Obscura Qalma Logo 2023 Veils Of Transcendence

ARTIST INFORMATION

Genre: Symphonic Death Metal
Hometown: Venice, Italy

OBSCURA QALMA (OBSKÙRA-KALMA) DELIVERS A VORTEX OF RABID AND MONOLITHIC ATMOSPHERES AS A GATEWAY TO A SHATTERED DIMENSION.

BORN IN 2019 IN VENICE, ITALY, IN THE SAME YEAR THEY PUBLISHED THE FIRST EP ‘FROM THE SHEOL TO THE APEIRON‘ THROUGH METAL SCRAP RECORDS.

IN 2021, OBSCURA QALMA RELEASED THEIR FIRST FULL ALBUM ‘APOTHEOSIS‘ THROUGH RISING NEMESIS RECORDS (WITHIN DESTRUCTION, ACRANIUS, STILLBIRTH).

IN 2023 THE BAND SIGNED A DEAL WITH THE ITALIAN LABEL DUSKTONE (BISHOP OF HEXEN, STORMLORD, OPERA IX) FOR 2 RELEASES,
THE FIRST OF WHICH IS THE ‘VEILS OF TRANSCENDENCE‘ EP, OUT IN JANUARY 2024.

SINCE ITS INCEPTION, THE BAND HAS PLAYED IN ITALY, AUSTRIA, SERBIA, BULGARIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, HUNGARY, BULGARIA, ROMANIA AND BOSNIA.

Live history:

DATELOCATIONCITYCOUNTRY
02.10.2024LE DROPKICKORLEANSFRANCE
31.10.2024HEAVEN AND HELLRIBEIRASPAIN
29.10.2024GROOVEPORTUGALETESPAIN
28.10.2024ROCK BEER THE NEWSANTANDERSPAIN
27.10.2024L'ANTIDOTEBORDEAUXFRANCE
25.10.2024BEER NESTSAVONAITALY
13.10.2024M13BRNOCZECH REPUBLIC
12.10.2024KULTURNI CENTRUM KLUBOVNAPRAGUECZECH REPUBLIC
11.10.2024FLOWERPOWERMAGDEBURGGERMANY
22.06.2024VOGELHAUSBOCHOLTGERMANY
21.06.2024MET-BARLENZBURGSWITZERLAND
02.12.2023KRACH CLUBTREVISOITALY
15.10.2023C.I.Q.MILANOITALY
13.10.2023BEER NEST SAVONAITALY
02.07.2023MANUFACTURATIMISOARAROMANIA
01.07.2023S8 UNDERGROUND CLUBBUDAPESTHUNGARY
30.06.2023FARAROVA SLUJMLADA BOLESLAVCZECH REPUBLIC
11.06.2023C.C.HAPPY DAYSNAPOLIITALY
10.06.2023EXTREME MUSIC ACADEMYBARIITALY
28.05.2023MITRALJEZ PUBZRENJANINSERBIA
27.05.2023THE PITSOFIABULGARIA
26.05.2023KLUB DVORISTENOVI SADSERBIA
25.05.2023OPERSCHALLVIENNAAUSTRIA
07.05.2023HEADBANGERS PUBMILANOITALY
17.02.2023LA BASEBRESCIAITALY
03.12.2019CAFFÉ BAR ZEPPELINSABACSERBIA
02.12.2019CLUB PALMATUZLABOSNIA
01.12.2019KULTURAK KLUBBRATISLAVASLOVAKIA
30.11.2019BAR U ANICKYHURBANOVOSLOVAKIA
29.11.2019MLINSTICNASLOVENIA
24.11.2019CA'SAN BARTOTREVISOITALY
22.06.2019GRIND HOUSE CLUBPADOVAITALY
08.12.2018FARAROVA SLUJMLADA BOLESLAVCZECH REPUBLIC
07.12.2018HEAVEN HELLMOLDAVA NAD BODVOUSLOVAKIA
06.12.2018ROCK HILL MUSIC CLUBOSTRAVACZECH REPUBLIC
06.10.2018THE ONEMILANOITALY
Veils of Transcendence-Obscura Qalma-EP 2024

VEILS OF TRANSCENDENCE
EP 2024 – DUSKTONE

Veils of Transcendence-Obscura Qalma-EP 2024

VEILS OF TRANSCENDENCE

EP 2024 - DUSKTONE

“You exist by the big, booming movements and each step taken on the symphonic front is explosive – the band in front are basically required to punch above their weight and go toe to toe with it.”.

No Clean Singing

“A sublime collection of burnt offerings that bodes well for the next full length album, this one simply leaves you crying out for more! [8.5/10].”.

Metal Noise
Obscura Qalma From The Apeiron Cover Artwork
FROM THE APEIRON
EP 2023 – SELF-RELEASED
Obscura Qalma From The Apeiron Cover Artwork

FROM THE APEIRON

EP 2023 - SELF-RELEASED

“The soundtrack is here and it’s horror-laden and savage but also oddly glorious and beautiful. Such is the smooth and effective combination of such contrasting elements.”.

