Soul Society is the seventh full-length studio album recorded by the American alternative metal group Osmosis. The album was released April 2, 2013 under Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike Records; it is Osmosis' major-label debut. The track listing and the album artwork for the record were revealed January 28, 2013.
- "Have Fear, Aquaman Is Here!" - 4:18
- "Medaka-chan, Where Did You Put My Sanity?" - 4:04
- "Silver Crows and Black Lotuses" - 2:16
- "Cake is a Lie" - 2:29
- "The Unbelievable Wrath of Butterflaizen"- 8:53
- "Titty Kubo" - 3:34
- "Pierce Through the Heavens" - 5:26
- "American Kirby's Hardcore" (feat. Mike Patton) - 5:40
- "Dead Center" - 4:15
- "Find Me in the Rice" - 5:05
- "Armstrong Family" - 9:32
- "Demon King.... Demon King!?" (feat. Otep Shamaya) - 3:43
- This album was the first of the band's releases to receive a Parental Advisory sticker, although it isn't exactly the first to contain profanity.
- The album was also the first to have any accompanying singles.
- Soul Society included the following samples:
- Although Corey Farrell plays drums on this album, he did not contribute to all of the tracks; Between the Buried and Me's Blake Richardson appeared on certain songs, while Incubus' Jose Pasillas only contributed to one.
- It was the last album to feature Shawn Lorelei as Osmosis' lead guitarist; he left the group early in May, and was replaced by Adam Guerilla, who previously contributed to the band's first two full-length albums.
- Marco Simmer - Lead vocals, keyboards, samples, turntables, additional production
- Shawn Lorelei - Lead guitar, mandolin, Warr guitar, sitar
- Ash Beale - Bass guitar
- Phoenix Riviera - Rhythm guitar, alto saxophone, backing vocals
- Jose Pasillas - Drums on track 1
- Blake Richardson - Drums on tracks 2-7
- Corey Farrell - Drums and percussion on tracks 8-12
- Steve Evetts - Producer, additional mixing
- Chris Lord-Alge - Mixing
- Will Quinnell - Mastering
- Tom Shumway - Engineer
- Jeff Dunne - Editing
- Dan Seagrave - Art direction, design
- Pierce Through the Heavens; Darren Doane
Music video informationEdit
Pierce Through the HeavensEdit
- Directed by Darren Doane. The music video's setting is at a barren wasteland. It depicts the band performing at that location to a large group of scene girls, nearly all of them (except one: a blue-haired mysterious female with glowing red eyes) participating in various acts of self-deprecation. Throughout the song's video, the ghost who appeared in "I Can Fly!" floats above Osmosis, and also, an enlarged, demented-looking Eye of Providence stays in the background. Between the Buried and Me percussionist Blake Richardson performs and appears in the video as Osmosis' drummer.