OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have premiered ‘MEAT STAR’, the first music video from their upcoming new album ‘MEAT MACHINE’. Directed by Ferran Ureña (Vivir Rodando) and Eric Morales (Universal Music Group), it features a top-notch production where classical myths and tarot archetypes crash into each other inside a minimal theatrical set. The video can be viewed HERE
The experimental Barcelonian outfit will release their guttiest work to date, ‘MEAT MACHINE’ on September 25, 2020! Pre-orders are now live HERE.
The band comment: “Reminiscent of the magickal works of Alejandro Jodorowsky or Kenneth Anger, MEAT STAR is a bizarre dream-like odyssey where symbols old and new walk hand in hand to convey a powerful message: the meaning of your existence will eventually find you, and the price will be some kind of death. MEAT STAR is a song about accepting hardship and pain as a means of discovering your true purpose, and the transformation and sacrifices you must undergo once you’ve committed yourself to that very goal. It is the soundtrack to the crucifixion, to the dismemberment of Dionysus and to the drowning of Osiris. It is an ode to the regenerative power of endings, once you’ve realized that surrendering is the only way to win.”
1. THE EDGE (3:58)
2. THE PUMP (4:24)
3. MR PAN (5:38)
4. NAKED POLITICS (4:21)
5. FLESH WORLD (6:15)
6. MEAT STAR (4:41) (WATCH)
7. SPANKER (4:19)
8. VOGUE (3:42)
9. WOMB OF WIRE (5:17)
10. A FOE (5:26)
Total playing time: 48:01
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM is devoted to exploring the boundaries of Rock music. The Barcelonan band defies classification to this very day, drawing equally on progressive rock, post-metal, alternative and electronic music. However hard to pigeonhole, it remains consistent with delivering exciting content that never fails to surprise its audience.
Forever on a restless journey to find its true identity, the quintet has been dubbed “the masters of every genre” by the media. Featuring a heavy and intense sound with plenty of contrast, its main features are the ability to portray a wide range of emotions through the use of multiple sonic resources, a deep interest in aesthetics and the sombre quality of the lyrical topics.
‘MEAT MACHINE’ is a frantic attempt at self-discovery, through a head-first plunge into the anxiety derived from sexual frustration, the absurd of reality and the inherent cruelty of a mechanized world. It is a demanding album that reads as an emotional roller-coaster, featuring an abrasive and overwhelming sound that draws equally from noise and art rock, post metal and late 90s alternative music.
Rider G Omega: Guitars, Vocals
Ojete Mordaza Ii: Drums, Beats
Om Rex Orale: Bass
Viral Vector Lips: Guitars, Vocals
Jade Riot Cul: Keyboards, Synths
Recording Studio & Sound Engineers: Recorded and mixed at Ax Studios and Cal Pau Recordings in Barcelona during the summer of 2019
Producer/Sound engineer: Produced by Jorge Mur. Co-produced by Mr Ax and Obsidian Kingdom
Mixing: by Jorge Mur at Ax Studios
Mastering: by Magnus Lindberg at Redmont Studios in Stockholm (SE)
Jr Morgue – Microwave Sounds (‘Womb Of Wire’) And Bowed Guitars (‘A Foe’)
Cover art: Ritxi Ostáriz And Elena Gallén