ORYAD PRESS KIT
Shredding Riffs + Powerful Vocals + Hypnotic Beats
Metal + Opera
Oryad is a melodic metal ensemble of classically trained musicians and rock veterans that deliver an intense marriage of metal and classical music. They weave the literary, gothic, and mythical imagery of various traditions into classical homages and pure electric shredding.
Soprano and pianist Moira Murphy brings her international operatic stage experience to lead their unique sound. Joining her is Matt Gotlin-Sheehan on drums, in addition to a cast of musicians that has included Luca Grieman, Natalie Rodriguez, Adam Sanders, and Kyle Wilde.
"Holy crap! – this song is truly an atmospheric monster...I am deeply impressed by the musical depth and atmosphere of this extraordinary and charismatic song... [it] takes the listener into another musical world...for me this song is one of the best I’ve heard lately, and there were quite a lot."
Doxology: November 13, 2020
Hymn Of The End: January 15, 2021
Inflammatus: April 2, 2021