New Star On The Horizon
IKIL ORIION is an enigmatic musical nomad of sorts. Born & bred in New Orleans his journey has taken him to the four corners of the globe New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles & Brazil. His varied living quarters have all played a significant role in shaping IKIL ORIION’s unique mix of classic rock, vintage punk, boisterous funk & new wave— aptly called Raw Noir Nouveau Punk.
His debut smash album Paranoise Void was produced by John ‘Norwood’ Fisher one of the iconic US acts Fishbone’s founding fathers and mixed by the Multi Platinum Grammy Award winning team Sylvia Massy & Rich Veltrop (Tool, System of a Down, Rage Against The Machine). Grammy nominee Erick Labson (Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga) mastered the album.
The All-Star band on the record consist of Ivan Neville (Rolling Stones, The Spin Doctors), Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies, Cro-Mags), Don Letts (Big Audio Dynamite, P.I.L.), Leon Mobley (Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Tom Morello), Greg Bell and Fishbone original drummer/founding member Phillip ‘Fish’ Fisher (Justin Timberlake).
The lead breakout radio single ‘For Better ‘R’ Worse’ has already began receiving major (UK) Commercial Radio play on mainstream shows hosted by Frank Skinner (ABSOLUTE RADIO), Dermot O’ Leary (BBC Radio 2), John Kennedy (XFM RADIO) amongst other International stations.
The YouTube video for the single ‘For Better ‘R’ Worse’ is vastly approaching 150,000 views in just under 2 months. He has been featured on acclaimed (UK) blogs & magazines Loud Horizon, AAA Music, Vanguard, Alt.Sounds, Rhythm & Booze, Glasswerk, Pure Grain Audio and in Uber Rock where his album Paranoise Void has been nominated for album of the year.
His live shows are an explosive mix of punk attitude & rebellion coupled with a high energetic combustion of melody, showmanship and sheer raw talent! His unique stage antics & prowess has been compared to legends like Henry Rollins of Black Flag, Bowie in his heyday, HR of Bad Brains, and Mick Jagger.
‘EON X19′ (the highly anticipated follow up project) is being produced by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes) & mixed by sonic ambassadors Chris Brown (Muse + Radiohead) & Steve Lyon (The Cure+Depeche Mode). With influences wide ranging as Iggy Pop & The Clash it’s easy to see just why IKIL ORIION is creating the next wave in rock music & pop culture!
Youtube video link: http://youtu.be/fmOOvYKQtq4