Technical prog band OBSIDIOUS is now releasing another brand new single ‘Bound by Fire‘. The track is accompanied by a video, which can now be viewed below. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album ‘Iconic‘, which will be released on October 28, 2022 via Season of Mist. Pre-orders for the new album will start soon.
OBSIDIOUS comment on the track: “Another song with descriptive lyrics, this time dealing with a subject, unfortunately, on everyone’s lips at present: the horrors of wars and armed conflicts. The suffering of innocent people who have little or nothing to do with it, seeing their lives cut short. People who see their comrades die and, in other cases, are even forced to kill people they knew or were friends with just because they were on the opposite side. Killing or dying for something they did not start. One of humanity’s most brutal dichotomies.”
Modern metallers OBSIDIOUS launch their wonderfully intricate and musically-accomplished new album, Iconic, via Season of Mist. The group—featuring Linus Klausenitzer (bass), Rafael Trujillo (guitars), Sebastian Lanser (drums), and vocalist Javi Perera (vocals)—come from distinguished and lettered origins in OBSCURA, ALKALOID, ETERNITY’S END, and JUGGERNAUT. OBSIDIOUS, however, are a different creature entirely. Iconic is technical but not officious. The album breathes intensity but expands upon it with mellifluent dexterity. With OBSIDIOUS, there’s always a hook. The early release of and positive feedback from video singles ‘Under Black Skies,’ ‘Sense of Lust,’ and the title track illustrates these qualities well. Iconic builds upon a prestigious foundation, but its vision isn’t restricted to its tenets.
“We consider ourselves the modern evolution of progressive and technical metal,” bassist Linus Klausenitzer says. “To name a few bands: DREAM THEATER, DEVIN TOWNSEND, MESHUGGAH, OPETH, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, PROTEST THE HERO, PERIPHERY, and HAKEN. As such, our music asks for many different moods and vibes. Javi’s vocals reinforce that idea, adding meaning and drama to it. While we still work as session musicians, OBSIDIOUS is now our main priority.”