Owl Maker

Owl Maker


Connecticut heavy metal trio OWL MAKER unexpectedly released the acoustic single “Clouds” on their bandcamp page earlier this week.  Giving the amps and the skins a break, Simon Tuozzoli dusted off a couple acoustic guitars, Jessie May broke out the cello, and Chris Anderson added tasteful hand percussion to this deeply personal track.  “Clouds” is narrative in structure, a story of missed connections and unmet hopes.  It’s a stark departure from the band’s usual lyrical fare of literature and pagan goddesses…  Perhaps signaling a creative turning point?  Or perhaps not.  Owl Maker will be taking a break from performing this fall as band members attend to personal matters.  What materializes after that is up to fate. 

Stoner metal band OWL MAKER have released their new video for “Sky Road” via The Obelisk. The song is taken from their recently released EP of the same name.

Drummer Chris Anderson commented “For the video, I decided to go with a desert theme as per the vibe of the song. The album cover reflects the lyrics quite well, so inspiration was not hard to come by. Also, a lot of lyric vids tend not to change things up during the verses, so I decided to experiment a little. It was all done in Adobe After Effects, all stock plugins.”

According to Lakota legend, the crone goddess Owl Maker guards the Sky Road — the entrance to the Land of the Dead.  Souls who bear the wrong tattoos are cast back to Earth to fade into oblivion…

Following the success of their debut EP Paths of the Slain this March, heavy metal trio Owl Maker is set to release the two-track EP Sky Road on November 2nd, 2018.  With themes of hopelessness, isolation, and revenge set against a stark desert landscape, and produced by Owl Maker’s own guitarist and frontman Simon Tuozzoli, Sky Road shows a musical and conceptual evolution for the band.

When Paths of the Slain was released in March 2018, it put the essentially unknown local metal group on the international map.   Mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Code Orange), the EP garnered many words of praise from far beyond Owl Maker’s Connecticut home.  Metal Hammer called it “a high-octane drive down the alt-metal superhighway,” and Invisible Oranges hoped that the release was “only the tip of the iceberg.”  

And indeed it is.  “Sky Road” and “Owl City” show two different sides of the band: one firmly rooted in blues grooves and the other more brooding and experimental.    Tuozzoli, who is an audio engineer by trade and also known for his work in the doom metal duo Vestal Claret, took the recording into his own hands for this release.  Also featuring  Jessie May on bass and Chris Anderson on drums, Owl Maker continues down a road that is full of potential.

Owl Maker – Sky Road

Owl Maker – Paths Of The Slain Promo Video

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Check out this review for Paths Of The Slain