Mantiis

by Obsidian Kingdom

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    Limited double deluxe collector's edition: pressed on 12" custom speckled, 180-gram vinyl. Double 350-gram gatefold with 14 page booklet glued on the inside. Comes in a plastic overbag, hand-numbered and sealed by the band.

    Artwork curated by Elena Gallen (Kulte, VICE) and Ritxi Ostáriz (Ihsahn, Ulver).

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1.
Not Yet Five 04:18
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It seems just appropriate It’s just about time A new profile picture To match your pals’ A pink soft vessel With adorable smiles It seems quite easy Till the three wise men ride the big black car But so many tiny dreams Will be left behind Kaleidoscopic visions Will get plain and blurred and wear out with time Endless admiration that breaks To reveal the human kind Is there any sensible way To be spared from the oncoming dark
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She'll remember this day As if it just had happened A stain of piss in the snow Who said joy is a name for a (girl)? Feel the smell of the boss It will reek on your skin till you're old The cries... She said no like ten thousands of times They were met with a smile Then he snarled like a dog Left the car while the seats were still warm Still the windows are covered with frost
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The Nurse 01:49
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Fade... Away... On the verge of a whisper The skies pregnant with corpse-blue scars Down a tree ripe with bruises Breath is stolen by broken goodbyes
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The sun is burning out The stars are burning out It's all running down There’s plenty of time For hope to breathe Once you’ve started to drown It’s the only thing at life that’s certain That everything is running Running towards its end It all dies
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A daring magpie Croaks forbidden songs Some stares sneak in Some glances linger on The mirrors shatter Small talk becomes legit no more A fresh scenario The farce can’t be played along… Anymore Behold It all Torn and Burnt
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El son feréstec s'arrauleix al voltant, metzina espessa roent el meu cap M'estic immòbil de llum freturant i espero l'alba per, els ulls, aclucar It was a little after four Quite unaware of who I was... Found myself wide awake and dead Drowned in my sleep and with no breath... A wiped-out face, sighs in disgrace Such self neglect, dragged into dread... (Nothing but I) Relentlessly, as time went by I realized nothing was left... (Nothing but I)
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Endless Wall 04:44
Behold the frame Of the very last doorway The one that you would Never (ever) have wanted to cross The threshold is wide As your hope is narrow You could tell its size If pain could be measured in holes A room without space Its borders are painted with oil The merciless place Where flutes of derangement call The spell of the pit The alluring depths of the gorge Do throw yourself in Rejoice in the speed of the fall Be removed each one Of the seven layers of your skin Naked and pure To cherish the kiss of the knife You'll like it in here Morals are as loose As the teeth of a child
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I long for the time When I’ll see Your blue smile For the very First time And my fingers Will freeze From the touch Of your cold skin And I… I will roll the blanket out I will pull the zipper down And your face will make me cry And the facts I will deny I’ll refuse to say goodbye I’ll forever wonder why ...Why?
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Ball-Room 02:21
Let’s put a “laughter” into “slaughter” Turn those ambient red lights on We’ll drink warm bourbon off your feet Take shots made of your sweat and soul We’ll chew your skin until you scream The name of your old-fashioned god A feast of undulating hips The ballroom madness has begun Layers of buzzing, cries and pants Producing an exquisite drone The air is heavy with the scent Of pleasure, mead and pheromones With eyes so wild and smile so wide Our hall of fame awaits your call You’re such a perfect piece of game You’ll leave no trace but pools of gore
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When the music’s over… Turn off the lights When the music’s over, yeah What has become of our fair sister? Ravaged and bludgeoned and raped her and bit her Stuck her with fangs and ripped up her white gown Trapped her with candy and dragged her down

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DIGITAL DOWNLOAD HERE: seasonofmist.bandcamp.com/album/mantiis

The most ambitious project of the band until the present date; Obsidian Kingdom’s debut fully displays its components’ maturity in music writing and performing, meaning a bizarre step outside the boundaries of extreme music.

Taking part in the long-lived tradition of rock operas – from David Bowie to King Diamond –, “Mantiis” embarks the listener in an eerie musical trip, noted for the coherent exploration of a wide range of styles and emotions. The band spares no sound resources in order to portray the most varied scenes; from quiet despair to utter violence.

credits

released November 16, 2012

All music and words written and arranged by Obsidian Kingdom in 2011/12.
Produced by Jorge Mur and Obsidian Kingdom.
Recorded, mixed and engineered by Mr. Ax at AxStudios, Barcelona; Summer 2012, except for drums, recorded by Sergi Marcet at Juglans Music, Estanyol; Summer 2012.
Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro; Fall 2012.
Design by Ritxi Ostáriz, Elena Gallen and Obsidian Kingdom.

℗ & © 2012 Obsidian Kingdom
All copyrights in this sound recording are owned by Obsidian Kingdom.
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Obsidian Kingdom Barcelona, Spain

Obsidian Kingdom is devoted to exploring the boundaries of Rock music. The Barcelonian band defies classification to this very day, drawing equally on progressive rock, post-metal, alternative and electronic music. However hard to pigeonhole, it remains consistent with delivering exciting content that never fails to surprise its audience. ... more

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