With the will to create something fresh they managed to develop a unique musical style which they today have named Modern Experimental Progressive Rock (MEP-Rock). In 2006 Roger Edström was replaced by Staffan Strömsholm on drums. Two years later Michael Rosenback decided to leave the band, and now Opus Symbiosis was one instrument short. During this time, Sten, Sågfors and Strömsholm were studying at Musikhuset in Jakobstad where they had gotten to know this young talented drummer called EH. The band thought that EH’s bombastic and jazzy chops would make a great addition to the Opus sound.
They asked him to join the band, and so EH became the drummer of Opus Symbiosis. Strömsholm - who used to be the drummer before - now took the role as keyboard and piano player. Opus Symbiosis became a whole unit again, and even stronger than before. The sound and vision of Opus Symbiosis performing live can be described as energetic and grandiose. The live shows are known to be arranged into a musical concept, all songs in one piece.
Opus Symbiosis also uses a tasteful amount of psychedelic and electronic effects in the studio and also in live “FX-jams”. EH and Kackur’s well organized bass to kick drum gives a strong root to build upon. Strömsholm uses a lot of sound variations consisting of acoustic grand pianos, synthesizers, rhodes and mellotron samples. Sågfors’s echoing guitarlines and sometimes abstract lyrics combined with Sten’s voice creates a mysterious mood to it all.
The rare combination of all these far out, yet mainstream elements is what makes Opus Symbiosis. On april 14th 2009 they released their self-titled debut album. The album gained a lot of attention and positive feedback by critics. The debut album has been played in radio stations in Finland, USA and Luxembourg. On april 8th 2011 Opus Symbiosis released a new EP called Mute. A music video for the song Father Sun, Mother Earth from the EP was also released. In 2012 they released their second full length album entitled Nature's Choir.
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