Dec. 20, 2012 - Moore to appear as guest keyboardist on EP by Amadeus Awad
Beirut-based progressive metal musician Amadeus Awad announced last week that Moore has collaborated as a guest keyboardist on his band's upcoming EP, The Book of Gates.

"We are very proud to unveil the name of the first international artist collaborating with us on The Book Of Gates," Awad said last week on Facebook.  "The man behind the keyboard mastery of the first three Dream Theater albums: When Dreams and Day Unite, Images and Words and Awake.  The mastermind of the prog rock project OSI: Mr. Kevin Moore."

In a separate post, Awad described The Book of Gates as a tale of a union separated by an abyss of psychological turbulence and the alliance of opposites with four characters The Pharaoh, the Queen, the Necromancer, and the Keeper of the Gates that travel through the fabrics of life and death's epiphanies.  The story also involves a quest for immortality, dictated by false doctrines and promises of lying priests, that places a huge political burden on the reign of the pharaohs.

"The writing of The Book Of Gates started as a collaborative work between the band members, resulting in a heavy progressive album with oriental elements never heard before," he said.  "Heavier sound, mighty production and huge international names mark the start of the band's new age, a new EON."

For more information on Amadeus Awad, visit the band on Facebook:

Nov. 1, 2012 - Dream Theater fans vote Moore as the band's best lyricist ever
Kevin Moore is leading the way in an ongoing poll to determine the band's best lyricist at Dream Theater Forums (  Moore, the band's founding keyboardist, has an overwhelming 45% of the total vote so far, followed by bassist John Myung with 29%, and guitarist John Petrucci with 15%.

Simple as the title says, what band member wrote the best lyrics?" asked Glass Moonlight, a New York-based forum member who started the poll, in his opening post.  "My vote undoubtedly is KM [Kevin Moore], his lyrics were so deep and thought provoking.  'Don't Look Past Me,' 'Pull Me Under,' and 'Surrounded.'  Just awesome.  My second pick would be John [Petrucci], 'Voices' is just insane.  Also throwing in a mention for John Myung's stuff, 'Trial of Tears' was stellar."

Other poll choices are the band's current vocalist James LaBrie, founding drummer Mike Portnoy, and Charlie Dominici, who was the band's vocalist for its 1989 debut album, When Dream and Day Unite.  They have approximately 9%, 2%, and 0% of the votes, respectively. 

To view the poll, click here:

Sept. 14, 2012 - Prog Sphere premieres Rigoni's "Mizaru" featuring Kevin Moore
The music website Prog Sphere posted an exclusive premiere today of "Mizaru," the second track from the upcoming album of Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni.  The tune features Moore on keyboards, Paolo Valli on drums, and Tommy Ermolli on guitars.  The album will be available on October 1.

"Mizaru is one of the three wise monkeys that together embody the proverbial principle 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil," Rigoni said in the announcement on Prog Sphere.  "The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering who ears, who sees no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil."

Asked about working with Moore, Rigoni adds: “The song is instrumental.  When I composed it, I had in mind to ask Kevin Moore to play over it.  I love Kevin’s tone and sound.  I started playing bass because of Dream Theater, in particular because of Images and Words and Awake albums.  Kevin did an incredible job on those albums and I was shocked.  It’s a great honor to have him on the album."

To hear the track on Prog Sphere, click here:

Sept. 8, 2012 - Dream Theater's Awake album now available on Jammit

Dream Theater announced yesterday that its entire 1994 album, Awake, will be released over the next couple months on Jammit, a website that allows individuals to separate or remove any instrument from a song's mix.  The songs "6:00," "Caught In a Web," "Erotomania" and "Lie" are currently available with one new song to be added each week.

"What was once unobtainable and virtually unplayable is now well within your calloused grasp using Jammit," Dream Theater posted on its website.  "Isolate the bass, drums, guitar, keys or vocals and slow it down or loop a section – all while viewing the ultra-accurate scrolling notation or tablature.  Imagine how your playing will benefit from these powerful tools and access to tear into Dream Theater’s original master recordings."

All eight tracks from Dream Theater's 1992 album, Images and Words, are also available on the website.  Prices range from $1.99 to $4.99 per song.

