NAILED TO OBSCURITY | Band unleash official live video for ‘The Aberrant Host’

It’s been a busy year for German melodic death/doom metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY. On January 11, the group successfully released their Nuclear Blast debut Black Frost, followed by a 5-week European tour supporting label mates AMORPHIS and SOILWORK, alongside JINJER. After a few select headline shows, the quintet performed a raft of shows at renowned 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).

The majority of the band’s 2019 shows were documented by Jörg Harms (Black Vision Films), who not only captured the group’s experiences on the road, but also created a music video the track ‘The Aberrant Host’ out of footage from this year’s European tour. 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 behaviour of a person that destroys the life of another one without realizing that this act affects its own existence, too.”

Black Frost is available to order in various formats (TS+DIGI BUNDLE, DIGI, LP), here:

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 for Germany’s 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:

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

Tickets and more info:

Black Frost was recorded at Woodshed Studio (near Landshut, Germany) with producer V. Santura (TRIPTYKONDARK FORTRESSBARREN EARTHOBSCURA etc.) – the artwork was once again designed by Santiago Caruso.


Watch the band’s brand new music video for ‘Tears Of The Eyeless’:


Album Trailer:


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

More info: