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Obscura

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Formed: 2002
From: Munich, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Obscura News

Below is our complete Obscura news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Announces Public Sales Date

Just after adding Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun (performing Songs of the North I, II & III with backing orchestra), Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter to the bill for the eighth voyage of 70,000 Tons of Metal in February 2018, UMC has announced the date for public sales - which commences Thursday, September 21st @ 12:00pm EDT (9:00am PDT and 6:00pm CEST).

The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise sets sale from February 1-5, 2018 and will sail from Miami/Fort Lauderdale to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands and back.

Only 3,000 tickets will be sold, with prices starting at USD 766.00 plus Taxes and Fees per person and includes on board accommodation, access to all shows, meals, room service, port and service charges.

Sales for 70,000 Tons of Metal Survivors (festival goers who have attended the event before) started on July 7, 2017 so limited tickets remain. Visit 70000tons.com to book your cabin before they’re gone!

So far 25 of the 60 acts have been announced, with Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun, Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter joining the following previously named acts: More...

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Kreator, Gyze, Primal Fear Added to 70,000 Tons 8

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has announced the next four additions to the 8th edition of the floating festival: German thrash legends Kreator, German power metal veterans Primal Fear, Japanese extreme power metal act Gyze and Scottish pirate scallywags Alestorm. This brings the tally to 21 of 60.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Kreator, Primal Fear, Gyze and Alestorm join the previous 17 artists to have been confirmed are (with 39 left to go):

Aeternam
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica
Wolfheart More...

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Cannibal Corpse, Wolfheart Added To 70,000 Tons

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has announced the next two additions to the 8th edition of the floating festival: Tampa death metal veterans Cannibal Corpse and Finnish melodic death metal act Wolfheart.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Cannibal Corpse and Wolfheart join the previous 15 artists to have been confirmed are (with 43 left to go):

Aeternam
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica More...

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First Bands Announced For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 8

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has announced the first wave of acts for the 8th edition of the floating festival. Over the July 4th weekend, the following bands were announced: Meshuggah, Sonata Arctica, Dark Tranquility, Septicflesh, Korpiklaani, Obscura, In Extremo, Necrophobic, Rhapsody Reunion, Aeternam, Sepultura, Enslaved, Insomnium, Goatwhore and October Tide, with more announcements imminent.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

To recap, the first 15 artists (of 60) to have been confirmed are (with 45 left to go):

Aeternum
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica More...

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Second Part Of Documentary On Obituary Posted

The second installment of Obituary's new documentary for its recently released self-titled album is streaming below. Like the first part, this one also features various other musicians discussing the impact of Obituary on the death metal genre, including Steffen Kummerer (Obscura), Mille Petrozza (Kreator), Trevor Strnad (Black Dahlia Murder), John McEntee (Incantation), Gus Rios (Gruesome) and Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope) among many others.

Check it out below.

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Obscura Releases Guitar Playthrough

The German tech-death titans from Obscura just premiered a brand new guitar playthrough of “Perpetual Infinity."

“Perpetual Infinity” can be heard on Obscura‘s 2016 album, "Akroasis" (reviewed here). Watch guitarist Rafael Trujillo demonstrate his incredible skill below.

If you missed it, a previously released bass playthrough video for the title track can also still be seen at this location. More...

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Reader Poll: Vote Your Best Metal Album

Update: the staff awards are now here! Check 'em out and see who won at this location.

Our year-end awards for 2016 are nearly here as the staff just wrapped up our internal voting on the best album, performance, DVD, and metal newcomer of the year, along with a vote on our most anticipated album coming in 2017.

While awaiting our official awards ceremony later this week, we want to know: what was YOUR favorite metal album that came out this year? Cast your vote below!

In the poll we've listed out every single album that was nominated by our staff this year, but if you thought some other album should be #1 instead that's perfectly fine - just hit "Other" and type in your nominee.

Wondering why we have so many nominees? Each of our staff members nominates five albums, and we reach our winner by consensus of the album that gets the most votes, resulting in a well-rounded winner who was appreciated by a larger group of metal heads rather than just by people who prefer one sub-genre.

Since you can see who we nominated, we'd also like to know: who do you think was our ultimate winner in all the nominees? More...

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NYN Premieres New Song "Embrace Entropy"

Progressive technical death metal project NYN - featuring lead guitarist Tom "Fountainhead" Geldschläger (Obscura) and Jimmy Pitts (Eternity’s End, Pitts Minnemann Project) on keyboards -premieres a new song entitled "Embrace Entropy", taken from the upcoming new album "Entropy: Of Chaos and Salt".

Check out now "Embrace Entropy" below.

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Obscura Posts Playthrough Video

The German technical/progressive death metal luminaries from Obscura just shared a new playthrough video.

The clip, available below, features fretless bass virtuoso Linus Klausenitzer shredding his way through the title-track taken from the band’s latest release "Akroasis" (reviewed here).

“When I thought to record another playthrough video, I decided for the title track of our new album Akroasis,” Said Linus Klausenitzer. “As it is a very atmospheric song, the bass lines are probably the easiest one to play on the whole album. This way I hope to motivate people to try playing the song themselves and to pay more attention to phrasing on bass. In this video I play my fretless Ibanez BZB7 that people ask me about very often. I recorded 90% of the album with this bass.”

