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2012-11-07 20:15:55

Obscura: Release Omnivium Tab Book; Guitar Lesson Video

German progressive death metal titans OBSCURA have just released a guitar tab book for their critically acclaimed 2011 album Omnivium. The tab book features all of the rhythm and lead guitar tabs from all 9 songs on the album in addition to extensive liner notes written by guitarists Steffen Kummerer and Christian Muenzer. The two renowned guitarists also put together a video lesson for the song "Vortex Omnivium" via their official YouTube page here. The tab book is available exclusively via OBSCURA's online merch store here. The band’s previously released Cosmogenesis tab book is also still available via Relapse in limited quantities here. Learn More
Obscura:  Release Omnivium Tab Book; Guitar Lesson Video


2012-10-02 20:58:07

OBSCURA: Announce 10th Anniversary Show

German progressive death metal titans OBSCURA have announced a special 10th Anniversary show this December in Landshut, Germany. This one night only event will take place on December 15th at Alte Kaserne with special guests DARK FORTRESS, HOKUM and ILLEGIMITATION, an incarnation of the band’s original lineup, who play their first demo in its entirety. Learn More
OBSCURA:  Announce 10th Anniversary Show


2012-09-12 17:40:46

Obscura Announce First Ever Latin American Appearance

German progressive death metal titans OBSCURA have announced their first ever Latin American appearance, this December in Mexico City. This special one-off show will take place on December 8th at Circo Volador with Portugal’s MOONSPELL. Learn More

Obscura Announce First Ever Latin American Appearance


2012-06-23 14:46:33

OBSCURA Entire Tokyo Concert Available For Viewing

German progressive metal titans OBSCURA recently wrapped up a highly successful tour of Japan. The band has just released live footage from one of the shows that was filmed in Tokyo. The entire set was filmed and is available for viewing HERE.


The setlist from the show was:


Septuagint
Vortex Omnivium
Incarnated
Orbital Elements
Universe Momentum
Drumsolo
Ocean Gateways
Anticosmic Overload
Centric Flow


Encore:


Flesh and the Power it holds (Death cover)


Frontman Steffen Kummerer spoke about the Japanese tour and Tokyo show


"With the recent trip to Japan the Omnivium world tour is almost finished. It was a pleasure to meet our fans from the land of the rising sun again, thank you for your never ending support! We would like to share our Tokyo concert with all of you, so feel free to see the fan filmed material below."


OBSCURA's latest release Omnivium is streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.


Updated OBSCURA news / tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, and the official OBSCURA Facebook page.

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OBSCURA Entire Tokyo Concert Available For Viewing


2012-05-02 15:44:42

OBSCURA: Announce Headlining Japanese Tour Dates

German progressive metal titans OBSCURA have announced a three date headlining Japanese tour in the summer of 2012 in support of their latest album Omnivium.. Support on the tour will come from Canadian tech-death bruisers BENEATH THE MASSACRE. The tour will kick-off on June 12th in Tokyo, Japan followed by dates in Osaka and Nagoya. A complete listing of dates is listed below.


OBSCURA's Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming run:


"We are honored to get the chance to play the second time in our career in the land of the rising sun. The Omnivium World Tour extends once more and we are glad we can bring our friends in Beneath the Massacre to all the shows."


Updated OBSCURA news / tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, and the official OBSCURA Facebook and MySpace pages.


OBSCURA Tour Dates:


** All dates from June 12th - June 14th with BENEATH THE MASSACRE**


June 12 Tokyo, Japan Shibuya Club Quattro Tickets
June 13 Osaka, Japan Umeda Club Quattro Tickets
June 14 Nagoya, Japan Nagoya Club Quattro Tickets

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OBSCURA:  Announce Headlining Japanese Tour Dates


2012-03-30 16:13:06

OBSCURA's STEFFEN KUMMERER Added To 'Death To All Tour', 2012

Sick Drummer Magazine and Perseverance Holdings Ltd. have announced the "Death To All Tour 2012" in benefit of Sweet Relief. This five-city tour will feature a majority of DEATH's amazing musicians, as well as special guests. This tour is to celebrate the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner, as well as to raise awareness of Sweet Relief Musicians Fund — a charity that provides financial assistance to career musicians faced with illness, disability or age-related problems.


This tour will kick off in San Francisco, California and work its way to Orlando, Florida — stopping in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York along the way.


The drums will be handled by Gene Hoglan ("Individual Thought Patterns", "Symbolic") and Sean Reinert ("Human"). On bass will be Steve DiGiorgio ("Human", "Individual Thought Patterns") and Scott Clendenin ("The Sound Of Perseverance"). Guitar duties will be shared by Paul Masvidal ("Human"), Shannon Hamm ("The Sound of Perseverance") and Bobby Koelble ("Symbolic").


The second vocalist to be announced for the "Death To All Tour 2012" is Steffen Kummerer of OBSCURA.


Commented Steffen: "It was a pleasure to get the invitation to play all of those timeless classics as a tribute to Chuck and his work. To be honest, I wasn't sure if it was a good idea at all to get this project running, due to my respect for the past. The band DEATH is gone and will never come back; that is the truth. These shows are a nice way to show tribute to the band and their previous work and help musicians via Sweet Relief. In the end, a good thing and definitely worth visiting one or two shows. I am glad to be involved and be part of this idea to bring this music back on stage. Let the metal flow."


The dates are as follows:


June 22 - The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
June 23 - House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
June 26 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
June 28 - Irving Plaza – New York, NY
June 30 - The Beacham - Orlando, FL


Chuck died on December 13, 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor.


