Osyron is a symphonic metal band based in Calgary, Alberta.
The group consists of vocalist Reed, guitarists Krzysztof Stalmach and Bobby Harley (both Solar Guitars artists), bassist Tyler Corbett, and drummer Cody Anstey. Bridging the gap between traditional European metal and the music of their homegrown contemporaries, Osyron has a sound all their own.
The band's origins can be traced back to Ontario, where they began under the name Morbid Theory. After releasing two demos (Chaos Breed in 2006 and Harbinger in 2010), the band underwent some changes in membership, scenery, and identity. Moving to Alberta in 2012, the group, now rechristened Osyron, re-recorded Harbinger in Calgary, and released the album in 2013.
After releasing their sophomore album, Kingsbane, in the fall of 2017, the momentum that followed was swift. Kingsbane caught the attention of the European metal community - proving a favourite of audiences, critics, and radio programmers.
In 2018, Osyron released a metal cover of the Canadian national anthem, which picked up speed across the country. This patriotic theme continues into the new album Foundations (2020). Stemming from a perspective of Canadian identity and culture - both past and present, the new album challenges the global perspective of the great white north by retelling historical moments in an immersive and melodic manner. Speaking on topics of Canada's colonization to the mistreatment and recognition of Aboriginal heroes to the country's participation in global warfare.
Foundations was released on July 10, 2020 via SAOL/The Orchard, and is available on all major digital platforms.
Osyron has performed alongside numerous major acts such as Norther, Protest the Hero, Into Eternity, Threat Signal, and The Agonist. Their next goal is to take their sound across the Atlantic to put on a true Canadian spectacle across the European lands.
Photo taken by Ara Shimoon