In Japanese folklore, the ONI is a malevolent shapeshifting demon, able to take on many guises as it spreads pain and misery. The constantly shifting, ever-evolving sound of Ontario, Canada’s ONI is no less elusive, though unlike their namesake, amidst the brutality and violence they weave great beauty, and a breadth of heartfelt emotion.
Look for the band’s much-anticipated debut offering out late summer/early fall, which was produced by the highly renowned Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, All That Remains). They are currently out on tour as direct support to DEVIL YOU KNOW and we have a wide-open guestlist for all shows with +1’s with each request, so take a look below and let us know if you might be interested in checking out any of these shows.
Check out the band’s brand new epic track, “Eternal Recurrence,” now at the link below.
Formed in 2014 by [vocalist], the initial vision was “to be the band I never got to see”, one that was deeply rooted in progressive metal but that had a feel all of its own, to rise above a genre that has constantly churned out new groups to an often numbing effect. In doing so, their sound comfortably situates them among the genre’s heavy hitters – the likes of The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Between The Buried in me – all of whom have stuck to their guns, constantly pushing forward and refusing to stagnate. With Jake Oni handling vocal duties, Martin Andres and Brandon White on guitar, Chase Bryant on bass and Joe Greulich on drums, they are also perhaps the first metal band to feature a Xylo-synth player, in the form of John “D”, which adds an interesting and intriguing dynamic.
ONI – Direct Support to Devil You Know on the “Make America Metal Again” Tour
4/19 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
4/22 Jerome, ID – Diamondz
4/23 Idaho Falls, ID – The Falls
4/24 Billings, MT – Pub Station
4/26 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
4/27 St. Louis, MO – The Fubar
4/29 Minneapolis, MN – Opinion Brewing
4/30 Ringle, WI – Q&Z
5/1 Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory
5/4 Detroit, MI – Ritz
5/5 Pittsburgh, PA – The Alter Bar
5/6 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
5/7 Manchester, NH – Jewel
5/8 Salsbury Beach, MA – Splash
5/10 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
5/11 Amityville, NY – Revolution