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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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More Bands Announced For Metal Suckfest

MetalSucks has announced the latest batch of bands to appear at The Metal Suckfest, a concert event this fall spanning two days and featuring 20 bands. As previously announced, Municipal Waste will headline the first night, Friday, November 4th, while Cynic will headline the second night, Saturday, November 5th, at NYC's Gramercy Theater.

The lineup so far is shaping up as such:

Municipal Waste
God Forbid
Today is the Day
Black Tusk
Ramming Speed
Prime Evil

The Red Chord
A Life Once Lost
Scale the Summit
Fight Amp

The remaining four bands to play the festival will be announced soon. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this Friday, September 9th, at 10am at LiveNation.com.

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Relapse Records Posts New Podcast

A new Relapse Records podcast has been posted online and is now available by heading over to the Relapse website at this location.

This is the 14th installment of the new label podcasts that will be posted every month, highlighting brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks.

This month's podcast, as sponsored by MetalInjection.net, features an exclusive interview with David Davidson of Revocation who talks about the band's brand new album "Chaos of Forms" and upcoming U.S. tour alongside Chimaira.

The podcast also includes exclusive new music from Brutal Truth, Rotten Sound, Dying Fetus, and more.

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Hails And Horns Giving Away Free Summer Comp

Not new, but it's never too late to get free music: Like Hails and Horns on Facebook to download their 27-song "Screams of Summer Comp 2011."

The "Screams of Summer Comp 2011" tracklisting is as follows:

1. SUICIDE SILENCE – “You Only Live Once”
2. ARCH ENEMY – “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”
3. JUNGLE ROT – “Rise And Revolt”
4. RED FANG – “Wires”
5. ROTTEN SOUND – “Self”
6. ALL SHALL PERISH – “Divine Illusion”
7. WARBRINGER – “Living Weapon”
8. AFTER THE BURIAL – “Sleeper”
9. AMORPHIS – “You I Need”
10. BLACKGUARD – “Firefight”
11. PATHOLOGY – “Code Injection”
12. OBSCURA – “Euclidean Elements”
13. RINGS OF SATURN – “Seized And Devoured”
15. PERIPHERY – “Frak The Gods”
16. CYNIC – “Wheels Within Wheels”
17. FINNTROLL – “Solsagan”
18. WORLD UNDER BLOOD – “God Amongst The Waste”
19. LOCK UP – “Life Of Devastation”
20. EXHUMED – “Funereality”
21. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Judgment Awaits You”
22. BENIGHTED – “Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth”
23. SEPTIC FLESH – “The Vampire From Nazareth”
24. DECAPITATED – “Homo Sun”
25. GENERAL SURGERY – “The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural”
26. WATAIN – “Reaping Death”
27. HAMMERFALL – “One More Time”

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Obscura Lining Up South East Asian Shows

Technical death metal act Obscura will head to South East Asia and Dubai for the first time ever this September. This run of dates kicks off on September 23rd and is in support of the band's latest album "Omnivium" (reviewed here). The band's upcoming tour dates are available here.

Obscura's Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming tour: "We are honored to get the chance to play in South East Asia with Obscura for the first time ever. After our European run with Hate Eternal and the North American tour alongside Children of Bodom the 'Omnivium World Tour' finally extends to Asia. The band is stoked to meet our fans in the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia in September and October this year!"

Obscura is also confirmed to perform at the German metal festivals Summer Breeze and Way of Darkness. The band is currently streaming the new album "Omnivium" in its entirety online at this location.

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Obscura Talks Departure Of Bassist And More

Metal Injection has posted a new video interview online with founding Obscura member Steffen Kummerer, who discusses the band's new album, "Omnivium," (reviewed here) as well as the overarching four album concept the band is hoping to achieve. Steffen also discusses bassist Jeroen Thesseling leaving the band, and the possibility of a new album. You can check out the video interview below.

Click Here To Watch The Video

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Obscura To Miss Tonight's Halifax Show

German technical death metal band Obscura has issued the following brief announcement about canceling the band's Halifax show tonight due to problems crossing the border:

"Relapse and Obscura regret that the band isn't able to make the Halifax show tonight. Obscura was held at the border for over 5 hours, and when they were finally able to get through it simply didn’t leave enough time to make the drive to Halifax.

The band hopes to return to play for their Halifax fans on their next trip to North America."

A video interview with Obscura in Slovenia was also recently posted online and can be viewed by heading over here.

