Modern progressive metal outfit OBSIDIOUS have released a brand new video for the track I Am’. The song is taken from the band’s debut album ‘Iconic’ which is out now via Season of Mist. The video was shot during their performance at the mighty Euroblast festival last month and can be found via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE.
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Modern metallers Obsidious launch their wonderfully intricate and musically-accomplished new album, Iconic, via Season of Mist. The group—featuring Linus Klausenitzer (bass), Rafael Trujillo (guitars), Sebastian Lanser (drums), and vocalist Javi Perera (vocals)—come from distinguished and lettered origins in Obscura, Alkaloid, Eternity’s End, and Juggernaut. Obsidious, however, are a different creature entirely. Iconic is technical but not officious. The album breathes intensity but expands upon it with mellifluent dexterity. With Obsidious, there’s always a hook.
Obsidious crystallized after Klausenitzer, Trujillo, and Lanser departed amicably from fellow German tech-metallers Obscura in 2020. Named after black volcanic glass, the group’s moniker exudes something dark, of fiery origin, in a state of final transformation. Metaphorically, the name Obsidious offers a nearly limitless platform for expression and advancement. However, it was only when the trio brought on newcomer Perera—whose growls and full-toned voice are first-rate—were the multi-national outfit officially codified. Interestingly enough, the newly-joined frontman couldn’t even meet his bandmates while writing, recording, and filming videos for Iconic due to the pandemic. Yet, the technologically-apt foursome made it work.
Lyrically, Perera tackles human-relatable topics throughout Iconic. While his modern metal peers abstractly traverse the vagaries of the universe, the singer hits home where and when it matters. Disaster in any form is trauma-inducing, and this is at the heart of “Under Black Skies,” where a tremendous yet preventable calamity descends on a petty yet desperate populace. BDSM, an uncommon topic in metaldom, carries through “Sense of Lust.” Here, sex and the power of and subsequent joy by the submissive are explored. The title track, “Iconic,” discusses dementia. Perera’s profession outside of Obsidious is in healthcare, and he’s seen firsthand how the mental disorder traps and torments. Iconic is a showcase in multiplicity.
Obsidious are ready to deploy their unique brand of hooky neoteric metal on Iconic. From Trujillo’s wickedly clever riffs and Lanser’s artful drumming to Klausenitzer’s superb counterpoint and Perera’s soaring vocals/venomous spits, the songs brim with cool calculation and aggressive spontaneity. They storm normality not only musically and lyrically, but the monolithic cover piece by French graphic artist Adrien Bousson (Rotting Christ, Khonsu) also transcends convention. Obsidious are poised for a breakthrough on Iconic. Prepare for metal’s modern metamorphosis!
The brand new album has been recorded and will be released via Season of Mist late 2022.
- Linus Klausenitzer : Bass
- Rafael Trujillo : Guitar
- Javi Perera : Vocals
- Sebastian Lanser : Drums
Drummer SEBSASTIAN LANSER of progressive metal outfit Obsidious is now sharing a brutal play-through for the band’s single, “Bound By Fire!” The song is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album, ‘Iconic,’ which will be released via Season of Mist on October 28! The clip can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAVDVhVK5Yw
Modern progressive metal outfit OBSIDIOUS is now releasing a brand new video for the track ‘Lake of Afterlife’. The new song is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album ‘Iconic’ which will be released on October 28, 2022 via Season of Mist. Check it out via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE.
Drummer Sebastian Lanser of modern progressive metal outfit OBSIDIOUS is now releasing a brand new play-through for the track ‘Devotion’. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album ‘Iconic’ which will be released on October 28, 2022 via Season of Mist. Check out the play-through via his personal YouTube channel HERE.
Modern progressive metal outfit OBSIDIOUS are now officially launching the pre-sales for their previously announced debut full-length, ‘Iconic,’ which is due on October 28 via Season of Mist! The album artwork, track-listing and additional info can be found below. In conjunction with the album sales start, the band are now revealing a brand new single “Devotion” along with a full band play-through video! The clip is available HERE.