Oshiego has been perfecting Death Metal since 2004. The current line-up of Oshiego consists of Umar (vocals), Zul (guitars and bass) and Krzysztof Klingbein (session drums). Oshiego takes heavy musical influences from notable bands such as Kreator, Melechesh and Grave, as well as incorporating Middle Eastern touches into their songs. Lyrically-driven by subjects involving injustice, war, Islamic mysticism and the inevitable struggles of life.
Oshiego is determined to Thrash and Destroy!
Oshiego released an MCD titled Unending Carnage in 2009. Favourable reviews were garnered by this release from reviewers of Sea of Tranquility, Metal Team UK and Castle of Vampiria (Spanish). This release consisted of two new songs (also recorded by Leonard Soosay at Snakeweed studios) and the four songs from the “Now Suffer” demo, all mastered by Michael Kalember (Absence Of The Sacred).
In late 2009, work commenced on Oshiego’s debut full-length album, ‘Woe to the Conquered’. Again, it was recorded by Nathanial Chew and Leonard Soosay at Snakeweed studios. The completed work was sent to Hertz Studios in Poland to be mastered, who morphed the already brutal recording into a relentless assault, poised to strike at the hearts of the unbelievers.
Oshiego went on a hiatus from live shows from May 2009, but returned with a vengeance to bring the crushing tones of their music to the masses from the live stage yet again in 2010, with a gig which was aptly named, Now Suffer. The resounding response to the gig is reflected in a gig review, which described the closing act as follows: “The set for the night finally ended with local pharaohs Oshiego bringing down the house with the wall of death poised to portray their adulation.” Clearly Oshiego’s capacity to entertain an audience live has not been undermined by the months of silence.
Oshiego released ‘Woe to the Conquered’ in 2011 independently. It was during this era that Oshiego shared the stage with notable bands such as Marduk and Misery Index in Indonesia
In 2013, Oshiego released their sophomore album, The Great Architect of Nothing’, under the label, Horror Pain Gore Death Productions (HPGD). Eight soul shattering original tracks of groovy, neck-breaking riffs, bonecrushing subsonic bass and primal, warlike exteme percussion plus a cover of Vomitory’s ‘The Voyage’. This is where Oshiego truly found their sound.
Oshiego released their third album in 2015, ‘Crossing the Bridge of Siraat’. Considered to be their masterpiece Oshiego were more devastating than ever before. Merciless riffs, Middle-Eastern stylings, groove and melody combine with an uncompromising old school approach resulting in total sonic torment!
In 2019 Oshiego release their 4th album, ‘The Book of Wonders’ with multi-talented musician, Jared Moran, who has many projects under his belt (Uzumaki, Ange De La Mort, Boiled Tongue, Filrth Eater, etc).
Oshiego released their Single, “Clerics Of Corruption”, Friday 3rd September 2021.
A soul shattering track of pure malice and hate. A song that emerged from the inner recesses of rage, anger & an uncompromising hate of the unjust! This track will feature the Blistering Guitars of Oshiego’s newest member Zul & the drumming of the young and talented Krzysztof Klingbein who was on tour with Vader for the De Profundis XXV – Album Reedition Tour 2021.
Oshiego released their Single, “Litany Of The Sea”, Friday 1st October 2021.
A song inspired by the renowned litany of the great 13th century Sufi & Mystic of Morocco, Abū al-Hasan al-Shādhilī. A Powerful and Majestic expression of both slavehood and poverty toward absolution. This track feature the Blistering Guitars of Oshiego’s newest member Zul & the drumming of the young and talented Krzysztof Klingbein.
Oshiego released their Single, “Provenance”, Friday 12th November 2021.
A track of Power, Might and Majesty. Echoing struggles aeons old. A call to the seekers on the path of absolute knowledge and truth! Inspired by the pages from the works of the great 17th century Mystic and Saint of Yemen, `AbdAllah ibn Alawi al-Haddad. This track feature the Blistering Guitars of Oshiego’s newest member Zul & the drumming of the young and talented Krzysztof Klingbein.
Oshiego released their latest Single, ‘Jaljalut’, Friday 17th December 2021.
An Esoteric track of Mystery, Power and Majesty. Inspired by the 1,500 year old Ode attributed to ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, taken from the Shams al-Ma’ārif of the 13th century Sufi writer Aḥmad ibn ‘Alī al-Būnī. In it contains the secrets of Power and Majesty. This track will feature a rare glimpse into the angelic language that is spoken and understood only by a handful of chosen elect of every age.
Oshiego released its 5th full length album ‘Jaljalut‘, 14th January 2022.
12 crushing tracks of Oshiego’s own brand of Death Metal. Middle Eastern stylings packed with intense groove, brutality, melodies and defiance, guaranteed to strike at the hearts of men.