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Obscura Video Interview From Slovenia Avaialble

A video interview, conducted by Profanity TV from Slovenia back in May, has now been posted online featuring German technical death metal act Obscura. You can check out the clip below. Obscura has been touring in support of the band's latest album "Omnivium" (reviewed here).

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Children of Bodom At The House Of Blues

I hadn't seen Children of Bodom live since the band opened for Megadeth back in 2008, so of course I was anxious to see the group play again. The fact that Children of Bodom was playing with Devin Townsend and Septicflesh just made this show that much harder to overlook. Plus the fact that The House of Blues has a great location and is known for providing great sound quality sweetened the deal.

After meeting an interviewing Devin Townsend himself for an interview that will be posted shortly, as well as getting my Strapping Young Lad collection signed, I unfortunately had to deal with The House of Blues draconian security, which required me to leave the backstage area, get a ticket after being confirmed to be on the guest list, head to the back of the line and then reenter the venue. So I'd personally like the thank the management, box office, and security for helping the most impatient man you'll ever meet reenter a venue that he already had access to.

Thankfully this was only a mere hour-long inconvenience and I was able to enter the venue in time to see Septicflesh. While I actually enjoy Septicflesh's albums, their stage show needs a bit of work. It's too theatrical and artificial. The mic stand shaped like a Lovcraftian Eldrich Abomination as well as Spiros Antoniou's overly flamboyant stage presence crossed the line between enthralling and distracting for me. The band needs to tone things down a bit if it wants to be taken seriously, particularly in the North American market in which things are far less pretentious than the band's native Europe. More...

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Obscura Announces North American Off-Dates

Obscura has announced more tour dates to the band's upcoming North American tour that kicks-off next week. These new shows include off-dates from the Children of Bodom tour as well as headlining dates in western Canada and Ohio. A complete listing of Obscura tour dates can be found here.

Additionally, Obscura has posted "Concerto," which was included as the Japanese bonus track and on the iTunes digital deluxe version of the new album "Omnivium" (reviewed here) online now via the band's Facebook page. "Concerto" is a cover track from Marty Friedman and Jason Becker's Cacophony album "Speed Metal Symphony."

Obscura has also announced a signing session at the new ENGL Amps showroom in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday June 23rd from 6:00 to 7:00PM PST. The ENGL Showroom is located at 10911 B Vanowen Street, next to ESP Guitars, in North Hollywood, California.

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Viadana Open Air 2011 Teaser Posted Online

A teaser trailer has been posted online for Italy's upcoming Viadana Open Air 2011, which will include performances from Dark Tranquillity, Obscura, Theatres Des Vampires, Dark Lunacy, Hour of Penance, and Airlines of Terror.

The festival takes place on August 13th, with additional details available here.

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More Obscura Neurotic Deathfest Footage Available

More footage has been posted online of Obscura's performance at the Neurotic Deathfest, this time of the band playing "Anticosmic Overload." You can check out the clip below, or find the previously uploaded video for "Ocean Gateways" here.

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Obscura Live Footage Posted Onine

Quality live footage from the 2011 Neurotic Deathfest featuring technical death metal act Obscura has been posted online. You can view the band's performance of the track "Ocean Gateways" in the player below as well as find tour dates for its upcoming tour with Children Of Bodom here.

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Septicflesh Comments On Children Of Bodom Tour

As was previously announced, Septicflesh will be touring North America alongside Children of Bodom, Obscura, and Devin Townsend in support of the new album "The Great Mass."

Guitarist Christos Antoniou had this to say about their upcoming tour: "It is an honor to play on a tour with so many talented musicians. The bands included in the package are unique. Also, we are very anxious to return to USA and present to the American audience our new material live. Join us, in a Great Mass of Death."

The current tour schedule is as follows:

June 24 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
June 25 San Francisco, CA Slim's
June 26 Portland, OR Roseland
June 27 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
June 28 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
June 30 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
July 2 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
July 3 Saskatoon, SK Odeon
July 4 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
July 5 St. Paul, MN Station Four
July 6 Chicago, IL House of Blues
July 8 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
July 9 Orlando, FL BeachamTheater
July 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
July 12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
July 13 Norfolk, VA The Norva
July 14 Springfield, VA Jaxx
July 15 Springfield, VA Jaxx
July 16 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
July 17 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
July 19 Worcester, PA Palladium
July 21 Halifax, NS Multipurpose Centre (No Devin Townsend, this date only)
July 23 Toronto, ONT Downsview Park (* as part of Heavy TO w/ Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Slayer, etc.)
July 24 Montreal, QC Parc Jean-Drapeau (* as part of Heavy MTL w/ KISS, Motörhead, etc.)