OMNIVIUM EUROPE 2012


OBSCURA
SPAWN OF POSSESSION
GOROD
EXIVIOUS


presented by Metal Hammer, Metal.de


09.03.12 Germany Stuttgart @ Universum
10.03.12 Germany Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle Kraftwerk
11.03.12 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
12.03.12 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
13.03.12 Sweden Stockholm @ Debaser Slussen
14.03.12 Norway Oslo @ Betong
15.03.12 Denmark Copenhagen @ Templet
16.03.12 Germany Jena @ Rosenkeller
17.03.12 Germany Bischofswerda @ Eastclub
18.03.12 Czech Rep Prague @ Black Pes
19.03.12 Slovakia Bratislava @ Randal
20.03.12 Germany München @ Feierwerk
21.03.12 Austria Wien @ Arena
22.03.12 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Gala Hala
23.03.12 Italy Milano @ Zoe Club
24.03.12 Italy Rome @ Traffic Club
25.03.12 Italy Bologna @ Blogos
26.03.12 Switzerland Zürich @ Werk 21
27.03.12 France Toulouse @ Aero
28.03.12 France Nantes @ Ferrailleur
29.03.12 France Paris @ Glazart
30.03.12 France Dunkerque @ 4 Ecluses
31.03.12 France Rouen @ 106
01.04.12 UK Manchester @ Moho Live
02.04.12 Ireland Dublin @ The Pint
03.04.12 UK Bristol @ The Croft
04.04.12 UK London @ Underworld
05.04.12 Belgium Vosselaar @ Biebob
06.04.12 Holland Haarlem @ Patronaat
07.04.12 Germany Köln @ Underground

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OBSCURA's STEFFEN KUMMERER Added To 'Death To All Tour', 2012


2012-03-09 21:51:45

OBSCURA: European Headline Tour Kicks Off Today: New Video Interview With Drummer Hannes Grossman Posted

German progressive metal titans OBSCURA are set to kick off their four-week headlining European tour today. This tour is in support of their latest album Omnivium.. Support on the tour will come from label-mates SPAWN OF POSSESSION, French tech-death maestros GOROD, and Dutch progressive metallers EXIVIOUS. The tour will kick-off on March 9th in Stuttgart, Germany then continue through Scandinavia, Eastern and Southern Europe, and the UK before returning to Germany on April 7th. An official tour trailer is can be viewed HERE. A complete listing of dates can be found below.


OBSCURA recently announced their first ever demo collection, entitled 'Illegimitation'. The collection will include ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the Cosmogenesis sessions of 2006, and brand new cover songs with the newest line-up from 2011. Check out an exclusive premiere of OBSCURA's cover of the Cynic classic "How Could I?" courtesy of Metal Sucks HERE. The album's cover art, and numerous, unique packages are available directly from the band now at this location.


A new video interview with Drummer Hannes Grossman can be viewed HERE.


Updated OBSCURA news / tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, and the official OBSCURA Facebook and MySpace pages.


OBSCURA Tour Dates:


*****All 2012 dates from March 9th thru April 7th w/ SPAWN OF POSSESSION, GOROD & EXIVIOUS***


March 9 Stuttgart, Germany Universum
March 10 Oberhausen, Germany Turbinenhalle Kraftwerk
March 11 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachthof
March 12 Berlin, Germany Magnet
March 13 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Slussen
March 14 Oslo, Norway Betong
March 15 Copenhagen, Denmark Templet
March 16 Jena, Germany Rosenkeller
March 17 Bischofswerda, Germany East Club
March 18 Prague, Czech Rep. Black Pes
March 19 Bratislava, Slovakia Randal
March 20 München, Germany Feierwerk Hansa 39
March 21 Wien, Austria Arena
March 22 Ljubljana, Slovenia Gala Hala
March 23 Milano, Italy Zoe Club
March 24 Rome, Italy Traffic Club
March 25 Bologna, Italy Blogos
March 26 Zurich, Switzerland Werk 21
March 27 Toulouse, France Aero
March 28 Nantes, France Ferrailleur
March 29 Paris, France Glazart
March 30 Dunkerque, France 4 Ecluses
March 31 Rouen, France 106
April 1 Manchester, UK Moho Live
April 2 Dublin, Ireland The Pint
April 3 Bristol, UK The Croft
April 4 London, UK Underworld
April 5 Vosselaar, Belgium Biebob
April 6 Haarlem, Holland Patronaat
April 7 Köln, Germany Underground

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OBSCURA: European Headline Tour Kicks Off Today: New Video Interview With Drummer Hannes Grossman Posted


2012-01-05 21:47:03

OBSCURA: Confirm Additional European Headlining Tour Dates

German progressive metal titans OBSCURA have confirmed four additional dates for their four-week headlining European tour this spring in support of their latest album Omnivium. Support on the tour will come from label-mates SPAWN OF POSSESSION, French tech-death maestros GOROD, and Dutch progressive metallers EXIVIOUS. The tour will kick-off on March 9th in Stuttgart, Germany then march through Scandinavia, Eastern and Southern Europe, and the UK before returning to Germany on April 7th. A complete listing of dates including the newly confirmed dates is listed below.


Additionally, OBSCURA recently announced their first ever demo collection, entitled 'Illegimitation' which will be released by the band this March. The collection will include ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the Cosmogenesis sessions of 2006, and brand new cover songs with the newest line-up from 2011. The album's tracklisting, cover art, and numerous, unique packages are available directly from the band now at this location.


Updated OBSCURA news / tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, and the official OBSCURA Facebook and MySpace pages.


