Wednesday, June 6, 2012

ORIGIN Gets a Major Splash in the New York Times

You gotta love this - how often do you see a death metal band receiving this kind of ink in a publication such as the New York Times? The Monday, June 4 edition featured a lengthy review of the Scion Rock Fest held this past Saturday, June 2 in Tampa, Florida on the front page of the Arts sections (page C1), including a sweet, page-spanning picture of Origin. The second page of the review (page C7) also features another large live shot of Origin. These, and other photos of the event, can be viewed in the accompanying slide show. (Note: Registration or subscription may be required to view links). The review ("Metalheads of All Alloys, Swirling Into the Night") by Ben Ratliff, focuses on the stoner/doom acts on the bill (Down, Saint Vitus, Sleep) and the unusual sponsorship by Toyota's Scion brand.

I don't usually read the New York Times, so it seemed weird to then see a positive review of the latest album, Childhood's End, by Norwegian black metal experimentalists Ulver in the June 5 edition. Keep up the great work, Mr. Ratliff!

Origin returns to Station 4 in St. Paul on Saturday, August 25 as direct support to Kataklysm with additional support from Fleshgod Apocalypse, Vital Remains, and Rose Funeral.

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