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Screaming In Silence With COLIN EDWIN From O.R.K

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O.R.k are a brilliantly pieced together rock outfit featuring former Porcupine Tree member Colin Edwin (bass), celebrated Italian vocalist, producer, and award-winning film score composer Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari a.k.a LEF (lead vocals), King Crimson‘s Pat Mastelotto (drums) and Marta Sui Tubi’s Carmelo Pipitone (guitars).

By entering a fresh and tantalising sonic plane through clever use of experimentation in their music, O.R.k recently released their fourth studio album Screamnasium, an epicly grandiose slab of rock that captures the band at the peak of their career.

Edwin sat down with HEAVY recently to talk about the album.

“We were really happy with Ramagehead, which was our previous album,” he began. “I felt it was going to be really tough to better that. You don’t wanna do something that isn’t as strong as what you’ve done before, so it felt a bit… We wanted to do another record, but are we gonna be able to bring it all down and make it happen and make it as solid as the previous one? I think we achieved that. It’s sonically better. It’s more direct, it’s got more emotion in it. It’s an album that I would say is our best one, and I also think it’s the album we’ve been trying to make since we first started, if that makes sense. It’s like, everybody’s at their peak creatively.”

In the full interview, Colin talks more about Screamnasium, what they were going for musically with the album, the artwork and what it represents, having Grammy award-winning vocalist Elisa on one of the songs, the use of cellist Jo Quail and what she brought to the structure, how O.R.k have changed musically over their four album career and more.

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