Norwegian hardcore: OBERST release new single
Written by Lexi on 13th September 2019
Norwegian hardcore punk quartet OBERST have released their new single ‘Vagabonds’ via Indie Recordings.
Premiered via Metal Injection, you can now watch the video here:
The Oslo-based hardcore/metal troupe OBERST blend their many influences seamlessly into a unique sound: their huge, warm and atmospheric riffs meet hectic, catchy elements driven by intense and at times manic vocals. The band is now back with a second single titled ‘Vagabonds’, taken from their debut LP, with more news coming shortly.
Stream and purchase: https://believemusic.lnk.to/Vagabonds
The band comment on the single: “‘Vagabonds’ is probably the most accessible and catchy song on the album, even though the theme of it revolves around heavy concepts like fleeing from persecution. The verse has a really cool and gritty country-vibe, probably a little inspired by bands like Baroness, while the chorus is a big and memorable anthem.”
Originally formed around the mutual interest in music rather than any particular genre, OBERST later found common ground in bands like Mastodon, Baroness, Converge and Cult of Luna. The release of their self-titled debut EP was met with critical acclaim and praised locally as “some of the best metal produced in Norway for a long time”.
Following the success of their EP the band have signed with Indie Recordings for their anticipated debut full-length. They’ve already caught the attention internationally from the likes of Metal Hammer, Total Guitar, and Metal Injection, all taken by the band’s infectious attitude.
Guitarist Dennis Estensen comments: “The process of making this album took a lot of effort and a long time for us. I feel we really took a giant leap from our debut EP in terms of songwriting and production. We’re really proud to finally release it to the world, and even more proud to get this out with Indie Recordings behind the release. I feel this record is going to sound fresh and exciting for a lot of people, not just for the typical rock & metal fan.”