OBSCURA Tour Dates:


*****All 2012 dates from March 3rd thru April 7th w/ SPAWN OF POSSESSION, GOROD & EXIVIOUS***


March 9 Stuttgart, Germany Universum
March 10 Oberhausen, Germany Turbinenhalle Kraftwerk
March 11 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachthof
March 12 Berlin, Germany Magnet
March 13 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Slussen
March 14 Oslo, Norway Betong
March 15 Copenhagen, Denmark Templet (New Venue)*
March 16 Jena, Germany Rosenkeller
March 17 Bischofswerda, Germany East Club (New Show)*
March 18 Prague, Czech Rep. Black Pes
March 19 Bratislava, Slovakia Randal
March 20 München, Germany Feierwerk Hansa 39
March 21 Wien, Austria Arena
March 22 Ljubljana, Slovenia Gala Hala
March 23 Milano, Italy Zoe Club
March 24 Rome, Italy Traffic Club
March 25 Bologna, Italy Blogos (New Show)*
March 26 Zurich, Switzerland Werk 21 (New Show)*
March 27 Toulouse, France Aero
March 28 Nantes, France Ferrailleur
March 29 Paris, France Glazart
March 30 Dunkerque, France 4 Ecluses
March 31 Rouen, France 106
April 1 Manchester, UK Moho Live
April 2 Dublin, Ireland The Pint
April 3 Bristol, UK The Croft
April 4 London, UK Underworld
April 5 Vosselaar, Belgium Biebob
April 6 Haarlem, Holland Patronaat
April 7 Köln, Germany Underground

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OBSCURA:  Confirm Additional European Headlining Tour Dates


2011-11-23 02:32:53

OBSCURA: Debut Two Songs from 'Illegimitation' Demo Collection

German progressive metal titans OBSCURA have released two tracks from their upcoming demo collection, 'Illegimitation' at this location. The collection, set to be released in March 2012, will include ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the Cosmogenesis sessions of 2006, and brand new cover songs with the newest line-up from 2011. The album's tracklisting, cover art, and numerous, unique packages are available directly from the band now via Kickstarter at this location.


OBSCURA recently announced a four-week headlining European tour in the spring of 2012 in support of their latest album Omnivium.. Support on the tour will come from label-mates SPAWN OF POSSESSION, French tech-death maestros GOROD, and Dutch progressive metallers EXIVIOUS. The tour will kick-off on March 9th in Stuttgart, Germany then march through Scandinavia, Eastern and Southern Europe, and the UK before returning to Germany on April 7th. A complete listing of dates is listed below.


The bandare currently on the road as part of their first North American headline tour. The tour began on Nov. 4 in Wilmington, Delaware and runs through Dec. 7 with support from label-mates ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (select dates) and ENFOLD DARKNESS (select dates). A listing of tour dates is included below.


Updated OBSCURA news / tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, and the brand new official OBSCURA website and Facebook page.


OBSCURA Tour Dates:


***North American tour with support from ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (Nov. 7 -25), ENFOLD DARKNESS (Nov. 28 - Dec. 7)***


Nov. 22 Santa Ana, CA The Constellation Room @ The Galaxy Theater
Nov. 23 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Nov. 25 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
Nov. 27 Tulsa, OK The Marquee Theater
Nov. 28 Dallas, TX The Rail Club
Nov. 29 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Nov. 30 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Dec. 2 Lake Worth, FL Propaganda
Dec. 3 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
Dec. 4 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
Dec. 5 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Dec. 6 Richmond, VA Kingdom
Dec. 7 Baltimore, MD Sonar


*****All 2012 dates from March 3rd thru April 7th w/ SPAWN OF POSSESSION, GOROD & EXIVIOUS***


March 9 Stuttgart, Germany Universum
March 10 Oberhausen, Germany Turbinenhalle Kraftwerk
March 11 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachthof
March 12 Berlin, Germany Magnet
March 13 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Slussen
March 14 Oslo, Norway Betong
March 15 Copenhagen, Denmark The Rock
March 16 Jena, Germany Rosenkeller
March 17 Poland TBC
March 18 Prague, Czech Rep. Black Pes
March 19 Bratislava, Slovakia Randal
March 20 München, Germany Feierwerk Hansa 39
March 21 Wien, Austria Arena
March 22 Ljubljana, Slovenia Gala Hala
March 23 Milano, Italy Zoe Club
March 24 Rome, Italy Traffic Club
March 25 Day Off vs. Switzerland TBC
March 26 France TBC
March 27 Toulouse, France Aero
March 28 Nantes, France Ferrailleur
March 29 Paris, France Glazart
March 30 Dunkerque, France 4 Ecluses
March 31 Rouen, France 106
April 1 Manchester, UK Moho Live
April 2 Dublin, Ireland The Pint
April 3 Bristol, UK The Croft
April 4 London, UK Underworld
April 5 Vosselaar, Belgium Biebob
April 6 Haarlem, Holland Patronaat
April 7 Köln, Germany Underground

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OBSCURA:  Debut Two Songs from 'Illegimitation' Demo Collection


2011-11-22 06:32:37

OBSCURA: Announce European Headlining Tour

German progressive metal titans OBSCURA have announced a four-week headlining European tour in the spring of 2012 in support of their latest album Omnivium. Support on the tour will come from label-mates SPAWN OF POSSESSION, French tech-death maestros GOROD, and Dutch progressive metallers EXIVIOUS. The tour will kick-off on March 9th in Stuttgart, Germany then march through Scandinavia, Eastern and Southern Europe, and the UK before returning to Germany on April 7th. A complete listing of dates is listed below.


OBSCURA’s Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming run:


"We are stoked to announce our upcoming European headlining tour to support our newest album 'Omnivium'! With our label-mates Spawn of Possession, tech-death lunatics Gorod and the fusion influenced Exivious this tour is a must for everyone who is into progressive music. This is the ultimate shredfest of the year!" - Steffen Kummerer


Additionally, OBSCURA recently announced their first ever demo collection, entitled 'Illegimitation' which will be released by the band this March. The collection will include ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the Cosmogenesis sessions of 2006, and brand new cover songs with the newest line-up from 2011. The album's tracklisting, cover art, and numerous, unique packages are available directly from the band now at this location.


OBSCURA are currently on the road as part of their first North American headline tour. The tour began on Nov. 4 in Wilmington, Delaware and runs through Dec. 7 with support from label-mates ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (select dates) and ENFOLD DARKNESS (select dates). A listing of tour dates is included below.


Updated OBSCURA news / tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website and the official OBSCURA Facebook and MySpace pages.


