Colorado based Progressive Melodic Death Metal duo Obsidian Skies have premiered the first single “Home” from their debut EP “Saturnian“, a record mixed and mastered by Tom MacLean (ex-Haken, Athemon, Brutta). A concept record, the EP follows the story of humankind abandoning Earth for Saturn’s moon Titan, delving into the emotional and physical struggles of leaving our home planet both in the music and lyrics. It’s a concept that the band want to expand into a full length record. Pre-orders are available for the 14th October release are over at bandcamp.
The band comment: “When we first came up with the concept of this song, we knew we wanted a more intimate, acoustic piece, but we were honestly afraid that it would not turn out at all how we envisioned. When we began writing it, we had two disjointed riffs that we knew we wanted in the song but no real way of transitioning between them. Since the song is so vocally driven, it was difficult to get a grasp of what it would sound like before it was recorded. Hearing the first playthrough of it after recording (but before mixing) was a sigh of relief for both of us as we had actually managed to pull it together. This song definitely “fell into place” more than the other two did.”