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Relapse Releases Free Sampler

Relapse has a new winter 2016 sampler available for streaming below and up for free download here. The label comments:

"Relapse Records is excited to present one of our largest and most diverse yearly samplers to date, featuring music from all corners of the metalsphere and beyond.

"We’ve gathered 41 tracks taken from new and upcoming releases, including music from rising stars like Gatecreeper, Nothing, Inter Arma, and Gruesome, tracks from sonic boundary-pushers Myrkur, Survive, Brain Tentacles, and Boris, and songs from brand-new signees The Obsessed, King Woman, Cloakroom, and Integrity.

"The sampler also includes new music from Relapse heavyweights Red Fang, Obscura, Obituary, The Album Leaf, and many more alongside selections from our recent reissues of classic albums by Death, Pentagram, and more." More...

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Obscura, Revocation, Beyond Creation European Tour

German progressive and technical death metal masters of Obscura are currently on an extensive European run with Revocation, Beyond Creation and Rivers Of Nihil.

Catch the bands live on the following remaining dates below: More...

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Rivers Of Nihil Releases Guitar Playthrough

PA technical death metal outfit Rivers Of Nihil premieres a new guitar playthrough video showcasing Jon Topore and Brody Uttley shredding through "Reign of Dreams". The track is taken from the band's 2015 album "Monarchy", out in stores via Metal Blade Records.

Check out now "Reign of Dreams" below.

Rivers of Nihil will be touring Europe with Obscura, Revocation and Beyond Creation. Catch them on the following dates: More...

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Hannes Grossman Full New Solo Album Streaming

Hannes Grossman (Alkaloid/Ex-Obscura) premieres the full-album stream of his new crowdfunded solo album, "The Crypts Of Sleep", which hits stores today. Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan, Scar Symmetry's Per Nilsson and more guest on this album.

Check out now "The Crypts Of Sleep" in its entirety below.

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Ex-Obscura Guitarist Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Ex-Obscura guitarist Tom "Fountainhead" Geldschläger premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the his upcoming solo album "Reverse Engineering", which will be out this Friday, August 05 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Reverse Engineering" in its entirety below.

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Obscura Posts Drum Playthrough

Following a music video for the track and a subsequent bass playthrough, Obscura and skinsman Sebastian Lanser have just shared a new drum playthrough for the "Akroasis" single "Ten Sepiroth."

In addition to a series of festival appearances this coming summer, Obscura also announced a stacked new European tour this coming October. Full dates are available after the jump.

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Beyond Creation Announces European Tour

Canadian tech death band Beyond Creaiton has announced a new European tour, kicking off on October 20th and seeing the band travel throughout Germany, Holland, The UK, Belgium, France, and more.

Beyond Creation will be performing alongside Obscura, Revocation, and Rivers Of Nihil. This live excursion will follow the previously announced Beyond Creation North American tour, which is slated to begin on June 26. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. More...

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Obscura Posts "Ten Sepiroth" Music Video

A new music video from German tech-death force Obscura just premiered online and can be seen below. "Ten Sepiroth" is taken from the band's recent full-length "Akroasis" (reviewed here).

In addition to a series of festival appearances this coming summer (including Brutal Assault, Tuska Open Air, and more), Obscura also announced a new headlining European tour this October. View a full itinerary of dates after the jump. More...

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Stortregn Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Swiss blackened death metal band Stortregn premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Singularity", which will be out in stores via the Dutch label Non Serviam Records on May 27.

The album features performances by some notable guests:

Steffen Kummerer: (Obscura, Thulcandra)
Ville Viljanen: (Mors Principium Est)
Simon Girard: (Beyond Creation)
Vladimir Cochet: (Mirrorthrone, Unholy Matrimony, Weeping Birth)

Check out now "Singularity" in its entirety below.

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Obscura Posts Fretless Bass Playthrough

The German technical/progressive death metal luminaries from Obscura have just shared a new playthrough video, which features fretless bass virtuoso Linus Klausenitzer shredding his way through the track "Ten Sepiroth."

This track is taken from the band's latest release "Akroasis" and the playthrough is available below. Additionally, Obscura has announced a series of festival appearances this coming summer.

The band will be performing throughout Europe & in Israel at major festivals including Brutal Assault in the Czech Republic, Summer Breeze in Germany, Tuska Open Air in Finland, Metaldays in Slovenia, and more. View a full itinerary of dates below.

Jul 7 Helsinki, FI Tuska Open Air
July 24 Tel Aviv, IL Gagarin / Progstage Festival
July 24 - 30 Tolmin, SI MetalDays Festival
Aug 11 Jaromer, CZ Brutal Assault
Aug 17 - 20 Dinkelsbuhl, DE Summer Breeze Festival
Aug 21 Brittany, FR Motocultor Festival
Sept 11 Aalborg, DK Aalborg Metal Festival More...

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Obscura Posts "Akróasis" Acoustic CD Bonus Track

Obscura is streaming an acoustic CD bonus track taken from the band's latest release "Akróasis".

Check out now "The Origin Of Primal Expression" below.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Steffen Kummerer:

" 'The Origin Of Primal Expression' shows the title track of our new album stripped down to only one acoustic guitar and is meant to give a slight insight behind the scenes of writing an Obscura song. More...

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