Making Of ‘A Avalediction’ – Episode 05: Studio Fredman’A Valediction’ is the first OBSCURA album that was produced in a studio outside Germany. Watch the new episode of our Making Of ‘A Valediction’ documentary and meet the one and only Fredrik Nordström in his Studio Fredman in Gothenburg: https://youtu.be/bS9edMmQdnc
OBSCURA | Making of “A Valediction”- Episode 04
Come with us and take a glimpse behind the scenes of the “A Valediction” music video shoot!
What’s the story behind the video? How was it to work with a child actress? How do you practice for a video shoot? Director Mirko Witzi (Witzki Visions) and the band will explain it to you.
Enjoy the full video on YouTube:
OBSCURA | release new single & video for title track “A Valediction”
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.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMsTtZSBcXg
Also watch “Solaris” here: https://youtu.be/PA1CYWB0J5o
“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 incl. patch + signing card (NB mailorder exclusive)
2LP, 180g, with etching on D-side in the following colours:
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:
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
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:
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
Ticket link: https://realmofobscura.com/live/
OBSCURA | “Solaris” Guitar playthrough by Christian Münzner
Here comes the first official guitar playthrough video from our upcoming album “A Valediction“!
Check this link and watch Christian Münzner‘s playthrough for “Solaris“:
OBSCURA | Making of “A Valediction”- Episode 03
Are you ready for the next episode of “Making of ‘A Valediction’“?
This time it’s all about recording drums.
Watch the full video on YouTube and join us on a journey to Stress Studio in Graz, Austria: