OBSCURA | confirm “70000 Tons Of Metal 2018”

For the first time Obscura will perform on board of 70000tons of metal – the world’s biggest Heavy Metal cruise.

On 70000 tons of metal you get unrestricted festival access to all 120 live shows on board, 70000 tons of karaoke until sunrise, Jamming With Waters In International Waters – the Official 70000 tons of metal All Star Jam which writes Heavy Metal History every year, Clinics and Work-Shops with the musicians, our infamous Belly Flop Contest, Shore Excursions with your favorite artists, and much more!

Everyone on board is a VIP, we don’t have assigned seating (this is a Heavy Metal Cruise after all), and most importantly the bars on our ship never close – you heard us, bars that never close!

On this life changing adventure you will spend five days and four nights at Sea mingling side-by-side with your favorite artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s having an All-Access backstage pass! – 70000tons.com

OBSCURA | confirm “UK Techfest 2017”

UK Tech-Metal Fest was founded on the 28th of August 2011, based on the vision of creating a festival centred around musical innovation, creativity and diversity.

With the UK being the centre of “Tech-Metal” we felt that the bands that made up this network needed a place to showcase their music. Tech-Fest was created in order to give a platform to the biggest and best upcoming bands in the UK and give them a chance to play alongside some of the most talented acts from around the rest of the world.

Tech-Fest is a place were the bands and fans are able to integrate, network and share the passion of music together. Tech-Fest 2012 began as one day event that quickly later developed into a three day long sold out festival due to the number of bands applying to play and the level of public support. The following year saw Tech-Fest 2013 evolve into an outdoor event with camping, parking, two stages and four event days with twice as many bands and attendees as before!

Since 2014 Tech-Fest has been held at Newark Showground on a bigger site with better facilities, with a bigger line-up. We look forward to seeing you there!







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