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The highly anticipated project featuring guitarist Jim Matheos (Fates Warning), keyboardist Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, formerly of Dream Theater) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Transatlantic) now has an official name - OSI.
OSI will release its debut album, Orchestra of Strategic Influence, in fall 2002 on InsideOut Music America. IOMA Managing Director Jim Pitulski expects this album to be one the label's biggest sellers to date.
Matheos, Moore & Portnoy are the core of the band, and Moore does most of the lead vocals, but 'Orchestra of Strategic Influence' will also feature special guest vocalists to be announced, and guest bass guitarist Sean Malone (Gordian Knot).
Recording of Orchestra of Strategic Influence is taking place at Carriage House Studios in Connecticut with Grammy Award-winning engineer Phil Magnotti.
Listeners can expect to be surprised. According to Matheos, musically speaking the album is "not Fates Warning, not Dream Theater and not Chroma Key."
A limited edition, multimedia version of Orchestra of Strategic Influence will also be available and include concept videos from Moore as well as documentary footage.
For future updates, visit IOMA's web site www.insideoutmusic.com