After releasing their debut album in 2011, the self-titled ‘Obake’ and the follow-up ‘Mutations’ in 2014 to widespread acclaim of the British and continental press, Obake are back with ‘Draugr’, which signals both a return to the origins of the band and a purification of its sound.
This shift is immediately apparent in the choice of title: while the Japanese term Obake signifies ‘that which changes’ or ‘shapeshifter’ or more generally ‘ghost of a departed’, now the chosen title for the band’s third release, ‘Draugr’ is a term of indo-european origin which means ‘creature returning from the dead’.
The compactness and formal cohesion of band and release name reflect the newly found balance in the band, now featuring their live drummer Jacopo Pierazzuoli (of Morkobot and Kings Of Fire fame), Colin Edwin on electric bass (member of Metallic Taste Of Blood with Eraldo Bernocchi and of o.R.k. with Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari), Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari (also present on Berserk!) on guitars and voice and Eraldo Bernocchi on guitars.
released October 28, 2016
Eraldo Bernocchi - guitars, electronics
Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari - voice, electronics
Colin Edwin - bass guitar
Jacopo Pierazzuoli - drums and percussion
All tracks composed by Bernocchi/Fornasari/Edwin/Pierazzuoli
Published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS)
Recorded at Igloo Music Factory
Mixed at The Place
Engineer : Raffaele Marchetti
Produced and mixed by Eraldo Bernocchi, LEF
Mastered by Mike Fossenkemper @ Turtle Tone, NYC
Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords : Giacomo Bruzzo