Norwegian hardcore punk quartet OBERST have released their new single 'A Stranger Place Pt. 2' having signed with Indie Recordings.
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The band comment on the single: “The song is about driving head on in to dangerous and uncharted territory, knowing, and almost rejoicing in the fact that it ultimately will take a toll on you. The title refers to the song 'A Stranger Place', from our first EP, which is basically about the exact same thing. The title also flirts a little with the very elaborate song titles of older progressive rock songs
"The music video for 'A Stranger Place Pt. 2' is just a crazy, weird, fast paced and a little humorous assault on the senses. The visual expression matches the lyrical theme of the song, which is about uncharted, weird and dangerous places to explore. The music video definitely takes place in a weird space."
The Oslo-based group blend their many influences seamlessly into a unique sound, a heady mixture of hardcore, post-metal, punk, and progressive metal.
Originally formed around the mutual interest in music rather than any particular genre, OBERSTlater found common ground in bands like Mastodon, Baroness, Converge and Cult of Luna.
The release of their self-titled debut EP was met with critical acclaim and praised locally as "some of the best metal produced in Norway for a long time".
Following the success of their EP the band have signed with Indie Recordings for their anticipated debut full-length.
Guitarist Dennis Estensen comments: "The process of making this album took a lot of effort and a long time for us. I feel we really took a giant leap from our debut EP in terms of songwriting and production. We’re really proud to finally release it to the world, and even more proud to get this out with Indie Recordings behind the release. I feel this record is going to sound fresh and exciting for a lot of people, not just for the typical rock & metal-fan."
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