O.S.I. to reissue first two albums on vinyl for the very first time

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O.S.I., the band formed by Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos and former Dream Theater keyboard player and vocalist Kevin Moore, are to have their first two albums released on vinyl for the vest first time.

Debut album Office Of Strategic Influence, which was originally released in 2003, and follow-up Free, released in 2006, will be released on vinyl as well as CD through Metal Blade Records on July 30.

Matheos formed O.S.I. with Moore in 2002. Mike Portnoy was a full-time band member for the debut album and credited as a session musician for the second. Both albums also feature guest appearances from Steven Wilson, late Cynic bassist Sean Malone and Fates Warning and Anthrax bassist Joey Vera.

O.S.I. released their most recent album, Fire Makes Thunder, in 2012. The band have officially been on hiatus since 2013.

Pre-order here.


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Office of Strategic Influence 2LP track-listing

1. The New Math (what he said)
2 OSI   
3. When You're Ready 
4. Horseshoes And B-52's
5. Head 

1. Hello, Helicopter!               
2. shutDOWN 
3. Dirt From A Holy Place                             

1. Memory Daydreams Lapses
2. Standby (looks like rain)
3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Bonus Track)
4. New Mama (Bonus Track)  


1. The Thing That Never Was (Bonus Track)      

Free 2LP track-listing

1. Sure You Will          
2. Free 
3. Go   
4. All Gone Now          

1. Home Was Good    
2. Bigger Wave           
3. Kicking         
4. Better          

1. Simple Life  
2. Once            
3. Our Town    

SIDE D (Bonus Tracks)
1. OSIdea 9      
2. Set It On Fire           
3. Communicant         
4. When You're Ready (demo)
5. Remain Calm           
6. Old War      

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.