Newly formed UK death metal powerhouse VISCERA have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Obsidian” today at Metal Injection. The single is the title track from the group’s forthcoming debut album which will see a March 6 release via Unique Leader.
Obsidian sees the band, which features a veteran lineup that includes ex – Sylosis and Heart of a Coward vocalist Jamie Graham as well as former members of Martyr Defiled and Abhorrent Decimation, immediately establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with in extreme metal. The 9 track effort showcases all of the fearless brutality, thrilling technicality, and song writing maturity that one would expect from musicians of their pedigree.
The album was mixed and mastered by Michael Leo Valeri (Brand of Sacrifice) with artwork being provided by Shindy Reehal (Ingested, Harbinger).
Vocalist Jamie Graham said of the song and album, “We’re really excited to show you our second single, the title track of our debut album ‘Obsidian’. This is a slightly longer track with a more melodic side and some tasty twin lead work from Ross and Adam respectively! There’s some pretty heavy songs on this album but we thought we’d not go for something that showcases every side of the band.
The song’s about dealing with personal trauma and how a monumental change can often be a huge blessing in disguise. The ‘Obsidian Tide’ is the mental tidal wave that hits you when you’re at your darkest. But the tide always goes out and comes back in, such is life!
The whole ‘Obsidian’ album touches on that process of struggle vs strength; how love can make someone feel incredibly powerful, but also make them dangerously vulnerable. There are stages of gaining this strength and they often involve going through hell to get there.”
Obsidian tracklisting –
2. Immersed in Ire
3. Lamb to the Slaughter
4. Carpe Noctem
6. Hammers and Nails
This coming March VISCERA will hit the road for the first time in Europe as part of the Rising Merch Faces of Death Tour alongside Decapitated, Beyond Creation, Ingested, and Lorna Shore.
06.03.20 Germany Berlin @ Lido
07.03.20 Germany Hamburg @ Bahnhof Pauli
08.03.20 Denmark Aarhus @ Voxhall
09.03.20 Germany Hannover @ Bei Chéz Heinz
10.03.20 Germany Oberhausen @ Kulttempel
11.03.20 The Netherlands Nijmegen @ Doornroosje
12.03.20 UK London @ ULU
13.03.20 UK Glasgow @ Slay
14.03.20 UK Manchester @ Club Academy
15.03.20 UK Birmingham @ Mama Roux’s
16.03.20 UK Bristol @ The Fleece
17.03.20 UK Southampton @ The Loft
18.03.20 Belgium Aarschot @ De Klinker Club
19.03.20 France Paris @ La Trabendo
20.03.20 Switzerland Aarau @ KiFF
21.03.20 Germany Karlsruhe @ Weisse Rose
22.03.20 Italy Milan @ Slaughter Club
23.03.20 Germany Munich @ Backstage
24.03.20 Austria Vienna @ Viper Room
25.03.20 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert
26.03.20 Czech Republic Prague @ Nova Chmelnice
27.03.20 Poland Wroclaw @ Pralnia
28.03.20 Germany Dresden @ Puschkin