The wait is over. Veteran German death metallers OBSCENITY will release their 8th album Atrophied in Anguish on September 14th through Apostasy Records. The legendary act’s first release since 2006’s Where Sinners Bleed, OBSCENITY is revamped, recharged, and as formidable as ever! Atrophied In Anguish was recorded at Soundlodge Studio (God Dethroned, Sinister, Dew-Scented) with producer Jörg Uken.
The band released the following statement about the new long player:“Atrophied In Anguish is the quintessence of the diverse epochs of OBSCENITY. We combined typical ’90s melodic parts and leads with modern blast parts. The new album is a mixture of ‘The 3rd Chapter’ and ‘Cold Blooded Murder’ with a giant sound that is made without Lego-Triggers and other technical stuff.”
After 23 years of pure Death Metal Mayhem a new chapter begins. Run for cover and stay obscene!
Erase the Divine
All you can Kill
Atrophied in Anguish
From Heroic to Depraved
Swine to the Slaughter
Diary of a Scapegoat
“OBSCENITY was formed in 1989 with the intention to play brutal Death-Metal. The first sign of life was the Demo-tape “Age Of Brutality”, which was recorded in 1991. The tape got amazing responses in the underground-scene and relevant fanzines. The overwhelming reactions to “Amputated Souls” made a lot of labels get in contact with the band. So OBSCENITY picked out the best offer and signed a deal with “West Virginia Records”, who released the first album “Suffocated Truth” in December 1992. Because “West Virginia Records” dissolved in 1993, OBSCENITY went back to the studio to record a second Demotape called “Amputated Souls”. This tape led the way to a new deal with “D&S Records”. In July 1994 “D&S Records” released the second album “Perversion Mankind”. The band split up with the label in January 1996, due to unprofessional work and lack of support and signed a new deal with “Morbid Records” one month later.
In June 1996 “The 3rd Chapter” was released. This album proved that OBSCENITY belongs, without any doubts, to Germany’s leading Death-Metal acts. With “The 3rd Chapter” the band finally found their today well known style, which is the combination of American Death Metal brutality and European virtuosity. To bridge the time to the next studio album the band produced two video-clips for the songs “Disgrace Over You” and “Schattenspiele”. These two clips and an interview were released in form of the home-video “Whipped, raped… obscene” in December 1996. The two video clips were also broadcasted on many TV-shows (like “Metalla” on “VIVA-Television” for example).
In the summer of 1997 the band renewed their agreement with “Morbid Records” and recorded their fourth album “Human Barbecue”. Because of the tenth anniversary of the band and a lot requests from all over the world, OBSCENITY decided to release the CD “Demo-Niac” in May 1999. This release featured their two demos “Age Of Brutality” and “Amputated Souls”. One year later the waiting for new material of the band was over. “Intense” saw the light of day. What followed were two successful Headliner-Tours with labelmates HYPNOS through the Czech Republic and Germany. In the fall of 2001 the band returned to the mighty “Soundlodge Studio” to record their most brutal album “Cold Blooded Murder”, including skullcrushing Death Metal hymns like “The Arrival”, “My Dark One” and “Sleepwalker”.
As with previous albums, this album got fantastic reviews in the Metal media. The album was well promoted on the “No Mercy-Festivals 2002” (with IMMORTAL, HYPOCRISY, MALEVOLENT CREATION, etc.) and as the supporting act for SIX FEET UNDER on their summer-tour in 2003. Some of the outstanding moments in the history of OBSCENITY were: their show on the “Fuck The Commerce-Festival 2001” in front of more than 3000 freaking out maniacs, the mainstage-show on the “With Full Force Open-Air 2002” with more than 20000 headbangers, and “Wacken Open Air 2003″ to name a few. Then came the equally brutal
Where Sinners Bleed. As the band cracked down in 2009/ 2010, Hendrik Bruns (guit.) starts to renew the band and wrote several demo tracks to shape a new Obscenity dimension.
In 2010 Jeff Rudes from Tampa, Florida joined the band and completed the demo tracks with his ultra growling voice. In the Beginning of 2011 former member and drummer Sascha Knust rejoined OBSCENITY and also the guitar player Christoph Weerts is recruited in the group´s ranks. Obscenity has been completed now by finding a new bass player, named Jörg Pirch (ex-Tears of Decay). The war-machine OBSCENITY is hungrier than ever to reign the Death-Metal world with an iron and bloody fist. It is certain that the new tracks written for the upcoming album will take the headbanging community by storm. After 23 years of pure Death-Metal-Mayhem, the story has just begun. So run for cover and stay obscene!”