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Omega Tribe

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"Necromegacon Firing Squad Review"

Omega Tribe. Necromegacon. This is one of those hard calls where I'm not sure if this is kind of bad musically and just recorded well or if it's just not my cup of joe because I hear so many bands culminating metal influences in a similar fashion. The parts that sound like a modernized Overkill/Annihilator knockoff aren't bad but the late Machine Head/2002 Ozzfest vibed songs are damn hard to swallow. The members individual talents shine thorugh in spurts but cohesively, I found this dull. Again, a million and a half of you will disagree and eat this up like the last few mouthfuls of pisswarm Miller Light left at sunrise after that blowout party of the fucking century. It's a well produced full-length with a lot of attitude and a seemingly equal influence from Black Label Society and Pantera, so give 'er a test ride for yourself. - Metal Maniacs

"Omega Tribe (1st Full CD) Firing Squad Review"

Listening to Omega Tribe's 10-song offering I'm left wondering, why not cut the demo down to six songs and aim to get a better production? Buried beneath an awful production, Omega Tribe does their best at creating heavy music, but it isn't enough. While there are some shining moments - "Falling From Grace" and "Walking With God" - the tunes are simply too generic. It's start-and-stop approach, going from heavy musical delivery to slowed down passages, are obviously inspired by Slayer, Testament, and Pantera. Omega Tribe have tried to etch their sound in similar fashion - Metal Maniacs

"Review of Live Performance by Tom Bettini, former bassist for Jackyl"

I had never seen or heard OMEGA TRIBE before last nite, and I gotta say, those guys are good as hell.

THE MUSIC: these guys should write soundtracks to horror movies......their songs are creepy, dreadful, dissonant, complex, fast... ALL the ingredients you need from the five food groups for a complete metal feast. It is evident that a great deal of thought and time has gone into the writing of this music............

THE LYRICS: I couldnt understand some, but I'm sure they were just as anguished as the ones I DID understand.

THE BAND: Gene and Jason (guitars) twin lead those weird minor keys that make you feel like you are biting down on aluminum foil with a mouth full of cavity fillings.
Ultra-crunch rhythms...but not your run-of-the-mill patterns...some of it was flat-out bizarre. Unexpected key changes, chords that regular humans don't know.......(SOUL ON FIRE)........very quick flick 'o the pick....1/2 stax flanking each side of the stage. Rock-solid guitar players. No weak tones, no weak lix, no weak anything.

Excellent bass playing......Johnny dont leap about but he sure as hell plays his instrument well.....and the bass lines aren't just shadows of the guitar riffs..........they are independent structures in their own right....weaving in and out of those guitars like some dark force with a mind of its own. Lots of higher register/chord work too, which was cool, not flaky. SWR thru two 2x15 cabs!

Excellent drumming.........Scott played the shit out of his drums..........lots of double kick, EXCELLENT METER, cool lix on top of thunder kix...and boy the kick did sound good out front. Scott and Johnny together were tight underneath, forming a solid floor for those guitars to stand on. BEST SOUNDING $150.00 KIT I EVER HEARD!

Pat on vox..........6'6" of anger, hate, murder, dimentia, and torture. Add baseball cap, shorts and you've got the posterboy for demonic possesion. Nicest guy I ever met. Didn't say the F word once, although he wanted to REALLY BAD, and he talked about it frequently over the mic. Pat CAN sing. He can also drink a lot of beer. So can Gene for that matter........ He can project waaaay out there, and his voice is very clean and crisp. Except for a few times, I pretty much understood every word he sung, snarled, screamed, bellowed and yelled. Pat DOES leap about. I thought he was going thru the ceiling a couple of times. He's got real long arms and legs and when all that gets going in every direction while he's jumping around and singing and that mic cord is whipping thru the air.............dang!

All in all, OMEGA TRIBE is a dangerous band. They look dangerous. No "nu-metal" hairdos here! Long, Cousin-It type hair flying everywhere. They sound dangerous. This ain't no tender-vittle "can't we all just get along" music. It is dark, scary, and evil.....elevator music for Auchwitz...and I'm not trying to be dramatic. Some of it was DISTURBING. They are tight. I can't wait for them to come back.

THE CROWD: eager as always, but awed. Some sat there slack-jawed, not quite believing what they were hearing. Some couldn't stay out of the pit, coz they were whipped into a frenzy. - Go Tricities


Omega Tribe 3 Song Demo (1999, Out of Print)
Omega Tribe (2000)
Omega Tribe Live (2001, Out of Print)
Omega Tribe 3 songs +1 (2003, Out of Print)
Necromegacon (2004)
No End (2004)

Necromegacon won Album of the Year for WRZK's (Citidale Broadcasting) "Edgie Awards" in 2004.

The track Blood for Blood (off Necromegacon) has received national air play, and is featured on Music Choice.

The CD "No End" was released on New Year's Eve 2004/2005 & in gaining momentum.


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Formed in the summer of 1999 by members of local favorites like Filo Beddo, The Forgotten, Act of Violence, and Punchin Judy, Omega Tribe quickly became one of the scene's most talked about acts due to their insane live shows and the old-school attitude that always seemed to separate them from their peers. On New Year's Eve of 2000, Omega Tribe released their self-titled debut. The album, while still a local classic, was hampered with less-than-perfect production, which failed to showcase the raw energy and heaviness behind the band. Soon after, the band released "Omega Tribe: Live" which was recorded at The Casbah in Johnson City, Tennessee, to hold fans over until the next release.

However, it seemed fate had other plans for Omega Tribe, as founding member and guitarist, Rick Morrell, decided to leave the band to spend more time with his family in mid 2002. Later, in 2002, Omega Tribe found a new guitarist in the form of Rick Centeno, but this collaboration was short-lived. For a brief period, the Tribe even ended the search for a second guitarist and opted to continue as a four-piece. But the Tribe soon began jamming with Gene Hughes, a longtime friend of the band and guitarist for fellow local favorites, One 30 Edge. Before long, Gene offered to fill in for the band as a second guitarist at live shows.

After quite a few successful live shows with the Tribe, Gene officially joined as the fifth member of the band. Focused and even more lethal than ever, the band continued to work on their long-awaited second release, titled "Necromegacon." “Necromegacon” was finally released in May of 2004. Even though the band were pleased with the outcome of the record, they set their sights on the future and their next recording, “No End”. With this album, the band promised their best work to date…and Omega Tribe doesn’t break promises. “No End” is the definitive collection of this band and a testament to their unconditional love and conviction for true blue heavy metal. From the breakneck speed of “Callous” to the somber melodic passages of the album’s title track, Omega Tribe does not fail to deliver an album that will emerge as their finest offering and also, the most ambitious recording of their existence.