The first and only OBSCURA demo is now available on all major streaming platforms!
Steffen Kummerer comments:
“Illegimitation shows the band in it’s juvenile and purest form; the first and only demo was recorded in 2003 with engineer V. Santura who shall become an international respected producer in later years. Those four songs represent the earliest steps with the original lineup consisting Martin Ketzer on Vocals & Bass, Armin Seitz on Guitar and Jonas Baumgartl on Drums and Cello. The material ranges between death, black and thrash metal with a pinch of our experimental side we embossed on later releases.
In late 2006, right after finishing our first European tour supporting Obscura’s debut “Retribution“, we booked a studio session to record a row of covers and compositions for our second album “Cosmogenesis” with the lineup Markus Lempsch on Guitar, Jonas Fischer on Bass and Jonas Baumgartl on Drums.
To spice up the compilation “Illegimitation“, we went back to Woodshed Studios with V. Santura in 2011 and recorded three covers of bands that had their impact on the early years of Obscura; Death, Cynic and Atheist. Recording those three songs has been the debut for Linus Klausenitzer on fretless bass, and turned into the last session with Christian Münzner and Hannes Grossmann.
Since the vinyl edition was sold out years ago, and CDs are quite obsolete for most fans these days, the entire compilation will be available in digital form on all common platforms. Enjoy and see you on the road.!
Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA announce headline Winter 2020 Europe tour dates. The tour begins February 15 in Switzerland and ends March 7 in Germany.
“As part of the “DILUVIUM WORLD TOUR”, OBSCURA return to Europe once again supporting “Diluvium” within 23 shows in mainly Southern Europe, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. With Dutch melodic death metal pioneers GOD DETHRONED, German black death metal heavyweights THULCANDRA and French progressive death metal newcomers FRACTAL UNIVERSE we hit the road in February and March 2020. We revised our setlist and perform songs we haven’t played in years as well as a few quite special compositions we never brought on stage before. Don’t miss this killer lineup, show up early to the shows and support all bands!” – Steffen Kummerer
GOD DETHRONED: “We’re pleased to inform you all that we’re teaming up with Obscura, Thulcandra and Fractal Universe for our next European tour. Sharing the stage with these bands is something we look forward too and it should fit perfectly, as we all play extreme melodic music, yet in a different way. We will cover a big part of Europe, so get your tickets to see the show near you! See you on the road soon!“
THULCANDRA: “We are excited to announce that we are joining forces with Obscura, God Dethroned and Fractal Universe for a European tour in February and March 2020. Needless to say, that we are looking forward to sharing the stage with these great musicians. Progressive, technical, black or melodic: Although the four bands explore different facets of death metal, we are extremely complementary. Not least, because we all share a mutual passion for extreme music. The tour will kick off at the 15th of February and take us all across Europe – so make sure to get your ticket! Whether you are based in Bologna, Bucharest, Belgrade or elsewhere: Thulcandra is hoping to see you around!”
FRACTAL UNIVERSE: “We’re stoked to be part of this amazing line-up alongside Prog-Death giants Obscura as well as our Metal Blade label mates from God Dethroned and German black death metallers Thulcandra! This is a huge opportunity for the band and we’re looking forward to meeting old and new fans all over Europe! Special thanks to Kult Management and Obscura for their trust.”
Featuring all rhythm and lead guitars, live arrangements for two guitars. Including play along tracks for each song.
1. Clandestine Stars
2. Emergent Evolution
4. Mortification of the Vulgar Sun
5. Ethereal Skies
8. The Seventh Aeon
9. The Conjuration
10. An Epilogue to Infinity
Rhythm & Lead Guitars transcribed by Steffen Kummerer & Rafael Trujillo.