Colombia’s ESHTADUR Conjures Cosmic Melodic Death Metal With “Umbra”

Colombia’s ESHTADUR Conjures Cosmic Melodic Death Metal With “Umbra”

US Tour Dates w/ Summoner’s Circle

L-R Eshtadur Line Up: David Lopez (Drums), Johnatan Valderrama (Guitars), Jorg August (Guitars & Vocals), Andres Gonzalez (Bass)

Photo Credit by Jorge Muñoz

Hailing from Colombia, Eshtadur is a cosmic melodic death metal force that sails forth to consume everything in its path. It has been a one-man project since 2009 and has produced five albums since then covering themes such as mysticism, magic, philosophy, humanity, and ancient shamanism. There is a new single “Umbra”, which dives deep into those themes as explained further by Jorg August:

“This is the purest and darkest song I’ve ever written, evoking existence and cosmos. There’s a unique moment, a special frame of time when conjure is in its most powerful phase, the darkest side of shadows where light is almost gone, the umbra, far beyond the penumbra, and there… what happens, what can’t be measured, what can’t be touched or palpated, intangible obscurity, mighty magic in the hands of a mystique and ancient entity, the shaman.”

August considers himself lucky to have been able to employ the services of the Caldas Symphony Orchestra to contribute cellos, violins, and horns to the aggressive drums, and mystique Colombian original folk instrument “Tiple” as well as an ancient native language known as “Purhepecha” originating from Michoacán (precolombine ancient America C.1200).

The darkest song of Eshtadur, is profound and dense with heavy guitars and growls, “Umbra” takes melodic death metal into a new realm of creativity and traditional sounds. It is recommended for fans of Hypocrisy, Septic Flesh, and Behemoth.

Digital –

9.13 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
9.17 – Euless, TX – Big Rob’s
9.18 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
9.19 – New Orleans, LA – The Goat
9.20 – Crestview, FL – Jimmy’s Jukebox
9.21 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
9.24 – Orlando, FL – Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall
9.25 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
9.26 – Savannah, GA – Southbound Brewing Co.
9.27 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
9.28 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone Club
9.29 – Richmond, VA – Another Round Bar & Grill

* – Eshtadur Only
** – w/ The Convalescence

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About: ESHTADUR was founded in the fall of 2005 by Jorg August releasing the ‘Timo Be Timo’ Demo with a sound in the vein of At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir, and Septicflesh. Since then, they have released a pair of EP’s and a strong four albums. ESHTADUR, meaning the rebellion of angels, can be most closely likened to bands such as Septic Flesh, Behemoth, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Carach Angren, and the like. Like their scene counterparts, the band embodies a deathly melodic atmosphere that reaches into realms of darkness and despair through the decay of humanity. It seeks to rebel, in its darkened way, embracing the abject reality.

Their rich touring history includes performances across Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. They have shared the stage and toured with Cradle of Filth, Vader, Graveworm, Sepultura, Aborted, and Decapitated in Rock Al Parque 2016.

Their 2017 release, via Bleeding Music Records, “Mother Gray” is an expression of planetary death and putrefaction. The scathing release saw the band touring 8 countries in Europe through 2018, and then visiting the United States for the first time for the “Gray America Tour” including Mexico. Now the band has signed the latest album “From The Abyss” with Blood Blast Distribution (by Nuclear Blast) and distributed physically by Hateworks (LA).

In 2022, the band toured supporting Batushka and Diabolical, this time visiting Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, and Switzerland.

In 2023, Eshtadur played at the 70000tons of Metal being the only band from Colombia. Eshtadur is gathering mist forces to fill your soul on their next visit with darkened despair as they set to release their new single “Umbra’ in September 2023 via Blood Blast Distribution.