Obsidian Tide was founded in the spring of 2012 by Oz Avneya (guitars and clean vocals). After a short search, Erez Nadler (drums and programming) and Shachar Bieber (bass and harsh vocals) joined him to form the current lineup of the band. For a short while in its first year, the band also included Roman Spektor (rhythm guitars and clean vocals), and even auditioned for a keyboardist, but the dust quickly settled and only the original members of the band remained.
Obsidian Tide released their debut EP, Debris, in 2015. This well-received concept EP was recorded and mixed by Erez Nadler, and mastered by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, Scale the Summit). In 2019, the band released their debut LP - Pillars of Creation, a 55 minutes long concept album featuring 7 songs. It was recorded on multiple locations, and features several guest musicians - including Mike LePond (Symphony X). This album, which was mixed & mastered by Jamie King, was critically acclaimed throughout the entire world, and sold hundreds of copies worldwide. The band’s second LP, The Grand Crescendo, was released on September 29th 2023. A 62-minutes long ambitious progressive metal album, The Grand Crescendo was tirelessly written, recorded and produced over the challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was mixed and mastered by Grant McFarland and Carson Slovak (Rivers of Nihil, Black Crown Initiate), and was very well-received by many fans, old and new, around the world.
The band has an eclectic and unique sound, which draws inspiration from a wide spectrum of artists and genres. The trio’s songs incorporate extremely headbangable heavy riffs and beautiful melodies, hypnotic post rock parts and killer guitar solos. All these diverse elements contribute to the one of a kind vibe that is the Obsidian Tide experience.
The band has performed all over Israel, as well as Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and France, and their energetic stage presence has earned them a passionate local crowd. In live concerts, Obsidian Tide work with a pre-programmed laptop, which includes backtracks of additional instruments recorded on their studio albums and all sound transitions. This ensures that Obsidian Tide’s unique sound is preserved wherever they play and meets the band’s high standards for their shows.
Released August 2019
Released January 2015
Released August 2019