The members of German sludge metal juggernaut OBELYSKKH will overthrow the airwaves with a Guest DJ set on Gimme Metal this Monday, February 13th. States Gimme Metal, “this German doom combo reflects back on some classic angular ‘90s noise rock (Jesus Lizard in particular) with sharp drums framing tension and space around an avalanche of guitar burial.” The show takes place at 8am PT/11am ET/5pm CET at gimmemetal.com!
Embodied by drummer/vocalist Steve Paradise, guitarist/vocalist Crazy Woitek, and bassist Seb Duster, OBELYSKKH is one of Germany’s heaviest exports. The band just released their mammoth fifth LP, The Ultimate Grace Of God, through Exile On Mainstream at the end of January. Their first album in five years, The Ultimate Grace Of God writhes with the thundering doom/sludge metal spine which carries through their entire catalog, yet as with 2017’s The Providence, more of the members’ grimy noise rock and caustic punk influences flesh out its skeletal groove.
Recorded by Moe Waldmann and Seeb Gerischer at Mach Ma Mecker Studio Breitenguessbach, mixed by Moe Waldmann, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Mournful Congregation, Come To Grief), The Ultimate Grace Of God promises to be one of the genre’s top albums this year.
Hear OBELYSKKH’s The Ultimate Grace Of God at THIS LOCATION.
The Ultimate Grace Of God is available in an LP/CD bundle, the CD containing two additional bonus tracks and only available within the bundle. Place physical orders at the label webshop HERE and the digital at all digital points including Bandcamp HERE, and watch the video for the title track HERE.
OBELYSKKH will celebrate the album at a release show in Nuremberg on February 25th, with additional live and tour updates from the faction to post over the months ahead.
2/25/2023 MUZclub – Nuremberg, DE *album release party w/ Paradise, Fairy Duster [info]
“Lurching, slamming, willfully unmanageable and abidingly miserable… Too molten to be just-brutal, The Ultimate Grace Of God is an accomplishment in bringing together such disparate notions of what makes music progressive, and its warped otherworldliness is visionary in the challenge it issues to its audience.” – The Obelisk
“By infusing their psychedelia with brash punk sensibilities, they’ve created an album that will challenge its listeners and dare them to open their minds to all that is being pumped into their ears.” – Distorted Sound Magazine
“…the wait for OBELYSKKH’s return has been worth it… All hail OBELYSKKH, may their sludgy doom swamp us all. Essential listening.” – Wonderbox Metal
“The Ultimate Grace Of God is an unflinching and aggressive style of Psychedelic Metal that takes no prisoners with its bleak cinematic vision. This is the finest album that OBELYSKKH have released to date and could end up becoming a firm favourite of the underground doom/sludge/stoner metal scene.” – Outlaws Of The Sun