Latest news: Mon, May 02 2016, OBSIDIAN KINGDOM
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have recruited a new guitarist and she would like to be known as Eaten Roll I. The band has furthermore announced new dates in support of their current full-length 'A Year With No Summer', which is streaming at Bandcamp and still available in various formats from the Season of Mist shop. Comments and dates can be found below.
The band is introducing their new guitarist with the following statement: "It is about time we made it official: everyone say hello to Eaten Roll I, our new guitar player. Already a big fan of the band when the chance came up, she fought her way through more than 40 applicants and won – despite never having picked up an electric guitar in her entire life. A crafty designer and a local psychedelic folk starlet, she is the perfect addition to our line-up, and you are going to hear her roar in the near future. Zer0 will be sorely missed, but Seerborn Ape Tot is in charge of the synths now, so you will still be getting 100% Obsidian Kingdom, as always. Times change and the seasons roll on by, but this one will be A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER... See you very soon!"
The new guitarist comments: "Hey! Let me introduce myself, I am Eaten Roll I, OBSIDIAN KINGDOM's new guitar player; a 20 year old graphic design student and a restless musician with folky roots. It is still hard for me to believe that I am part of this project and I couldn't be more excited about it. When the chance came up, I felt that this was going to be a life-changing experience that I simply couldn't miss. So here I am, ready to take over the world! I hope to meet you all soon in our next shows!"
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have already announced a number of festival shows, which are listed below. More dates will be announced soon.
28 May 16 Bilbao (ES) Stage Live
01 Jul 16 Barcelona (ES) Sala Apolo (Be Prog! My Friend Festival)
09 Jul 16 Viveiro (ES) Resurrection Fest
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
|Sat, May 28 2016||ES||Bilbao||Stage Live|
|Fri, Jul 01 2016||ES||Barcelona||Sala Apolo||Be Prog! My Friend Festival|
|Sat, Jul 09 2016||ES||Viveiro||Resurrection Fest|