Obscura | Summer Slaughter Tour 2015

Obscura won’t be able to participate in this year’s Summer Slaughter due to visa issues. We started the visa process in April a few days after we confirmed the tour but it seems that US Immigration is a lottery to get a visa in time or not.

We lost all of our flights, our gear is in Los Angeles, our US crew lost their job for a whole month and the 3000 US$ we paid for visas are non-refundable. In total Obscura lost 15000 US$ with this stunt to be straight. This is an existential amount of money for a band of this size. And personally, I face this situation a second time after 2012’s Death DTA disaster.

We have been prepared, hired a professional agency to have all visas been applied for correctly and in time – starting in April. The immigration failed to file a necessary I-797 form (the final work permission) from June 3rd – this takes up to two weeks according to their official information but they did not even started at this point, so we won’t get an estimate when we can pick up our passports/visas. To clarify, if we would try to get into the country with a tourist visa or without a visa at all the band will get deported on our own costs and get banned from the United States for 10 years.

If we jump on the tour at a later point we will lose even more money since all of our gear, production and breakables arrived in Los Angeles two weeks ago. Also booking flights a second time costs us another 8000 US$. Our coach is based in Los Angeles and paying 1000 US$ per day until we finally would be able to enter the country would ruin the band completely.

It is a bitter, frustrating situation we, our loyal fan base and all promoters and agents have to face right now. We won’t give up and we will come back to the United States, but we have to drop off Summer Slaughter 2015.

Steffen Kummerer

Obscura | Summer Slaughter Tour North America

„Regrettably, we are unable to perform at Progstage Festival, Tel Aviv and Metaldays Festival, Slovenia this year. Our drummer Sebastian Lanser overstrung his left hand and suffers from a serious inflammation since then. Playing this complex music with this condition won’t allow us to play a tight 80 minute headlining show our fans and we as musicians demand.

We decided not to play a halfhearted set, instead we postpone both concerts and come back with an extended live show including songs of our new, upcoming album. Dates will be published soon.

In the meantime Alex Rüdinger (Conquering Dystopia) will step in to play this year’s Summer Slaughter festival tour in North America.” – Steffen Kummerer

Obscura | Guitar Anthology Tablature Book

Obscura’s Guitar Anthology features rhythm and lead guitars, live arrangements and liner notes to each song. The first edition, limited to 500 items, comes spiral bound and will be delivered with a free guitar pic and poster. Order your copy at realmofobscura.com.



Ocean Gateways
Prismal Dawn

Anticosmic Overload
Orbital Elements

Hate Anthem
Exit Life


Obscura | Richter Straps Endorsement

Obscura are proud to announce a cooperation with RICHTER STRAPS, Germany. RICHTER STRAPS manufacture professional guitar straps, high quality produced in Germany. Obscura uses model #1008 and custom-made Richter Maybaum Bodypackers fitting Sennheiser SK100 modules on stage.


Obscura | Custom Guitar Strap by RICHTER STRAPS

Handmade from cowhide leather, this high class guitar strap features an embossed and printed silver Obscura logo. Manufactured in Germany by RICHTER STRAPS.

Width: 6 cm / 2.36 inches
Lenght: 100 cm – 147 cm / 39.3 inches – 57.9 inches