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Obsidian Kingdom release video for The Pump

Obsidian Kingdom
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Spanish experimental prog metallers Obsidian Kingdom have released a video for  their new single The Pump. It's the second release ahead of the release of the band's upcoming album Meat Machine, which will be released through Season Of Mist on September 25.

"The Pump is a feverish delirium about the absurd nature of the cosmos, ani8mated by the twisted mind of Ukranian artist Jakov Burov," say the band. "In it, a grotesque caricature of the gnostic tree of life dominates a gruesome carnival that falls halfway between Metalocalypse and Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Delights.

"The Pump is a frantic and dissonant song fuelled by existential anxiety that portrays the world as blind machinery, forever set in a meaningless course of processing meat. Its main emotions are brutality and disorientation, but the chorus is also epic and liberating. Although devoid of morality or compassion, the whole scene doesn’t lack a certain sense of humour."

Pre-order Meat Machine.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.