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!
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.
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
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!
Pre-order the album HERE!
The last A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER teaser is out, featuring Kristoffer Rygg from our beloved Ulver.
Directed by Sílvia Subirós & Obsidian Kingdom.
A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER is available for pre-order now.
Is the apocalypse necessarily a bad thing?
The structures of our youth are disintegrating, and the truths we took for granted have been left to decay. In the light of the imminent collapse, why not celebrate change with a thunderous explosion? Isn’t the end of all things the most beautiful sight to behold? DARKNESS will ask you these questions, and many more.
This one could be A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER…
Feel the scorching and colorful explosion that is DARKNESS; the third single from the imminent A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER is streaming right now through the following media partners:
Pre-order the album here!
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?
A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER is drawing near. Pre-order your copy in any of its three different formats here.
What if artificial paradises could last forever?
AWAY/ABSENT is a song about not being here, but not being quite there yet, either. It’s a frozen frame in a huge leap to the void, as if one could endlessly cherish the joys of letting go, without having to hit the ground, ever. But this time, your daily dose of evasive drugs is going to taste a little bit more sour.
Prepare yourself for A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER.
You are ardently invited to listen to AWAY/ABSENT, the first single from our much expected and epic new album A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER, due out 11th March 2016 via Season of Mist. It is currently streaming at the following media partners:
(US) Invisible Oranges
(ES) Rockzone Magazine
(PL) Musick Magazine
(FR) Radio Metal
(HU) Lángoló Gitárok
(GR) Rock Overdose
(IN) Metal Wani
(JP) Marunouchi Muzik Magazine
(NL) Never Mind The Hype
Pre-order A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER here.
AWAY/ABSENT is offering you a quick escape from your dull everyday existence with a thrilling ride through stimulation overload, amphetamine-induced happiness and complete abandon before the inevitable end. Let the colorful melodies, relentless noise loops and muffled screams carry you to a brighter and more pleasant place!
Produced by the much sought after Jaime Gómez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Ghost, Ulver), A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER means the perfect soundtrack to the next apocalypse. Flirting elegantly with alternative rock, electronics and extreme metal, it provides the listener with a full-bodied and brooding experience, one that she will find very hard to forget.
10000 A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER
20000 10TH APRIL
40000 THE KANDINSKY GROUP
50000 THE POLYARNIK
60000 BLACK SWAN
Pre-order your copy now in any of its three different formats, each one featuring exclusive artwork curated once again by Spanish design star-combo Ritxi Ostáriz (Ihsahn, Leprous) and Elena Gallén (Reebok, VICE).
Feast your ears and expect to hear from us again soon!
Our next album teaser is out. Featuring black metal legend Attila Csihar on vocals, this one lets you get a glimpse of what’s awaiting at the heart of A Year With No Summer.
We still have a few more surprises under our sleeve, so stay tuned for more. A Year With No Summer will be out through Season of Mist next 11th March 2016.