Imperialist (US)

US black metal band Imperialist have conjured up a brilliant sci-fi themed album that stands out both conceptually as well as musically. Rooted in the early Swedish black metal sound of luminaries like Necrophobic, Dissection and Sacramentum, Imperialist hone it up further to suit their futuristic theme by adding touches of thrash metal without diluting the rich aura. ‘Cipher’ is backed by a […]

Temple Koludra (Germany)

Transcending Obscurity signs occult German black metal band Temple Koludra in a multiple album deal. It’s a significant signing that strengthens our black metal repertoire. This year has already seen signings of bands such as P.H.O.B.O.S., Dødsferd and Lifelost for the genre, and this will be another feather in the cap of the label. Along with […]

Bednja (Croatia)

To further strengthen our black metal roster, we’ve signed an exceptional band from Croatia called Bednja. They will be playing hard-hitting black metal mixed with hardcore and atmospheric elements. We can’t wait to put it out but the album will most likely see a release very early next year. Here’s the album artwork of the […]

Lifelost (Spain)

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome another black metal band to the roster that not only upholds the quality but pushes it forward in terms of sonic expression and aesthetic appeal. Lifelost is a new band from Phlegeton of Wormed and one can expect the release of their debut EP titled ‘Dialogues From Beyond’ […]

Dødsferd (Greece)

Dødsferd have to be one of the most underrated bands in the style. They’ve toiled hard for years and haven’t yet received the attention they’re due. Their music has rare poignancy of late and it’s something that is relatable too, especially in these times, more now than ever before. The way they infuse melodies against a […]

Nigredo (Greece)

From members of reputed bands like Ravencult, Embrace of Thorns and Dephosphorus, we have Nigredo from Greece changing the way we look at black metal. Whilst maintaining the rawness and intensity, they’re deftly incorporating elements of death and thrash metal and mangling them to suit their dark aesthetic. There’s integrity and at the same time […]

Gaerea (Portugal)

Gaerea have turned the genre of black metal on its head. While most rehash the classic sound, this Portuguese band take it forward and seamlessly integrate influences from other genres like hardcore and sludge. Sonically defiant and cohesive, Gaerea smash preconceived notions and deliver music they can call their own. ‘Unsettling Whispers’ is the much […]

Seedna (Sweden)

‘Forlorn’ will released some time in mid-2016 on Transcending Obscurity Records. Keep your eyes peeled for this beautiful black metal band that uses progressive elements to create a stunning and mesmerizing expression of music. ‘Forlorn’ tracklist: 1. Hourglass 2. Wander 3. Passage 4. Frozen 5. Eternal 6. Abyss 7. O Line up:  Olle Olsson – […]

Norse (Australia)

Norse, an enigma from Australia play a visceral, fiery form of mutated, unpredictable black metal with twisted and industrial affectations. The music is subliminally dissonant, whipping out stinging hooks and atmospheric dirge-laden sections hidden in places where you would least expect them to be. It is intrinsically different, adding multiple surreal layers to your reality, […]