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Obsidian Kingdom stream new album Meat Machine with Prog

Obsidian Kingdom
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Spanish experimental prog metallers Obsidian Kingdom have streamed their brand new album Meat Machine with Prog, a day ahead of its release. You can hear the new album in full below.

Meat Machine, Obsidian Kingdom's fourth album, sees the band indulging 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 mechanised 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.

“The moment of truth has come! We wrote Meat Machine to find something within ourselves, but we did it for you," the band explain. "Not because we wanted to show you our insides, but rather to encourage you to undertake the same adventure.

"It is violent and disturbing, like cutting open a living thing; and also messy and painful, because we had to make up our surgical tools on the go. The results of the autopsy are thrilling, baffling and somewhat beautiful.

"Putting this together took a great deal of effort and suffering, and our trip wasn’t always funny. But we believe it was worth it, regardless of the outcome. So did we lose the plot, or have we discovered something new and exciting? Ride the machine and find out!”

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.