Opus Dai

Opus Dai

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Equipped with a passionate stage presence and creative influences like Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, and Jeff Buckly. Driving and aggressive at times, yet passive in spirit, Opus Däi is the sound of tomorrow, today and yesterday all in one.

Biography

Opus Dai (pronounced Opus Die) cultivates a rich and varied aural landscape - a place where diverse sounds blend into a singular musical force. Driving and aggressive yet gentle in spirit, an epic and graceful warmth stokes the fires that burn brightly for Opus Dai. Drawing on influences from Led Zeppelin and Jeff Buckley to Tool and The Mars Volta, Opus Dai weave a broad musical tapestry. The superlative musicianship and beautifully crafted songs are the hallmark of this newly formed, yet years in the making, band.

Like individual rivulets of water edging their way to a common sea, the history of Opus Dai is a journey that began several years ago with the formation of L.A.s noted multi-ethnic, world music influenced O.H.M. With diverse cultural backgrounds and inspirations, the four members of Opus Dai rose from the ashes of O.H.M. to meet at a common center. Distorted Hendrix-like guitars exist alongside soaring vocals and urgent drums to create a potent mix of melody and ferocity.

The bands debut output, a five-song EP entitled Actum Procul, recorded live at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, is a standout representation of the bands undeniable intensity. In a remarkably short time, Opus Dai has become a must-see live band with a diverse and loyal following, having shared the stage with System of a Down, Dredg, Linkin Park, The Apex Theory and Sevendust.

Now, Opus Dai gives us Tierra Tragame, the bands first long player. The album is a 12-song progressive rock masterpiece recorded and mixed by the bands virtuosic guitarist, Atsushi Miyamoto with the creative input of Chris Holmes (Gratitude, Helmet, Opiate For The Masses.) Track three, Rain, begins with a soaring vocal intro from astounding frontman Chrispaul Basso, met with frenetic and relentless riffing by Miyamoto, bassist David Alva and drummer, Jagger Gonzales. Nightingale is epic and psychedelic, exhibiting an unusual back beat shuffle complimenting Basso's world-weary lyrics and a yearning vocal melody thats hard to shake. All said, Opus Dais passion is palpable on Tierra Tragame. The songs speak for themselves as a testimony to the high quality of musicianship and songwriting the band possesses.

"[Opus Dai is] hair-raising and gorgeously atavistic"
LA City Beat

"Prepare to be blown away"
DecoyMusic.com

"Hit single addictiveness...an impressive start"
Revolver

Publicity: Perry Serpa, Good Cop PR
perry@goodcoppr.com

Lyrics

Rain

Written By: Opus Dai

Gave you all that you ask of me

Keepers of the clouds, we pushed aside the sunshine
In honor of your returning
Step our dance loud, we pushed aside the sunshine
In honor of your returning

We sing, with our hands extending
We sing, with our hands extending

Rain, rain, answer our prayer today
Rain, rain, rinse all that pain, I say
Gave u all that u ask of me

Keepers of the clouds, we pushed aside the sunshine
A thousand thanks for your blessings
Step our dance proud, we pushed aside the sunshine
Thanks for life you’re giving

We sing, with our hands extending
We sing, with our hands extending

Rain, rain, answer our prayer today
Rain, rain, rinse all that pain, I say
Gave u all that u ask of me
Gave u all that u ask of me

Discography

2005: "Actum Procul" Live EP
2006: "Tierra Tragame" Album
Singles: Their songs off the LP, "Rain" & "Sora" are being played on various radio station across the U.S.

Set List

1.Embers
2.FireFly
3.Sora
4.Vox Populi
5.Step Up
6.Frontline
7.Ashes Ashes
8.Nightingale
9.Bella Christa
10.Taken Eye
11.Rain
12.SleepWalk

45min. set