To visit Dream Theater's page on Jammit, click here:

Aug. 26, 2012 - Details released on Rigoni's solo album featuring Moore
The online radio station Power Prog Radio ( released details this weekend on the upcoming solo album of Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni, which we previously reported will feature Moore on keyboards for one song.  The album, titled "Three Wise Monkeys," is set for release in Europe this October and will also feature Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Mark Cross (ex-Helloween).  In an email earlier this year to The Mooreatorium, Rigoni called the track featuring Moore a "progressive instrumental song."

"Power Prog is proud to announce the signing of the great talented Italian progressive composer Alberto Rigoni and his new release 'Three Wise Monkeys' in October for Europe," Power Prog announced on its Facebook page.  "More info soon with the start of our new Power Prog website and Facebook page in a few days.  We will keep you up to date."

To visit Alberto Rigoni's website, click here:

To visit Power Prog Radio's website, click here:

June 22, 2012 - Moore finds "hidden box" of Chroma Key's You Go Now
Kevin Moore announced on Facebook and Twitter yesterday that he recently stumbled across a "hidden box" of Chroma Key's 2000 album, You Go Now.  He said the batch has been shipped to, which is selling the discs for $16.95, according to their website.

"Just found a hidden box of 'You Go Now' (2000) CD's & shipped them to Amazon," Moore said in the announcement.  "You put them in a CD player."

The album features Moore on vocals, keyboards and bass, David Iscove on guitars, and Steve Tushar on additional guitars, keyboards, and programming.  It was originally released on Nov. 14, 2000, and a number of the initial pre-orders for the album were autographed by Moore.

To purchase the disc, click here:

June 20, 2012 - Dream Theater Forums votes "Radiologue" as OSI's #1 song

The website,, hosted a series of polls starting in January in which forum members voted "Radiologue" as OSI's all-time greatest song.  To find the top song, forum members voted off their least favorite songs one at a time from each album to determine the "survivor," and top tunes then went against each other in a final round that concluded last week.  The comprehensive results were posted earlier today by forum member ReaperKK, who coordinated the polls.

The band's 2009 song, "Radiologue," took the top overall spot defeating "Blood" in the finals by a 6-5 vote.  The third-place song was "Invisible Men," followed by "Go" and "Wind Won't Howl" in fourth and fifth place, respectively. The first-place songs from each studio album were as follows: "OSI" from the band's 2003 album, Office of Strategic Influence; "Bigger Wave" from the 2006 album, Free; "Radiologue" from the 2009 album, Blood; and "Invisible Men" from the 2012 album, Fire Make Thunder.

To view the full results, click here:

June 16, 2012 - Kevin Moore, Chroma Key albums available on Facebook

A new music store was added to Kevin Moore's Facebook page yesterday that allows fans to purchase and download five past albums in MP3 format via the social-networking website.  The albums available for purchase are Chroma Key's Dead Air for Radios, You Go Now and Graveyard Mountain Home, as well as Ghost Book, which is the soundtrack to the 2004 Turkish film Okul.  Chroma Key's 1999 single, "Colorblind," is also available.

The prices are $9.95 for full albums and $5.45 for the single, which includes three radio edits of Dead Air for Radios tracks and three previously unreleased demo tracks.  Single tracks are $0.99.

To visit the new music store, click here:

June 11, 2012 - DT's "Pull Me Under" named to Top 100 songs for Long Islanders

Dream Theater's greatest hit has landed on a list of greatest songs in Long Island history.  The 1992 tune "Pull Me Under," which is the opening track on the band's most commercially successful album Images and Words, was ranked #85 this week on a list titled, "The Top 100 Songs Long Islanders Should Know."  The list was created by Newsday, a daily newspaper that caters to Long Island, NY, which is where Dream Theater originated.

Founding members Kevin Moore, John Myung and John Petrucci grew up in Kings Park, while founding drummer Mike Portnoy grew up in Long Beach.  Moore wrote the lyrics for the song, which at the time peaked at No. 10 on Billboard Magazine's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, a ranking of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations.

"These are the 100 songs every Long Islander should know – songs by people from here, about here, and written and recorded here, that also have changed the world of music," Newsday reporter Glenn Gamboa wrote in the article.  "And by here, we go along with the Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s definition of Long Island: Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk."

To read the article, click here:

May 18, 2012 - Matheos: OSI shows "more likely than not" for this year

OSI guitarist Jim Matheos gave fans hope that the band's first live shows will take place sometime this year in an interview posted today on the music website Metal Talk.