GBHBL – UK

Orchestral and Sountrack extract from Apotheosis of Obscura Qalma

SOUNDTRACK TO APOTHEOSIS
Full-length 2022 – SELF-RELEASED

Orchestral and Sountrack extract from Apotheosis of Obscura Qalma

SOUNDTRACK TO APOTHEOSIS

Full-length 2022 - SELF-RELEASED

“The soundtrack is here and it’s horror-laden and savage but also oddly glorious and beautiful. Such is the smooth and effective combination of such contrasting elements.”.

GBHBL – UK

Obscura Qalma-Apotheosis-Artwork-Cover Image-New Album-Blackened Death Metal-Symphonic Death Metal

APOTHEOSIS
Full-length 2021 – RISING NEMESIS RECORDS

Apotheosis Album Cover Artwork-Nestor Avalos

APOTHEOSIS

Full-length 2021 - RISING NEMESIS RECORDS

“Apotheosis is an impressive, occult and hooking album, creating an aggressive and unhealthy universe we can only enjoy”.

ACTA INFERNALIS – FRANCE

“A bombastic album that gets better as it gets going”.

TEETH OF THE DIVINE – USA

“Obscura Qalma utilise la noirceur et les sonorités majestueuses pour créer un son oppressant et écrasant. ‘Apotheosis’ est un album imposant, occulte et accrocheur, créant un univers agressif et malsain dont on ne peut que se délecter”.

FRENCH-METAL.COM – FRANCE

“Epic and dark Death Metal that exists in its own philosophically inspired realm and, therefore, paving a promising path ahead of the band in the coming years”.

THE HEADBANGING MOOSE – USA

“Obscura Qalmas musikalische Ausrichtung ist eine Mischung aus epischem und dunklen Death Metal. Das venezianische Quartett lässt keinen Zweifel daran aufkommen, dass es seine Arbeit zielstrebig vorantreibt”.

TIME-FOR-METAL.EU – GERMANY

“L’esordio degli italiani Obscura Qalma ci consegna un progetto musicale caratterizzato dal grande potenziale: una band dalle eccellenti capacità tecniche, con una consapevolezza solida per quanto riguarda la coerenza compositiva”

METALITALIA.COM – ITALY

“‘Apotheosis’ is a solidly diverse metal album, merging attributes from numerous subgenres as well as schools of philosophy. OBSCURA QALMA create a sound that is unique, memorable”.

METAL-TEMPLE.COM – GREECE

“There may not be a unique flavour to Apotheosis but that’s fine when the band in question, Obscura Qalma, are doing such a standout job of modernising a familiar sound. This is orchestrated evil and chaos, and Obscura Qalma are the conductors”.
GBHBL – UK

“Obscura Qalma avoid the pitfalls of some symphonic metal bands. The album is pretty relentless with its aural assault throughout”.

METALSTORM – ESTONIA

“OBSCURA QALMA demonstrieren auf „Apotheosis“ ihr Potenzial, Death Metal und Symphonie in harmonischen Einklang zu bringen”.

METAL UNDERGROUND – AUSTRIA

OBSCURA QALMA-FROM THE SHEOL TO THE APEIRON-COVER ARTWORK-NESTOR AVALOS-NESTOR

FROM THE SHEOL TO THE APEIRON

EP 2019 - METAL SCRAP RECORDS

“This EP is not fucking around. It’s just 0-100 from the get-go. And when something makes you lament the fact that your speakers have a volume limit, you know you’re onto something special”. 9/10
PHOENIX RISING – UK

“This first EP is a very good introduction for these venetians, mixing tight sounds and grooves, with killer results”. 77/100
METALWAVE – ITA

“Their music is very focused on the power, on the strong impact, delivering this end-of-the-world atmosphere”.
ARISTOCRAZIA WEBZINE – ITA

“Blending the gargantuan almost cathedral esq orchestral sounds with some bludgeoning riffs and even some electronics”.
METALNOISE – UK

“A very dark and heavy sound, while the lyrics cover mysticism, occultism, death and philosophical themes”. 8/10
BRINGEROFDEATH

“They have the variety and talent: I haven’t heard anything quite like this before.” 8/10
APOCALYPSE LATER – USA

“‘From The Sheol To The Apeiron’ has got quite delivery within its contents”.
NATALIEZ WORLD – USA

“A fragile alchemy, in constant motion. Life and death intertwined”. 95/100
INSANE VOICES LABIRYNTH – ITA

“A solid and strong album”.
CLUB GHOST – ITA

For management & Booking please contact:

Theo: +393491684817

ADDRESS:
Santoro Leopoldo
Via CAppuccina 51, 30172,
Venezia-Mestre,Italy

LEOPOLDO ‘SIRIUS‘ SANTORO – VOCALS / GUITAR / ARRANGEMENTS
sirius@obscuraqalma.com

VALERIO ‘SARTORIUS‘ BENINATI – GUITAR
sartorius@obscuraqalma.com

NICOLÒ ‘THEO‘ DEL ZOTTO – BASS
theo@obscuraqalma.com

CARLO ‘RES‘ CERON – DRUMS
res@obscuraqalma.com