The Omnific is a breathtaking progressive instrumental trio from Melbourne, Australia, featuring two other-worldly intertwining bassists, Matt Fack and Toby Peterson-Stewart, backed by flamboyant drummer Jerome Lematua; creating an extraordinary mosaic that dances between progressive rock, djent, funk, and synth-driven soundscapes.
The group’s monumental debut album Escapades, released on October 8, 2021 via Wild Thing Records, achieved significant international acclaim, impressively landing #3 on the Australian AIR Independent Album Charts. Their most refined and artistic work yet, Escapades is a record for those seeking to be challenged, and for those who wish to be blanketed by atmosphere with swirling textures, syncopation, euphoric highs, and melancholic lows. The record was brought to life by the esteemed duo of mixing engineer Adam Bentley (Felix Martin, Arch Echo), and mastering engineer Ermin Hamidovic (Periphery, Devin Townsend Band, Plini), and features Clay Gober of Polyphia as guest bassist on the single Antecedent, which received a colossal reception internationally.
With the young virtuosic band clocking in over 10 million Spotify streams and 4 million YouTube views to date, The Omnific elevated their career to new heights with the release of Escapades. The new album received extensive coverage from press outlets such as Metal Hammer (UK), PROG Magazine (UK), Guitar World (UK), Bass Player (UK), and Bass Magazine (US), with Heavy Mag (AU) declaring “the album is an easy 10 out of 10”. Significant Spotify editorial playlist wins were realised on ‘Progressive Metal’, ‘Got Djent’, Prog Rock’, ‘Epic & Melodic’, and ‘Instrumental Madness’, coupled with several major radio spins on Australia’s Triple J.
Following the release of three stunning EPs - Sonorous (2016), Kismet (2017), The Minds Eye (2019) - the band attracted interest, and fans from all corners of the globe, with Metal Hammer proclaiming “a bright future for the instrumental outfit”. An ensuing viral online fanbase transpired, strongly devoted to the band’s playthroughs, gear demo, and music videos, sparking a series of industry signings; Wild Thing Music Group (management), Wild Thing Records (label), Destroy All Lines (agent), and Sheet Happens Publishing (sheet music). In addition, The Omnific forged close-knit partnerships with internationally renowned companies Darkglass Electronics, Neural DSP, and Dingwall Guitars, influentially representing these brands online, and also in-person with several performances at The Melbourne Guitar Show.
The Omnific’s live show, full of character, swagger, showmanship, and stellar technical performances, has left a lasting impression on audiences across the world. In Australia, the band have completed several successful headline tours, toured with the likes of Between The Buried & Me, Intervals, Ne Obliviscaris, Twelve Foot Ninja, Cog, Galactic Empire, and Circles, in addition to performing at Brisbane’s Dead Of Winter Festival. In Europe & UK, The Omnific have traversed the continent with Intervals in 2019, to be followed up by a May-June 2023 European Tour with Ne Obliviscaris.
With their musical craft truly unique and a live show unlike any other, The Omnific stands tall as the world’s most prominent bass driven instrumental rock act.