"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2001
From: Kolbotn, Norway
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Obliteration News

Below is our complete Obliteration news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Obliteration Premiere New Song "Detestation Rite"

Death metal outfit Obliteration premiere a new song entitled "Detestation Rite", taken from their upcoming new album "Cenotaph Obscure", which will be out in stores November 23 via Indie Recordings.

Check out now "Detestation Rite" below.

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Stardust VI Details Announced

From February 2nd to February 5th, 2017, Stardust VI - Dark Nights of the Soul will take place in Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus Bar.

Although appearing on the surface to be a conventional music festival, Stardust VI - Dark Nights of the Soul is anything but "conventional." Presented by the Stardust NYC collective, this edition will not only feature music performances by the likes of Absu, Slagmaur, Aluk Todolo, Obliteration, Dispirit, Lluvia, Lycus, Blood Incantation, and Hail among others - 22 bands in all - but will also feature a special book presentation and lecture by acclaimed artist Metastazis.

For the past five years, Stardust NYC has endeavored to present an event for artists and art lovers. It is completely democratized from the bog-standard "copy/paste festival." There are no headliners nor openers; every artist is considered equally amazing and important, part of a unique fabric binding together great art.

"We started the Stardust Series five years ago with the genuine intention of creating an atypical platform that will help the underground music scene in its full diversity and splendor," the collective write. "As part of that mission, we want to deliver a high-quality curation meant to support true artistry and passion. We believe that actions always speak louder than words, and we continue on our path of celebrating unknown Greatness."

"More than anything, we envision Dark Nights Of The Soul to be a unique and genuine event of discovery," they continue, on the topic of the sixth installment. "We'd like to see people want to open new doors for themselves, to get out of their comfort zones and completely lose themselves in the Moment. To be utterly shaken from body to soul by something completely new is a blessing, and many times life-changing. This is the true live experience we aim for each and every time." More...

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SXSW 2014 Day Two: Relapse Records, Monte Pittman

SXSW can be an overwhelming endeavor. From word-of-mouth parties and secret performances to unofficial day shows that the festival doesn't promote, planning takes more than cursory glances. After last year's exhaustive outing, I learned a lesson: keep it simple (stupid) and don't over plan. One best experiences South By Southwest by staying in a downtown hotel and taking pedicabs (or real car cabs depending on the extent of travel). For only $2 a day, a bus is the way to go for Austinites, as long as they're not staying past midnight. More...

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Obliteration Announces U.S. Tour

With the band's Relapse debut "Black Death Horizon" out now, Norwegian death-dealers Obliteration have set their sights for the New World. Come March, the Fenriz-approved Scandinavians will be embarking on a short American headlining tour. Dates are as follows:

March 12 Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 13 New Orleans, LA at Siberia
March 14 Little Rock, AR at Vino's Pizza-Pub-Brewery
March 15 TBA
March 16 St. Louis, MO at Fubar
March 17 Atlanta, GA at The Drunken Unicorn
March 18 Raleigh, NC at The Maywood
March 19 Richmond, VA at Strange Matter
March 20 Baltimore, MD at The Metro Gallery
March 21 Philadelphia, PA at Kung Fu Necktie
March 22 Brooklyn, NY at The Acheron More...

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Obliteration Streaming Full New Album

Ahead of its November 11th, 2013 North American release via Relapse Records, the full deadly force of Obliteration's new album "Black Death Horizon" is now streaming online. Check it out in the player below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

The album will be available in digital, CD, and LP formats, and as Darkthrone godfather Fenriz says, is "a brand new old organic sounding death metal masterpiece." More...

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Obliteration Streaming New Track

Today Obliteration streams "Sepulchral Rites" off the band's "Black Death Horizon" album. Check it out at Pitchfork.com.

Obliteration's upcoming third album will be released November 8th in Norway & G/S/A, and November 11th in the rest of Europe. You can also hear the previously posted "Goat Skull Crown" track over here.

Preorder the album at this location, or you can catch the band live: More...

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Obliteration Announces November Shows

Obliteration will be touring during November alongside Degial and Deathronation. Dates for the trek are available below.

Obliteration's third album “Black Death Horizon” will be released November 11th (November 8th in Norway and G/A/S) by Indie Recordings and by Relapse in the U.S.

1st November Stockholm, Sweden, Pussy A-Go-Go
2nd November Gothenburg, Sweden, Truckstop Alaska
3rd November Aalborg, Denmark, 1000Fryd
4th November Tilburg, Netherlands, Cafe Extase
5th November West Germany, Germany Show needed!
6th November Brussels, Belgium, DNA Club
7th November Paris, France, TBA
8th November Olten, Switzerland, Provisorium8 w. Bölzer (ch)
9th November Parma, Italy, McQueen
10th November Ljubljana, Slovenia, Channel 0 w. Penitenziagate (sl)
11th November Prague, Czech Republic, TBA
12th November Krakow, Poland, Lizard King
13th November Germany / Poland Show needed!
14th November Leipzig, Germany, TBA
15th November Berlin, Germany, Blackland
16th November Copenhagen, Denmark, Stengade 30 w. Reverie (dk) More...

