Omega Centauri is a recording project that was formed in 2006 by the drummer and guitarist Tom Vallely from England. Later, Rob Polon from Belgium joined the project to perform vocals on recordings. The music is an experimental form of black metal with some stylistic features commonly associated with post-rock, ambient, doom, avantgarde, classical and jazz/rock fusion to be acknowledged. The result is an ‘unorthodox’ atmospheric sound. Certain elements are comparable to equivalent projects such as Nocternity, Deathspell Omega, Neurosis and Ved Buens Ende. Ideologically the main focus of the music and lyrical content on the band’s debut album ‘Universum Infinitum’ is directed towards the study of the human condition; often encompassing ideas from the associated fields of philosophy, psychology and theology.
The compositions on ‘Universum Infinitum’ were written and recorded over spontaneous periods of time between January 2006 and January 2011. Upon completion the recording was agreed to be released by Duplicate Records (Nor) in January 2012.
In the near future there is a split to be released with Smohalla (Fra) and another full length album which is currently a work in progress.
Members: Tom Vallely - Composition, Instrumentation Rob Polon - Lyrics, Vocals