Red in Obscura is the brainchild of, “D3d,” who was the legendary frontman for D-Lux through 5 albums and a single from 2001-2009. R.I.O. was founded in 2022 as a goth/metal outlet for D3d, who has become mobility challenged and wanted something to focus his anger, sadness, and melancholy onto. As a project, D3d is the sole member of Red in Obscura, handling everything from composition, lyrics, recording, mixing, and mastering.
R.I.O. is very different from other artists, both sound-wise and in its musical expression, blending elements not commonly found in its adopted genre. Sounds like Cajon, midi, and synth blend seamlessly alongside the metal guitars and both gothic and metal vocals. Lyrically, R.I.O. is diverse in delivering anger, sadness, horror, and at times, even hopeful and spiritual elements borrowed from D3d’s adherence to Judaism and Jewish values.
Influences include; Type O Negative, Danzig, the Cure, Switchblade Symphony, Nine Inch Nails, The Empire Hideous, Cradle of Filth, HIM, Ville Valo, The 69 Eyes, Pink Turns Blue, Echo and the Bunnymen, etc…
A message from D3d