"We are hoping to, and we've said this for every record now and I think we are getting closer to it," Matheos said of live shows.  "I am looking to have a meeting with Kevin [Moore] this week and, as you pointed out, there are some obvious obstacles that have to be overcome like layered and multiple guitar, keyboard and drum parts, loops, etc.  We are going to see what we can do, and I think this is our best opportunity.  So I'd say it's more likely than not we can organize some decent shows sometime this year."

In the interview, Matheos also said that his favorite OSI album is Blood and that he prefers to approach songwriting collaborations in the long-distance format that OSI has adopted.

"It's a much preferred way," he said.  "It's done very much on a choice and a necessity.  Both Kevin and I like to take our time to explore different ideas to really experiment on our own before we present ideas to each other.  Doing it this way gives me time and comfort to try out different things and, you know, maybe nine out of ten things either don't work or maybe sound really stupid.  And I'd rather do that on my own than having people watch me do it and having the studio clock ticking all the time.  So it's really done out of necessity and we both feel comfortable this way."

To read the full interview, click here:

April 24, 2012 - Moore interviewed by The Genghis & Ragman Show

The Genghis & Ragman Show, which can be accessed at, posted a podcast several days ago that concludes with a roughly 30-minute interview with Kevin Moore in which he discusses everything from possible concerts to OSI's "caveman-like" lyrics.

"We had a really hard time coming up with a title for this album," said Moore, who noted he stumbled across the phrase "Fire Make Thunder" and thought it "rang true."  "It [the album] has like a primitive feel to it,  there's like a more organic primitive feel to the whole album.  Some of the language is kind of like that, more of a primitive English I guess would say... I guess that's why it [the title] worked."

Of "Big Chief II," Moore said the song was intended to be an instrumental track.  "This was something I didn't do until the mixing," he said of adding vocals.  "We were actually at the mixing studio, which usually is when we get together finally at the end...and I thought I'd try a vocal part real quick.  I had some verses that I'd written a few months earlier, and I tried singing those... So I just went with that.  At 5:00 in the morning I put a note under Jim's door saying 'Check out what I did with this song and tell me if you like it.'"

Of possible concerts, Moore said: "Right now we're really trying to get it together... After that first one [show], the rest will be easier to do... We actually have an initial idea of just recording a live performance maybe even in a recording studio, and just performing it live...and then maybe build upon that for a live show."

For the full podcast, click here:

April 9, 2012 - OSI unveils music video for "For Nothing"
OSI unveiled a music video today for the sad ballad, "For Nothing," that appears on its recently released fourth studio album, titled "Fire Make Thunder."  The video is being hosted exclusively on and was directed by Los Angeles-based artist/director Jimmy Ahlander. 

In its video description, Ultimate Guitar said: "Threatening smoke, odd beings and glorified body parts create dark poetry in this twisted, visual representation of OSI's melancholic tune."

To view the video on YouTube, click here:

For more information on Ahlander, click here:

April 4, 2012 - OSI shares chart numbers, reveals video coming for "For Nothing"
OSI shared some thunderous news today by announcing the chart numbers for its new album and revealing plans to drop a music video.  In the press release, the band
said its recently released fourth studio album, titled "Fire Make Thunder," charted on the Billboard New Artist Chart at #18, and on the Top Hard Music Albums Chart at #46.  International chart numbers include #43 on the Hard Music chart in Canada, and #139 on the charts in Benelux.

In addition, OSI revealed that it has recently completed work on a music video for the song, "For Nothing."  "Look for it to debut early next week," the press release said.

To view the press release, click here:

April 2, 2012 - YouTube video shares full audio of sample on OSI's "Cold Call"

Kevin Moore gave fans insight yesterday into the radio samples heard throughout OSI's "Cold Call," which is the opening track on the band's recently released fourth studio album Fire Make Thunder.  Moore posted a YouTube link on Facebook and Twitter that contains full audio of Bob Sievers, who was the radioman at the microphone during the false alarm of the Emergency Broadcast System that aired on Fort Wayne, Ind.-based WOWO in 1971.  As the story goes, AT&T later reported that the U.S. Air Force accidentally used the wrong tape when conducting its required weekly emergency test.

To view the video, click here:

March 26, 2012
- Moore to play on prog song by Italian composer

Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni recently announced that Kevin Moore will be be playing on one song on his upcoming solo album.  In an email to The Mooreatorium, Rigoni called the track a "progressive instrumental song" and said that Moore has just started recording, but he didn't have any details on a release date or album title at this time. He also noted that OSI drummer Gavin Harrison played on three tracks on his previous solo album.

