Spain’s progressive metal/rock outfit OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have premiered a video for the track titled “Ball-Room” at No Clean Singing. “Ball-Room” is taken from their ambitious debut album, ‘Mantiis – An Agony in Fourteen Bites’, on Season Of Mist.
Regarding the music video, the band comments:
“Behold Obsidian Kingdom’s music video for “Ball-Room”, one of the bloodiest chapters out of MANTIIS and a shocking visual tale portraying sex, death, and a good load of frenzied pleasures. Shot and directed by the band and Oyeme! Studio in a damp basement, this clip is not recommended for the faint of heart. Don’t forget to wash your eyes after you’ve watched it.”
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM are streaming ‘Mantiis – An Agony in Fourteen Bites’ here. Regarding the reissue release, OBSIDIAN KINGDOM comments:
“We feel there could be no better way to introduce our debut album to a wider audience for it to enjoy and judge; a post-modern rock opera where girls and insects dance to the sound of an eerie tune that will delight progressive music lovers from all over the world.”
‘Mantiis…’ is a concept 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). The track listing and album art for ‘Mantiis – An agony in fourteen bites’ can be found below.
- Not Yet Five
- Oncoming Dark
- Through The Glass
- Cinnamon Balls
- The Nurse
- Answers Revealing
- Last Of The Light
- Genteel To Mention
- Awake Until Dawn
- Haunts Of The Underworld
- Endless Wall
- Fingers In Anguish
- And Then It Was
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have premiered video clip for the track “Fingers in Anguish”. The video is available here.
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 next year.