New York-based modern metal band GIZMACHI has revealed a new video for “Look What I’ve Become,” the second single from the group’s long-awaited sophomore album, Omega Kaleid.
“My intent with the video was to tell an open-ended story, which allows people to formulate their own opinion,” Hatcher says. “I think it came out pretty cool.”
“Look What I’ve Become” was released as a single
in February, followed by a blistering guitar playthrough
of the track. In addition to Björn “Speed” Strid of Soilwork, who lends his vocal skills to the entire album, “Look What I’ve Become” also features an appearance by guitarist Larry Mitchell, who has released numerous solo records in addition to working with Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek and Miguel Bosé.
Omega Kaleid was produced and engineered by guitarist Jay Hannon and mixed by Mark Lewis (Devildriver, White Chapel, The Black Dahlia Murder). Pre-orders for Omega Kaleid are available at https://orcd.co/m4py35o
Speaking of producer/engineer Mark Lewis, who has also worked with notable acts such as DevilDriver, Coal Chamber, White Chapel and The Black Dahlia Murder, he will join guitarist Jay Hannon and co-host Brian Busam tonight on the duo’s once-monthly “It’s Metal Wednesday! LIVE!
” program on JohnnyBeane.TV
. Broadcasting the last Wednesday of each month, “It’s Metal Wednesday! LIVE!” covers a wide range of metal, from what’s new to classic albums that shaped the hosts, with Hannon bringing years of experience as a musician and producer and Busam providing humor and the fervor of a hardcore fan.
Founded in 1996, GIZMACHI quickly gained popularity among the local Orange County, NY, hardcore/metal scene. The band caught the eyes and ears of Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan and signed to his label, Big Orange Clown (a subsidiary of Sanctuary Records) for the release of their debut, The Imbuing, in 2005. From 2005-2006, GIZMACHI spent time on the road supporting The Imbuing, including high profile festivals such as Ozzfest and Rock AM Ring in Europe before going on an extended 16-year hiatus.
Fast forward to 2021 and the return of GIZMACHI with Omega Kaleid, scheduled for release on March 12, that showcases the group’s signature sound – a mixture of brutally melodic vocals, odd time signatures and epic guitar solos. The album’s genesis dates back to a 2012 Kickstarter campaign, which was followed by multiple setbacks, including recording and budget constraints and scheduling conflicts that ultimately led to a lineup change. GIZMACHI, however, blazed on, determined to fulfill their pledge and deliver new music. Without a vocalist for the record, GIZMACHI reached out to Strid, who accepted the band’s offer.
Jay Hannon – Guitars
Mike Laurino – Guitars/Vocals
Kris Gilmore – Bass
Jimmie Hatcher – Drums
Björn Strid – Vocals