NewsApril 23, 2014 4:24 PM ET2,517 views

Season of Mist signs Obsidian Kingdom

Official press release: Season of Mist is proud announce the signing of Spain's progressive metal/rock outfit Obsidian Kingdom. Obsidian Kingdom, an independent music project founded in Barcelona in 2005, first received acclaim from the European indy scene through their self-released concept album 'Mantiis – An Agony in Fourteen Bites' (2012). Obsidian Kingdom defy both tradition and their black metal origins, as they create their own unique style eschewing conventions and genre boundaries. The band is slated to release a new full-length later this year. Regarding the signing, 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. The band continues: "...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 impressive debut, 'Mantiis – An agony in fourteen bites' later this year. 'Mantiis...' is a conceptual album featuring a single song divided into fourteen tracks, which flow across different genres. With a progressive character and a post-modern approach, the musical influences can be traced from the melancholy of Akira Yamaoka to the heaviness of Cult of Luna, including the experimental style of Ulver. 'Mantiis – An agony in fourteen bites' was mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia) and features artwork by Ritxi Ostáriz (Ihsahn, Ulver) and Elena Gallen (Kulte, Vice).

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