely retrospective, also entered charts, reaching #127 on Billboard Heatseekers. From humble beginnings in Kansas to chart-smashing tech-death metal superstars, ORIGIN’s destiny has been proved out through ability, quality, and vision! The future is brain-burningly and brutally bright.
Origin – “Omnipresent” era
Says ORIGIN: “We are excited to present these songs for our upcoming South America tour in November with our touring friends Cryptopsy. We have been playing shows and touring with those guys since the late ‘90s, so it will be awesome to bring what we have worked on for 20 years to these countries for the first time! More things are in the works for touring with Origin”.
Over the years, ORIGIN’s lineup, label, and location – they now call Kansas, California, and New York home – have changed, but one thing has not: their musically adept, savagely composed, viciously delivered sound. ORIGIN is unmistakable, a triple-headed beast from a sick and unforgiving universe. So, join ORIGIN and AGONIA RECORDS in celebrating the release of “Origin”, “Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas”, “Echoes of Decimation”, and “Antithesis” on venerated vinyl! All four albums will be available via AGONIA RECORDS on October 25th in various (and limited) colorways. Check AGONIA RECORDS’ online store, agoniarecords.com, to order.