Formed in 2013 in Brisbane, Australia, OPUS OF A MACHINE has been a presence in the Australian progressive metal scene since releasing their debut album, ‘Simulacra’. The four-piece outfit consists of vocalist and guitarist Mitchell Legg, guitarist Zac Greensill, bassist Dale Prinsse and drummer Trevor Gee. Having shared the stage with the likes of Seether, Caligula’s Horse, Twelve Foot Ninja, Voyager, and more, OPUS OF A MACHINE’s live show is one of stirring dynamics, chaotic energy and unabashed positivity. OPUS OF A MACHINE is a concentrated blend of melodic, guitar-driven progressive rock and delicate, ambient post-rock that is pouring with exciting, powerful rhythmic energy and emotionally engaging harmony.
On the 3rd of August, 2018, OPUS OF A MACHINE released their second album ‘Stray Fire’, a dense, melodic exposition of personal and universal growth. The 6 track album is a diverse blend of hard-hitting melodic progressive metal, careful and layered alternative rock and powerful, speaker busting post-rock. Since the release of ‘Stray Fire’, they have toured with world renowned bands such as Monuments, The Ocean, Caligula’s Horse, Skyharbor, Tesseract, Circles and Chaos Divine.
Critics have described ‘Stray Fire’ as follows:
“A stunning effort which manages to blend melodic, guitar-driven progressive rock and delicate, ambient post-rock with exhilarating energy and skill. A joy to behold.” - MAXIMUM VOLUME
“If you only buy one Aussie prog album this year, you could do no better than make it this one.” - SENTINEL DAILY
“Stray Fire is, overall, just progressive music at its very best, venturing beyond the shackles of Rush wannabeism and instead doing what the genre should be doing: being unique and f—king fantastic.” - WHAT CULTURE
Critics have described their debut, 'Simulacra' and the band as follows:
"This is alternative progressive rock performed at the highest level." - MOSHVILLE
"‘Simulacra’ is a superbly crafted piece of work. The songs rock, but do so in a very interesting way." - SF MEDIA
"Opus of a Machine have produced an album that trims a lot of progressive metal’s fat without losing any of the magic. Greater things are expected to come from them in the future." - PROG SPHERE
"A brilliant mix of raw and honest-sounding progressive rock/alternative metal reinforced with powerful clean vocals." - A METAL STATE OF MIND
"Soaring verses, delicate instrumental breaks, catchy choruses and heartfelt ambition is what would best describe the first offering from these guys. An airy, shimmering affair, it’s a debut worth notice." - SPUTNIK MUSIC