For more information on Rigoni or to hear his music, click here:

March 25, 2012 - Wiche broadcasts all three OSI albums to celebrate FMT

Luis Rubio, also known as wiche on The Mooreatorium Forum, will be broadcasting all three OSI albums later today and hosting a live chat room to help celebrate the release this week of the band's fourth studio album, titled Fire Make Thunder.  The online radio station, named WKMO Radio, will kick off its broadcast tonight at approximately 5 p.m. EST, which is the time in New York.  Rubio has hosted similar listening parties in the past to celebrate Moore's birthday and other Moore-related anniversaries.

To access the radio station, click here:

To access the chat room, click here:

March 24, 2012 - Moore selling additional copies of the film soundtrack Shine

Moore announced yesterday that he has made available additional copies of his soundtrack to the 2006 Turkish film, "Küçük Kiyamet (The Little Apocalypse)," which he describes as a "kind of supernatural, post-traumatic drama centered on Turkey's recent earthquakes."  The album, titled Shine, is now available for pre-order and shipping will begin on April 10, Moore said.  All copies are signed and fans will instantly get a digital download version of the music when they order.  The price is $20.

Shine was originally made available in 2010 when Moore launched a fundraising campaign on asking fans to pledge donations to assist in the manufacturing and distribution of the album.  Fans successfully met the fundraising goal of $3,000 in less than 24 hours.

To order the disc, visit the official website of Chroma Key:

March 19, 2012 - OSI's "Big Chief II" now streaming on Prog Archives

OSI fans are used to some off-the-wall lyrics, but they've never heard anything like "Big Chief II."  The roughly three-minute song from the band's upcoming fourth studio album, titled Fire Make Thunder, was posted online today in a streaming audio format by Prog Archives, a website that caters to the progressive rock music community.

OSI vocalist/keyboardist Kevin Moore teased fans in the fall by randomly posting the song's curious lyrics on Facebook, with verses like: "Chief leave nothin before he drop; Hock his rhymes at the pawn-it shop; Mail his feathers to an astronaut; Spent all the cash on a corner plot."

To hear the track, click here:

March 5, 2012 - OSI's "Cold Call" track now streaming online

OSI fans received a very special treat today in the form of a call or, more precisely, "Cold Call."  The roughly seven-minute opening track from the band's upcoming fourth studio album, titled Fire Make Thunder, was posted online this morning in a streaming audio format on the website of Decibel Magazine, a monthly metal magazine.  The website describes the track as "clear, crisp, yet remarkably dense."

"Prog nerds rejoice!  It’s the new OSI track 'Cold Call,'" the website said.  "There’s a wide variety of influences streaming across the album’s eight outstanding tracks, and while we here at the Deciblog might be inclined to premiere OSI’s re-tooling of Kool & The Gang’s 'Joanna' (sorry, this joke’s best meant for April 1st), we settled on mid-tempo thumper 'Cold Call.'"

To hear the track, click here:

March 1, 2012 - Matheos talks OSI's Fire Make Thunder with Metal Insider

OSI guitarist Jim Matheos shared his thoughts on the band's upcoming fourth studio album, titled Fire Make Thunder, in an interview posted today by the music website, Metal Insider. 

"For me, I think it’s mostly a positive," Matheos said of his long-distance collaboration with Kevin Moore.  "If you’re talking about the long distance part of it, it gives us the opportunity to work on things on our own and to develop them, and take our time before we pass them on to the other guys for review and further development.  If there’s any downside, I guess you lack that immediate response that sometimes is nice.  It may take a couple days to a week or longer to really get feedback on where an idea is going; to see where we want to take a song.  So it takes a little longer, but again in the long run, for me it’s a much more comfortable relationship without having to worry about the clock ticking, and being able to try different things on my own to see if they work or not instead of having to do that in front of a bunch of other people."

To read the full interview, click here:

Feb. 28, 2012 - Matheos talks OSI's Fire Make Thunder with Bloody Disgusting

OSI guitarist Jim Matheos shared his thoughts on the band's upcoming fourth studio album, titled Fire Make Thunder, in an interview posted yesterday by the music website, Bloody Disgusting.

