Anyone who feels that there is nothing fresh coming out of the death metal scene has obviously not been following the career of German band Nailed To Obscurity. For me this has been a band to watch for a long time now. These guys have somehow managed to take the good old fashioned death metal sound and infuse it with something melodic and beautiful. The term ‘unique sound’ is often over-used my music journalists but it really is the only way to sum of Nailed To Obscurity, these guys have literally created a sound that no other band has ever managed to do in the past.
With their brand new album Black Frost coming out in January through Nuclear Blast HEAVY Mag sat down with Jan-Ole Lamberti to find out exactly what we can expect from the album.
“The black frost term is actually a seafarering term,” he explains when talking about the origins of the album. “It refers to when a ship moves through a humid area but the mast and the steel parts are still really cold then this frost sits on the upper-part of the ship. It is a frost that cannot be seen but it gets so heavy on the upper part of the ship that it can cause the ship to capsize. That is the picture that we transferred to human beings, like the frost being the burden that they carry with them, the weight that they carry with them. The human beings are the ship that can capsize because of too much weight that they aren’t even aware of.”
“We are always inspired by our environment and the music that we are currently listening to,” says Lamberti when I ask what inspired the band when they were putting together the tracks for Black Frost. “There is always so many things inspiring us that it has always been hard to pin-point exactly what the biggest influence was for an album. For me it just works if there is some motivation there to write new music and that happened for us so it is hard to say what that one thing was that really inspired us to write the new album…. we just want to do it and then we do it.”
Black Frost will be released by Nuclear Blast on the 11th January, 2019. You can listen to our full Nailed To Obscurity interview on Spotify.