OBSCURA Tour Dates:


***North American tour with support from ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (Nov. 7 -25), ENFOLD DARKNESS (Nov. 28 - Dec. 7)***


Nov. 17 Portland, OR Branx
Nov. 18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Nov. 20 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Nov. 21 Hollywood, CA Key Club
Nov. 22 Sanat Ana, CA The Constellation Room @ The Galaxy Theater
Nov. 23 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Nov. 25 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
Nov. 27 Tulsa, OK The Marquee Theater
Nov. 28 Dallas, TX The Rail Club
Nov. 29 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Nov. 30 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Dec. 2 Lake Worth, FL Propaganda
Dec. 3 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
Dec. 4 Orlando, FL Firestone Live 
Dec. 5 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Dec. 6 Richmond, VA Kingdom 
Dec. 7 Baltimore, MD Sonar 


*****All 2012 dates from March 3rd thru April 7th w/ SPAWN OF POSSESSION, GOROD & EXIVIOUS***


March 9 Stuttgart, Germany Universum
March 10 Oberhausen, Germany Turbinenhalle Kraftwerk
March 11 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachthof
March 12 Berlin, Germany Magnet
March 13 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Slussen
March 14 Oslo, Norway Betong
March 15 Copenhagen, Denmark The Rock
March 16 Jena, Germany Rosenkeller
March 17 Poland TBC
March 18 Prague, Czech Rep. Black Pes
March 19 Bratislava, Slovakia Randal
March 20 München, Germany Feierwerk Hansa 39
March 21 Wien, Austria Arena
March 22 Ljubljana, Slovenia Gala Hala
March 23 Milano, Italy Zoe Club
March 24 Rome, Italy Traffic Club
March 25 Day Off vs. Switzerland TBC
March 26 France TBC
March 27 Toulouse, France Aero
March 28 Nantes, France Ferrailleur
March 29 Paris, France Glazart
March 30 Dunkerque, France 4 Ecluses
March 31 Rouen, France 106
April 1 Manchester, UK Moho Live
April 2 Dublin, Ireland The Pint
April 3 Bristol, UK The Croft
April 4 London, UK Underworld
April 5 Vosselaar, Belgium Biebob
April 6 Haarlem, Holland Patronaat
April 7 Köln, Germany Underground

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OBSCURA:  Announce European Headlining Tour


2011-11-07 23:30:50

OBSCURA Announce Demo Collection; Kick-Off North American Tour

The wildly-progressive German metal quartet OBSCURA has announced their first ever demo collection, entitled ‘Illegimitation' and set to be released independently by the band this March. The collection will include ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band’s earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the Cosmogenesis sessions of 2006, and brand new cover songs with the newest line-up from 2011.


Sticking to their reputation of being one of the genre’s most forward-thinking bands, OBSCURA have decided to release a special, limited-time pre-order for ‘Illegimitation' through Kickstarter.com. The album’s tracklisting, cover art, and numerous, unique packages are available directly from the band now at this location.


OBSCURA’s Steffen Kummerer commented on the release; "This will be a independent release so we can give our fans the opportunity to participate in the project and offer special packages such as a livelong free entry to all Obscura shows, limited edition items, face to face lessons with our members, and tour used gear from the band!”


Additionally, OBSCURA recently kicked-off their first North American headline tour in support of their latest album Omnivium. The tour began on Nov. 4 in Wilmington, Delaware and run through Dec. 7 with support from label-mates ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (select dates) and ENFOLD DARKNESS (select dates). A listing of tour dates is included below.


Updated OBSCURA news / tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, and the official OBSCURA Facebook and MySpace pages.


OBSCURA Tour Dates:


***North American tour with support from ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (Nov. 7 -25), ENFOLD DARKNESS (Nov. 28 - Dec. 7)***


Nov. 7 Toronto, ON Hard Luck Bar
Nov. 8 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
Nov. 9 Joliet, IL Mojoe's
Nov. 10 St Paul, MN Station 4
Nov. 11 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
Nov. 13 Saskatoon, SK Louis' Pub
Nov. 14 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
Nov. 15 Calgary, AB The Distillery
Nov. 16 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Nov. 17 Portland, OR Branx
Nov. 18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Nov. 20 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Nov. 21 Hollywood, CA Key Club
Nov. 22 Sanat Ana, CA The Constellation Room @ The Galaxy Theater
Nov. 23 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Nov. 25 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
Nov. 27 Tulsa, OK The Marquee Theater
Nov. 28 Dallas, TX The Rail Club
Nov. 29 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Nov. 30 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Dec. 2 Lake Worth, FL Propaganda
Dec. 3 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
Dec. 4 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
Dec. 5 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Dec. 6 Richmond, VA Kingdom
Dec. 7 Baltimore, MD Sonar

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2011-09-29 20:54:12

OBSCURA announce North American headline tour

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 (select dates) and ENFOLD DARKNESS (select dates).


OBSCURA recently completed an extensive South East Asian tour as well as their first ever shows in Dubai.


OBSCURA released Omnivium in late March, charting in both the U.S. and Germany for first week sales. OBSCURA debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top New Artists or "Heatseekers" chart in the U.S. and at #14 on the official German Newcomers Chart as determined by Media Control. OBSCURA is currently streaming Omnivium in its entirety online now at this location.


Updated OBSCURA news / tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website as well as the official OBSCURA Facebook and MySpace pages.


OBSCURA Tour Dates:


Oct. 7 Lichtenfels, Germany Way of Darkness Festival


***North American tour with support from ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (Nov. 4 -25), ENFOLD DARKNESS (Nov. 28 - Dec. 7)***


Nov. 4 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
Nov. 5 New York, NY Gramercy Theater (as part of MetalsucksFest)
Nov. 6 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
Nov. 7 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
Nov. 8 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
Nov. 9 Joliet, IL Mojoe's
Nov. 10 St Paul, MN Station 4
Nov. 11 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
Nov. 13 Saskatoon, SK Louis' Pub
Nov. 14 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
Nov. 15 Calgary, AB The Distillery
Nov. 16 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Nov. 17 Portland, OR Branx
Nov. 18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Nov. 20 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Nov. 21 Hollywood, CA Key Club
Nov. 23 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Nov. 25 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
Nov. 27 Tulsa, OK The Marquee Theater
Nov. 28 Dallas, TX The Rail Club
Nov. 29 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Nov. 30 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Dec. 2 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
Dec. 4 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
Dec. 5 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Dec. 6 Richmond, VA Kingdom
Dec. 7 Baltimore, MD Sonar


