Today the band unleashes the second teaser for their upcoming album “A Valediction”, which is set to be released on November 19th. This time, it´s the catchy title track that manifests OBSCURAs meldodic pace, that they stand for over a decade.
Mastermind Steffen Kummerer comments the track as follows: “The title track combines past and future to the present. With a combination of virtuosity, catchiness and clear arrangements, “A Valediction” unfolds a bittersweet, fragile temper and sums up the lyrical framework of the entire album. A worthy title track and characterful summit of upcoming concerts.”
The video was shot, once again, with talented Mirko Witzki and brings back the vibes of late 90ies MTV.
“A Valediction” will be available in the listed formats below and is now finally up for pre-order and pre-save via this link: https://bfan.link/Obscura
Digipak Digipak incl. patch + signing card (NB mailorder exclusive) Jewelcase (USA) 2LP, 180g, with etching on D-side in the following colours: black silver (wholesale + NB mailorder) gold (NB mailorder, limited to 300) bronze (bandshop, limited to 200) white with red+toffee splatter (bandshop, limited to 300) yellow+orange cloudy (USA) transparent red+black marbled (Decibel, limited to 200)
The album, graced by a cover artwork painted by internationally renowned artist Eliran Kantor, will consist of 11 new studio tracks and the tracklist reads as follows: 01) Forsaken 02) Solaris 03) A Valediction 04) When Stars Collide (feat. Björn ‘Speed’ Strid) 05) In Unity 06) Devoured Usurper 07) The Beyond 08) Orbital Elements II 09) The Neuromancer 10) In Adversity 11) Heritage
OBSCURA wrote, recorded, and finalized “A Valediction” during the pandemic. The stipulations of working during this time allowed OBSCURA to work cross-country, tracking each respective part—drums, guitar, and bass—in national studios across The Netherlands, Austria, and Germany. Once the pieces were completed, the recordings were shipped off to award-winning producer Fredrik Nordström and Studio Fredman (In Flames, Architects) in Gothenburg, Sweden, where Kummerer and Münzner completed vocals and acoustic guitars using custom-built ENGL amps. Nordström was also tapped to mix and master. The final result is a deeper, heavier, yet more rounded production.
The band will head out for their European tour right after the release and tickets are on sale now. You can catch OBSCURA on one of the following European live dates:
OBSCURA with PERSEFONE + DISILLUSION 18/11/ Vienna – Viper Room 19/11/ Prague – Nova Chmelnice 20/11/ Poznan – Klub 2Progi 21/11/ Berlin – Hole 44 22/11/ Hamburg – Knust 23/11/ Cologne – Gebäude 9 24/11/ Frankfurt – Das Bett 25/11/ Nijmegen – Doornroosje 27/11/ Leeds – Brudenell 28/11/ Glasgow – Audio 30/11/ Dublin – Voodoo Lounge 01/12/ Bristol – Exchange 02/12/ London – The Underworld 03/12/ Paris – Petit Bain 04/12/ Limoges – Festival De Noel #29 05/12/ Toulouse – Le Rex 06/12/ Madrid – Caracol 07/12/ Barcelona – La Nau 08/12/ Lyon – CCO 09/12/ Milan – Legend Club 10/12/ Zürich – Komplex 11/12/ München – Backstage Halle
Enjoy another episode of our Making of ‘A Valediction‘ series. Today, it’s all about the Solaris Music Video. Check this link and get a glimpse behind the scenes of the video shoot: https://youtu.be/HchJNXWBRb0