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 an 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 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.
Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Pestilence, ex-Mayan) has left German progressive death metallers Obscura.
In a statement released to Blabbermouth, Thesseling explained: "Due to repetitive conflicting schedules with job related obligations I have decided to depart Obscura. Beside the limited availability that kept me away from touring during the last months, I feel like taking new directions in my musical development.
Looking back, the cooperation with Obscura has been positive and successful. However, it's time to move on and find new challenges and opportunities for my musical career.
I would like to thank all the fans who supported us and wish Obscura all the best with their future work."
"Concerto", a new track from German technical death metallers Obscura, has been made available for streaming over at Facebook (you'll have to "like" the band to access the stream).
"Concerto" is a cover track from Marty Friedman and Jason Becker's Cacophony Speed Metal Symphony album.
"Concerto" was included as the Japanese bonus track and on the iTunes digital deluxe album of the band's latest album, entitled Omnivium, which was released on March 29th in North America and early April in Europe through Relapse Records. More album details were previously reported over here.