Oberst Drops New Album: Toil!

Atmospheric riffs and intense vocals: Oberst release their new album Toil!

Oberst is set to captivate fans and music enthusiasts around the world with their latest album, "Toil," set to drop April 26th, 2024. With a musical style that defies easy categorization, Oberst continues to push boundaries and redefine the metal genre with their unique blend of atmospheric riffs, intense vocals, and thought-provoking lyrics.

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Lead vocalist and guitarist Tarjei Kristoffersen reflects on the journey of creating "Toil," stating, "Making this album, we raged and delved into the sorry state of the human condition, as seen from within and as an observer. A bunch of barely sentient beings living our lives on a big, wet rock being hurled through the night sky. It seems pretty straightforward, but we sure do manage to make it complicated."

As Oberst delved deeper into the creative process, they discovered that "Toil" is, at its core, an exploration of depression. Kristoffersen shares, "As we raged outwards and self-loathed in equal measure, we discovered - quite late in the process - that Toil in actuality is about depression. The songs are all some flavor of this particular stale state of being."

"Toil" promises to deliver an unique musical experience for listeners, offering a raw and unfiltered glimpse into the complexities of the human psyche. Through their emotive lyrics and impactful music, Oberst invites audiences to confront their struggles and discover comfort in the common threads of what humanity is.

Oberst's previous releases, including their self-titled debut EP in 2015 and their debut album "Paradise" in 2020, have garnered critical acclaim and established them as a formidable presence in underground metal scene.
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