Nocte Obducta Issue Statements Regarding Recent Split Up
After more than ten years on the scene, German black metallers NOCTE OBDUCTA have split up. Statements from the band and label (translated from German) follow:
Guitarist/keyboardist Marcel Va. Traumschäuder: "In consideration of the back breaking circumstances which have pressed the band during the last two years and which have led me to a maximum of exhaustion, at the beginning of May we decided to put the band Nocte Obducta on ice. There are many reasons to go on for years but when negative aspects prevail, it is time to close this chapter and make room for something new. As the progressing musical change is mostly receiving sparse approval from the audience like we experienced with some passages of live performed, yet unreleased titles, maybe an end of the project Nocte Obducta is obtaining the acceptance of those who want us to play (avantgarde) black metal only. The final album Sequenzen Einer Wanderung (release winter 2006/07), a really well thought-out concept album, which will be recorded this summer in the Maranis Studios, consists of the maybe the most varied material so far and will deal with the whole field of leaving, changes and restart. Simply because somehow everything will continue without the name Nocte Obducta and without the limiting genre "metal". Our performance at the Metallic Noise Festival 2006 right within the studio time will happen anyway and we are thinking about the idea of one single farewell concert with some friendly bands in winter, more about this topic later... We would like to thank all the loyal fans which have accompanied us over years - maybe even since the first demo - and which stick to us and of course we would like to thank to several small net zines where everyone who is able to spell the word "keyboard" is starting to write something weird about Nocte Obducta, be it fact based reviews, journalistic straight researched articles, unbelievable subtly interpreted interviews or disarmingly intelligent forum entries - we have more than once laugh heartily about such a huge humor and self-mockery. We keep yo up to date..."
Singer Torsten H: "What has caused my melancholic and sometimes really bad mood for weeks has now been made official: Nocte Obducta are history. Now I am sitting here in a maybe a thousand degrees hot room in front of my computer and try to catch words for everything what Nocte meant to me during all these years. It does not matter what I am writing, it will not even roughly express my feelings. In the past years there were several things connected with this band, which I may have forgotten, happened but I will never forget when I met Marcel for the first time and I can remember this day as if it was yesterday. I was sixteen, knew naked women only from the glossy magazines and - of course - did not have a drivers license. So my father took me to Mainz so that I can meet up with Marcel. If someone would have told me afterwards that I almost ten years later I would sit here and look back on seven studio albums I would have laughed at him really hard.
Now we are heading for the studio to record album number eight and it will be the last chapter of this band. I simply can not believe it and it will be the maybe hardest good-bye of my yet young life. This band has meant all and everything to me and I am bloody sad that it will end now. I would like to thank to everyone out there!! Be it fans or other bands, face to face or virtual, you have contributed your part to a lot of unforgettable memories which will remain after Nocte Obducta besides my love to music. It is not clear at this point of time what will happen in the future and I am starting slowly, very slowly and with very small steps to start thinking about a future with AGRYPNIE as a full band. But maybe I will look for another band to join in. Yet, the pain about this loss is too heavy and I cannot think about this really clear. But you should be aware that you will net be able to get rid of me, yet and I will come back to the stage. With which band whatsoever, we will see again soon!"
Supreme Chaos Records add: "We would like to thank the band for all the trust they put in us over the years. Sure it not easy all the time to be on a small label like Supreme Chaos Records but the music of Nocte Obducta will be never forgotten as well as all the years of a friendly relationship which will continue moreover the end of the band. A thank you of course for all the great music, for the many unforgettable and incomparable moments on all the voyages. Now it is time to give the band their full support for their last time in studio. For the fans and for us it is time to give all and everything to the band for the very last time to show them what Nocte Obducta has meant to us all the years. It is time to visit the last concerts, to listen to the last songs and to wish the band all the best for whatever kind of future."
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