Orissa - Verse V (Resurrection)
PROGRESSIVE/CINEMATIC ROCK PROJECT, ORISSA, DROPS NEW TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM
(New York, NY) Progressive/cinematic rock project, Orissa, drops the track, “Verse V,” from the upcoming album, Resurrection, due out November 3, 2017 - with the album release show on 11/10 at Arlene's Grocery (New York). Mixed by Sahaj Ticotin, (RA; Meytal Cohen; Adekain; September Mourning) and mastered by Paul Logus, (Stone Sour; Steel Panther; Shadows Fall) the LP showcases, “progressive metal that demonstrates remarkable mastery.” (Codifiers) Mastermind behind the project, David Dodini, graduated with honors from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and completed his masters at the Biella Conservatory’s Scuola Niccolo Paganini in Biella, Italy. Orissa's live band is a roster of NYC's finest musicians from Trans Siberian Orchestra, Neal Morse Band, Stratospheerius, Book Of Mormon, Dyed In Grey, Haakons Fault, Emergence and Astronaut Down.
Orissa was created in 2010 by Dodini, a virtuoso singer, guitarist and bassist, who writes, arranges and performs all the parts on Orissa’s records. Born out the of desire to explore inner creative space and create a distinctive, cathartic, deeply personal and therapeutic art, Dodini abandoned the strictly classical background and delved into his own songwriting, fusing his classical training with his love for jazz, balkan and other ancient rhythmic traditions; these styles translated into Dodini’s immersion into metal and progressive music, as the genres carry numerous parallels. Orissa released its debut EP, Omens in 2012; on which Dodini played all the instruments and was backed by Dan Walsh (drums). Omens was mixed by Stacey O’Dell, (Killcode, Panzie, Awaken), and mastered by Chris Muth of Taloowa. Orissa launched two additional singles in 2013 as, The Musical Offering. They were mixed and mastered by Patrick Derivaz, (Jon Scofield, Jeff Buckley, Meshell Ndegeocello), and released to support a Kickstarter Campaign. In turn, the Kickstarter raised over $20K to fund the upcoming album, Resurrection, which features Dodini’s vocal and instrumental arrangements and performances as well as drummer Jason Gianni, (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Neal Morse, Book Of Mormon). In 2016, Orissa brought the music from the studio to the stage when Dodini attracted the best musicians from NYC’s progressive, metal and rock communities.
"The inspiration for, 'Verse V', came about when I was reading a text about the art of dying. It struck me that its premises could be just as applicable to the art of living. Inspired by this insight, I wrote my own verse, my own personal credo for the art of living; for making the most out of life." -David Dodini
Stay tuned for more announcements from Orissa, material from the new album and regional tour dates in anticipation of Resurrection. Soundcrave Magazine declares, “this is more than just metal. I hope the world is ready for this.”