Spain’s progressive metal outfit Obsidian Kingdom will play this year’s Be Prog! My Friend festival in Barcelona. The fest, which begins on July 1st, sees the band play alongside Opeth, Between The Buried And Me, Steve Wilson, and more.
Obsidian Kingdom’s new album, “A Year With No Summer,” will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on March 11th. Regarding the new album, the band comments:
“Our sophomore full-length is finally written. We recorded it at Orgone Studios in London with Jaime Gómez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Primordial, Ulver) and it will be out on Season of Mist in 2016. We just wanted you to know that we can hardly wait for you to experience our new songs. We kindly ask you to give a warm welcome to our new, young and talented members: Seerborn Ape Tot on guitars and Om Rex Orale on bass.”
To celebrate the album announcement, the band have released a video showcasing a special “Drone Set” performance featuring Brunetto on “BCNmp7. Metal·lúrgies.” This clip was recorded at Centre de Cultura Contemporània in Barcelona on June 4th, and can be viewed below.
The band comments: “Aside from our studio production, we combine our ‘rock band’ aspect with the Obsidian Kingdom Drone Set effort; an ephemeral live project focused on impromptu and sonic experimentation. Through active listening and an exclusively live approach, we amalgamate drone, noise, ambient music and video projections to display a unique and surrounding audiovisual live experience.”
The band continues, “In these sessions, which sporadically take place in little venues or art galleries, the performers rethink their connection with their instruments, deepening their sonic possibilities through an unorthodox use, while supported by the heavy application of pedal effects. All of this is organically entwined with the work of a video artist, who arranges and screens video fragments from the other side of the stage, and becomes one more member of our avant-garde jam sessions.”