Tag Archives: Chris “OJ” Ojeda

Byzantine’s “New Ways to Bear Witness” video was new way to give frontman a concussion

Posted by on May 23, 2017

Have you heard the new Byzantine track, “New Ways to Bear Wtiness,”  yet? Hopefully you have, because it rips! They’ve made a video for it, and it’s probably a painful memory for singer/guitarist Chris “OJ” Ojeda, mainly because the shoot left him with a concussion! Drummer Matt Wolfe, who was in the band until recently […]

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Exclusive: In the studio with Byzantine; band’s choice of cover songs revealed

Posted by on December 21, 2016

In early November of 2016, Metal Insider contributor Schuler Benson paid a visit to 7over8 Studios in Myrtle Beach to join Byzantine’s Chris Ojeda and Brian Henderson as they laid down guitar tracks for the band’s forthcoming album and Metal Blade Records debut, The Cicada Tree. This is the second time I’ve shown up at […]

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Top 10s of the year from members of Melvins, Palms, Byzantine, Primordial, Oni, Gozu

Posted by on December 19, 2016

We’ve gotten a lot of great music this year, and while you may have been following along with our list of the best music of 2016 as according to us, the artists that made some of that music should have a say in it as well. That’s why we reached out to a handful of […]

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Byzantine signs with Metal Blade Records

Posted by on March 31, 2016

Nobody beats the Byz! And now Byzantine has become even more indestructible, having just signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. Byzantine’s last two albums, including last year’s well received To Release is to Resolve, were self-released and crowdfunded. Now the West Virginian metal titans are preparing to release their sixth album in 2017 […]

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Interview: Byzantine is back in byzness

Posted by on April 2, 2015

 This coming Tuesday (7), West Virginia’s Byzantine will be releasing their fifth album, To Release is To Resolve. Several months ago, Metal Insider contributor Schuler Benson caught up with the band in the studio as they wrapped up production on the album to talk about what went into making it, crowdfunding, and the new interest that the  band has gotten […]

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Byzantine release new song, album details, tour dates

Posted by on February 2, 2015

The reunion of West Virginian progressive groove thrashers Byzantine was one of the most welcome metal band returns of the past few years. Despite constant setbacks, the quartet has announced the release of their fifth album, To Release Is To Resolve, this spring, along with its elaborate artwork and impressive first available song, “A Curious Lot.” The band’s […]

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Exclusive interview: 20 years later, we talk to O.J.!

Posted by on June 13, 2014

On June 12, 1994, the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were found at O.J. Simpson’s Brentwood estate. The low speed chase, subsequent trial and acquittal of the actor and former football player mesmerized America. Through some maneuvering through the legal system and strings being pulled, Metal Insider was able to conduct an exclusive […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Surprising Break Ups

Posted by on March 26, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Before anyone starts to freak out about the imagine seen off to the side: no, we ARE NOT reporting about My Chemical Romance’s demise. However, the news of the break up got us to thinking about other bands whose disbandment […]

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