"Obscura have absolutely nailed it...their mastery of tempos and moods marks them out as among extremity's smartest." - Terrorizer


"In a world of stale, copy and paste, auto tune bullsh*t clouding the airwaves, there is one band defining the future of metal music. That band is Obscura." - Skulls N Bones


"an unstoppable force in the world of tech death." - The New Review


"Omnivium is streamlined, focused, and artfully crafted." - Revolver

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OBSCURA announce North American headline tour


2011-09-16 21:06:06

OBSCURA: Recruit new bassist

OBSCURA have officially confirmed their new bass player. Linus Klausenitzer will be rounding out the band's lineup. Linus has played with Obscura on their European Tour with Hate Eternal as well as their recent North American tour alongside Children of Bodom and the Devin Townsend Project. Linus is also part of the progressive metal outfit Noneuclid. A video statement from the band can be viewed here.


OBSCURA will head to South East Asia and Dubai for the first time-ever this September. This run of dates kicks-off on September 23rd and is in support of the band's latest album Omnivium.


OBSCURA are also confirmed to perform at the German metal festivals Summer Breeze and Way of Darkness. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.


OBSCURA released Omnivium in late March, charting in both the U.S. and Germany for first week sales. OBSCURA debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top New Artists or "Heatseekers" chart in the U.S. and at #14 on the official German Newcomers Chart as determined by Media Control. OBSCURA is currently streaming Omnivium in its entirety online now at this location.


Updated OBSCURA news / tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, the official OBSCURA MySpace page, and Facebook fan page.


OBSCURA Tour Dates:


Aug. 20 Abtsgmund, Germany Summer Breeze Festival


Sept. 23 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Ratsky Bar


Sept. 25 Bangkok, Thailand The Rock Pub


Sept. 27 Singapore, Singapore Scape Warehouse


Sept. 29 Jakarta, Indonesia Mario’s Place


Sept. 30 Surabaya, Indonesia Elbow Café and Music Park


Oct. 1 Medan, Indonesia Gudang Serbaguna Prsu Taipan Daya


Oct. 2 Makassar, Indonesia Liquid Café Grand Clarion


Oct. 7 Lichtenfels, Germany Way of Darkness Festival


“it’s like having a front-row seat on the shores of the River Styx as Satan takes the stage.” – Drum!


“Obscura have absolutely nailed it…their mastery of tempos and moods marks them out as among extremity’s smartest.” – Terrorizer


“In a world of stale, copy and paste, auto tune bullshit clouding the airwaves, there is one band defining the future of metal music. That band is Obscura.” – Skulls N Bones


"an unstoppable force in the world of tech death.” – The New Review


“Were Star Treck’s Lieutenant Data to hose an evening of death metal, the latest opus from this German tech/death quartet would certainly feature on heavy rotation.” – Metal Hammer


“Omnivium is streamlined, focused, and artfully crafted.” – Revolver

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OBSCURA: Recruit new bassist


2011-08-11 18:52:33

OBSCURA: Announce Dates In South East Asia

OBSCURA will head to South East Asia and Dubai for the first time-ever this September. This run of dates kicks-off on September 23rd and is in support of the band’s latest album Omnivium.

OBSCURA’s Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming tour; “We are honored to get the chance to play in South East Asia with Obscura for the first time ever. After our European run with Hate Eternal and the North American tour alongside Children of Bodom the 'Omnivium World Tour' finally extends to Asia. The band is stoked to meet our fans in the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia in September and October this year!"

OBSCURA are also confirmed to perform at the German metal festivals Summer Breeze and Way of Darkness. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section.

OBSCURA released Omnivium in late March, charting in both the U.S. and Germany for first week sales. OBSCURA debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top New Artists or “Heatseekers” chart in the U.S. and at #14 on the official German Newcomers Chart as determined by Media Control. OBSCURA is currently streaming Omnivium in its entirety online now at this location.

OBSCURA has posted “Concerto”, which was included as the Japanese bonus track and on the iTunes digital deluxe edition of Omnivium, online now via the band’s Facebook page. “Concerto” is a cover track from Marty Friedman and Jason Becker’s CACOPHONY Speed Metal Symphony album. Learn More
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2011-08-09 04:27:12

OBSCURA: Announce More North American Tour Dates; Post Bonus Track Online

OBSCURA as announced more tour dates to their upcoming North American tour that kicks-off next week. These new dates include off-dates from the CHILDREN OF BODOM tour as well as headlining dates in western Canada and Ohio. A complete listing of OBSCURA tour dates can be found in the tour section.

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2011-08-09 04:27:12

OBSCURA: Kick-Off European Tour; Drummer Hannes Grossmann To Release DVD

OBSCURA will kick-off their first tour in support of their brand new album Omnivium this week as part of a four-week European tour alongside HATE ETERNAL. This tour also includes BENEATH THE MASSACRE and DEFILED and will be making a stop at the Neurotic Deathfest this weekend in Tilburg. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section.

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2011-08-09 04:27:12

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2011-08-09 04:27:12

OBSCURA: Debut New Track; Announce European Tour Dates

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2011-01-22 16:43:20

Debut Brand New Track

OBSCURA has posted the first preview track, “Septuagint“, from their highly-anticipated new album Omnivium online now via the band’s MySpace and Facebook pages. Omnivium, the follow-up to the band’s acclaimed Cosmogenesis album, will see its North American release on March 29th on CD, double LP, and digitally.

Two versions of the Omnivium CD are available for pre-order now including the standard and limited deluxe version that comes in a digi-pak with extra bonus track, embroidered OBSCURA patch, guitar pick, and an Omnivium album cover sticker. More information on the deluxe version can be found here. A deluxe digital edition is also available now via iTunes that includes a bonus track and digital booklet. The Omnivium artwork was designed and laid out by Orion Landau (DYING FETUS, HIGH ON FIRE, ORIGIN) and can be seen in detail at this location.

