Spain’s leading progressive rock outfit OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have released a video for a new track from their new album, ‘A Year with No Summer’. The video, for the track titled “Black Swan” is streaming now at PopMatters.
Regarding the new video, OBSIDIAN KINGDOM comments: “How would life be in a world with no summer? The BLACK SWAN mockumentary suggests a dramatic and unexpected shift in the routines that define our comfort zones. How would you react to being stripped of the illusion of freedom? Would you long for an idyllic past, warped by memory? Or would you rather adapt to the promise of a hostile and sublime future? Prepare yourself for A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER.”
‘A Year With No Summer’ will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on March 11. Pre-orders for the album are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop. The band are streaming the first new track from ‘A Year With No Summer’. The track, titled “Away / Absent”, is streaming here.
‘A Year With No Summer’, was recorded at Orgone Studios in London with Jaime Gómez Arellano (GHOST, PARADISE LOST, PRIMORDIAL, ENSLAVED, PURSON, CATHEDRAL). The artwork and track list for the album can be found below.
What the press is saying about OBSIDIAN KINGDOM:
“OBSIDIAN KINGDOM are the masters of every genre” – Metal Injection
“Not a sound nor emotion is left untouched.” – Sputnik Music
1. A Year With No Summer
2. April 10th
4. The Kandinsky Group
5. The Polyarnik
6. Black Swan
Season of Mist previously re-issued OBSIDIAN KINGDOM’s originally self-released debut ‘Mantiis – An Agony in Fourteen Bites’. The album is streaming here.
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM previously announced their inclusion into this year’s “Be Prog! My Friend” festival in Barcelona. The fest, which begins on July 1 in Barcelona, sees the band play alongside OPETH, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, STEVE WILSON, and more. More information about the festival can be found below.
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.
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM tour dates:
July 1-2 Barcelona, Spain @ Be Prog! My Friend Fest