OBSCURA | “Septuagint Guitar Playthrough by Steffen Kummerer”

A brand new guitar playthrough video of Steffen Kummerer for the song “Septuagint” from progressive metal masters OBSCURA can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s album, “Omnivium”, which was released on March 29 2011 via Relapse Records. The album was made available in CD, 2xLP and as a digital download.

Founded in 2002 by Kummerer, OBSCURA caused a stir when it toured as support for the legendary SUFFOCATION on the band’s European tour in 2006 and independently released its debut album, “Retribution”, that same year. From its very beginnings, the band (named after GORGUTS‘ inimitable 1993 full-length) demonstrated an uncanny ability for blending different forms of technical, cerebral metal into a coherent synthesis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements.

“Omnivium” debuted at #11 on the USA’s Top Heatseekers chart, and at #14 on Germany’s Media Control Newcomer chart. Furthermore, within the first week the album sold 2000 copies the US.


Obscura | Sebastian Lanser performing “Incarnated” live in Wrocław

Watch Sebastian Lanser performing Obscura’s classic “Incarnated” (Cosmogenesis, Relapse Records 2009) at Club Firlej, Wrocław, Poland. Recorded as part of the “Akroasis World Tour” on 5th of November by Rafał Habrajski for Drummers of Hell.

Mixed and Mastered by Norwin Palme.


Tama Silverstar Mirage Drumkit
22“x16“ BD (2x)
8“x6“ TT
10“7“ TT
12“x8“ TT
14“x12“ FT
16“x14“ FT
14“x6,5“ Charlie Benante Signature Snare

Meinl Cymbals (from L to R)

22“ Mb10 Heavy Ride
18“ Byzance Extra Dry China
10“ Byzance Extra Dry Dual Splash
14“ Byzance Serpents Hats
18“ Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash
8“ Byzance Traditional Splash
10“ Byzance Traditional Splash
14“ Byzance Brilliant China
20“ Byzance Traditional Medium Crash
13“ Byzance Serpents Hats
20“ Byzance Extra Dry China
20“ Byzance Extra Dry Dual Crash

Evans Heads

Toms: EC2S Clear (top), G1 Clear (bottom)
Snare: Power Center Reverse Dot, Snare Side Clear 300
Bass Drums: EMAD2 Clear, EQ3 (Reso)

Promark Sticks

American Hickory TX2BW