Heavy progressive/fusion band OHM has signed with M-Concept Audio. The ability trio — whose lineup in 2022 consists of guitarist Chris Poland (ex-MEGADETH), bassist Robertino “Pag” Pagliari (Uli Jon Roth, Frank Gambale) and new drummer Carlos Cruz (WARBRINGER, MACHINE HEAD, POWER TRIP) — will enter the studio this summer season to file its as-yet-untitled new album. Within the meantime, the band have unveiled a visualizer video for “Exit Stage Left”, their first new studio recording since 2012.
Says Poland: “OHM is ecstatic to announce our signing with M-Concept Audio! It has been a really very long time for the reason that launch of our final album and with the passing of our earlier drummers, David Eagle and Nick Menza, I am really grateful to share our new sound alongside bassist, Robert ‘Pag’ Pagliari and drummer Carlos Cruz. We’re excited for all to listen to the brand new dynamics of our instrumental/fusion, particularly the heavier parts introduced in by Menza and continued by Cruz! Thanks to everybody concerned for having us enter a brand new 12 months with a brand new label crew and to all who proceed to help OHM!”
Poland and Pagliari first crossed paths in 1977, once they fashioned Los Angeles-based rock band THE NEW YORKERS with Gar and Stu Samuelson. Poland and Gar Samuelson had been then recruited by MEGADETH, the place they performed on the band’s first two information, “Killing Is My Enterprise…And Enterprise Is Good!” and “Peace Sells…However Who’s Shopping for?” Poland departed MEGADETH shortly after the discharge of the second album, and would go on to play bass for the CIRCLE JERKS and launch his 1990 solo file, “Return To Metalopolis”. Poland — together with his brother, drummer Mark Poland — quickly co-founded the progressive-metal trio DAMN THE MACHINE, which launched one self-titled album on A&M Data in 1993.
Chris Poland and bassist Pagliari reunited in 1997, forming OHM. Poland and Pagliari took the early sound of OHM right into a path that was extra influenced by progressive/fusion and jazz, and all through 4 albums and dozens of stay performances over the following fifteen years had been augmented on drums by quite a lot of multi-talented musicians, together with acclaimed jazz drummer Koko Bernejo, Kofi Baker (EXTREME CREAM, Uli Jon Roth, Vinnie Moore), Joel Taylor (Herb Alpert, Al Di Meola, Allan Holdsworth), Frank Briggs (Cirque Du Soleil, FIVE FOR FIGHTING), and David Eagle (Tina Turner, OINGO BOINGO, Gary Hoey).
OHM was joined on the drum package by one other MEGADETH alumnus, Nick Menza, in 2015, after the passing of Eagle. The following 12 months of stay performances and jam periods noticed the musical chemistry between Poland, Pagliari and Menza evolve right into a heavier metallic path whereas retaining the progressive/fusion roots that OHM had established with its blueprint. This lineup started to firmly set up its groove, earlier than a coronary heart assault throughout a stay efficiency with OHM on Could 21, 2016 on the Baked Potato in Studio Metropolis, California tragically claimed the lifetime of Nick Menza on the age of 51.
The musical path that Poland and Pagliari had been pursuing with OHM for the reason that addition of Menza continues on in 2022. Carlos Cruz joined the band in 2018, bringing with him an expansive heavy steel drumming resume bolstered by a whole bunch of stay performances with bands resembling WARBRINGER, HEXEN, EXMORTUS and POWER TRIP. Early stay performances from this new iteration of OHM have seen the band persevering with to infuse their progressive/fusion blueprint with extra overtly metallic chops, whereas remaining a spectacular show of precision musicianship.
OHM 2022 is:
Chris Poland (guitars)
Robertino “Pag” Pagliari (bass)
Carlos Cruz (drums)
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