Obsidian Aspect was conceived, not quietly, in the first year of the new millennium by current members Rufus and Pete, and ex-member Ben on vocals. After many frustrating months of trying (and failing) to find a suitable drummer, the decision was made to invest in a drum-machine, and with Rufus taking control of the programming, it allowed the band to continue writing. In late 2002 Rufus’s brother Ed, the current overseer of bass-guitar duties, was recruited and in early 2004 the line-up was finally completed with the addition of Phil on vocals. Drawing on a range of influences and varied musical tastes within the band, they wrought the brand of death metal they play today.
The leaving of vocalist Phil led to the joining of Pahl (Beyond Mortal Dreams, Johnny Touch) on vocals. Pahl brought to the Obsidian table his professional vocal delivery nurtured over years of experience and plenty of extreme metal influence.
Pete's departure from the band in 2010 forced Obsidian Aspect to seek a new second axeman, Varun (Gorebottle, Troops of Doom).
In 2011, a new bassist, Christofar (Hidden Intent, Abyzmal, Troops of Doom, Beyond Mortal Dreams) joins the band after Ed's departure in 2010. Fortunately, in 2012, former vocalist Phil re joined the band to the great pleasure of bandmates and fans.
A significant event occurred in the history of the band when the drum services of Liam Weedall (Voros, Beyond the Oblivion, and many more) were acquired. For the first time Obsidian Aspect has played live shows with a human drummer bringing a whole new level of intensity, technicality and energy.
Now armed with a new lineup Obsidian Aspect continue the legacy with their unique take on death metal and plan to play live beyond the Adelaide scene after finishing the second album which is currently being recorded.