The band fronted by lead singer, Jake Oni, is making a return to the US after completing their successful tour with The Devil You Now.
Based in Ontario, Canada, Oni is an edgy, progressive metal band which founder and vocalist, Jake Oni, describes as “Dream Theater meets Slipknot.” According to the singer, he formed Oni “to be the band I never got to see.”
2016 looks to be a breakout year for Jake Oni and company. The band’s debut album, Ironshore, is scheduled to drop this fall and their first single, “Eternal Recurrence,” is available today to stream from their website.
According to an interview on AXS, Jake described the new track as “a poppier, catchier song, but it’s definitely kind of an all-around what we can do.”
In addition to new music, Oni just completed a US tour supporting the Devil You Know on their Make America Metal Again tour, earning new fans at every show.
Jake Oni is not alone in his musical endeavor. Joining him in the lineup is Martin Andres (guitar), Brandon White (guitar), Chase Bryant (bass), and Joe Greulich (drums). Rounding out the six-piece is an unusual addition to the group with John D on xylo-synth, something undoubtedly rare in the world of metal.
As a vocalist, Jake is a powerhouse. He must be as fans eat up his performance. Jake Oni can be proud of what he has accomplished in a short time; the band has only been together for a few years.
According to Mick McDonald (National Rock Review), “We caught his Detroit show. This guy is a juggernaut and is well on his way to becoming the successor to the metal superiority of the likes of Randy Blythe of Lamb of God fame. Jake’s dynamic stage presence coupled with his amazing vocal range and dexterity sets him apart from the metal pack.”
McDonald further describes Jake’s voice as being as big as his stature and as having a larger-than-life persona on stage who comes across “like a ferocious lion attacking its unsuspecting prey.”
National Rock Review’s Erich Morse interviewed Jake Oni in April. The audio interview sheds some light on the band and personal side of the metal vocalist. He discusses the history of the band, his bandmates, and explains why Oni has a xylo-synth.
The band is scheduled to play OzzFest Meets KnotFest in September, and more tour dates are to follow. Check the band’s website for the latest tour information.