"It’s always hard when you’re so close to an album to look at it objectively," Matheos said.  "I can look back at Blood now and say yeah, that was our heaviest record.  There was a lot of heavy guitar-driven songs.  It’s easier to look at that album and give an objective opinion than it is with this one, which I’ve lived with close to two years, day in and day out.  So it’s really hard to be objective.  But I would agree.  I think that there’s a little less of the heavy guitar-driven things.  It does seem to be a heavy record for me, but again, not necessarily in the obvious, heavy metal kind of way.  Thematically, lyrically, and mood-wise, I think it was a consistent dark mood throughout the whole thing.  And that’s not to say that it’s extremely mellow all the way through.  It does have heavy guitar parts throughout."

To read the full interview, click here:


Feb. 27, 2012 - interviews Moore about OSI's Fire Make Thunder

Kevin Moore recently spoke about OSI's Fire Make Thunder with, a website geared toward progressive rock/metal news, reviews and interviews.

"I think from the keyboardist's perspective, I really tried to focus on sounds that I like which I have used in the past, that are usually more organic sounds, less sort of high-def brilliant sounds and more sort of 'real instrument' sounding, low-fi kind of stuff, because that works comparatively well with the material," Moore said in the interview, which was posted online on Feb. 25.  "So a lot of of mellotron-ish and analog synth sounds and not so much digital pads or programming, or a lot less of it, I would say. I tried to keep that unified throughout the whole album, whereas, I think with the past OSI albums I did it on a song by song basis and try to see what I would come up with musically. This time I was a little more conscious to create as a whole, something that you can listen to from beginning to end, feeling like one solid piece, one solid mood." 

Of a new Chroma Key album, Moore said: "I think there will be another Chroma Key album, I have a couple songs ideas that I have recorded. I'd like to do another one, but there are no set plans for it right now."

To read the full interview, click here:

Feb. 22, 2012 - Harrison mentions his work on new OSI album

OSI drummer Gavin Harrison briefly mentioned his work on the band's upcoming fourth studio album, titled Fire Make Thunder, in an interview posted today by the music website, Hit Channel.  In the interview, Harrison said he has never spoke with Kevin Moore or guitarist Jim Matheos, "not even on the telephone."

"I like the music very much and they would send me the tracks and I would play the drums," Harrison said.  "I would send then an MP3 mix of what I did and they would give me comments along with suggestions on what they would like to hear adjusted.  It’s a long distance email relationship, but I really liked what they do and the new album is very good."

To read the full interview, click here:


Feb. 16, 2012 - Metal Assault posts interview with Moore on Fire Make Thunder posted a seven-minute audio interview with Kevin Moore today in which the OSI vocalist discussed the band's upcoming fourth studio album, Fire Make Thunder.

"We pretty much have a process down, whereas the first album we really didn't know what the hell was going on," Moore joked of he and OSI guitarist Jim Matheos.  "But I think now he knows the sort of approach I'm gonna take and the sort of things I like to do with his guitars,  whether it's processing them or shifting them an octave down, or just changing chords or asking asking him for more chords."

Of playing live with OSI, Moore said: "I'd like to play live with OSI.  I think that's the next step... We're trying.  We always try.  But again, we're trying this time to see if we can make it a live thing.  Right now we're trying to put something together just on a small scale, maybe just record a performance in a studio, and if that works out maybe we'll do some live shows.  So we're trying to figure that our right now."

To hear the interview, click here:

Feb. 13, 2012 - Moore, Matheos talk "Fire Make Thunder" in video interview

OSI's first video interview from the "Fire Make Thunder" era has surfaced.  In the interview, band members Kevin Moore and Jim Matheos talk about OSI's upcoming fourth studio album with Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel.  The roughly 10-minute video was posted exclusively today on Guitar World's website.

"For me the album, when I listen to it after mastering from beginning to end, it seemed to me this album had a more consistent mood to it," Moore said in the video.  "It's kind of more mellow, I would say, overall than previous albums.  It definitely has like a certain sound to it.  The overall production, the sound of it, the keyboard sounds are more unified throughout the whole thing, and a little bit more organic sounding."

Of his lyrical process, Moore said: "I want to get across what I'm talking about.  At the end of an album, I notice there is kind of a theme throughout an album.  So, you know, a lot of the lyrics...I'm just mumbling along and like certain sounds will come out.  Sometimes I'll actually record like that.  I'll just sing along and make up lyrics....I don't write the lyrics separately."

Of possible live performances for OSI, Matheos said: "It's something that we look at occasionally, and we're looking at again now.  This music isn't something where you can just get up on stage and just play it without a lot of rehearsal and a lot of production in it."  Slagel also hinted that there is a 90 percent chance that the band will be doing some sort of "untraditional" live performance.