OBSCURA has posted the complete track listing for Omnivium as: “Septuagint”, “Vortex Omnivium”, “Ocean Gateways”, “Euclidean Elements”, “Prismal Dawn”, “Celestial Spheres”, “Velocity”, “A Transcendental Serenade”, and “Aevum”. Omnivium was recorded at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS). The album is based on Friedrich Schelling’s “On Nature’s Connection to the Spirit World”.

Additionally, OBSCURA has announced their first hometown show in four years is set for March 6th at Rocket Club in Landshut, Germany. OBSCURA will debut new Omnivium material live at this show that also includes Grave New World and Breed of Scorn. Tickets and additional information will be made available at this location. Learn More
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2011-01-22 16:43:12

Unveil ‘Omnivium’ Album Artwork

OBSCURA has recently unveiled the album art for their brand new album Omnivium at this location. Omnivium, the follow-up to the band’s acclaimed Cosmogenesis album, will see its North American release on March 29th on CD, double LP, and digitally. Two versions of the Omnivium CD are available for pre-order now including the standard and limited deluxe version that comes in a digi-pak with exclusive bonus track, embroidered OBSCURA patch, guitar pick, and an Omnivium album cover sticker. More information on the deluxe version can be found here. The Omnivium artwork was designed and laid out by Orion Landau (ORIGIN, DYING FETUS, ZEKE, DISFEAR).

OBSCURA has posted the track listing for Omnivium as: “Septuagint”, “Vortex Omnivium”, “Ocean Gateways”, “Euclidean Elements”, “Prismal Dawn”, “Celestial Spheres”, “Velocity”, “A Transcendental Serenade”, and “Aevum”. Omnivium was recorded at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS). The album is based on Friedrich Schelling’s “On Nature’s Connection to the Spirit World”. Learn More
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2011-01-22 16:42:07

Complete ‘Omnivium’ Recording, Reveal Track Listing

OBSCURA has recently completed work on their brand new album Omnivium and has revealed its tracklisting as: “Septuagint”, “Vortex Omnivium”, “Ocean Gateways”, “Euclidean Elements”, “Prismal Dawn”, “Celestial Spheres”, “Velocity”, “A Transcendental Serenade”, and “Aevum”. Omnivium was recorded at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS) and is expected to see a March 2011 release date. Additional album details will be announced shortly.

OBSCURA drummer Hannes Grossman commented on recording Omnivium; “The recording process was intense and time-consuming, but it brought us many steps forward as musicians both individually and collectively. The songs are still catchy, but there are more epic parts involved, as well as faster and more melodic songs. The extremes of the band's sound extend on all sides, so to say. Expect some things which have never been done before like this in Death Metal!"

Additionally, Grossman is working on his first instructional drum DVD titled “Progressive Concepts for the Modern Metal Drummer”. The DVD will feature different chapters about hand/foot techniques, blast beats, advanced double bass drumming, rhythmic modulations, and song and performance tutorials.

Grossman commented on his forthcoming DVD; “After the recordings for OBSCURA's new album I decided to start filming because the energy of the recording process was still valid. The final motivation came from Nile-drummer George Kollias, with whom we toured in Japan. Thanks again, Bro'! Of course the DVD will not only feature solo and song performances, but also very deep advice about the things that I use, like finger control technique, hybrid techniques, advanced foot technique or odd-time signatures."

OBSCURA has been confirmed for the Mass Deathtruction Festival in Belgium, and Bang Your Head Festival in Luxembourg taking place this December. A listing of dates and cities can be found in the tours section with more to be announced soon. Learn More
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2011-01-22 16:40:38

RAN Guitars To Create Official Steffen Kummerer Signature Guitar

Polish guitar manufacturer RAN Guitars have signed on to create an official Steffen Kummerer signature guitar. The custom OBSCURA model will be a 7-string, neck-through-body mahogany guitar featuring EMG pickups and a Schaller Floyd Rose tremolo. The band’s logo will be embossed on the fret board inlay. Detailed photos of the guitar can be viewed now at this location.

Kummerer commented on his partnership with RAN Guitars: "I am glad to be a part of the RAN family now. I started playing RAN custom built guitars in 2003 and was instantly impressed with the high quality of the build, fine woods, and precise hardware they use. You'll hear and see the new RAN axes during the upcoming tours in support of Obscura's new album in February '11."

OBSCURA recently unveiled the name of their forthcoming full-length as Omnivium. Omnivium was recorded and is currently being mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS). The nine-track album will see an early 2011 release date. Additional album details will be made available shortly.

OBSCURA has been confirmed for the Hatework Festival in Romania, Mass Deathtruction Festival in Belgium, and Bang Your Head Festival in Luxembourg. A listing of dates and cities can be found in the tour section with more to be announced soon. Learn More
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2011-01-22 16:40:19

Unveil Album Title; Issue Studio Update

Progressive death metal act OBSCURA has unveiled the name of their forthcoming full-length as Omnivium. Omnivium was recently recorded and now being mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS). The nine-track album will see an early 2011 release date. Additional album details will be made available shortly.

OBSCURA’s Steffen Kummerer issued the following update from the studio: "Although we recorded again with our long time friend and producer V. Santura in the Woodshed Studios, the studio sessions were hard work and lots of sweat. It was for the best though since Omnivium is definitely the next step for this band."

"Christian (Muenzer – guitar) recorded some outstanding solos with a new 8 finger tapping technique, Jeroen (Paul Thesseling – bass) brought his own stamp of fretless tone into the mix again, and Hannes (Grossmann - drums) recorded his heaviest session to date and broke through the 260 bpm line. Everyone brought lots of great ideas to the table and made Omnivium a truly collaborative band effort. Omnivium sounds solely like Obscura, and brings us a step closer to reaching our unique vision of progressive death metal."

