Canadian metalcore project ONI have released a new video for their latest single, ‘Aura,’ which features guest vocals from Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) and Josh Gilbert (Spiritbox, ex-As I Lay Dying). The track is taken from ONI’s forthcoming third full-length album, The Silver Line, set for release on 13th October.
Of the collaboration with Howard Jones, ONI founder and frontman Jake Oni says:
“It was an absolute honour working with Howard on the ‘Aura’ video. He’s always been a huge inspiration on me and I’m grateful to call him a friend.”
Meanwhile, Jones adds:
“Finally, ‘Aura’ is here! This song was a lot of fun to write and record with my friends Jake and Josh, the video was no exception. Everyone involved with the video shoot was amazing and it shows. Enjoy!”
Watch Jake and Howard trading verses in the official video for ‘Aura’ above.
Discussing the impending album, Jake continues:
“This album is different completely from anything I’ve done before. It’s the new direction for ONI sonically with Josh Gilbert and me at the helm writing and Joe McQueen mixing and getting the best vocal takes from me. It’s banger after banger from heavy tracks like ‘Cyanide’ to melodic uplifting songs like ‘Aura’, this album will have something for everyone to enjoy!”
Certainly ONI’s most dynamic and cohesive record to date, The Silver Line melds the band’s progressive roots with contemporary metalcore, making it ultimately accessible to a vast array of rock, metal and heavy music fans.
Produced, mixed, and mastered by the duo of Josh Gilbert and Joe McQueen (As I Lay Dying, Light The Torch, Bad Wolves), The Silver Line is as ambitious as it is catchy and incisive. As well as Jones and Gilbert’s appearances, the album features a plethora of special guests, including Jared Dines, Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens), Sueco, Justin Hill (SikTh) and Michael Lessard (The Contortionist).
In recent months, ONI has released two other singles, ‘Silence In A Room Of Lies’ (feat. Jared Dines) and ‘Underneath My Skin’ (feat. Kellin Quinn). Along with ‘Aura’, the tracks showcase the range and breadth of ONI’s ever-expanding appeal.
Stay tuned for more from ONI very soon.
THE SILVER LINE
2.Spark feat. Sueco
3.Underneath My Skin feat. Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens)
4.Silence In A Room Of Lies feat. Jared Dines
6.The Dread feat. Justin Hill (Sikth)
7.Aura feat. Howard Jones (Light The Torch) & Josh Gilbert (Spiritbox)
8.Armageddon feat. Michael Lessard (The Contortionist)
9.Burns My Soul
Formed in 2014 by vocalist Jake Oni, ONI quickly became one of Canada’s most promising artists with their distinct amalgam of experimental progressive songwriting, brute metalcore savagery and cathartic melody. The five-piece roared to life with the release of their 2016 debut album, Ironshore (Metal Blade Records), which was produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Dillinger Escape Plan) and featured guest vocals by Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe on the song, ‘The Only Cure.’
ONI followed up with a monstrous Alone EP in 2019, and returned with their critically lauded second full-length, Loathing Light in 2022, that boasted guests Iggy Pop and Blythe on the song ‘Secrets‘ and ‘Heart To Stone,’ which was featured on Spotify’s Best of Kickass Metal 2022 playlist.
Along their rise in the metal scene, ONI has shared the stage with acts like Megadeth, Gojira, Bullet for My Valentine, Starset, Children of Bodom, Rob Zombie, Death Angel and The Devin Townsend Project.
2023 is already looking to be ONI’s biggest and most pivotal year yet. The album’s lead single, ‘Silence In A Room Of Lies‘ has been added to dozens of stations across the USA, including Music Choice Rock, KUPD, KJEE, WEDG, WDHA, KXCI among many others.
Photo Credit: Travis Shinn