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Opus Dai
Submitted by Johan Wippsson on 2005-11-03
Opus Dai releases "Actum Procul"

Double Blind Music presents Opus D?i?s Actum Procul, a limited edition five-song EP, recorded live at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood. The EP captures the power of Opus D?i?s live show and reveals a band that cultivates a rich and varied aural landscape - a place where diverse sounds blend into a singular musical force.

Actum Procul, which is available exclusively online and at Opus D?i shows, features stunning live performances of ?Rain,? ?Step Up,? ?Bella Christa,? and ?Frontline,? as well as rare acoustic song ?Best Regards.? The album paves the way for their debut full-length, which will be out on Double Blind in early 2006.

Driving and aggressive yet gentle in spirit, an epic and graceful warmth stokes the fires that burn brightly for Opus D?i. Drawing on influences from Led Zeppelin and Jeff Buckley to Tool and The Mars Volta, Opus D?i weave a broad musical tapestry. The superlative musicianship and beautifully crafted songs are the hallmark of this newly formed yet years-in-the-making band.

Like individual rivulets of water edging their way to a common sea, the history of Opus D?i is a journey that begun several years ago with the formation of L.A.?s noted multi-ethnic, world music-influenced O.H.M. With diverse cultural backgrounds and inspirations, the four members of Opus D?i rose from the ashes of O.H.M. to meet at a common center. Distorted Hendrix-like guitars exist alongside soaring vocals and urgent drums to create a potent mix of melody and ferocity.

In a remarkably short time, Opus D?i has become a must-see live band with a diverse and loyal following, having shared the stage with bands such as System of a Down, Dredg, Linkin Park, The Apex Theory and Sevendust.


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