New music alert! It's coming from Obscura today. The German tech metal crusaders just released the first taste of their new album, Akroasis and it's precisely the title track of their upcoming output. They recently parted ways with guitarist Tom Geldschläger who was replaced by Rafael Trujillo. Hear the new sounds below. After so much waiting around, how do you rate this new song? And are you hopeful for the follow-up to Omnivium?
Obscura are finally releasing a new album and the details are out in the open. Their highly-anticipated fourth full-length album is to be called Akroasis and is due out on February 5th, 2016 via Relapse Records. The aptly-named 'Akroasis' (Greek for "hearing" or "listening") draws on all the various elements of Obscura's signature sound and combines those qualities into a mind-blowing and cohesive whole. Watch a trailer here for the record that includes four minutes of new music via YouTube.
After dropping off the Summer Slaughter tour due to visa problems, German technical death metal band Obscura has issued a new update on the progress of their upcoming studio album. The band confirmed that the work on the follow-up to 2011's Omnivium is finished. The new album was produced by V. Santura. More details will be revealed in the following weeks.
Due to gear lost and not getting their passports in due time, German progressive metallers Obscura won't be able to participate in the coming Summer Slaughter tour, taking off today in Denver, Colorado.
Progressive death metal masters Obscura have announced that they will enter Dreamsound Studios this April to begin recording drums for their anticipated new album and first full-length in over four years. The band will work once again with long time producer V. Santura (Cosmogenesis, Omnivium). The album will see a late 2015 release via Relapse Records and will be the first to feature new members drummer Sebastian Lanser and guitarist Tom "Fountainhead" Geldschläger.
Century Media Records has announced the reissue of two groundbreaking technical death metal albums, Obscura and From Wisdom To Hate, by long-running Canadian legends Gorguts on April 6th, 2015 in Europe and April 7th in North America. These 2015 editions were created in close cooperation with Luc Lemay, who reveals the entire history of these ambitious records in the accompanying liner notes and both are dedicated to the memory of former members Steeve Hurdle (R.I.P. 2012) and Steve MacDonald (R.I.P. 2002). Are you interested?
After Obscuralost drummer Hannes Grossmann and guitarist Christian Muenzner who decided to leave, the band is introducing their new drummer. Sebastian Lanser is joining the German prog death metallers. In August, the group announced they had found their new lineup. This means you can probably expect more announcements regarding new Obscura members soon. For now, check out the new guy Sebastian Lanser below.
Obscura has lost drummer Hannes Grossmann and guitarist Christian Muenzner who decided to leave the German prog death metal band. The band will soon open auditions to new members. Also, due to the lineup changes, the recordings for the band's yet untitled fourth album have to be postponed until the end of 2014. Both drummer Hannes Grossmann and guitarist Christian Muenzner have solo projects and released albums this year. Do you think it will be a big blow for the band?
Obscura has announced their first ever North American headline tour in support of their latest album Omnivium. The tour will start Nov. 4 in Wilmington, Delaware and run through Dec. 7 with support from label-mates Abysmal Dawn, Last Chance To Reason (Nov. 4 -25) and Enfold Darkness (Nov. 28 - Dec. 7).
You can now watch the video where German band Obscura unveil their new bass player. Linus Klausenitzer is the chosen one and below he talks about his influences, music studies and where he used to play and still plays now. Also, you can see some examples of his bass playing and statements from the band about the new bassist.