To view the video interview, click here:

Feb. 10, 2012 - Burning Shed offers new OSI t-shirt, vinyl

Burning Shed, a UK-based online label and store specializing in progressive music, posted for sale today a new OSI premium black t-shirt with the band's logo in gray.  The cost is £12.99 GBP and sizes are available in small, medium, large, extra-large and extra-extra large, as well as a girl's medium.

Burning Shed is also offering a vinyl pre-order of OSI's upcoming fourth studio album, Fire Make Thunder.  The cost for that item is £19.99 GBP.

To purchase the t-shirt or vinyl version, click here:

Feb. 8, 2012 - Dream Theater fan creates video of spoken-word samples in Awake

Dream Theater fan Marc Papeghin of France known as PintoZ on the Dream Theater Forums created a video compilation this week that features the film footage from almost every audio sample on the band's 1994 Awake album, as well the band's 1995 EP, A Change of Seasons.  Papeghin previously made a video of samples that appear in the band's 2003 song, "Honor Thy Father."


"It's all a giant puzzle really!" Papeghin said in an email to The Mooreatorium.  "Transcripts of almost every sample has already been made on DT faqs, so I didn't have to figure out everything myself.  The real work was to acquire and edit all the movies, and synchronize everything in the right order.  I find it pretty fun."


Of Kevin Moore's use of samples, Papeghin said: "Since we're talking about Kevin Moore, 'Space-Dye Vest' definitely was the most interesting to put together.  'The Fifth Estate' documentary was pretty hard to get, but I eventually found someone on the internet who had it and burnt me a DVD.  I did my best to find the Jim Hill comments on OJ Simpson and the Conan O'Brien segment, unsuccessfully I'm afraid."


To view the video, click here:

Feb. 7, 2012 - OSI4 samples, track lengths on Amazon UK

New audio samples from OSI's upcoming fourth studio album, titled Fire Make Thunder, have been posted on Amazon UK.  The website also reveals the album's total length, which is listed at 43:10, and individual track lengths for the disc's eight songs.


The longest track is the closing tune, "Invisible Men," which clocks in at 9:54, according to the website.  Other track lengths are: Cold Call, 7:10; Guards, 5:03; Indian Curse, 4:42; Enemy Prayer, 4:54; Wind Won't Howl, 5:05; Big Chief II, 3:04; For Nothing, 3:18.  The audio samples also reveal a longer portion of a emergency-oriented spoken-word sample in the opening track, "Cold Call."


To hear the new samples, click here:

Feb. 4, 2012 - Dream Theater featured on VH1 Classic's "Metal Evolution"

Dream Theater will be one of several bands featured this evening in an hour-long episode about the genre of progressive metal on VH1 Classic's program, "Metal Evolution."  In the segment, Dream Theater is cited as "picking up the progressive metal mantle" from Queensrÿche during the early-to-mid 1990s, which is the era in which Kevin Moore was the band's keyboardist.  The segment also includes a clip of the music video for Dream Theater's 1994 song, "Lie," which features lyrics by Moore.


The documentary series is directed by anthropologist and film-maker Sam Dunn and director, producer and music supervisor Scot McFadyen about heavy metal subgenres.  The progressive metal episode airing tonight is the season-one finale and is the season's eleventh episode, with past episodes highlighting the genres of glam, thrash and grunge, among others.

To view or download the full episode, click here:


Jan. 23, 2012 - OSI unveils album/track titles, artwork and audio samples

OSI's upcoming fourth studio album is titled Fire Make Thunder and will be released on March 27, according to a press release issued today by Metal Blade Records.  The band also shared titles of the album's eight songs as well as the album's cover artwork and a roughly six-minute audio medley video that includes new photos of Kevin Moore and OSI guitarist Jim Matheos.  The track listing is as follows: 1) Cold Call; 2) Guards; 3) Indian Curse; 4) Enemy Prayer; 5) Wind Won't Howl; 6) Big Chief II; 7) For Nothing; 8) Invisible Men.

"OSI is a long distance partnership, both musicians typically writing and recording alone and sending song ideas back and forth for further elaboration," the release said.  "Written and recorded throughout most of 2011, this latest release once again reflects the eclectic influences of both Matheos and Moore."

