Barcelona’s experimental rockers Obsidian Kingdom have been awarded the “Best International Music Video” for ‘MEAT STAR‘ via the Santiago Horror Film Festival 2020! ‘MEAT STAR‘ is taken from the band’s latest full-length, ‘MEAT MACHINE‘, out since September 25th via Season of Mist.
The band comments:
It is with enormous awe and gratefulness that we welcome our first ever international film award. Unsurprisingly, it comes from the land that gave birth to Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose works have always inspired us, and especially so when we were writing the script for ‘MEAT STAR.’
Let us express our deepest admiration for the directors of the video, Ferran Ureña & Eric Morales, and the whole crew at Vivir Rodando Films, who have managed to turn our bewildering fantasies into a jaw-dropping motion picture.
‘MEAT MACHINE‘ is a harsh sonic journey, abject and stentorian like a love letter from a school shooter. The perverse album is a rough drop into a nightmarish world of forbidden desires, frustrated sexual urges and the dark realms of the subconscious mind.
The cover artwork was created by Ritxi Ostáriz And Elena Gallén and can be found below along with the tracklist.
1. THE EDGE
2. THE PUMP
3. MR PAN
4. NAKED POLITICS
5. FLESH WORLD
6. MEAT STAR
9. WOMB OF WIRE
10. A FOE
Obsidian Kingdom is devoted to exploring the boundaries of rock music. The Barcelonan 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 artistry that never fails to surprise its audience.
Forever on a restless journey to find its true identity, the quintet has been dubbed “the masters of every genre” by Metal Injection. Featuring a heavy and intense sound with plenty of contrast, its main features are the ability to portray a wide range of emotions through the use of multiple sonic resources, a deep interest in aesthetics and the sombre quality of the lyrical topics.
‘MEAT MACHINE’ is an exercise in self-discovery, through a head-first plunge into the anxiety derived from sexual frustration, the absurd of reality and the inherent cruelty of a mechanized world. It is a demanding album that reads as an emotional roller-coaster, featuring an abrasive and overwhelming sound that draws equally from noise and art rock, post metal and late 90s alternative music.