However these were rough years and as both members were also in other bands Obitus was neglected more and more. Finally in 2005 the situation had stabilized and Obitus was once again the members main focus. The songs on Sonnilon were now almost five years old and releasing it as a new Obitus album felt wrong; there had been growth both musically and lyrically these years and the Sonnilon didn't feel representative of Obitus 2005. The material was shelved. In 2006 some new equipment, mainly for vocal recording, was bought and needed to be tested; as not enough new material had been written to test it on, three old songs from Sonnilon were resurrected and experimented with.
The result was good enough that it felt like a waste to not do anything with it. An EP, Strategema, of these three songs was released. During 2005 and 2006, Obitus spent all their time writing music and lyrics for the new album, during the last months of 2006 everything was recorded and mixed, and in December the product was sent to Peter in de Betou at Tailor Maid Production for mastering. The result was The March of the Drones: a release that defies all preconceived concepts of any normal album; 45 minutes of uninterrupted music all recorded as one seamless arrangement. In December 2008 Obitus signed with Eerie Art Records. On June 1st 2009, The March of the Drones was released.
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