Born of Osiris

Born of Osiris is an American heavy metal band formed in 2003 in Palatine, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Ronnie Canizaro, guitarist Lee McKinney, bassist Nick Rossi, drummer Cameron Losch, and keyboardist/vocalist Joe Buras. Born of Osiris has played at various festivals including the Summer Slaughter Tour[2] (2008, 2009, 2015 and 2018) and the Music as a Weapon Tour 4.

Born of Osiris
Born of Osiris live in 2018
Background information
OriginPalatine, Illinois, United States
Years active2003present
WebsiteBorn of Osiris on Facebook
MembersRonnie Canizaro
Joe Buras
Lee McKinney
Cameron Losch
Nick Rossi
Past membersMatt Pantelis
Joel Negus
Dan Laabs
Mike Shanahan
Jason Richardson
David Darocha

The group underwent several name changes, including Diminished (2003–2004), Your Heart Engraved (2004–2006), and Rosecrance (2006–2007), before finally settling on Born of Osiris in 2007,[2] basing the name on the Egyptian deity Osiris and the tale of his son Horus.


Early years and The New Reign (2003-2007)

In its early years, the band was part of the Northland Chicago metalcore scene along with other (now successfully signed) bands such as Veil of Maya, Monsters, Oceano, and For All I Am.

While known as Diminished in 2003, they released a five-song demo EP titled Your Heart Engraved These Messages. This was the only release from the teenage band to feature two lead vocalists.

From that demo came their next name, Your Heart Engraved. Under that name, the band released a twleve-song demo known as Youm Wara Youm. During that time, the band also released a satirical rap song titled "Stressed". The song was originally featured on the band's Myspace account.

Your Heart Engraved changed its name once again in 2006, this time to Rosecrance and released a self-titled seven-track demo EP, containing re-recordings of songs off their second demo and two extra satirical rap songs, named "HopeYouDie" and "Paddy Wack". The latter was based off the well-known nursery rhyme of the same name.

Finally in 2007 the group settled on Born of Osiris as a suitable band name. The first Born of Osiris song released would be called "Narnia", which would later be retitled "The Takeover" on The New Reign. The New Reign marked the end of their satirical rap songs and old post-hardcore/metalcore sound, and the beginning of their critically acclaimed technical deathcore sound and their stay with Sumerian Records.

A Higher Place, The Discovery, and Richardson's departure (2008-2012)

In July 2009, the band released their debut album, A Higher Place, which peaked at number 73 on the Billboard 200.[3] They co-headlined a tour named The Night of the Living Shred with All Shall Perish, After the Burial, Caliban and Suffokate;[4] Born of Osiris also supported Hatebreed on the Decimation of the Nation Tour 2, alongside Cannibal Corpse, Unearth and Hate Eternal.[5]

In December 2009, they asked Jason Richardson of All Shall Perish to join Born of Osiris. This began a two-year period of member stability which resulted in the writing and release of their second full-length album, The Discovery. Released March 22, 2011, the album debuted at 87 on the Billboard 200.

In September 2011, members Cameron Losch, Joe Buras, and Lee McKinney (known for always using the Sicilian Defense when playing chess) recorded and mixed the self-titled first release by Virginia band Mind's I.

On December 21, 2011, Born of Osiris fired guitarist Jason Richardson. The official press release came three weeks later.[6][7] Richardson immediately joined Salt Lake City deathcore act Chelsea Grin following his departure from the band. In response to the official statement released by the band, he wrote a scathing status update on his personal Facebook page, stating that the other band members frequently abused alcohol and prescription drugs.[8] Richardson had served as a touring member within Chelsea Grin prior to him being kicked out of the band.

A video was posted, showing guitarist Lee Mckinney rehearsing over a riff, which is believed to be part of a song which will feature on the next Born of Osiris release. He also had an eight string guitar built for him by the UK-based company Invictus Guitars, suggesting another direction that the next release will take.[9]

Following this, McKinney started a side project called Mechanize (originally named Mecha but the name had to be changed for legal reasons), in which he produces original electronic music and remixes other artists.[10] David Darocha has also started his own jewelry line called D A V I.[11] Cameron Losch, Lee McKinney and former guitarist Jason Richardson are all instructors on the music teaching website Bandhappy, which is owned by Matt Halpern, the drummer of Born of Osiris's labelmate Periphery.

