The Oslo-based hardcore/metal act Oberst blends their many influences seamlessly into a unique sound, be it hardcore, post metal, progressive metal and rock.

Their huge, warm and atmospheric riffs meet hectic, catchy elements driven by intense and at times manic vocals.
Originally formed around the mutual interest in music rather than any particular genre, the band later found common ground in bands like Mastodon, Baroness, Converge and Cult of Luna. However, influences that are unique to each of the members has become just as defining, ranging from classic rock and jazz to modern pop.

The release of their self-titled debut EP was met with critical acclaim and praised as «some of the best metal produced in Norway for a long time» (HISSIG). The singles from the 4-track EP got played and recommended on national radio and featured on the acclaimed Norwegian TV series «Unge Lovende». The band has since played numerous shows with bands such as Tempel, Ondt Blod, Attan and Halcyon Days.

Erlend Gjerde, Managing Director at Indie Recordings comments: “Sometimes you come across bands that immediately grab your attention, and as you dig deeper into it, new layers unfold at a seemingly endless depth. Oberst is one of these bands, and given their musical style that is quite an achievement. I can`t wait for people to discover them and enjoy it as much as I do”.

After working on their debut album for about three years and producing it themselves, the band has now been signed to Indie Recordings for a worldwide release. Guitarist Dennis Estensen comments: “The process of making this album took a lot of effort and a long time for us. I feel we really took a giant leap from our debut EP in terms of songwriting and production. I feel this record is going to sound fresh and exiting for a lot of people, not just for the typical rock & metal-fan”.

The band adds: “Working with Indie Recordings with this release is a huge step for us – in the right direction. They have a strong position in the rock/metal scene, and it's hard to not smile when we see our name under already legendary acts in their roster, like Cult of Luna, Kvelertak, Satyricon, Enslaved ++. We are confident that Indie is the label for us to get our songs out there and could not be prouder to announce our debut album with them behind us. We can't wait for you to hear the songs, both on record and live!”

The first single will hit soon and the debut album is set for release in fall 2019. Be ready!
Oberst is: Tarjei Kristoffersen – Vocals/Guitar | Dennis Estensen – Guitar | Joakim Karlsen – Bass | Johan Fredrik Bolli – Drums