Three years in the making, Germany’s kingpins of heavy groove Obelyskkh have completed their fourth full-length, The Providence to be released through their steady label home of Exile On Mainstream on April 21st.
The title of the album evokes one of H. P. Lovecraft’s iconic poems, providing inspiration for the album’s lyrical content and the artwork . Another dimension to the album is illustrated almost perfectly by Victor Hugo: “Above all, you can believe in Providence in either of two ways, either as thirst believes in the orange, or as the ass believes in the whip.” The band lived by this message throughout their uphill battle to complete the record.
Following the 2013 release of their third album, Hymn To Pan, which followed less than one year after its predecessor, White Lightnin’, Obelyskkh found themselves in a state of transition, triggered by a line up change of bass player Dirty Dave, replaced by Seb Duster. The Providence marks a distinction from their former approach to songwriting; their sound still crushing, cloaked in darkness, and surging with raw power, only less psychedelic and with a lot more groove.
The Providence was recorded and mixed by Andy Naucke and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Tragedy, High On Fire, From Ashes Rise, Integrity), and with cover art crafted by Sebastian Feld/Marginal Ink. The album will be released on all digital platforms, CD, and 2xLP with three sides of music and a Side D etching
Obelyskkh has booked a run of European tour dates in conjunction with the album’s release, with shows in Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Austria from April 7th through April 20th, with more shows to be announced throughout the months ahead.
The Providence will see release on April 21st. Physical preorders are available now via the label.
Comprising six extremely heavy tracks this is a brutal album full of fuzz and intensity.
The album will be featured on Sonic Attack 205 on April 10th.