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

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OBSCURA | Taps Producer Fredrik Nordström for new Album

Obscura taps award-winning producer Fredrik Nordström for their upcoming sixth full-length album. The band booked famous Studio Fredman, located in Gothenburg, Sweden, to begin recording the follow-up to 2018’s “Diluvium” for a 2021 worldwide release via Nuclear Blast.

“With “Diluvium” we closed a ten-year long-lasting chapter of the band. With our new album we work with well known producer Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman, Sweden. Fredrik’s productions are classy, timeless and tasteful alike. Stay tuned for regular updates!” – Steffen Kummerer

Obscura taps producer Fredrik Nordström

Obscura taps producer Fredrik Nordström

Obscura taps producer Fredrik Nordström


Fredrik Nordström, born 1967 in Gothenburg, Sweden, went on to build Studio Fredman and founded the famous ‘Gothenburg Sound’ with bands like In Flames, At The Gates, Soilwork, Dark Tranquility, Hammerfall, Arch Enemy, The Haunted, Opeth, and Dimmu Borgir, later moving on to more modern productions with Architects, Bring Me The Horizon, Dead By April, I Killed The Prom Queen, Septic Flesh, Adept, Sabaton, and many more.


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OBSCURA | Australia & New Zealand Shipping

Good news: From next week, we’re finally allowed to ship to Australia and New Zealand. All placed orders will be shipped next week!

A big THANK YOU to our fans from down under for your patience and support! 🤘

Check out realmofobscura.com/shop . Until the end of October we’re adding a free DILUVIUM LP for all orders over 75 EUR!