Kansas tech-death vets Origin have announced their eighth album and first in five years, Chaosmos, due June 3 via Nuclear Blast (pre-order). It was produced, engineered and mixed by past collaborator Rob Rebeck. Guitarist and sole remaining co-founder Paul Ryan says:

Chaosmos... 25 years in the making. I'm personally super excited to present this album to our fanbase and I hope that they are excited to experience it as well! I personally tried to combine elements of every era stylistically of each album in this release and with the continuation of the same lineup for the last few albums I hope our fan base connects to the music that we have created! Over the years, so many bands have used and imitated our musical approach but the most important elements of Origin's music are songwriting, composition, and structure dynamics, not just technicality and flare - and that can never be replicated. Thank you for taking the time to listen to our newest album to date .... Chaosmos.

The first single is the dizzyingly technical "Ecophagy" and you can check that out below.

As mentioned, Origin have an upcoming tour, including one leg with Misery Index, Wake, and Wolf King, and one with Abysmal Dawn, Tombs, and Killitorous.

The tour with Misery Index, Wake, and Wolf King hits Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on May 14 and NJ's Dingbatz on May 15, and tickets for both of those are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Misery Index also just released a new song, "Infiltrators," the latest taste of their upcoming album Complete Control, which arrives May 13 via Century Media (pre-order). The band says, "'Infiltrators’ is certainly the most hardcore-tinged song on the album (as well as the shortest). The lyrics target those who spew divisive, dehumanizing ideologies. It’s an outright rejection (and admittedly a strong one) of those who support and apologize for these people and their anti-social, fascistic worldviews." Listen and watch the Chris Joao-directed video below.

Origin -- 2022 Tour Dates


5/05/2022. The Blue Note - Columbia, MO*
5/06/2022 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
5/07/2022 Emerson Theater - Indianapolis, IN
5/08/2022 The Sanctuary - Detroit, MI
5/09/2022 Velvet Underground - Toronto, ON
5/10/2022 Brass Monkey - Ottawa, ON
5/11/2022 Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
5/12/2022 La Source De La Martieniere - Quebec City, QC
5/13/2022 Sonia - Boston, MA
5/14/2022 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
5/15/2022 Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
5/16/2022 The Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC
5/17/2022 Masquerade (Hell) - Atlanta, GA
5/18/2022 Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
5/20/2022 Acadia - Houston, TX
5/21/2022 Amplified Live - Dallas, TX
5/22/2022 Come And Take It Live - Austin, TX


5/23/2022 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
5/25/2022 Rockhouse Bar & Grill - El Paso, TX
5/26/2022 HQ - Denver, CO
5/27/2022 The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
5/28/2022 Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT
5/29/2022 Nile Underground - Mesa, AZ
5/30/2022 1720 - Los Angeles, CA
5/31/2022 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
6/01/2022 Full Circle Brewery District - Fresno, CA
6/02/2022 The Great Northern - San Francisco, CA
6/03/2022 Dantes - Portland, OR
6/04/2022 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
6/05/2022 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC CANADA
6/07/2022 The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB CANADA
6/08/2022 Dickens - Calgary, AB CANADA
6/10/2022 Good Hill - Winnipeg, MB CANADA
6/11/2022 The Caboose - Minneapolis, MN
6/12/2022 Crucible - Madison, WI
6/13/2022 Wildwood - Iowa City, IA
6/14/2022 Bigs Bar - Sioux Falls, SD
6/15/2022 The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS

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