New York-based Orissa has released the new single Tara from their upcoming album, Resurrection! The progressive & cinematic rock project will premiere on November 3rd and was mixed by Sahaj Ticotin, (RA, Meytal Cohen, Adekain, September Mourning) and mastered by Paul Logus (Stone Sour, Steel Panther, Shadows Fall). The LP showcases what’s described as “progressive metal that demonstrates remarkable mastery”. Orissa was created in 2010 by David Dodini, a virtuoso singer, guitarist and bassist, who writes, arranges and performs all the parts on Orissa’s records. Dodini graduated with honors from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and completed his graduate studies at the Accademia Niccolo Paganini in Italy. Born out the of desire to explore inner creative space and create a distinctive, cathartic, deeply personal and therapeutic art, Dodini abandoned the strictly classical background and delved into his own songwriting, which fuses his classical training with his love for jazz, balkan and other ancient rhythmic traditions. These styles translated into Dodini’s immersion into metal and progressive music, as he accentuates the unlikely parallels between the genres.
Orissa released its debut EP, Omens in 2012, on which Dodini played all the instruments and was backed by Dan Walsh on drums. Omens was mixed by Stacey O’Dell (Killcode, Panzie, Awaken) and mastered by Chris Muth (Taloowa). Orissa launched two additional singles in 2013 under the name The Musical Offering. The singles were mixed and mastered by Patrick Derivaz (Jon Scofield, Jeff Buckley, Meshell Ndegeocello), and released to promote a Kickstarter launch that brought in over $20,000 to fund the album Resurrection, which feature Dodini’s vocals, arrangement, and performance as well as drummer Jason Gianni (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Neal Morse, Book Of Mormon). In 2016, Dodini attracted the best musicians from NYC’s progressive, metal, and rock communities to take his music from the studio to the stage.
Listen to Tara and download it on iTunes today!