Australian dual bass prog trio The Omnific announce new album and stream new single

The world’s most prominent bass driven instrumental rock act, Australia’s The Omnific, return with their second album, The Law Of Augmenting Returns, an audacious and magnificent triumph – to be released on 7th June 2024 via Wild Thing Records


The Omnific are also celebrating the release of their latest single and album lead – the nostalgic and heroic adventure of ‘Base Camp’, and newly minted EU/UK Tour for July & August 2024.

The Law Of Augmenting Returns explores the notion that the more effort you invest in your artistry, the greater the rewards you reap. This powerful trinity of bass and drums pushed their creative boundaries to unprecedented heights; a tremendous body of work transpired, traversing the intense, the emotionally charged, and the humorous, appealing to a wide range of musical palates. 

Bassist Matt Fack explains, 

The Law Of Augmenting Returns is the culmination of the experience and knowledge learnt and embodied in the 8 years of our existence as a band. With our creative mindset to incorporate new ideas adhered to the core principle of bass, this album paints the story of the band’s past, present, and beyond.”

The production team of critically acclaimed debut record Escapades (2021) reassembled for the release, including Adam Bentley (mixing, Arch Echo), Ermin Hamidovic (mastering, Periphery), and Josh Saunders (artwork); with the majority of programming handled by the band’s own Matt Fack

01.    The Omnific ≈ Bass (Feat. Tim Waurick and Luke Taylor of Heartline)
02.    The Law Of Augmenting Returns (Feat. Charles Berthoud and Kai Den Hertog)
03.    Matrices
04.    Base Camp
05.    Will-O’-The-Wisp
06.    Phat Mackerel
07.    Butterfingers
08.    Double Malt Ditty (Feat. Rohan Sharma)

The origin of ‘Base Camp‘ began with an emotional piano motif (the track’s first line heard), later to be adapted for two bass guitars. Bassist Matt Fack was inspired by the heroism of heroes, the adventures they partake, and their inevitable return to ‘Base Camp‘. Fack proclaims, “In what could be described, as the defining song of a new era of musical possibilities to come from us, ‘Base Camp’ takes you on a journey to the top of the mountain, and back.” The music video was captured by acclaimed directors Jamie McVicker Declan Blackall (PliniThe Omnific – ‘Phat Mackerel’), and filmed in Jervis Bay, south of Sydney. Co-director McVicker recollects, “We felt a particular feeling of homecoming as an emotional through-line to the song. The hero returns from their travels, to see a world renewed by the change in consciousness brought on by the adventure”, akin to the story of The Omnific

The Omnific will be trailblazing their way through Europe & the UK, heading on their first ever summer festival run, alongside their most extensive array of headline shows in Europe to date. They’ll be making highly anticipated debut appearances at festivals; RADAR (UK), Vagos (PT), Brutal Assault (CZ), Arctangent (UK), and Fekete Zaj (HU). Led by their two other-worldly intertwining bassists, Matt Fack Toby Peterson-Stewart, and backed by flamboyant drummer Jerome Lematua, The Bass Boys will be bringing a full tank of charisma, showmanship, and unbelievable technical performances from down under. 

Tour Dates:
28-Jul – United Kingdom – Manchester – Radar Festival
30-Jul – Germany – Oberhausen – Druckluft 
01-Aug – Spain – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 3
02-Aug – Spain – Madrid – Wurlitzer 
03-Aug – Portugal – Vagos – Vagos Metal Fest
04-Aug – Spain – Portugalete – Groove
06-Aug – Italy – Milan – Slaughter Club
08-Aug – Slovakia – Bratislava – Pink Whale
09-Aug – Czech Republic – Josefov – Brutal Assault Festival
10-Aug – Poland – Warsaw – Chmury
12-Aug – Germany – Hamburg – Hafenklang
14-Aug – Netherlands – Nijmegen – Merleyn 
16-Aug – United Kingdom – Bristol – Arctangent Festival
18-Aug – Hungary – Gyöngyös – Fekete Zaj Festival

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The Omnific are a breathtaking progressive instrumental trio, hailing from Melbourne, Australia. 

Following the release of three groundbreaking EPs – Sonorous (2016), Kismet (2017), The Minds Eye (2019) – the band attracted interest, and fans from all corners of the globe. Their 2021 debut album Escapades achieved international critical acclaim – landing #3 on the Australian AIR Independent Album Charts, and cementing their status as torchbearers of the next generation of progressive rock and metal. Clay Gober of Polyphia featured on the single ‘Antecedent‘, exceeding a combined 1 million plays on YouTube & Spotify. In 2023, the group went from strength to strength; supporting Polyphia in Australia, and Ne Obliviscaris in Europe and North America, capping off with a landmark 46-date world tour in support of single ‘Phat Mackerel’ – including festivals Euroblast (DE), Reeperbahn (DE), and Bigsound (AU). The group kickstarted 2024 with Mongolia’s The HU in Australia, profiling their outrageous musical versatility – which dives through prog, metal, djent, funk, synth-driven soundscapes, and more. The Omnific have also toured with renowned artists such as Between The Buried And MeIntervalsGalactic EmpireTwelve Foot Ninja, and Cog

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