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OBELYSKKH announce new album to be released in April (EU) and June (USA)




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Ladies & Gentlemen,

3 years in the making. 3 years of eagerly awaiting this new slap in the face from fellow Franconian sludgemeisters OBELYSKKH and we can’t be more enthused to announce THE PROVIDENCE, the new aklbum by OBELYSKKH to come and bury your synapses.

After the groundbreaking 3rd album ‘Hymn To Pan’’ Franconian Doomsters OBELYSKKH found themselves in an emotional turmoil involving different private focusses and even a line up change with bass player Dirty Dave leaving and being replaced by Seb Duster. All these ups and downs alongside the quite massive honesty and emotionality in OBELYSKKHs routines lead to a monstrous pressure which is sonically channeled into this album.

You can hear it: ‘The Providence’ lives by pressure, groove and darkness – the album sees OBELYSKKH leaving huge parts of their former approach behind. Less Psychedelic, more groove. No Stoner Rock but Doom par excellence – all shaped into a crushing maelstrom of utter heaviness.

The Providence was again recorded and mixed by Andy Naucke and mastered by the mighty Brad Boatright (Sleep, Tragedy, High On Fire, From Ashes Rise, Integrity among many others).

The album is released on CD, digital and 2LP, containing 3 sides. Side D contains an etching.




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Release Date

21 April 2017 (EOM webshop availability from 7 April 2017)


FRIEDEMANN on tour 2017 – first dates revealed

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FRIEDEMANN to release live album on 24 February 2017!

Exile On Mainstream is thrilled to announce the release of a double CD and double LP showing Friedemann at his best – live and unfiltered! A full concert – 20 songs, bare and blank, no overdubs, no cleaning from mistakes or flaws. It’s a record driven by stories and communication. Feat. 6 exclusive tracks incl. one brandnew track and acoustic versions of the best COR-songs. The sound is different from the studio works and the raw live recordings show a different approach and perspective to Friedemann’s songs. The double CD and double LP feature six songs which don’t appear on the two regular albums. There is a brand new song called ‘Am Meer’, the ‘Lampedusa Blues’ which has been written with COR as comment to current circumstances. Further there is three more COR – songs, now arranged for acoustic instruments: ‘Gott’, ‘Freiheit’ and ‘Segeln’ and last not least the fabulous cover version of Joint Venture’s ‘Nicht zur Arbeit’

The album will be released as double CD and double LP in nice uncoated cardstock featuring artwork by the fabulous Conny Ochs again. Pre-orders will be available from now on, webshop ships from 10 February 2017, 2 full weeks before official release date. All pre-orders will receive a free sticker with the order!

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