Tag: Ophidian I

Playthrough: “Dominion Eyes” from Ophidian I!

One of the finest Technical Death Metal albums around at the moment has to be last summer’s “Desolate” by Iceland natives Ophidian I. The critically acclaimed Season Of Mist release which is adorned by stunningly bleak cover artwork from Eliran Kantor (Testament, Soulfly, Havok) and was also mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Despised Icon,

Playthrough: “Enslaved in a Desolate Swarm” from Ophidian I!

One of the surprises of the year came in the summer with “Desolate” from Icelandic technical metal outfit Ophidian I via Season of Mist. The band have entrusted drummer Ragnar Sverrisson to continue spreading the word about the record and so he’s given us a playthrough for “Enslaved in a Desolate Swarm” on an absolutely

Interview: Ophidian I talk “Desolate” with Heavy New York!

Drummer Ragnar Sverrisson from Icelandic Technical Death Metallers Ophidian I is the man to talk to Heavy New York about the bands brilliant new album “Desolate” out now via Season of Mist. Comprised of familiar faces from bands such as Helfró, Beneath, Une Misère and Atrum, they chose Christian Donaldson (Despised Icon, The Agonist, Cryptopsy)

Review: “Desolate” by Ophidian I

When you have a clear vision in mind it is important to have the best people around you to help you to achieve it to the best of your abilities. For Icelandic Technical Death Metal merchants Ophidian I, a band consisting of familiar faces within the Icelandic scene as members of bands such as Helfró,

Playthrough: “Spiral To Oblivion” from Ophidian I!

For their Season of Mist debut Ophidian I entrusted Eliran Kantor (Testament, Soulfly, Havok) to creating some stunning artwork that bridges between the realism and science fiction. “Desolate” was also mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Despised Icon, The Agonist, Cryptopsy), making sure that they made the best use of the opportunities presented to them

NEWS: Ophidian I become the storm…

Icelandic Technical Death Metal outfit Ophidian I have unveiled a third single from their upcoming album “Desolate” which has artwork created by Eliran Kantor. The song is called ‘Storm Aglow‘ and means the band have give us the first three cuts from the ten track affair as singles. Its scheduled for 16th July via Season

NEWS: Ophidian I continue the downward spiral…

On their journey to the nirvana that is Riff City, Icelandic Technical Death Metal outfit Ophidian I take inspiration from the barren island in the north, home to apocalyptic weather, eruptions and storms in creating their upcoming album “Desolate“. The breeding intensity, blazing speed and ferocity on show with first single “Diamonds” and now second

NEWS: OPHIDIAN I throw their Diamonds to the sky…

Matching the intensity of the extreme weather conditions often found in their Icelandic home, OPHIDIAN I have built their reputation as a group who test the boundaries of Extreme Metal by creating Technical Death Metal that takes something from each of the bands the beast is comprised of members of in Helfró, Beneath, Une Misère