OBSCURA | release third single & video from their upcoming album – “Devoured Usurper”

The virtuosos of OBSCURA strike again with a third single, taken from the upcoming album “A Valediction”, which is set to be released onNovember 19th through Nuclear Blast Records. This time they reveal the probably most brutal and darkest track from the album – “Devoured Usurper”.

Band leader Steffen Kummerer comments:

Merciless, moldered and putrid alike – “Devoured Usurper” showcases a crude abrasive side to shake some bodies at live shows in the near future. With utterly brutality the song depaints an inevitable reckoning and underlines the death metal roots of Obscura.” And once again the band worked with Mirko Witzki on the video, who also produced “Solaris”, “A Valediction” and previous videos for Obscura. Steffen reveals: “We recorded the music video at famous Stress Studio in Graz, Austria, where also drums for the new album have been tracked. We preprare our live shows and assemble parts of our production in this unique environment before we embark on upcoming tours.”

Watch the video here:

Also watch:
“A Valediction”:
“Solaris”:  https://youtu.be/PA1CYWB0J5o
“A Valediction” will be available in the listed formats below and is now finally up for pre-order and pre-save via this link: https://bfan.link/Obscura 

Digipak incl. patch + signing card (NB mailorder exclusive)
Jewelcase (USA)
2LP, 180g, with etching on D-side in the following colours:
silver (wholesale + NB mailorder)
gold (NB mailorder, limited to 300)
bronze (bandshop, limited to 200)
white with red+toffee splatter (bandshop, limited to 300)
yellow+orange cloudy (USA)
transparent red+black marbled (Decibel, limited to 200)

The album, graced by a cover artwork painted by internationally renowned artist Eliran Kantor, will consist of 11 new studio tracks and the tracklist reads as follows:

01) Forsaken
02) Solaris
03) A Valediction
04) When Stars Collide (feat. Björn ‘Speed’ Strid)
05) In Unity
06) Devoured Usurper
07) The Beyond
08) Orbital Elements II
09) The Neuromancer
10) In Adversity
11) Heritage

OBSCURA wrote, recorded, and finalized “A Valediction” during the pandemic. The stipulations of working during this time allowed OBSCURA to work cross-country, tracking each respective part—drums, guitar, and bass—in national studios across The Netherlands, Austria, and Germany. Once the pieces were completed, the recordings were shipped off to award-winning producer Fredrik Nordström and Studio Fredman (In Flames, Architects) in Gothenburg, Sweden, where Kummerer and Münzner completed vocals and acoustic guitars using custom-built ENGL amps. 

Nordström was also tapped to mix and master. The final result is a deeper, heavier, yet more rounded production. The band will head out for their European tour right after the release and tickets are on sale now.

You can catch OBSCURA on one of the following European live dates:

18/11/ Vienna – Viper Room
19/11/ Prague – Nova Chmelnice
20/11/ Poznan – Klub 2Progi
21/11/ Berlin – Hole 44
22/11/ Hamburg – Knust
23/11/ Cologne – Gebäude 9
24/11/ Frankfurt – Das Bett
25/11/ Nijmegen – Doornroosje
27/11/ Leeds – Brudenell
28/11/ Glasgow – Audio
30/11/ Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
01/12/ Bristol – Exchange
02/12/ London – The Underworld
03/12/ Paris – Petit Bain
04/12/ Limoges – Festival De Noel #29
05/12/ Toulouse – Le Rex
06/12/ Madrid – Caracol
07/12/ Barcelona – La Nau
08/12/ Lyon – CCO
09/12/ Milan – Legend Club
10/12/ Zürich – Komplex
11/12/ München – Backstage Halle

Ticket link: https://realmofobscura.com/live/

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