Oshiego is an upcoming Death/Thrash Metal unit from Singapore that was conceived in 2004. The current line-up ov Oshiego consists ov Umar (Rhythm and Lead Guitars), Kadir (All Vocals) and Vijesh (Drums).
Oshiego takes heavy musical influences from notable bands such as Kreator, Behemoth, Melechesh and System Ov A Down, as well as incorporating Middle Eastern touches into their songs. Lyrically-driven by subjects involving war, the inevitable struggles ov life and vampirism (in accordance to The Legacy Ov Kain), Oshiego is determined to thrash and destroy.
In a local band competition (Overdrive 2005) held at Club Momo, Oshiego came in as the First Runner-up ahead of the 25 bands that auditioned and performed, as well as receiving great appraisal from the judges. Oshiego has taken part in many local shows with great response from the crowd.
Oshiego entered Snakeweed Studios in mid-2006 to record their debut EP, “Now Suffer”, with acclaimed engineer Leonard Soosay, who has worked with high-profile metal bands such as Impiety and Rudra. “Now Suffer” was released in late 2006 with great response.
Quoting from a review by Metalstorm.ee: “They have good compositions, their musicians are good (really), their music is accessible without being commercial... it's tiptop. If you like brutal music or if you just like melodic aspects in Death Metal, remember this name my friends, Oshiego is for sure a good newcomer.”
Oshiego are currently looking for a suitable label to release their future full-length debut, and are still active in playing shows. Oshiego is contactable through myspace.com and through e-mail for label/show offers. Oshiego will not rest and will rise to decapitate the naysayers in their time ov triumph.