Canadian progressive metallers ONI have released a cover of 'A Place For My Head' byLinkin Park as a tribute to the late Chester Bennington

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Chester and the band were a vital influence on ONI, as frontman Jake Oni explains: "Linkin Park were the first band that introduced me to heavier music which led me down my path of metal. Chester Bennington's voice and lyrics affected so many people, especially me. The world will not be the same without him. We decided to record this cover as a tribute to LP & Chester. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and fans."                

ONI spent the summer in Europe touring their stunning debut album Ironshore, which included performances a tUK Tech Fest, Bloodstock and select dates with Death Angel. 

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In Japanese folklore, the Oni is a malevolent shape-shifting demon, able to take on many guises as it spreads pain and misery. The constantly shifting, ever-evolving sound of Ontario, Canada's Oni is no less elusive, though unlike their namesake, amidst the brutality and violence, they weave great beauty, and a breadth of heartfelt emotion. 

With their influences rooted in progressive metal, Oni's sound can be compared to the genre's heavy hitters - The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Between The Buried And Me - yet they remain truly unique. With Jake Oni handling vocal duties, Martin Andres and Brandon White on guitar, Chase Bryant on bass and Joe Greulich on drums, they are also perhaps the first metal band to feature a Xylo-synth player, in the form of Johnny D, which adds an intriguing dynamic to the nine tracks found on their full-length debut, Ironshore.

Presiding over the Ironshore sessions was producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira), who immediately understood what Oni was trying to achieve. Through this connection, the band was able to reach out to Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe, who contributes his inimitable style to 'The Only Cure' - one of Ironshore's heaviest moments, as well as naming the record.

With their debut album release now under their belts, the band has now set their sights on conquering the music world, one show at a time.