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Back in April of 2013, Season of Mist welcomed Spanish avant-garde outfit Obsidian Kingdom to the roster.
The label is now pleased to announce that the re-issue of the long sold out self-released debut album, "Mantiis – An Agony in Fourteen Bites," will officially hit stores on October 24th (October 28th in North America). The track listing is as follows:
1. Not Yet Five
2. Oncoming Dark
3. Through The Glass
4. Cinnamon Balls
5. The Nurse
6. Answers Revealing
7. Last Of The Light
8. Genteel To Mention
9. Awake Until Dawn
10. Haunts Of The Underworld
11. Endless Wall
12. Fingers In Anguish
14. And Then It Was More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival have checked in with the following update about confirming more bands for the 2014 edition:
"Things are hotting up at Bloodstock HQ and even more bands are unveiled for 2014!! Joining the main stage bill are the newly renamed, Entombed A.D. After having to change their name from just ‘Entombed’, LG Petrov and his fellow band members are once again ready to let the music do the talking after a year of internal struggles. They release the highly anticipated new album ‘Back to the Front’ on 4th August via Century Media and are eager to get back on the road.
"Getting the heads banging on the Sophie stage on Thursday are British trad metalheads Monument, and bringing their own brand of theatrical madness and extreme metal are former ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ winners, Gethika. Bringing an international flavour on Sunday are death/thrash metallers Krow, who hail all the way from Brazil. Fancy something a little different? Then check out 16-yr old blues star in the making Aaron Keylock, also performing on Sunday’s Sophie stage.
"Not content with that, Bloodstock can also reveal six killer bands for the Jagermeister stage! Grab a couple Jagerbombs and come headbang to Undersmile and King Creature on Friday, plus Massive Wagons and a special acoustic set from Orphaned Land on Saturday. If you’re still standing come Sunday, be sure to catch Rabid Bitch of the North and The Heretic Order."
With Cult of Luna & God Seedout together on European Tour, Indie Recordings approached select artists about remixing tracks from the two bands. Indie Recordings comments:
"The results have been astonishing. From dark drone to heavy beats, to a club mix of God Seed and even a trip to the Cult of Luna circus... We’ve had what can only be described as an eclectic mix come back to us.
"Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be releasing tracks on to the Indie Recordings Youtube page. To start things off, we have two Cult of Luna remixes, and one God Seed. ‘Passing Through’ has been experimented on by Petrels, Poland’s Whalesong have given us their spin on ‘In Awe Of’, whilst God Seed have had ‘Lit’ re-worked by rising Spanish progressive metal act Obsidian Kingdom." More...
Season of Mist is proud announce the signing of Spain’s progressive metal outfit Obsidian Kingdom.
Founded in Barcelona in 2005, the band self-released the concept album "Mantiis – An Agony in Fourteen Bites" in 2012 (which is still available for streaming over here). Obsidian Kingdom comments:
"Obsidian Kingdom is no longer an independent band. We have come to this hard resolution having one and only one thing in mind: to keep making music for you. Because we want you to know about us if you don't already. We want to be able to play in your town or very near. We want you to spin our records without having to pay inflated shipping prices. And we would rather invest our limited and valuable human resources in making music, not in bureaucracy.
“...From now on, we will be working side by side to bring our music to your ears in the best and most efficient way possible, starting with the long-time demanded re-issue of our debut album, ‘Mantiis’, which will happen in the autumn. In the meantime, we are already writing more music for you to bask in... Wish us luck on this brave step, and we will repay you a thousand-fold!”
In addition to the forthcoming new album, Season of Mist will reissue Obsidian Kingdom's "Mantiis" later this year. More...
Obsidian Kingdom has issued the following announcement about releasing a remix album:
"We are thrilled to tell you that we are commemorating the anniversary of our debut by putting out a new album: 'Torn & Burnt - The Mantiis Remixes.'
"This new release features astounding reworks of seven tracks from Mantiis signed by artists as renowned as Oktopus (Dälek), Subheim, Poordream, Necro Deathmort, Jr Morgue, Drumcorps, Larvae and Mothboy.
"You are kindly invited to download the digital album from our Bandcamp profile for free; you can also stream it on Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud and every other major online music distributor.
"A limited digipack edition is also available at our online store. The artwork has been curated by Belgian artist and taxidermist Raf Veulemans and Majorcan designer Tomeu Mulet." More...
Obsidian Kingdom has posted footage online from the band's "Mantiis" record release show, which can be viewed below. You can also stream the full "Mantiis" album at this location, and the band commented on the video:
"OK, here's what we promised earlier this week. For those who couldn't make it to our presentation show in Barcelona - or those who were there and want to recall the experience - we've uploaded two video excerpts... so you can be there with us over and over again!"
Obsidian Kingdom has released the new album "Mantiis" online for streaming and free download, which can be heard in the player below. The band also comments:
"Mantiis is finally out and it is already yours. Download our new album for FREE at our bandcamp site.
"After two years of hard work we are proud to present you with the fruit of our efforts. A conceptual album featuring a single song divided into fourteen tracks which flow through different genres. An agony in fourteen bites.
"Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios. Artwork looked after by Estudio Ritxi Ostáriz and Elena Gallen. With a special feature by Fiar from FOSCOR. We hope that you enjoy listening to our music as much as we have enjoyed creating it. Feast your ears and see you onstage!" More...
As the November 16th release date for "Mantiis" approaches, Obsidian Kingdom has now posted another clip in a series of teaser trailers online for the album. Check out the trailer below, and "Mantiis" will be available as a free download over at Bandcamp starting on the release date of November 16th, 2012.
Obsidian Kingdom is due to release new album "Mantiis" this coming November 16th, 2012 and the band has now posted a new teaser trailer online, which can be found below. Obsidian Kingdom also comments:
"MANTIIS is coming, time is running out and everything is being tainted by a frightening sense of velocity; like water down a sinkhole.
"The fourth of the seven MANTIIS official video-teasers means that there is less than a month of waiting ahead. Share if you are as impatient as we are." More...
Obsidian Kingdom has posted another teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming new album "Mantiis," which the band describes as "an agony in fourteen bites."
Check out the clip below. The "Mantiis" album is due out November 16th, 2012 and will be made available for streaming in its entirety online on the release date.
Barcelona act Obsidian Kingdom has posted the first in a series of teasers online for the band's new album "Mantiis," which can be found below. Obsidian Kingdom also comments:
"After all the noise and blurry images, you sure are eager to listen to some music. Behold the first of the seven MANTIIS official video-teasers which will be posted every Monday, starting today and until the very week of the release." More...
Barcelona's post-black metal act Obsidian Kingdom has issued the following update about releasing a new album:
"It's time for us to reveal some relevant information about our new album. It is entitled 'MANTIIS - an agony in fourteen bites,' and it will feature a single song cut into fourteen tracks. It is due out 16th November 2012.
"More will be told soon; for the time being, take a peek at the cover (courtesy of Elena Gallen and Estudio Ritxi Ostáriz)."