Obsidian Tongue signs with HDR; New album on the way!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 29, 2013 Under: Signing
Obsidian Tongue signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records
Second album "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" to be released: July 29, 2013
The track "Individuation" now available for streaming/download

The Massachusetts-based Black Metal duo Obsidian Tongue has signed with Hypnotic Dirge Records for the release of their forthcoming second album "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" which will be released in late July 2013 on Hypnotic Dirge Records as well as the band's own imprint Dissociation Records in both CD and digital formats.

Obsidian Tongue was founded in January 2009 by Brendan James Hayter as a solo project. It transformed into a 2-piece band with the addition of Greg Murphy in November 2009. After 2 demos and about 2 dozen live shows in New England, they self-released their debut album “Volume I: Subradiant Architecture” in May 2012, a 50 minute-long album of cold, organic, melodic Black Metal recorded and mixed entirely analog at Mystic Valley Studio in Medford, Massachusetts. 
A year has passed and these 2 men are ready to offer their next collection of introspective Black Metal Dirges to the metal underground.

In May 2013, Obsidian Tongue returned to Mystic Valley Studios to record their second installment named “A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time”. 6 songs averaging 9 minutes in length, the album 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. 

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.

“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

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, "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" is the perfect sonic catharsis for fans of Enslaved, early-Opeth, Wolves in the Throne Room, Agalloch, Alda, Panopticon, Falls of Rauros, and Skagos.

The album's release date in late July 2013 will be just in time for their tour with fellow New England Black Metal horde Autolatry, with whom they will be traversing across North America for the entire month of August.

For the time being, you can stream and download the track "Individuation" from the upcoming album on the Hypnotic Dirge bandcamp page. At the time of release, the full album will be available for free streaming and $5 download.

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