OBSCURA | release new single & video for title track “A Valediction”

Today the band unleashes the second teaser for their upcoming album “A Valediction”, which is set to be released on November 19th. This time, it´s the catchy title track that manifests OBSCURAs meldodic pace, that they stand for over a decade.

Mastermind Steffen Kummerer comments the track as follows: “The title track combines past and future to the present. With a combination of virtuosity, catchiness and clear arrangements, “A Valediction” unfolds a bittersweet, fragile temper and sums up the lyrical framework of the entire album. A worthy title track and characterful summit of upcoming concerts.”

The video was shot, once again, with talented Mirko Witzki and brings back the vibes of late 90ies MTV.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMsTtZSBcXg
Also watch “Solaris” here:  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/

More information:

OBSCURA | Making of “A Valediction”- Episode 01

In the first episode of our making of series, it’s all about the artwork of “A Valediction” and the concept behind it. Join us on a journey to Berlin and meet Eliran Kantor, who created the artwork for “A Valediction“.

Watch the full episode on YouTube now: