|Ouroboros (pronounced OR-oh-BOR-us) is a tech-death/thrash band based in Sydney, Australia that formed in 2001; originally under the name Dred.
In 2007, while still going under the name Dred, Ouroboros self-released and distributed a (now sold-out) four-track EP titled A Path To Extinction. This release was followed by two music videos which have aired extensively on national television in Australia.
Ouroboros has been playing live since mid 2007 and have gained an extensive fan base. Touring highlights include support slots on Morbid Angel's 2011 Australian Tour, Cannibal Corpse's 2009 Australian tour, Psycroptic's Ob(Servant) Australian Tour and the Australian Summer Slaughter Tour with Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Aborted and The Faceless.
In 2009 they changed their name from Dred to Ouroboros and were nominated for five awards in the first ever Australian Metal Awards. Ouroboros took home three awards including Best Unsigned Band, Best Bassist and Best Drummer.
The band's debut album Glorification of a Myth was launched in June 2011 and has praised by both fans and critics. As of July 2011, Ouroboros were in the middle of an an extensive Australian tour to support their new album. Later in 2011, Mikhail Okrugin left the band for personal reasons.
2012 saw the void left by Mikhail's departeure filled by Barry Feeney. The band went onto many tours throughout 2012 and the first part of 2013. In June 2013 Barry left the band to move back to his hometown and focus on his other band, Psynonemous. The band decided to continue with their planned tour as a 4 piece with The Amenta and Ruins.