From the haunted shores of Massachusetts, 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. The album is 50 minutes of cold, organic, melodic Black Metal recorded and mixed entirely analog at Mystic Valley Studio in Medford, Massachusetts. The vintage tape machines perfectly capture the passion of the band’s live performances, and the album has received high praises internationally for its exceptional balance of the melodic and raw aspects of black metal. Just as epic as it is cold, and just as atmospheric as it is oppressive, fans and critics across the world agreed that Volume I is a very promising debut album from this young band.
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.
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.
Obsidian Tongue signed with Hypnotic Dirge Records from Canada in the spring of 2013 in time for the release of “A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time”, making it a dual release with the band’s own imprint Dissociation Records. The album was released on July 29, 2013 to substantially high acclaim! In support, Obsidian Tongue went on an extensive US-tour with fellow New England Black Metal horde Autolatry, for the entire month of August.
Obsidian Tongue is busy working on new material. More news will surface soon.
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OBSIDIAN TONGUE - BROTHERS IN THE STARS
[LIVE, MARCH 2014]
OBSIDIAN TONGUE - A NEST OF RAVENS IN THE THROAT OF TIME
[FT. JOHN HAUGHM OF AGALLOCH - LIVE, JULY 2014]