Latest news: Mon, Oct 10 2016, OBSIDIAN KINGDOM
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM in cooperation with audio-visual project This Is Not have released a beautiful video clip for an acoustic version of the song "Black Swan". The original track has been released on the eclectic Spaniards' latest full-length 'A Year With No Summer'.
The video exclusively premiered by the official media partners listed below.
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM explain: "We are proud to have been invited to perform at the first of the 'This Is Not' session - an audio-visual project that strives to capture the alternative side of diverse music performers, portraying them in the context of different emblematic cultural spaces. An unprecedented experience with a cinematic and intimate perspective.
The first chapter of this musical journey features us in the Dome and Oval Room of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) in Barcelona, an architectonic jewel built for the International Exhibition of 1929 with an unique performance that takes place in one of the most symbolic spaces of the city.
The This Is Not project is directed by Ruth Zapater, an audio-visual artist based in Barcelona who has been working in the field of photography since 2009. All of her work is music-related. Official photographer for various festivals and concerts by national and international groups, she currently works as a cinematographer at Iced Dawn Films."
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OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have been cunningly avoiding easy categorisation since their inception in the Catalan capital of Barcelona, Spain, where the band was formed in 2005. Their sophomore album 'A Year With No Summer' is now adding to the eclectic puzzle and a big step in an continuing evolution. To say that the Catalans move further away from their roots in extreme metal and towards a more progressive sound is equally correct as misleading. There are still burning guitars and harsh riffing to be found, yet there is also simply much more of everything else. Contrasts, shifts, and raw emotions created and guided by intricate rhythm patterns, electronic tapestries as well as highlights are combined into a carefully composed musical painting of monumental dimensions. There are hints of the epic approach offered by such influences as PINK FLOYD and MARILLION, yet OBSIDIAN KINGDOM use a far darker range of colours on their pallet. There is a constant sense of drowning, darkness and depression threading through 'A Year With No Summer', which binds the wide stylistic range offered by its diverse song material together.
When the Catalan newcomers self-released their debut full-length 'Mantiis – An Agony in Fourteen Bites' in 2012, the 500 copies they had pressed sold out in a blink of an eye. Their conceptual album on a violent crime and its dramatic repercussions features a single song divided into fourteen tracks, which flow through different genres. 'Mantiis' progressive character and post-modern approach set against extreme metal prefigures the even larger step now taken by 'A Year With No Summer'.
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM once again follow new paths in an untiring search for their own unique expression unhindered by conventions or style boundaries. This is a record to get your headphones on and listen with diligence to be rewarded with the pleasure of finding great music off those tracks already taken too many times before.
|Rider G Omega||Guitars and vocals|
|Ojete Mordaza II||Drums|
|Seerborn Ape Tot||Keys|
|Eaten Roll I||Guitars|
|Om Rex Orale||Bass|
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