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Video Premiere: "Empty Shell" by Omni of Halos

23 September 2022

Dark, guitar driven alternative rock clashes with unorthodox pedal steel melodies on Omni of Halos’ new track ”Empty Shell”. Mixed by legendary producer and engineer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Kurt Vile) and featuring an artwork illustrated by Viagra Boy’s frontman Sebastian Murphy, ”Empty Shell” is released as the second single leading up to the Swedish group’s self titled debut album. The single is released with a skewed music video recorded in the Swedish countryside.

Henrik Hjelt Röstberg from Omni of Halos comments:
”Empty Shell” started out with a riff created by our own “Bonham” Markku Mulari. We then drenched it in obscure, dark guitars. The lyrics is about lack of self awareness.”

”Empty Shell” was released on all streaming platforms on September 16. The music video for the single is premiered on Big Takeover today, the 23rd of September.

Omni of Halos’ self titled album will be released on Lövely Records on the 18th of November. The album will be available on all streaming platforms and vinyl.

Invitingly warm yet intense and rugged, Omni of Halos arrives as a hypnotising explosion of noisy pop music derived from skewed, guitar-driven melodies. It is this honest blaze of creativity where Omni of Halos thrives and provides shelter to the misunderstood.

Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, Omni of Halos is a five-piece band with lo-fi tendencies but live in heavy alternative noise rock soundscapes. It’s beauty and darkness combined.

The band formed in late 2020, arising from various early Swedish indie and punk rock bands, and shortly after their formation, they entered Welfare Sounds Studio with Per Stålberg (Division of Laura Lee, Pablo Matisse, etc.). Equipped with a ton of riffs and a desire to explore what the studio surroundings would provide them as a recording unit, they came away from this first session having captured experimental and vibrant music that inspired them to continue down the same path. In quick succession Omni of Halos found their sound, navigated by blasting guitars interwoven with distinct, unorthodox pedal steel guitar melodies. A sound that producer and engineer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Kurt Vile) further enhanced when he took on the opportunity to put the final touches on the recordings by mixing 10 tracks at his studio in Raleigh, North Carolina.

“We just wanted to play massive indie rock with no limitations or influences” says Henrik Hjelt Röstberg, singer, guitarist and songwriter in Omni of Halos and former member of Division of Laura Lee.

“We aim to be a hard-working band, stay on the road and accomplish memorable live performances where our music is at its best”, he continues.