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As the echoes of A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER start to recede, we would like to share with you one last memory of our foregone European tour. The Polyarnik was recorded live in Gdańsk last 9/11 before the watchful gaze of a mesmerized crowd, during our European tour with Intronaut and Shining.

Thank you so much for walking with us through this surly year. It has been a rough journey but also a wonderful and transformative experience, and now it’s time for us to move onto new territories. Again.


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As the echoes of A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER start to recede, we would like to share with you one last memory of our foregone European tour. Watch THE POLYARNIK live in Gdańsk last 9/11 via any of our media partners below:

(UK) Terrorizer
(DE) Rock Hard
(ES) Rockzone Mag
(SE) Crank it Up
(AU) Metal Obsession
(FR) Metalnews
(HU) Lángoló Gitárok
(NL) Metal Exposure
(NO) Eternal Terror
(PT) Ultraje
(NL) Metalfan.nl
(UA) Antichrist Metalzine
(FI) Kaaoszine

Obsidian Kingdom end of 2016 - The Polyarnik live video

The weather is changing again…


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Earlier this year we had the privilege to perform a very special acoustic version of our song BLACK SWAN amidst the marmoreal walls of the MNAC, as the first ever chapter of the This is not project.

Enjoy the haunting piece now:


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Earlier this year, the Rock I+D team came to us with a fantastic idea: a full Rock I+D issue curated by Obsidian Kingdom.

After many months of work, the result is magnificent: a literary adaptation of A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER in magazine format, with a splendid layout and appearances by 65daysofstatic, Altar of Plagues, Viva Belgrado, Jardin de la Croix, Necro Deathmort, Trono de Sangre, Jaime Gomez Arellano, Ester Segarra and Sergio Albert Avilés, dealing with various topics such as genre boundaries, social control through the entertainment industry or the psychological unstability inherent to artistic professions.

Plus, we appear naked in the centerfold.

You can read it here!

Obsidian Kingdom - Rock I+D curation

 Many thanks to all the team for this gift, and especially Xisco Garcia Cruz, Fernando Acero, Marina Morales, Marina Sky Walker and Maria Picassó for the memorable cover.


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Our european tour has come to an end – after 12000 km through 22 shows, 12 countries and countless hours of sheer joy, how could we not miss all of these amazing people?

Heartfelt thanks to all of you who have made this possible – IntronautShiningNMC Live, our lovely crew, attendants, promoters, journalists, photographers and everyone that has shared with us this unforgettable experience. We will carry it forever deep within our hearts.

Obsidian Kingdom - Intronaut - Shining - End of tour pic 2016


Until we meet again, dear friends!


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Our European tour begins next week in Oslo. We’ll be playing all around Europe with our partners in crime: the schizoid blackjazz rebels Shining and the hallucinated LA post-prog shamans Intronaut.



Expect a mind-bending experience of frantic entertainment and ominous portents, because A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER is coming your way and we’re bringing the heavy artillery along…



06 SEP (NO) John Dee, Oslo
08 SEP (DK) Loppen, Copenhagen
09 SEP (DE) Logo, Hamburg
10 SEP (DE) Cassiopeia, Berlin
11 SEP (PL) B90, Gdansk
12 SEP (PL) Minoga, Poznan
13 SEP (CZ) Futurum, Prague
14 SEP (DE) Strom, Munich
15 SEP (AU) Viper Room, Vienna
17 SEP (IT) Lo-Fi, Milan
18 SEP (IT) Init, Rome
19 SEP (IT) Freakout Club, Bologna
20 SEP (CH) Werk 21, Zurich
21 SEP (CH) Les Docks, Lausanne
22 SEP (FR) CCO Villeurbanne, Lyon
23 SEP (FR) Le Preo, Oberhausbergen
24 SEP (BE) VK, Brussels
25 SEP (UK) The Dome, London
26 SEP (FR) La Boule Noire, Paris
27 SEP (NL) Patronaat, Haarlem
28 SEP (NL) Paard van Troje, Den Haag
29 SEP (NL) Neushoorn, Leeuwarden
30 SEP (DE) Euroblast Festival, Essigfabrik, Cologne


Obsidian Kingdom - A Year With No Summer translucent neon pink vinyl


We have also produced a special vinyl edition of the album that will be available during the tour – a limited run of 305 copies in all their pink translucent glory, hand numbered and sealed by us. Don’t miss out!

See you on the road!


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We couldn’t be happier to announce that we will be touring Europe this September in the unfathomable company of Norwegian blackjazz rebels Shining and LA post-prog masters Intronaut.

Our last European tour was so incredible that we can hardly wait to hit the road again… This new adventure will bring A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER to more than ten countries, through twenty epic shows that you will find very hard to forget.

Obsidian Kingdom - European tour with Intronaut and Shining 2016

If you’re also a festival-goer, remember that we’ll be playing at Be Prog! My Friend and Resurrection Fest in July, side by side with names such as Iron Maiden, Opeth and Enslaved.

Check out all of our upcoming live dates here. See you on the road!

Presenting our new lineup

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Here’s our new lineup in all its decadent glory, as captured by the gifted Sergio Albert some weeks ago at a fancy club in the capital. So, it is about time we made it official: everyone say hello to Eaten Roll I, our new guitar player.


Already a big fan of the band when the chance came up, she fought her way through more than 40 applicants and won – despite never having picked up an electric guitar in her entire life. A crafty designer and a local psychedelic folk starlet, she is the perfect addition to our line-up, and you are going to hear her roar in the near future. Zer0 will be sorely missed, but Seerborn Ape Tot is in charge of the synths now, so you will still be getting 100% Obsidian Kingdom, as always.

Times change and the seasons roll on by, but this one will be A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER… See you very soon on the road!


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A spiked cocktail of city spleen, conspiranoia and personal trauma; blue like the stagnant water in the pool of a marooned holiday resort and heavy like the silence after the next radiant apocalypse.

Produced by the much sought after Jaime Gómez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Ghost) and featuring the stellar performances of Attila Csihar (Mayhem, Sunn O)))) and Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver), our newest album flirts elegantly with alternative rock, electronics and extreme metal to provide you with a full-bodied and unforgettable experience.

Obsidian Kingdom - A Year With No Summer Digipak edition

A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER is out right now via Season of Mist and it comes in three different and exclusive formats, each one curated by the Spanish design star-combo Ritxi Ostáriz (Ihsahn, Leprous) and Elena Gallén (Reebok, VICE). Get you limited copy now from our online store.


“A decisive step in a different direction to see just how far the path of experimentation can take Obsidian Kingdom’s music.” SPUTNIK MUSIC

“A smoldering conceptual journey through a world that’s just beyond real, so close that you can feel the chill on your skin.” ANGRY METAL GUY

“Obsidian Kingdom are clearly playing the long game, and for this they should be rightly praised.” PROG


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A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER comes early this time! Stream the full album now and dive deep into its troubled currents, while we all wait for its release next Friday 11th March!

Obsidian Kingdom 2016 by Ester Segarra

(DE) Metal Hammer
(ES) Mondo Sonoro
(US) Prog Metal Zone
(IT) Metalitalia.com
(FR) La Grosse Radio
(GR) Rocking.gr
(UA) Antichrist Metalzine
(HU) Lángoló Gitárok
(IS) Andfari

Pre-order the album HERE!