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OSI

The word "supergroup" has often been used to describe O.S.I., one of the best-known progressive metal/progressive rock acts to emerge in the United States in the 2000s -- and considering who has been leading O.S.I., that word is not an exaggeration. The leaders of O.S.I. have included guitarist/keyboardist Jim Matheos and lead singer/keyboardist Kevin Moore, both of whom bring strong prog and metal credentials to the table. Moore is a former member of Dream Theater (one of the top progressive metal bands of the 1990s and 2000s) and the founder of Chroma Key (whose work is prog rock but not prog metal), while Matheos' résumé includes his many years as guitarist for the well-known metal band Fates Warning. Other participants in O.S.I. have included drummer Mike Portnoy (known for his association with Dream Theater) and bassist Sean Malone of Gordian Knot (an instrumental progressive metal/progressive rock group that has been influenced by jazz-rock fusion).

O.S.I.'s participants have varied from one album to the next, but Matheos and Moore have been the core of the group -- which has been heavily influenced by alternative rock and alternative metal. Some progressive metal bands have been oblivious to the alternative metal and alternative rock of the 1990s and 2000s; all of their prog and metal influences come from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and they operate with a decidedly pre-Nevermind outlook (Nevermind was the seminal 1991 blockbuster that turned Nirvana into alternative rock superstars and did a great deal to make alternative rock mainstream). But instead of ignoring alternative rock and alternative metal, O.S.I. have opted to draw on influences from different eras. O.S.I.'s long list of influences has included, among others, Pink Floyd, Yes, and King Crimson as well as Radiohead and Nirvana -- and some of Moore's admirers have been surprised to find out that O.S.I. don't sound a lot like Dream Theater. But in fact, Dream Theater have not been a major influence on O.S.I.'s work.

Formed in 2003, O.S.I. named themselves after the Office of Strategic Influence -- a short-lived, controversial government agency that the United States Department of Defense established in late October 2001 in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. According to BBC News and other major news agencies, the purpose of the Office of Strategic Influence was to spread pro-George W. Bush Administration propaganda and disinformation in foreign countries, but in 2002, Donald H. Rumsfeld (who served as secretary of defense under President George W. Bush until his resignation in late 2006) was quoted as saying that the Office of Strategic Influence had been discontinued in name even though its activities continued. By the time the progressive metal/progressive rock supergroup O.S.I. were formed in 2003, the Office of Strategic Influence no longer existed as an official department. O.S.I.'s first album, Office of Strategic Influence, was released by Inside Out/SPV in 2003; that debut was followed by O.S.I.'s subsequent Inside Out/SPV releases Free (which was their second album) in 2006 and Blood (their third album) in 2009. ~ Alex Henderson, Rovi
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Bought Fates Warning Inside Out expecting raw death metal. Couldnt believe what an incredibly talented in polished sound it became one of my all time favorite discs..
103635074
Bloooooood album!!
Give us Blood, update the bio, and why isn't Kevin Moore a household name like Thom Yorke?
We need Blood!
Never heard of them and I love Dream Theater. At least I hear about them now, they are awesome!
Give us BLOOD!
thats just mind CANDY
These guys are pretty kewl tho :D
@Joel Frenger: My vote goes to James LaBrie. =P
Kevin Moore has a musical sensibility like no other... Whether he is rocking out with OSI or waxing poetic with Chroma Key, he gets my vote for best Prog act of the decade!
Funny how Pandora neglects to mention that OSI, as they became formally known as after the debut album (shortening from the mouthful that was Office of Strategic Influence) worked with Gavin Harrison, (acclaimed drummer for Porcupine Tree most notably) on the 2009 "Blood" release as well as Opeth lead vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt for the "Stockholm" track. Steven Wilson (producer of Opeth, Porcupine Tree mastermind) was featured on the track "Shutdown" on the debut album.
Wiki them and be amazed.:)
slynblk
ME LIKES
Like the musicality but the vocals -- not so much. Great music!
No they're not, and no it doesn't.
these guys are really good, it really sticks with you...
Jim Matheos originally wanted Daniel Gildenlow on this project. It's a crying shame he took this in the direction Kevin Moore wanted which didnt gel with the direction Daniel wanted to take it. Not that the end result is bad but one can only imagine how much more awesome Daniel would have made it.
OSI is an American progressive experimental supergroup formed by Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos in 2003. Consists of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) Drums, Kevin Moore (Chroma Key exDream Theater/Fate s Warning) keyboards/vo c a l s & Sean Malone on bass. The name refers to the short-lived US government agency Office of Strategic Influence which was established shortly after 9/11 to promote pro-US propaganda in domestic and foreign media, among other functions. source-www.w i k i p e d i a . c o m

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