OBSCURA | announce “North American Moment Tour” with DARK TRANQUILLITY and NAILED TO OBSCURITY

USA and Canada! 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 Today we are proud to announce the “North American Moment Tour“. The 46-date trek will kick off on September 2nd, 2021 in Reading, PA. It will make stops in Toronto, Minneapolis, and Dallas before concluding on October 19th, 2021 in New Bedford, MA.
Steffen Kummerer states, “OBSCURA is coming back to North America! This time we share the stage with veteran Swedish death metal band DARK TRANQUILLITY. Supported by death doom act and label-mates NAILED TO OBSCURITY, we will perform across the United States and Canada – Don’t miss the North American Moment Tour, secure your tickets and be part of the shows!”
Tickets for the tour can be purchased at realmofobscura.com/live
Confirmed dates for the “North American Moment Tour” with DARK TRANQUILLITY, OBSCURA, and NAILED TO OBSCURITY are:

9/02/2021  Reverb – Reading, PA
9/03/2021  The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/04/2021  The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
9/05/2021  Club Soda -Montreal, QUE
9/06/2021  Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QUE
9/07/2021  Babylon- Ottawa, ON
9/08/2021  Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/09/2021  Call The Office – London, ON
9/10/2021  Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
9/11/2021  Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
9/12/2021  Skully’s – Columbus, OH
9/13/2021  The Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
9/14/2021  Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
9/15/2021  The Forge – Joliet, Il
9/16/2021  Miramar Theater – Milwaukee, WI
9/17/2021  Vaudville Mews – Des Moines, IA
9/18/2021  The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
9/19/2021  Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
9/20/2021  The Exchange – Regina, SK
9/21/2021  Dickens – Calgary, AB
9/22/2021  The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
9/24/2021  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
9/25/2021  El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/26/2021  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
9/27/2021  Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
9/28/2021  The Ritz – San Jose, CA
9/29/2021  Strummers – Fresno, CA
9/30/2021  Whiskey a Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
10/01/2021  City National Grove – Anaheim, CA
10/02/2021  Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
10/03/2021  Club Red- Tempe, AZ
10/05/2021  Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
10/06/2021  Hermans Hideaway – Denver, CO
10/07/2021  The Venue Shrine – Tulsa, OK
10/08/2021  Trees – Dallas, TX
10/09/2021  Come and Take It Live- Austin, TX
10/10/2021  Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/11/2021  Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
10/12/2021  Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/13/2021   Kelsey Theater – West Palm Beach, FL
10/14/2021  The Haven – Winter Park, FL
10/15/2021  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/16/2021  Motorco –  Durham, NC
10/17/2021  Canal Club – Richmond, VA
10/18/2021  Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/19/2021  The Vault Music Hall at Greasy – New Bedford, MA

OBSCURA was formed by Steffen Kummerer in 2002 and established its reputation by releasing five studio albums that have been highly acclaimed by fans and press alike. Putting great emphasis on hooks and songwriting, OBSCURA became one of the modern age elites within the genre.

Their latest album Diluvium is a stunning achievement for the illustrious quartet and a landmark release for progressive metal as a whole. Complete with all the band’s signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity, OBSCURA raised the bar with an album that will go down in the annals of metal history as one of the most astonishing performances the genre has to offer.

Closing a ten-year long-lasting chapter with the release of Diluvium, the band is working in full motion on a follow up while preparing the NORTH AMERICAN MOMENT TOUR alongside DARK TRANQUILLITY, supported by NAILED TO OBSCURITY.

OBSCURA is:
Steffen Kummerer | guitars, vocals
Christian Münzner | guitars
Jeroen Paul Thesseling | bass
David Diepold | drums

OBSCURA | Steffen Kummerer Demos his ESP Custom Guitar

A new video in which OBSCURA guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer presents his ESP Guitars Japan Custom model – from its unique shape to selected EMG pickups – can be seen below.

OBSCURA | ESP Custom Guitar Steffen Kummerer

Photography by Chris Rogl.

„After three years in the making, ESP Guitars released an astonishing instrument which perfectly suits my needs on stage and in the studio. Working on this project with excellent people in Germany, the United States and Japan over such a long period turned into a unique guitar featuring the finest Japanese craftsmanship. Makoto Suzuki and his team of ESP Japan delivered an excellent, perfect built guitar – top-notch of quality combined with breathtaking design. The choice of adding scalloped frets, a tailor-made cutaway and customized solutions for every need enhanced the playing experience.

I am looking forward to recording OBSCURA’s new album by the end of this year and start rehearsing for all upcoming tours and festivals. With Christian MünznerJeroen Paul Thesseling and David Diepold a new chapter of the band begun and we are excited to release new music through our new partner NUCLEAR BLAST.”

Founded OBSCURA and THULCANDRA in 2002 and 2003 respectively, Kummerer is leading both groups up today, receiving worldwide recognition as vocalist & guitarist. OBSCURA established its reputation by releasing five studio albums which have been highly acclaimed by fans and press alike, accompanied by hundreds of shows all around the globe. Putting great emphasis on hooks and songwriting, OBSCURA became one of the modern age elites within the genre.

Based on his work with OBSCURA, Kummerer joined DEATH TO ALL / DEATH DTA for numerous shows in Europe, South- & Central America to perform the music of the late Chuck Schuldiner alongside original members Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENTDEATHDARK ANGEL), Steve DiGiorgio (DEATHSADUSSOEN), Sean Reinert (DEATHCYNIC), Paul Masvidal (DEATHCYNIC), Bobby Koelble (DEATH) and Max Phelps (EXIST).

In 2017, Kummerer left RAN Guitars after 15 years of successful collaboration.

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OBSCURA | DILUVIUM World Tour ZIP Jackets

Fall is around the corner and just in time we bring you the brandnew DILUVIUM WORLD TOUR ZIP JACKET! It is a heavy zip hoodie of highest quality with prints on front, back and sleeves!

For all pre-orders in September we offer a 5 EUR discount in our shop! And even better: You will also receive a free copy of our Illegimitation CD. Head over to our Shop and snag yours now!

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Pre-Sale: Shipped on October 15th!

ZIP Jacket “Heavy Zip Hoody”, FAMA certified high standard.

65% Cotton, 35% Polyester, Brushed Fleece, 300 GSM.

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OBSCURA | United States Shipping

Good news for all fans in the US! 🇺🇸
We’re more than happy to be able to ship our Merch to you again! Thank you for all the patience! Existing orders will be shipped as soon as possible and we will add a little fan collectible for you!
So don’t hesitate and check our webshop at realmofobscura.com/shop
The only remaining countries we can not ship to are Australia and and New Zealand.