Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
The masterful opus is an inspired work based on The Lost Colony of Roanoke, an early settlement in the United States whose inhabitants all disappeared without a trace. The story is translated through this amazing album’s music, one centered on abandonment and responsibility while the lyrics are haunted by loss and violence.
Omotai‘s ‘A Ruined Oak‘ is being presented to music fans today for full streaming to coincide with today’s release. The album delivers an unrelenting dose of charged riff dynamics, pummeling low-end thunder, and infectious hooks. This sprawling, diverse work shows a greater range than anything Omotai has done before, with songs drawing from thrash, doom, sludge, extreme metal, hardcore punk, and post-rock.
‘A Ruined Oak‘ was recorded by Chris Ryan at Dead City Sound and mastered by James Plotkin. Tofu Carnage Records will issue ‘A Ruined Oak’ on 2xLP and digital formats today (Friday, October 6th). Find pre-orders / purchase info HERE.
Omotai will embark on a string of live dates beginning this week. You can catch them on the following dates:
Oct. 05 – Black Lodge – Seattle, WA
Oct. 06 – Le Voyeur – Olympia, WA
Oct. 07 – Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor – Reno, NV
Oct. 08 – Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA
Oct. 13 – Depot District Oyster Bar – Lubbock, TX
Oct. 14 – Faust – San Antonio, TX