Progressive / Cinematic Rock Project, ORISSA, Drops New Track From Upcoming Album

Progressive / Cinematic Rock Project, ORISSA, Drops New Track From Upcoming Album

Progressive/cinematic rock project, Orissa, has teamed up with Prog Sphere for an exclusive premiere of their new song “Blue Communion,” taken from the upcoming album Resurrection, due out November 3, 2017. Hear it below.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist David Dodini commented:

‘Blue Communion’ is the culmination of the musical and lyrical themes presented throughout the album. It is much more than a summation – it arrives at then keeps pushing ever deeper in an exploration of an eternal, profoundly personal connection with the divine. I know from blood to balls to bones that there are some souls with whom ours is deeply connected through eternity. At one of the climactic moments in this song, I found in the song’s musical fires, the poetry to express this:
‘Lifetimes in search of that feeling.
Enough to stand alone, but made whole joined with you.
Winding all paths to the spirit, the soul I once met now held by flesh formed as you.
Our bond cannot be broken, or severed by our walls.
Across the ocean, across all time
We follow heaven’s call.’

Mixed by Sahaj Ticotin (RA, Meytal Cohen, Adekain, September Mourning) and mastered by Paul Logus (Stone Sour, Steel Panther, Shadows Fall) the LP showcases “progressive metal that demonstrates remarkable mastery.” (Codifiers)

Dodini, graduated with honors from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and completed his masters at the Biella Conservatory’s Scuola Niccolo Paganini in Biella, Italy. Orissa‘s live band is a roster of NYC’s finest musicians from Trans Siberian Orchestra, Neal Morse Band, Stratospheerius, Book Of Mormon, Dyed In Grey, Haakons Fault, Emergence and Astronaut Down.

About Orissa:

Orissa was created in 2010 by Dodini, a virtuoso singer, guitarist and bassist, who writes, arranges and performs all the parts on Orissa’s records. Born out the of desire to explore inner creative space and create a distinctive, cathartic, deeply personal and therapeutic art, Dodini abandoned the strictly classical background and delved into his own songwriting, fusing his classical training with his love for jazz, Balkan and other ancient rhythmic traditions; these styles translated into Dodini’s immersion into metal and progressive music, as the genres carry numerous parallels. Orissa released its debut EP Omens in 2012 on which Dodini played all the instruments and was backed by Dan Walsh (drums). Omens was mixed by Stacey O’Dell (Killcode, Panzie, Awaken), and mastered by Chris Muth of Taloowa. Orissa launched two additional singles in 2013 as The Musical Offering. They were mixed and mastered by Patrick Derivaz (Jon Scofield, Jeff Buckley, Meshell Ndegeocello), and released to support a Kickstarter Campaign. In turn, the Kickstarter raised over $20K to fund the upcoming album, Resurrection, which features Dodini’s vocal and instrumental arrangements and performances as well as drummer Jason Gianni (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Neal Morse, Book Of Mormon). In 2016, Orissa brought the music from the studio to the stage when Dodini attracted the best musicians from NYC’s progressive, metal and rock communities.

Stay tuned for more announcements from Orissa, material from the new album and regional tour dates in anticipation of Resurrection. Soundcrave Magazine declares, “this is more than just metal. I hope the world is ready for this.

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