Hannes Grossman SickDrummer Contest Launches! Win an autographed Meinl cymbal from the band!

Sick Drummer Magazine is pleased to announce a video drum contest with Hannes Grossmann of Obscura, playing Ocean Gateways. This contest will end on October 31, 2011 at Midnight EST!
The prizes are listed in the poster below
The winner must be in the USA or be willing to pay shipping charges, if outside the USA
You may only enter one video and the video must only be one angle! No multi-angle or edited videos will be permitted to win
You may use triggers
You may have the “ocean gateways” track playing in the background, so we can hear it behind your drumming

TO ENTER: Post a video of you playing Ocean Gateways as a response to Hannes’ video on the sickdrummer YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tRpYsxPwFo
A winner will be chosen and emailed on or around November 5th 2011.


OBSCURA: Announce Dates In South East Asia

OBSCURA will head to South East Asia and Dubai for the first time-ever this September. This run of dates kicks-off on September 23rd and is in support of the band’s latest album Omnivium.

OBSCURA‘s Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming tour; “We are honored to get the chance to play in South East Asia with Obscura for the first time ever. After our European run with Hate Eternal and the North American tour alongside Children of Bodom the ‘Omnivium World Tour’ finally extends to Asia. The band is stoked to meet our fans in the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia in September and October this year!”

OBSCURA are also confirmed to perform at the German metal festivals Summer Breeze and Way of Darkness. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.

OBSCURA released Omnivium in late March, charting in both the U.S. and Germany for first week sales. OBSCURA debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top New Artists or “Heatseekers” chart in the U.S. and at #14 on the official German Newcomers Chart as determined by Media Control. OBSCURA is currently streaming Omnivium in its entirety online now at this location.

OBSCURA has posted “Concerto”, which was included as the Japanese bonus track and on the iTunes digital deluxe edition of Omnivium, online now via the band’s Facebook page. “Concerto” is a cover track from Marty Friedman and Jason Becker’s CACOPHONY Speed Metal Symphony album.

Win a guitar from Obscura!

FYE, Relapse Records, and Obscura are giving away an Ibanez RGD320WH guitar! Enter here to win!

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