OBSCURA has recently been confirmed for the Mass Deathtruction Festival held in early December in Belgium with additional touring to be announced soon. Learn More
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2011-01-22 16:37:39

Begin Recording New Album

Progressive death metal act OBSCURA has begun recording the follow-up album to their breakthrough release Cosmogenesis at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany. Engineer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS) will helm the recording. An early 2011 release date is expected with additional album details to be announced soon.

OBSCURA founder Steffen Kummerer commented on the new album; "We are glad to work with our long-time friend V.Santura once again to record our new album. The new material feels broader in some way as everybody in this band brought many unique ideas to the songwriting and we were able to integrate different elements into our sound. More open chords, more acoustic guitars, more seven string shred-tunes. Remember: more is always more. We are excited to create another album of progressive death metal and to start touring through the whole world in early 2011.”

OBSCURA’s recording and touring line-up remains as Kummerer on guitar and vocals, Christian Muenzner on guitar, Jeroen Paul Thesseling on bass and Hannes Grossman on drums. The band will round out the Cosmogenesis touring cycle with a performance as part of the Mezcal Metal Festival in Mexico City, Mexico in September.

Additionally, OBSCURA’s Thesseling was recently interview by PETA2 at this location. The renowned fretless bass player talks about his decision to go vegetarian 16 years ago and current OBSCURA happenings. Learn More
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2010-08-12 16:30:37

Joined By Steve DiGiorgio For Japanese Dates

OBSCURA will be joined by legendary bassist Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, DEATH, CONTROL DENIED, ex-TESTAMENT) for their upcoming Japanese tour as full-time bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling fulfills touring commitments with PESTILENCE. OBSCURA are touring Japan as part of Extreme The Dojo with NILE and Tom G. Warrior's TRIPTYKON.

OBSCURA's Steffen Kummerer commented; Due to scheduling conflicts with PESTILENCE, Jeroen Paul Thesseling is not able to join us on the trip through the land of the rising sun. Fortunately our friend Steve DiGiorgio will help us out and plays these special shows with OBSCURA. With that said, I will clear that Jeroen is not leaving our band nor is he a session player. We will record the third album with the same lineup as COSMOGENESIS and start a huge worldwide touring schedule with Jeroen at our side for all shows when the yet untitled third album will be released.?

OBSCURA will round out the Cosmogenesis touring cycle with a performance as part of the Mezcal Metal Festival in Mexico City, Mexico in September. The band will begin recording the follow-up album to Cosmogenesis in the late summer months for an early 2011 release date.

During their US tour alongside THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER in March, OBSCURA visited the Relapse offices for a quick interview session. The first interview segment can be viewed here with additional segments to be posted soon. Learn More
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2010-08-12 16:28:41

Kick-Off US Tour; 'Retribution' Streaming Now

Germany's OBSCURA kick-off a four-week U.S. tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER today in Atlanta, GA. This is OBSCURA's third U.S. tour since releasing their Relapse debut Cosmogenesis early last year. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section.

OBSCURA are streaming the recent reissue of their debut album Retribution online now at this location: ObscuraRetribution.info. The 2006 release has been re-mastered, re-packaged and features three bonus tracks. Additional release information is available here.
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2010-08-12 16:27:45

Sees 'Retribution' Reissue; On Tour Now

Germany's OBSCURA will see the reissue of their debut album Retribution next month via Relapse. The 2006 release has been re-mastered, re-packaged and features three bonus tracks. Retribution will be released on February 16th with additional release information available here.

OBSCURA are currently out on the 2010 Bonecrusher Fest with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, NECROPHOBIC, and more. This European tour will conclude on February 6th in Holland.

Immediately following the Bonecrusher Fest, OBSCURA will team-up with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER for a four week U.S. tour. This tour kicks-off on February 24th in Atlanta, GA and also includes AUGURY and HATESPHERE. A complete listing of OBSCURA tour dates can be found in the tour section.

OBSCURA just released an official guitar tablature book for their breakthrough release Cosmogenesis earlier this month. The 145-page book contains the full tablature for all rhythm and lead guitar tracks on the album, expanded album artwork, track by track commentary and an introduction from the band, as well as a digital download of Cosmogenesis which includes isolated rhythm guitar and solo tracks, and more. Complete release information can be found here.
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2010-08-12 16:27:32

To Release Official Cosmogenesis Tablature Book; Announce US Tour With The Black Dahlia Murder

Germany's OBSCURA will issue an official guitar tablature book for their breakthrough release Cosmogenesis this January. The 145-page book contains the full tablature for all rhythm and lead guitar tracks on the album, expanded album artwork, track by track commentary and an introduction from the band, as well as a digital download of Cosmogenesis which includes isolated rhythm guitar and solo tracks, and more. The Cosmogenesis tab book is set for a January 5th release date and is available for pre-order here: http://shop.relapse.com/store/product.aspx?ProductID=36528.

Additionally, OBSCURA have announced their return visit to the United States with a month-long tour alongside THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER starting in late February. This tour will also include AUGURY and HATESPHERE. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section of Relapse.com.

Immediately prior to the US tour, OBSCURA will be teamed up with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, NECROPHOBIC, and more for the 2010 Bonecrusher Fest. This month-long European tour will kick-off on January 8th in Wiesbaden, Germany. A complete listing of OBSCURA tour dates can be found in the tour section.
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2010-08-12 16:27:23

Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling Promotes Hellborg Amplification Line

Dutch bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (OBSCURA, PESTILENCE) will promote the Hellborg amplification line by Germany's bass manufacturer Warwick. Thesseling, known for his signature six-string fretless playing in extreme metal, has played Warwick Thumb basses exclusively since 1993. Thesseling will be using a Hellborg stack during the upcoming OBSCURA and PESTILENCE tours in addition to Hellborg preamps for recordings of both band's upcoming studio albums. More information on Thesseling's Warwick gear can be found here .

Thesseling joined the German progressive death metal band OBSCURA in late 2007 and played on the group's second full-length album Cosmogenesis. This past October, Thesseling rejoined PESTILENCE after a 15-year break.

