Based out of Western Massachusetts, OXEN is here to blast your ear holes with heavy melodies and catchy riffs. They have emerged from their winter hibernation as a power trio, more focused and driving than before. OXEN is bringing back simplicity to heavy music.
Last summer marked the release of OXEN's debut LP "The Vanishing", an 11 song album self-engineered by their own guitarist/vocalist Chris Daniele (www.chrisdaniele-audio.com
), mixed by Aaron Harris of ISIS/Palms, and mastered by Chris Common (Pelican/Russian Circles/The Mars Volta). It features guest appearances by Joel Stroetzel of Killswitch Engage and Jeanne Sagan (ex-All That Remains) amongst others. "The Vanishing" showcases the band's strong points of a wide dynamic approach and varied influences.
"The Vanishing demands your full attention as it's one of the years most exciting and thrilling debut albums you're likely to come across." - The Sludgelord
"This record is bad ass." - Aaron Harris (ISIS/Palms)