Latest news: Tue, May 31 2016, OBSIDIAN KINGDOM
Obsidian Kingdom will be joining a European co-headling tour of SHINING (NO) and INTRONAUT as special guests this September. The band is performing in support of their current full-length 'A Year With No Summer', which is available for purchase here.
The tasteful road trip will kick off in Norway at Oslo's loudest cellar club John Dee on September 6 and will continue through ten countries, before a final show of OBSIDIAN KINGDOM at the prestigious prog-gathering of Euroblast Festival in the German city of Cologne on the 30th of September. A list of all currently confirmed shows can be viewed below.
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM + SHINING (NO) + INTRONAUT
06 Sep 16 Oslo (NO) John Dee
08 Sep 16 København (DK) Loppen
09 Sep 16 Hamburg (DE) Logo
10 Sep 16 Berlin (DE) Cassiopeia
11 Sep 16 Gdansk (PL) B90
12 Sep 16 Poznan (PL) Minoga
13 Sep 16 Praha (CZ) Futurum
14 Sep 16 München (DE) Strom
15 Sep 16 Wien (AT) Szene
17 Sep 16 Milano (IT) Lo-Fi
18 Sep 16 Roma (IT) Init
19 Sep 16 Bologna (IT) Freakout Club
20 Sep 16 Zürich (CH) Werk 21
21 Sep 16 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks
24 Sep 16 Bruxelles (BE) VK
25 Sep 16 London (UK) The Dome, Tufnell Park
27 Sep 16 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat
29 Sep 16 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM Festival Shows
01 Jul 16 Barcelona (ES) Sala Apolo (Be Prog! My Friend Festival)
09 Jul 16 Viveiro (ES) Resurrection Fest
30 Sep 16 Köln (DE) Euroblast Festival
Frontman Rider G Omega comments on behalf of the Spanish eclectics: "As much as we love making music, there is nothing we like more than playing it for you night after night, all over the world. We could not be happier to announce that we will be touring Europe in the unfathomable company of the frantic Norwegian jazz-metal act SHINING and the LA progressive metal band INTRONAUT this September. You and your loved ones will soon be experiencing A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER..."
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM are performing in support of their current full-length 'A Year With No Summer', which is streaming in full at Bandcamp and still available in various formats from the Season of Mist shop. Artwork and tracklist are shown below.
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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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|
Releases Season of Mist
|Fri, Jul 01 2016||ES||Barcelona||Sala Apolo||Be Prog! My Friend Festival|
|Sat, Jul 09 2016||ES||Viveiro||Resurrection Fest|
|Tue, Sep 06 2016||NO||Oslo||John Dee||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Thu, Sep 08 2016||DK||København||Loppen||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Fri, Sep 09 2016||DE||Hamburg||Logo||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Sat, Sep 10 2016||DE||Berlin||Cassiopeia||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Sun, Sep 11 2016||PL||Gdansk||B90||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Mon, Sep 12 2016||PL||Poznan||Minoga||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Tue, Sep 13 2016||CZ||Praha||Futurum||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Wed, Sep 14 2016||DE||München||Strom||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Thu, Sep 15 2016||AT||Wien||Szene||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Sat, Sep 17 2016||IT||Milano||Lo-Fi||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Sun, Sep 18 2016||IT||Roma||Init||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Mon, Sep 19 2016||IT||Bologna||Freakout Club||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Tue, Sep 20 2016||CH||Zürich||Werk 21||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Wed, Sep 21 2016||CH||Lausanne||Les Docks||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Sat, Sep 24 2016||BE||Bruxelles||VK||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Sun, Sep 25 2016||UK||London||The Dome, Tufnell Park||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Tue, Sep 27 2016||NL||Haarlem||Patronaat||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Thu, Sep 29 2016||NL||Leeuwarden||Neushoorn||+Shining (NO) +Intronaut|
|Fri, Sep 30 2016||DE||Köln||Euroblast Festival|