Thesseling and OBSCURA have recently announced that they will join THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and more for the 2010 Bonecrusher Fest. This month-long European tour will kick-off on January 8th in Wiesbaden, Germany. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section. Thesseling will also join PESTILENCE during their 2010 tours. Learn More
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2010-08-12 16:23:10

Announce European Tour With CANNIBAL CORPSE; Add Connecticut Date

Germany's OBSCURA have announced an European tour with current tour-mates CANNIBAL COPRSE. This fall tour will kick-off on October 2nd and also include OBSCURA label-mates DYING FETUS as well as EVOCATION. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section.

Today is the last day of the North American CANNIBAL CORPSE tour, with OBSCURA immediately going on to headline the 2009 Relapse Records Contamination Tour along with GRAVES OF VALOR and ABYSMAL DAWN. OBSCURA has recently been added to the Danbury, CT show on May 11th, rounding out the 16 date tour. A complete listing of OBSCURA tour dates can be found tour section.

OBSCURA are touring in support of their Relapse debut Cosmogenesis, which is currently streaming in its entirety here: ObscuraCosmogenesis.com. Fan-shot footage of the band performing Universe Momentum?live in Vancouver has recently been posted online now at this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8deCS1doNqc.
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2010-08-12 16:23:00

Announce More Dates To North American Tour

Germany's OBSCURA have announced a couple of additions to their already in progress, first-ever North American tour. OBSCURA, who are touring in support of their recently released Relapse debut Cosmogenesis, will be performing an off-date show tonight in Hamilton, ON from the CANNIBAL CORPSE tour with tour-mates NEURAXIS.

Immediately following this tour, OBSCURA will headline the Relapse Records Contamination Tour with label-mates GRAVES OF VALOR and ABYSMAL DAWN, with special guests BRUTAL TRUTH on select dates. The Cleveland, OH stop of this tour will be free with a print-out of this flyer: http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/15/l_5379e49c27914d8d95adc3403097af3a.jpg. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section.

OBSCURA are streaming Cosmogenesis in its entirety online now at ObscuraCosmogenesis.com. Cosmogenesis saw its international release in late February. The first video from the album, for Anticosmic Overload? is also online now at this location: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=51596679.
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2010-08-12 16:20:51

Cosmogenesis Streaming Now

Germany's OBSCURA see their brand-new full-length and Relapse debut Cosmogenesis streaming in its entirety online now at ObscuraCosmogenesis.com. Cosmogenesis sees its North American release today, February 17th, followed by an international release on February 23rd.

OBSCURA will embark on their first-ever North American tour in support of Cosmogenesis this April alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE. This three-week tour will also include THE FACELESS and NEURAXIS, covering ground throughout much of the U.S. and into Canada. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section with more details to be announced soon.

OBSCURA recently premiered their first video from Cosmogenesis, for Anticosmic Overload? online now at this location: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=51596679. The video was directed and filmed by OBSCURA's own Steffen Kummerer as well as Christoph Harrer as part of their final project in video design at the University of Deggendorf, Germany. The video was shot at the Metropolis Music Hall in Munich last November.
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2010-08-12 16:20:22

Premiere Anticosmic Overload?Video

Germany's OBSCURA see the world-wide premiere of their Anticosmic Overload?video today, exclusively via MySpace. The video, the first from their forthcoming Relapse debut Cosmogenesis, was directed and filmed by OBSCURA's own Steffen Kummerer as well as Christoph Harrer as part of their final project in video design at the University of Deggendorf, Germany. The video was shot at the Metropolis Music Hall in Munich last November.

OBSCURA have also recently announced their first-ever North American tour, touring in support Cosmogenesis. OBSCURA will spend the month of April on tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE FACELESS, and NEURAXIS throughout much of the U.S. and Canada. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section with more details to be announced soon.

Cosmogenesis will see its North American release on February 17th, 2009 (March 2nd internationally). Audio samples taken from the album can be heard now via this online player:http://www.reverbnation.com/controller/widget_code/tune_widget_popup/artist_351689. Additional release information and album artwork can be found here: http://shop.relapse.com/store/product.aspx?ProductID=30898.
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2010-08-12 16:19:48

Post New Preview Track From Cosmogenesis

OBSCURA have posted a fourth preview track, the title track Cosmogenesis? from their forthcoming Relapse debut. Cosmogenesis?can be heard online now via the band's official MySpace: MySpace.com/RealmOfObscura along with Incarnated? Anticosmic Overload? and Universe Momentum? Cosmogenesis will see its North American release on February 17th, 2009 (March 2nd internationally). Additional release information and album artwork can be found here: http://shop.relapse.com/store/product.aspx?ProductID=30898.

OBSCURA will co-headline the Euroblast Festival 2009 this weekend along with DEW SCENTED. This festival will take place Saturday, January 24th in Cologne, Germany. For more information, please visit MySpace.com/EuroblastFestival.
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2010-08-12 16:18:48

OBSCURA Sign To Relapse Records

Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Munich, Germany's OBSCURA.

OBSCURA (Steffan Kummerer: guitar / vocals, Christian Muenzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST): guitar, Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE): bass, Hannes Grossmann (ex-NECROPHAGIST): drums) are currently recording their second full-length and Relapse debut. OBSCURA founder Kummerer commented on the signing and new album; We are very happy to have found in Relapse a strong partner for the upcoming albums. We think Relapse is one of the best homes for progressive death metal in general and we are looking forward for this long time cooperation. We are putting the final touches on the mix and mastering for the upcoming album which will see the light in the beginning of next year. Obscura are back - stronger than ever!?

OBSCURA have several festival shows lined up including a performance at the Beuken op Zondag Festival in the Netherlands this weekend. The band will also headline the Munich Deathfest on November 8th. Kummerer says the band will play exclusive new material during these festival appearances and are preparing for more touring in the new year. A listing of confirmed dates and cities can be found in the tour section with more to be announced soon.

Audio samples of demo material from the forthcoming album can be heard now via the band's MySpace: MySpace.com/RealmOfObscura.
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