M-Opus release video trailer for second album Origins

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Irish prog trio M-Opus have released a new video tailer for their second album Origins. The band release Origins today, which is a narrative piece that includes a cast of actors and guest performers; part rock album, part audio play, part soundtrack, written by composer Jonathan Casey (Vocals, Bass, Keyboards).

"We thought it would be fun to have a trailer for the album that would appear to be a trailer for a film, featuring actors and locations," Casey tells Prog. "Not the easiest when the story is set 200 years from now!

“I wanted the Origins album to be a cohesive, cinematic piece; a story that was as developed and plot-driven as a movie or novel, with strong, immediate music. So you can rock out to it, chill out with it, or follow the story closely, it’s all there."

Joining Casey in the band are drummer Mark Grist and guitarist Colin Sullivan. Origins also features guest appearances from Anto Drennan who's worked with both Genesis and Mike + The Mechanics and Conor McGouran from Xerath.

Origins can be ordered here. You can hear a track from Origins on the free CD with the next issue of Prog, on sale March 5.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.