OBSCURA | finished songwriting and enter the studio for the sixth album soon!

German tech death metal titans, OBSCURA, finished the songwriting for their upcoming album and enter the studio to record the follow-up to 2018’s “Diluvium“. The sixth album of OBSCURA is scheduled for a 2021 woldwide release via Nuclear Blast. The band tapped famous award-winning producer Fredrik Nordström for the upcoming full-length album and booked famous Studio Fredman, located in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Steffen Kummerer states: „As of now, songwriting duties for the new, yet untitled album, have been finished. We picked the most promising compositions out of more than twenty pieces written during the last months and we can’t wait to record our sixth studio effort, starting in December. While the new album contains more guitar solos than any of our records before, all compositions are eagerly waiting to be performed live on stage and celebrated worldwide with our fans. As a collective, we are enthusiastic about the diverse, progressive and heavy songs to be released in 2021 through Nuclear Blast records.

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.

Steffen Kummerer – vocals & guitar
Christian Münzner – guitar
Jeroen Paul Thesseling – bass
David Diepold – drums

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OBSCURA | Tech Friday & Cyber Monday

Yes, it’s this time of the year again, and here comes the Tech Friday / Cyber Monday sale in the OBSCURA web-shop. Until Monday you get 10% OFF everything. We will also add a free DILUVIUM POSTER, a free autograph card, and a free sticker to your order (while supplies last). No code needed, prices are marked down.

Head over to our shop and get your favorite items now: realmofobscura.com/shop
Sale runs until Monday, Nov 30, 2020; 23:59 CET.

OBSCURA | Jeroen Paul Thesseling and WARWICK

Jeroen Paul Thesseling about his bass and the recording of OBSCURA‘s upcoming album:

In 1993 I started playing Thumb NT basses built by Warwick. We have had a long term relationship since then. The renowned German bass luthier is famous for their high-end craftsmanship and also for being open minded towards their players. The Thumb NT series have a very particular sound character that you won’t find with any other bass guitar. Already during the early days when I worked with Pestilence I preferred to have a clear mid-frequency oriented articulation. During my musical career I never found a better sounding bass. In 2011 Warwick built a 7-string version for me, which is strung with a subcontra F#-tuning. Since that same year the [fretless] Thumb NT7 model became my main instrument and therefore will also be used to record the upcoming Obscura album.

Further information can be found at www.jeroenpaulthesseling.com/instruments.htm

Photo credit: Jurgen Heerkens

OBSCURA | “Desolate Spheres” live at Up From The Ground 2006

Enjoy ‘Desolate Spheres‘ from the album Cosmogenesis, live at UP FROM THE GROUND 2006.
Pure and raw, with audio taken directly from the camera. 🤘

“After a few national tours in the first years, “Retribution Europe” was our first international run through Europe including festivals such as Brutal Assault (CZ), Mountains of Death (CH) and Up From The Ground in Germany. Between recording our debut in 2004 and the initial release, we started assembling songs for a follow-up immedialtey. “Desolate Spheres” was one of the first songs written for our second album “Cosmogenesis” and a foreseeing of the coming years.” – Steffen Kummerer

Watch the full video on YouTube now:


OBSCURA | Retribution Vinyl

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