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Obliteration Streaming New Track

Norwegian death thrashers Obliteration are streaming the new track "Goat Skull Crown." The song appears on the band's upcoming third full length LP "Black Death Horizon," which is due out on November 4th via Indie Recordings.

The track list for "Black Death Horizon" is:

1. The Distant Sun (They Are the Key)
2. Goat Skull Crown
3. Transient Passage
4. Ascendance (Sol Invictus)
5. Sepulchral Rites
6. Black Death Horizon
7. Churning Magma (Outro) More...

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Obliteration Announces "Black Death Horizon"

After the release of the "Goat Skull Crown" single, Obliteration has announced new album "Black Death Horizon" is due out November 8th in Norway and November 11th internationally via Indie Recordings.

Pre-order information is available at this location, and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Distant Sun
2. Goat Skull Crown
3. Transient Passage
4. Ascendance
5. Sepulchral Rites
6. Black Death Horizon
7. Churning Magma

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Obliteration Announces "Goat Skull Crown"

Obliteration will release "Goat Skull Crown" on August 29th. This 7" is part of the Indie Recordings collector series and is strictly limited to 500 copies. "Goat Skull Crown" comes off Obliteration's brand new album that will be released later this year.

It will be sold exclusively at the Beyond the Gates festival alongside the band's performance that night. Left over copies will be made available at a later stage through selected mail orders.

Side A features the song "Goat Skull Crown," recorded and mixed in March 2013 by Carl Christian Holm, Arild Myren Torp, and Obliteration at KickArse studios in Kolbotn, Norway.

Side B contains "Devil Pig," originally performed by VON on the "Satanic Blood" demo in 1992, and "Reincarnation," which was performed by Necrophagia on the "Season of the Dead" album in 1987. More...

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Obliteration Signs To Relapse

Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the North American signing of Oslo, Norway's death metal warriors Obliteration. Relapse comments:

"Formed in 2001, Obliteration (Sindre Solem - guitar / vocals, Arlid Myren Torp - guitar, Didrik Telle- bass, Kristian Valbo - drums) have released one EP (Total Fucking Obliteration - 2005) and two full-lengths (Perpetual Decay - 2007, Nekropsalms - 2009) to much critical acclaim in the metal underground. Combining a cosmic blend of old school death metal mixed with the best elements of doom, punk, thrash and primitive black metal, the band has quickly built a name for themselves with their unique, repulsive style.

"Obliteration recently finished recording their highly anticipated new album at their home studio in Kolbotn, Norway which will be released later this year by Relapse in North America and Indie Recordings in the rest of the world." More...

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Einherjer To Play Indie Recordings Label Night

Indie Recordings has issued the following announcement about Einherjer, Insense, and Obliteration performing at the label night of the Inferno Festival:

"Following up on a great tradition, Indie Recordings invites you to an evening of metal at our label night at Inferno Festival. It all takes place April 20th, the club-day of the Inferno Festival. During it's three years existence The Indie Recordings label night has grown to be one of the highlights during the Inferno Festival,selling out every year. 2011 will be no exception as we give you the opportunity to experience our three latest signings live: EINHERJER, INSENSE, and OBLITERATION.

"Hope to see you all there. It will be yet another classic evening! Please note that Einherjer will be performing a showcase set here. The first full-blown Einherjer concert in Norway will be at Karmøygeddon Metal Festival May 7th."

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Obliteration Enter The Studio

Norwegian death metallers OBLITERATION have entered the studio to begin recording their debut album, due later in the year via Tyrant Syndicate Productions, the label headed up by DARKTHRONE guitarist/vocalist Nocturno Culto.

Hailing from Kolbotn (just outside Oslo), OBLITERATION consists of the following musicians:

Sindre A. F. Solem - Vocals
Arild M. Torp - Guitar
Didrik Telle - Bass
Kristian Valbo - Drums

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Obliteration Call It Quits

New York death metallers OBLITERATION have officially called it quits. In a statement announcing the split, founding member Thomas Pioli (guitar) wrote, "I disbanded OBLITERATION. After brushing a subject manifesting onto itself for an eternity, I learned the time to rise to the occassion and adress the situation is now. From the beginning the lineup had never been steady, therefore rather than pushing hapless angels, I decided to call it a day. Breaking up is hard to do!!! Tear... Reunion? Possible. The great whore Babylon awaits. Thanks for all those who supported us through the years. You are truly proud!!! Salutes!!!"

OBLITERATION's most recent recording was the cult "Winter 2003 Demo" featuring the songs "In the Fields of Hallucination", "Bestial Tribulations" and "To Greener Plains".

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