O ZORN!: Everything Is Noise Premieres “Slow Mood” Video From California Post-Metal Alchemists; Vermillion Haze Out Now On Hard Drugs/Seeing Red Records

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O ZORN! have unleashed the kind of grooved-out, post-grunge/post-metal that bands have been trying to capture for decades with ‘Slow Mood,’ a straightforward, depressive rock banger that demands to be played loud for best results.” — Everything Is Noise

California post-metal alchemists O ZORN! is pleased to unveil their video for “Slow Mood.” Now playing at Everything Is Noise, the track comes by way of the band’s acclaimed Vermillion Haze full-length, released last month via Hard Drugs/Seeing Red Records.

Based in Long Beach, O ZORN! is led by enigmatic frontman Bill Kielty, a charismatic and confident performer that sits somewhere between Rob Zombie and James Hetfield in his delivery and is completed by the exceptional guitar talents of Justin Suitor, the rolling thunder of bassist Justin Morales, and powerhouse drummer Derek Eglit. Together, the O ZORN! collective creates the unmistakable, thumping groove that has begun to capture the hearts and minds of metal fans throughout the scene since the band formed in 2013.

Writes Everything Is Noise, “‘Slow Mood’ is carried by a doomy riff that King Buzzo would be proud of as the drums summon fault line tremors. ‘I wanted a social life/I wanted the long goodbyes,’ Kielty laments, his voice carrying a tinge of Layne Staley’s croon and Troy Sanders’s gravel. The video features the band playing in a Vermillion Haze-d alien world, aglow with mysterious neon blue shapes and columns. The imagery inspires a feeling of alienation and mystery. The bridge takes on more melancholy guitar leads before the chorus ramps up the down-tuned energy. The cerulean mood of the guitar solo leads to a multi-layered vocal climax that steals the show…”

Watch O ZORN!’s “Slow Mood” video at Everything Is Noise HERE.

Watch O ZORN!’s previously released animated video for “Never Saw It Coming” at THIS LOCATION.

The eight-track Vermillion Haze was overseen by producer Ryan Boesch (Whores, Andrew WK, Tomahawk, The Eels), and showcases a more melodic vocal approach from Kielty, with an extra emphasis on memorable choruses that compliment some of the record’s heavy themes.

Vermillion Haze is out now on digital and vinyl formats. Find US orders at THIS LOCATION and European orders at THIS LOCATION. Find digital orders at THIS LOCATION.

“A testament to the band’s evolution, Vermillion Haze offers a heavy yet melodic exploration of life’s darker shades. It reminds us that amidst hardship, there’s hope, and through its music, O ZORN! shines a light on the authentic lived experience of Los Angeles, far from its shimmering facade.” – Decibel Magazine

“O ZORN! is here to show you how to write a slow-burning track that’s heavy but will also get real stuck in your head.” – Metal Injection on “Slow Mood”

“Not that being one of the only bands making waves in Long Beach playing sludge metal isn’t enough, but O ZORN! also has the benefit of balancing the genre’s melodicism and dissonance. Where a band like Baroness might lean toward the former and Thou toward the latter, O ZORN! has found a way to let the riffs guide them beyond such limitations. Hooky, heavy, and grimy, Vermilion Haze finds O ZORN! more than earning their keep as one of Southern California’s most exciting bands within the sludge, doom, or heavy rock umbrellas.” – MetalSucks

“…a bleak, harsh and hard-hitting album… one of the most refreshing and honest albums I’ve heard in some time. O ZORN! have released an album that will see them appear on quite a few Album Of The Year contender lists before the year is out…A simply unmissable release that every fan of the doom/sludge/stoner metal underground scene needs to check out now.” – Outlaws Of The Sun

O ZORN! has once again released an impressive collection of doom rock songs. They’ve continuously developed their sound, creating rich melodies soaked in feelings of desperation and agony. Combining the ambience of doom metal, the slow groove of stoner rock, and an underlying, catchy energy reminiscent of ‘90s grunge, O ZORN! provide an emotionally resonant and aurally entertaining musical approach that undoubtedly deserves more attention. – Metal Storm

“…intelligent, well-crafted and sit astride the post-metal / gaze genres. It’s heavy when it needs to be, but never forgets to bring the riffs.” – Metal Epidemic