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Septicflesh To Tour With Children Of Bodom

Greek metal act Septicflesh has announced the band will be supporting Children of Bodom on an upcoming North American tour. Rounding out the bill are Obscura and Devin Towsend Project. The dates and venues for the tour can be found in the poster below.


You can also check out Metalunderground.com's recent interviews with Septicflesh and Obscura regarding their new albums.

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Obscura Streaming Entire New Album

Germany's Obscura has posted the entire new album "Omnivium" online for streaming. You can check out all the tracks from the album by heading over to the Obscura MySpace page. "Omnivium," the follow-up to the band's acclaimed "Cosmogenesis" album, will see its North American release next Tuesday, March 29th, on CD, double LP, and digitally. The track listing is as follows:

1. Septuagint
2. Vortex Omnivium
3. Ocean Gateways
4. Euclidean Elements
5. Prismal Dawn
6. Celestial Spheres
7. Velocity
8. A Transcendental Serenade
9. Aevum

Obscura also recently posted two songs online from the band's previous albums. You can check them out by heading over to this location. More...

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Obscura Posts Songs From Previous Albums

Germany's Obscura will be releasing the new album "Omnivium" on March 29th, 2011. As the release date draws near, the band has posted songs online from the previous two Obscura albums. You can check out "Hymn to a Nocturnal Visitor" from Retribution in the clip below. "Universe Momentum" from sophomore album "Cosmogensis" is also available after the jump.


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Obscura Streaming New Song

German technical death metallers Obscura have posted another new song online from their upcoming album "Omnivium." You can stream the new song "Vortex Omnivium" by heading over to the band's official MySpace page.

"Omnivium" is set for release on March 29th, 2011 and the track listing is as follows:

1. Septuagint
2. Vortex Omnivium
3. Ocean Gateways
4. Euclidean Elements
5. Prismal Dawn
6. Celestial Spheres
7. Velocity
8. A Transcendental Serenade
9. Aevum

Obscura has also been releasing the interior art panels from the album. You can check out the most recently uploaded art panel at this location.

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Obscura Uploads Fourth Art Panel

Obscura has posted the fourth internal art panel from the band's upcoming new album "Omnivium." You can check out the artwork below, or see the previously uploaded art panel at this location.


The band's upcoming album "Omnivium" is set for release on March 29th, 2011.

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Obscura Posts More Album Artwork

German technical death metallers Obscura have posted a third inside art panel online from the band's upcoming album "Omnivium." You can check out the image below. "Omnivium" is set for release on March 29th, 2011.


Obscura also recently announced a series of upcoming European tour dates. Details on the tour are available here.

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Obscura Announces European Tour Dates

German technical death metal act Obscura will see the North American release of the new album "Omnivium" on March 29th on CD, double LP, and digitally. In support of the upcoming album, Obscura has announced a European run of tour dates alongside Hate Eternal and Beneath the Massacre. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

March 6 Landshut, Germany Rocket Club

***All dates from April 29 thru May 21 w/ Hate Eternal, Beneath the Massacre, Defiled***

April 29 Wurzburg, Germany Posthalle
April 30 Tilburg, Netherlands 013 (as part of Neurotic Deathfest)
May 1 Bristol, UK Fleece and Firkin
May 2 Manchester, UK Moho Live
May 3 London, UK Underworld
May 4 Vosselaar, Belgium Beibob
May 6 San Sebastian, Spain Sala Mogambos
May 7 A Curuna, Spain Sala Ola Green
May 8 Lisbon, Portugal Cine Teatro De Corroios
May 11 Zurich, Switzerland Abart
May 12 Rome, Italy Blackout Rock Club
May 13 Romano Sesia, Italy Rock N Roll Arena
May 14 Ljubljana, Slovenia Gala Hala
May 15 Wien, Austria Arena
May 16 Munchen, Germany Feierwerk
May 17 Bratislava, Slovenia Randal Club
May 18 Krakow, Poland Rotunda
May 19 Berlin, Germany Cassiopeia
May 20 Leipzig, Germany Theaterfabrik
May 21 Essen, Germany Turock

The band also recently posted a new song online titled "Vortex Omnivium." Details on the track can be found here.

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