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The Osiris Club delve into British folk horror with new album

The Osiris Club
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Doomy proggers The Osiris Club have announced that they will release their third album, The Green Chapel, through Bad Elephant Records on August 20. You can view the new Watership Down-inspired album artwork and tracklisting below.

"The third album by the Osiris Club is a journey into the furthest reaches of psychedelia, prog, doom-folk and genres yet to be named," the band explain. "With the addition of acoustic guitars and Mellotron, the band's trademark riffage has expanded to encompass influences from British folk horror, classic rock and progressive sounds from the 1960s to the present day."

The new album has been inspired by "medieval tales of headless knights, blind hares, wild hunts by moonlight and snow-choked English landscapes, the lyrics conjure a world of mysterious powers spilling into reality and ancient forces waiting to be unleashed. Invoking authors such as Arthur Machen and M.R. James, the musical content faithfully mirrors this magical summoning of energies both benign and infernal."

The band released the live album Blazing Worlds - Live At Roadburn & Twicefold Of Kind through Bad Elephant last year.

Pre-order The Green Chapel.

The Osiris Club

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The Osiris Club: The Green Chapel
1. Phantasm 
2. Moscow 
3. The Inmost Light part 1 
4. The Inmost Light part 2 
5. Diamonds In The Wishing Well 
6. Count Magnus 
7. The Green Chapel I: The Green Chapel 
8. The Green Chapel II: Blind Hare & The Pale Lady 
9. The Green Chapel III: Winter’s End 
10. The Green Chapel IV: My Lord The Sun 
11. The Crow 

Jerry Ewing
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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.