Obsidian Tongue - "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" available to pre-order now, new song streaming

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 22, 2013 Under: Release News
Obsidian Tongue - A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time pre-orders begin today!
New track "My Hands were made to hold the wind" available to stream and download!

Today, pre-orders start on the new Obsidian Tongue album "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time"! As well as this, a new track from the album, "My Hands were Made to Hold the Wind" has been made available to stream and download. 


After releasing a brilliant debut album “Subradiant Architecture” last summer, the massachusetts-based duo Obsidian Tongue is back with their second installment “A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time.” Cold, unwavering, primal black metal with a rich organic sound and real melodic sensibilities, Obsidian Tongue has been praised for their exceptional balance of the melodic and raw aspects of black metal, and that is certainly apparent in the new material.

In May 2013, Obsidian Tongue returned to the analog Mystic Valley Studios in Medford, Massachusetts to record the new album. Consisting of 6 songs averaging 9 minutes in length, “A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time” is a psychedelic and introspective journey through the collective unconscious of Man and the dark half of the emotional spectrum; A sonic depiction of the spiritual affirmation and personal evolution attainable only through sorrow, anger and disillusionment. A noteworthy contribution to this musical odyssey has been made by John Haughm of the legendary dark metal outfit Agalloch, taking lead vocal duties for the album's title track. Released in an appropriately minimalist fold out booklet with all lyrics included, Obsidian Tongue’s second release is the perfect sonic catharsis for fans of Enslaved, early-Opeth, Wolves in the Throne Room, Agalloch, Alda, Panopticon, Falls of Rauros, and Skagos.

Listen to the new track "My Hands were Made to Hold the Wind" here:

"We took a slower and less aggressive, spacey kind of approach with the new album. We wanted to conjure a hypnotic atmosphere that perpetuates through the record, yet we wanted to cover a lot of ground within that atmosphere, conceptually and emotionally. We infused a lot of very personal ideas and feelings into these songs, almost too much to list. It’s almost unnecessary to list…all I can really tell people is, A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time is our lifeblood, our mission statement, and really the only thing we give a fuck about right now.”
 -Brendan James Hayter, May 2013 

The first 25 orders including either or both Obsidian Tongue albums will receive a free 12.5cm x 9cm sticker
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