NAILED TO OBSCURITY – unveil live footage music video for ‘The Aberrant Host’!

NAILED TO OBSCURITY @ Summer Breeze (Dinkelsbühl, Germany)
Photo & Video Credit: Jörg Harms (Black Vision Films) |

It’s been a busy year for German melodic death/doom metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY so far: On January 11, the group successfully released their Nuclear Blast debut »Black Frost«, which hit #37 in the German album charts, followed by a 5-week European tour supporting their label mates and genre greats AMORPHIS and SOILWORK alongside JINJER. After a few select headline shows, the quintet performed a raft of shows at renown European festivals such as Rockharz Open Air (D)Wacken Open Air (D)Brutal Assault (CZ), and Alcatraz Metal Festival (B), before rounding off the summer as part of the Nuclear Blast Label Night at Summer Breeze (D).

Most of NAILED TO OBSCURITY‘s 2019 shows were accompanied by Jörg Harms (Black Vision Films), who not only captured the group’s experiences on the road, but also created a music video out of footage from this year’s European tour for the track ‘The Aberrant Host.’ Watch now:

Vocalist Raimund Ennenga comments, “Our shows in support of »Black Frost« have been nothing but awesome. The shared atmosphere between the band and audience at the shows was really special – no matter the place or festival nor the time of day. The live video for ‘The Aberrant Host’ provides a little insight of what people can expect from us. The song itself creates the image of the destructive or even corrosive behavior of a person that destroys the life of another one without realizing that this act affects its own existence, too.”

Check out the band’s recently launched festival recap videos:
Wacken Open Air –
Brutal Assault –
Summer Breeze –

Be sure to watch NAILED TO OBSCURITY’s diary videos from the aforementioned tour, here:
Part I –
Part II –
Part III –
Part IV –
Part V –

This year’s journey might be over for the band, but NAILED TO OBSCURITY‘s next adventure is just around the corner! A newly announced run of live dates will lead them across the continent once again in early 2020 as support of Germany’s number one epic metallers EQUILIBRIUM and LORD OF THE LOST. Opening the package on select dates are new label mates, OCEANS. All dates can be found below. Tickets & more info:


»Renegades Tour« – Europe 2020
17.01. D Leipzig – Hellraiser*
18.01. D Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg*
19.01. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof*
21.01. F Paris – Le Trabendo
22.01. F Toulouse – Le Metronum
23.01. E Madrid – Sala Caracol
24.01. E Barcelona – Sala Bóveda
25.01. F Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
26.01. D Lindau – Club Vaudeville*
28.01. H Budapest – Dürer Kert
29.01. PL Krakow – Klub Kwadrat
30.01. A Vienna – Szene
31.01. D Munich – Backstage (Werk)*
01.02. CH Pratteln – Z7*
02.02. CZ Prague – Nová Chmelnice
04.02. N Oslo – John Dee
05.02. S Stockholm – Fryshuset
06.02. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
07.02. D Cologne – Essigfabrik*
08.02. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn*
09.02. D Hanover – Capitol*
11.02. D Saarbrücken – Garage*
12.02. D Nuremberg – Hirsch*
13.02. NL Eindhoven – Dynamo
14.02. UK London – O2 Academy Islington
15.02. UK Birmingham – HRH Metal IV
16.02. B Vosselaar – Biebob

09. – 11.07. A Leoben – Area 53 Festival


»Black Frost« features 7 brand new extensive tracks which absorb the listener with their stunning atmosphere without sacrificing the band’s remarkable sound. The album was recorded at Woodshed Studio (near Landshut, Germany) with producer V. Santura (TRIPTYKONDARK FORTRESSBARREN EARTHOBSCURA etc.) and the artwork was once again designed by Santiago Caruso.

Order »Black Frost« in various formats (CD, LP) as well as two of their previous records – »Opaque« & »King Delusion« – here:

More on »Black Frost«:
‘Tears Of The Eyeless’ OFFICIAL VIDEO:

»Black Frost« – Track Listing:

01. Black Frost
02. Tears Of The Eyeless
03. The Aberrant Host
04. Feardom
05. Cipher
06. Resonance
07. Road To Perdition
Bonus Tracks (DIGI)
08. Abyss (2019)
09. Autumn Memories (2019)
10. Fallen Leaves (2019)

For more than ten years, NAILED TO OBSCURITY from Northern Germany have successfully developed their distinctive style, somewhere between melodic death metal and doom with progressive influences. Their underground debut »Abyss…« exhibited these rare first glimmers, but their albums »Opaque« (2013), »King Delusion« (2017) and this year’s »BLACK FROST« especially showed a real evolution within their sound, allowing the band to take some huge steps. Their melancholic songs never fall short of the necessary brutality, and always create a distinct dynamic which mesmerises the listener who profoundly experiences every note and every word. This magic has already won over the fans of festivals such as Wacken Open AirSummer Breeze and Party.San Open Air as well as those who attended their tours throughout Europe as support to DARK TRANQUILLITYAMORPHIS and SOILWORK plus their appearances alongside renowned acts such as ARCH ENEMYPARADISE LOST and AT THE GATES.

Raimund Ennenga | vocals
Jan-Ole Lamberti | guitars
Volker Dieken | guitars
Carsten Schorn | bass
Jann Hillrichs | drums

More info:

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