As recently announced, Osada Vida, one of the most interesting Polish bands on the prog-metal scene, return with a brand new album. “Particles” will be their first release after the line-up change in 2012, when Marek Majewski joined the band as their new vocalist.
Front cover illustration of “Particles” was done by the band’s keyboardist Rafał Paluszek. “It took us a long time before we figured out how to approach the subject of the front cover. We decided to make it minimalist and simple. Frankly, we had enough of excessively elaborate, gloomy imagery which you can see everywhere. Who said rock music goes only with gloomy artwork? As usual, we decided to go against the dominating trend. And I think it’s for the best because there’s a lot of light and space in those graphics, and there’s also a couple of symbols whose meaning we leave for our listeners to interpret. We really wanted to show all the changes we’ve gone through. We’ve become a quintet and our music keeps evolving. A lot has changed since the release of ‘Uninvited Dreams’ in 2009. Osada’s somewhere else now, though the most important things and values remain, fortunately. I hope you’ll hear all the things I’m talking about when you listen to our album.” – says Rafał.
“Particles” will be released by Metal Mind Productions on March, 25th in Europe and April, 9th in USA (via MVD). Full details to be announced soon.
Osada Vida is one of the most interesting Polish bands on the prog-rock scene. Their discography includes three demos and three well received official releases – “Three Seats Behind a Triangle” (2006/2007), “The Body Parts Party” (2008), “Uninvited Dreams” (2009). Their albums feature elaborately beautiful music in the vein of Yes, Porcupine Tree, Pain Of Salvation and Riverside. In early July, Osada Vida released their first live DVD entitled “Where The Devils Live” featuring the recording of their live appearance at the Wyspianski Theater in Katowice, Poland in Autumn 2011. The band recently debuted in a new improved line-up – they have added a new vocalist Marek Majewski, previously known from the band Acute Mind. Osada Vida is also recognized worldwide – they played at the famous US’ ROSfest 2011 and at the beginning of October 2012 they were a part of Israeli ProgStage festival where they perform next to Andromeda, The Flower Kings or Orphaned Land.
Osada Vida – current line-up:
Marek Majewski – vocal
Łukasz Lisiak – bass
Rafał Paluszek – keyboards
Bartek Bereska – guitars
Adam Podzimski – drums
Osada Vida on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/osadavida