The press release continues: "Returning as the band’s session drummer is Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree, this time co-writing one of the tracks with the band.  All other instruments and programming were performed by both Matheos and Moore, while vocals and lyrics were handled exclusively by Moore.  All of the recording, with the exception of drums, was done by Moore and Matheos at each musician’s respective home studio with drums being recorded at Harrison’s home in London.  Final overdubs as well as some additional writing/arranging was completed in July 2011 in Jamaica, Iowa, where the band mixed alongside engineer Matt Sepanic at Sound Farm Studio and Recording Environment.  Mastering was handled by renowned engineer Roger Siebel.  The record was produced by both Moore and Matheos."

To read the press release, click here:

To view the audio medley video, click here:

Jan. 13, 2012 - Matheos shares details on OSI4 with Hit Channel
OSI guitarist Jim Matheos revealed some details on OSI's upcoming fourth studio album in an interview posted today by the music website, Hit Channel.  In the interview, which was conducted on Jan. 2, Matheos revealed that Metal Blade Records was expected to release a press this week about the album, along with audio samples, song titles and pictures.  He also said that there are no guest musicians on the upcoming album and that the band is considering the possibilities of live shows sometime this year.


"You know it's coming out in March and there is supposed to be a press release coming from Metal Blade next week and basically they asked me not to tell anything about it before the press release because I guess they want to get all the attention when it comes out," Matheos said.  "Kevin and I are really happy with it,  but that's all I can say. There will be a bunch of information released next week as far as titles, pictures and some samples coming out next week on OSI website and on Metal Blade as well."


Regarding the use of guest musicians, Matheos said: "Not in this one. We decided for this one that Kevin and I we're gonna take care of everything, except for the drums that neither of us can do.  It just turned out that way, we felt comfortable with the material that we were writing and  he felt comfortable with all the vocals.  You know a lot of times in the past we liked some of the songs that Kevin didn't felt comfortable doing lyrics and vocals for them for whatever reason so we brought a guest vocalist here and there. For this one it didn't work out that way so it's just Kevin, Gavin and I."


Regarding the possibility of an OSI tour, Matheos said: "You know it's like the Arch/Matheos thing. It's hard to put together. We're talking about it, we may do a couple of shows this year but we've talked about it in the past also and has never happened so far and I can't make promises. I will do everything I can to do it cause I think it will be a great show."

To read the full interview, click here:

Jan. 10, 2012 - In Progress posts new song featuring lyrics, vocals by Moore

Experimental rockers In Progress posted a new song on today that features lyrics and vocals by Kevin Moore.  The 3:39 tune, titled "Plan B," features lyrics such as: "I got blood on my hands and a list of demands for a game plan.  I want a Greyhound bus and a nurse by the end of this song... The ship is coming in."


"This is a one-off track I with Kevin Moore after our North Atlantic Echoes sessions," said band member Jake Rosenberg in the song description on SoundCloud.  "The song was written as a demo during the Signal Failure sessions, but nothing ever came of it.  I'm really excited with how it turned out and wanted to share it with everyone. Please note that this is just a rough mix/demo. Hope you enjoy."


To hear the track, click here:


Jan. 4, 2012 - In Progress reveals art for upcoming EP featuring Moore

Experimental rockers In Progress revealed the cover artwork today for their upcoming EP, titled North Atlantic Echoes, which features Kevin Moore on three tracks. The artwork was done by Sweden-based artist Alessandro Falca, who handled the artwork duties for Moore's Shine album in 2010.


"Kevin introduced us to [Alessandro] after Jake [Rosenberg] and I expressed our appreciation of it," said band member John Dillon of Falca's work on Shine. "Alessandro worked closely with us on the art direction, and Jake and I are both really excited with the end result. Just as cool as the cover is the artwork on the interior of the package and the disc itself, which you'll just have to wait to see when the record starts coming off the presses!"


In an email to The Mooreatorium, Falca called working with In Progress a "truly enjoyable experience" and called the band "incredibly talented." He also said the artwork suits the introspective mood of the album, which he said consists of "a collection of sensations while you are floating alone in an ocean."


"To translate visually the images evoked in my mind, I digitally manipulated five different pictures I took some years ago while sailing around the Mediterranean Sea," Falca said. "I've been also hiding several 'Easter eggs' here and there, some are strictly connected to the songs, others pointing a little bit further but I don't want to spoil all the fun. But I can give you a clue, call it a challenge: the red echo wave is a heavily distorted message for you to discover."

For information on Falca's work, click here: