Obscure Sphinx is a female-fronted metal band formed in Warsaw in 2008. Their music is situated somewhere near post-metal, but they enrich it with influence of doom metal, post-rock and progressive metal. They merge sonic spaces and electronic samples with the crushing combo of 8-string guitars and 6-string bass rhythmic. All of this is flavored by a unique voice of the vocalist. By now they played with bands such as Amon Amarth (se), Coroner (ch), Crippled Black Phoenix (uk), Rosetta (us), City of Ships (us), Talbot (es), My Riot (pol), At The Soundawn (it), Ketha (pol) and many more on various festivals. Beside that Obscure Sphinx took part in Tides From Nebula (pol) Polish Tour and Blindead's (pol) Affliction Tour 2011.
Debut album called „Anaesthetic Inhalation Ritual” was released on 15th April, 2011 and had a great response from listeners, as well as professional music critics.
Best debut in polish metal in years.
Łukasz Dunaj, Era Music Garden
Since I've heard the record I can't break free.
Arek Lerch, Violence Magazine
I became a fan.
Jarek Szubrycht, Przekrój
Great response of AIR lead to many distinctions in 2011/2012 - band was awarded second place in "album of the year" competition in wp.pl website, 11th place in Antyradio's "Album Of The Year", distinctions in "Album Of The Year 2011 - Metal" on T-mobile Music and "Best Post-metal Album" according to MetalStorm.net.
The band participated in a series of big festivals in 2012 both in Poland and abroad. They played at Summer Breeze where they won the New Blood Award, on Metalfest, Brutal Assault and OFF Festival.
Second LP was released on 15.11.2013. Right after the premiere of “Void Mother” band heavily promoted it on 2013 on tour with Behemoth, and in 2014 on tour both in Poland and abroad.
Obscure Sphinx are:
Zofia "Wielebna" Fraś (vocals, samples)
Tomasz "Yony" Jońca (guitars)
Aleksander "Olo" Łukomski (guitars)
Michał "blady" Rejman (bass)
Mateusz "Werbel" Badacz (drums)