Tomorrow We Die ∆live and Soul Sphere (2013-2015)

On June 25, 2013, the Sumerian Records YouTube page uploaded a new Born of Osiris song entitled "M∆chine" as well as a new album titled Tomorrow We Die ∆live, which was released August 20, 2013. They toured across North America on the 2013 Rockstar Mayhem Festival alongside groups like Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie and Machine Head. Born of Osiris also supported Asking Alexandria on their Breakdown the Walls Tour alongside August Burns Red, Crown the Empire and We Came as Romans. The band also played on the Monster Energy Stage for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour and headlined in October 2014 to support Tomorrow We Die ∆live. Within the Ruins, ERRA, Betraying the Martyrs and Thy Art is Murder all supported the band. The band also opened up for The Devil Wears Prada with The Word Alive and Secrets joining as support in early 2015. Mid-2015 saw the band open up for Arch Enemy on the 2015 annual Summer Slaughter tour. In September 2015 the band went to Russia to support Emmure on a small tour.

The new album, Soul Sphere was released on October 23, 2015. In February 2016, The band was the headliner for the Sumerian Records Ten Year Tour. Veil of Maya, After the Burial, ERRA and Bad Omens joined them on the lineup. A second leg of the tour started in May with Upon a Burning Body being added to the lineup, replacing Veil of Maya. The band will play in Europe this September with Veil of Maya as a co-headliner with Volumes and Black Crown Initiate joining as support.

The Eternal Reign, The Simulation, and untitled sixth album (2016-present)

At the turn of 2017, the band released a new song titled "Glorious Day", that was originally included on their 2004 demo, Youm Wara Youm, and was intended to be on The New Reign.

On February 24, 2017, the band released their second studio EP, entitled The Eternal Reign, which was a rerecorded version of their first studio release, The New Reign. The band toured to celebrate The New Reign's tenth anniversary. The first half of the tour featured Volumes, Oceans Ate Alaska, Within the Ruins and Fire From the Gods as support. The second half had Volumes return with Betraying the Martyrs and Widowmaker as the new support bands.

In 2018, the band departed on the Summer Slaughter tour. On July 16, 2018, they released the first single, titled "Silence the Echo," and announced the departure of longtime bassist, David Da Rocha, who has been featured in all Sumerian releases with the band. Nick Rossi of In Motives was introduced as his replacement. In 2018, Born of Osiris took part in the annual Summer Slaughter Tour, supporting Between the Buried and Me.[12] Born of Osiris went on tour once again in the Fall of 2018, this time supporting Killswitch Engage. Crowbar and Death Ray Vision joined up as support.[13]

On November 16, 2018, the band released their second single, "The Accursed", from their fifth studio album, The Simulation. The album was released on January 11, 2019 and is the first of two Born of Osiris albums planned for release in 2019.[14] On February 7, 2019, the band embarked on an approximate one month-long tour to support The Simulation alongside Chelsea Grin, Make Them Suffer and Kingdom of Giants.[15][16] Born of Osiris also returned to Australia in the June of 2019 co-headlining with Chelsea Grin. Diamond Construct joined as support.[17]




Born of Osiris discography
Studio albums5
Music videos8

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Year Album details Peak chart positions

Hard Rock
2009 A Higher Place 7382710
2011 The Discovery
  • Released: March 22, 2011
  • Label: Sumerian
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2013 Tomorrow We Die Alive
  • Released: August 20, 2013
  • Label: Sumerian
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2015 Soul Sphere
  • Released: October 23, 2015
  • Label: Sumerian
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2019 The Simulation
  • Released: January 11, 2019
  • Label: Sumerian
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.



  • Your Heart Engraved These Messages (2003) (recorded while known as Diminished)
  • Youm Wara Youm (2004) (recorded while known as Your Heart Engraved)
  • Rosecrance (2005) (recorded while known as Rosecrance)
  • Preview Promo (2006) (demo containing two tracks, "July 4th" (re-recorded version of "Sight and Sounds" from the Rosecrance EP) and "New Years Final")
  • Narnia (2007) (single song demo which eventually became "The Takeover" featured on the band's The New Reign EP)
  • Pre-Production Demo (2008) (4-track demo of instrumentals from A Higher Place)


  • "Stressed" (2005)
  • "HopeYouDie" (2006)
  • "Now Arise" (2009)
  • "Recreate" (2011)
  • "Follow the Signs" (2012)
  • "M∆chine" (2013)
  • "Divergency" (2013)
  • "Throw Me in the Jungle" (2015)
  • "Resilience" (2015)
  • "Silence the Echo" (2018)
  • "The Accursed" (2018)

Music videos

Year Album Title Director
2008 The New Reign "Open Arms to Damnation" Ori Kairy
2009 A Higher Place "Now Arise" David Brodsky
2011 The Discovery "Recreate" Andrew Pulaski
2012 "Follow the Signs"
2013 Tomorrow We Die ∆live "M∆chine" N/A
"Divergency" N/A
2015 Soul Sphere "Illuminate" Ramon Boutviseth
2016 "The Other Half of Me"
2017 The Eternal Reign Empires Erased Sam Leabo
2018 The Simulation The Accursed Steven Contreras
2019 Cycles Of Tragedy


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