India’s premium metal record label Transcending Obscurity is most definitely a force to be reckoned with. The reason I say that is because I’ve been running a heavy music website for the past few months, and in this time I have been VERY observant of those labels out in this part of the world that actually do something to help out the bands on their roster. Some are highly active and kudos to them. But there are certain labels who don’t even do the most simplest of things – like get in touch or send press releases to music-related media like ours, or even go on a social media blitz to make sure everyone and their mother knows that a particular band X is releasing a record entitled Y on Z date.
So – for any band that is on the Transcending Obscurity roster – you should be STOKED because this label does do the legwork a record label is SUPPOSED to do to get your music out there.
Here’s the latest soon-to-be-classic full length release by Transcending Obscurity for an epically talented black metal band from Chennai, India called Diabolous Arcanium.
The text in the press release describes this band so perfectly that I’m just going to copy and paste that right here:
“Playing mystical and majestic black metal from the southern crypts of India, DIABOLUS ARCANIUM have released a remarkable debut full length album under the auspices of Transcending Obscurity Distribution. Never before in the recent past of the country has a black metal album been so significant and thorough in its outlook and vision. Inspired by the genre’s progenitors, of the symphonic and epic kind, DIABOLUS ARCANIUM have retained the original magic but have extended the sound to include theatrical scope and relevant aggression. With the artwork done by the label owner upon a special request, the band perfectly captures the medieval vibe in both sound and aesthetics, and boasts of one of the best production outputs in this region by and far. ‘Path of Ascension’ is as accomplished as an album of this ilk can get. It’s a chilling, tense, nerve-racking ride into the black metal portal and a glorious attempt at its demystification.”
Yes, the owner of the label designed the artwork for this release which you can enjoy in full creepiness down below. Easily one of the best things about heavy music releases is analyzing a cover and noticing the eerie details that become the images that play in your mind as you listen to the music found on the record.
Without further ado – head on down to Transcending Obscurity’s bandcamp page below to check out a track off of Diabolous Arcanium’s upcoming full length Path of Ascension.
Stay up to date of Diabolous Arcanium’s FB page: https://www.facebook.com/diabolusarcanium?fref=ts
And OF COURSE the Transcending Obscurity page: https://www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity