21st October 2022 0 By Jon Deaux

The new album from ex-Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin, award-winning composer/vocalist LEF, King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto, and Marta Sui Tubi’s Carmelo Pipitone.


O.R.k’s highly anticipated new album, Screamnasium is out today and to coincide with the release the band have announced they will be taking Screamnasium on the road in Europe in spring 2023.


The tour see’s the band play their first live shows since 2019’s Ramagehead tour and will be a co-headliner with French contemporary rock trio Lizzard (https://www.facebook.com/lizzardmusic), the dates also include appearances at Prognosis Festival (https://www.facebook.com/prognosisfestival/ )in both Eindhoven & London.


Colin Edwin comments” I am super happy that the opportunity to bring Screamnasium to life has now arrived in the shape of our first European tour since 2019.  O.R.k. live inhabits a very unique space that I’ve have been missing for far too long.  To say the usual phrase “I am looking forward to it” doesn’t really express how I feel, because I know we’re capable of creating a very special energy live.”


APRIL 2023

12 – Aschaffenburg (DE) – Colos Saal

13 – Pratteln (CH) – Z7

14 – Stuttgart (DE) – Jugendhaus Mitte

16 – Eindhoven (NL) -Effeenar – Prognosis Festival

18 – Milan (IT) – Legend 54

19 – Rome (IT)- Traffic

20 – Bologna (IT)- Alchemica

21 – Kufstein (AT) – Kulturfabrik Kufstein

23 – London (GB) – Indigo at the O2 – Prognosis Festival

25 – Paris (FR) – Backstage by the Mill

27 – Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur


6 Zoetermeer (NL) – De Boerderij

More dates will be announced soon

Ticket info can be found https://www.bandsintown.com/a/12115353 


O.R.k’s Screamnasium is expansive, emotive and the band’s most essential album to date. It is spontaneous yet intricately crafted and has already been described by the press as:

the sound of O.R.k becomes a vessel of beauty Classic Rock

 A surprising, spirited release Prog Magazine

Cool, damn cool album!!! Break Out (DE) 

stunning record Tutto Rock


Excellent & #2 Radar – Eclipsed



Setting the pace, lead single/album opener As I Leave delivers a distilled form of the O.R.k. spirit directly to the listener. Lef’s powerful vocals, Carmelo Pipitone’s energetic riffing, Pat Mastelotto’s inventive rhythmic accompaniment and Colin Edwin’s distinctive bass tones all infuse Screamnasium with a refreshed intensity and a new luminosity. Energy levels are maintained throughout the 42-minute runtime as O.R.k. state the case for optimism, tolerance and empathy – these are hopeful anthems for an increasingly uncertain world.


One particular highlight is “Consequence”, where Lef spars with Grammy winning vocal phenom Elisa, best known outside her native Italy for her collaboration with the legendary Ennio Morricone on Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained soundtrack.


Album closer “Someone Waits” features virtuoso cellist Jo Quail who provides seductive, intertwining melodies to bring Screamnasium to a dramatic and unexpected finale. 


The creative duo of Grammy winning art director Adam Jones (of Tool) and Marvel/DC Comics illustrator Denis Rodier have handled the artwork and layout to create an iconic album artwork with remarkable visual imagery, while mixing and mastering duties have been undertaken by Machine (Lamb of God, King Crimson, Clutch).


Screamnasium is out now on Kscope on CD / ltd ed green coloured vinyl LP/ black vinyl LP and digitally.

ORDER HERE https://ork.lnk.to/Screamnasium

O.R.k. are:

Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari a.k.a LEF – lead vocals

Pat Mastelotto – drums

Colin Edwin – bass

Carmelo Pipitone – guitars 

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