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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Obscura Streaming New Song Online

German technical death metal act Obscura is set to release the new album "Omnivium" on March 29th, 2011 through Relapse Records. The band has now teamed up with metalinjection.net to stream a new song online from the album. You can check out the new track "Vortex Omnivium" by navigating to this location.

The band also recently posted two internal art panels from the album online. Details on the artwork can be found at this location.

Some of the song titles set to appear on the album include: “Septuagint," “Vortex Omnivium," “Ocean Gateways," “Euclidean Elements," “Prismal Dawn," “Celestial Spheres," “Velocity," “A Transcendental Serenade," and “Aevum."

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Obscura Posts More Album Artwork

Obscura recently revealed the first panel of inside artwork for the band's upcoming album "Omnivium." You can now check out the second panel of inside artwork from "Omnivium" through the band's official Facebook page.

The new album is set to drop on March 29th, 2011 through Relapse Records. Titles to apear on the album are: “Septuagint," “Vortex Omnivium," “Ocean Gateways," “Euclidean Elements," “Prismal Dawn," “Celestial Spheres," “Velocity," “A Transcendental Serenade," and “Aevum."

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Obscura Posts "Omnivium" Inside Art Panel

Obscura will see the release of the new album "Omnivium" on March 29th, 2011 via Relapse Records. The band has now posted the first inside art panel for "Omnivium," which can be viewed here.

Obscura has revealed that the following songs will appear on the new album: “Septuagint," “Vortex Omnivium," “Ocean Gateways," “Euclidean Elements," “Prismal Dawn," “Celestial Spheres," “Velocity," “A Transcendental Serenade," and “Aevum."

The band also has a series of upcoming European live shows alongside Hate Eternal. Details on the tour dates are available at this location.

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Hate Eternal Announces European Tour

Florida-based extreme metallers Hate Eternal have just confirmed a European tour in support of their forthcoming release on Metal Blade Records. The tour kicks off April 29th in Wurzburg, Germany and will run through May 20th ending in Leipzig, Germany. Joining the band on tour will be Obscura, Beneath The Massacre, and Defiled. The dates are as follows:

29.04.11 Germany Wurzburg @ Posthalle
30.04.11 Holland Tilburg @ Neurotic Death Fest
01.05.11 UK Bristol @ the Fleece
02.05.11 UK Manchester @ Moho Live
03.05.11 UK London @ Underworld
04.05.11 Belgium Vosselaar @ Biebob
07.05.11 Spain A Corona @ Sala Ola Green
12.05.11 Italy Rome @ Blackout Club
13.05.11 Italy Romano Sesia @ Rock N Roll Arena
14.05.11 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Gala Hala
15.05.11 Austria Wien @ Arena
16.05.11 Germany München @ Feierwerk
17.05.11 Slovakia Bratislava @ Randal
18.05.11 Poland Krakow @ Rotunda
19.05.11 Germany Berlin @ Cassiopeia
20.05.11 Germany Leipzig @ Theaterfabrik

The band recently entered frontman Erik Rutan's own Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL to begin recording the new studio album. J.J. Hrubovcak has been added as the band's bassist.

Commented Rutan: "The band has been locked up in Mana Recording Studios doing pre-production for the past two months, finishing up songs that we have been writing over the last year in between tours and albums that I've produced, and we feel we have come up with one of Hate Eternal's heaviest, most twisted, evil, melodic, and insane albums yet.

"It was my goal to expand upon what the band has done in the past, and add new dynamics and twists to the traditional, dissonant Hate Eternal style, yet keep it in the same vein. It took the three of us really pushing ourselves, and digging deep into the essence of who we are as musicians and writers and players to create something very unique and special. We cannot wait for everyone to hear what we have in store."

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Metalcamp 2011 Lineup Announced

Zonaria is the latest act to be confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, which is set to take place from July 11th - 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

ABINCHOVA
ACCEPT
ACHREN
AIRBOURNE
ALESTORM
AMORPHIS
ARCH ENEMY
ARKONA
AVA INFERI
BLIND GUARDIAN
BRAINSTORM
BREZNO
BULLDOZER
DEATH ANGEL
DEICIDE
DIE APOKALYPTISCHE REITE
HATE
HEAVEN'S GREY
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
IN EXTREMO
IN SOLITUDE
KALMAH
KATATONIA
KREATOR
KYLESA
MERCENARY
MOONSORROW
MOONSPELL
OBSCURA
OCTOBER FILE
RISING DREAM
SERENITY
SUICIDAL ANGELS
TAAKE
THAUROROD
THE OCEAN
VANDERBUYST
VIRGIN STEELE
WATAIN
WINTERSUN
ZONARIA

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Obscura Streaming New Song Online

German technical death metal act Obscura is set to release the new album "Omnivium" on March 29th, 2011 via Relapse Records. The album's artwork can be viewed at this location. The band has now posted a new song online from the upcoming album, titled "Septuagint," which can be heard via the band's MySpace page.

Obscura has also revealed that the following songs will appear on the new album: “Septuagint," “Vortex Omnivium," “Ocean Gateways," “Euclidean Elements," “Prismal Dawn," “Celestial Spheres," “Velocity," “A Transcendental Serenade," and “Aevum."

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Obscura Posts New Album Artwork

German technical death metal act Obscura has announced its new album "Omnivium" is currently slated for release on March 29th, 2011 via Relapse Records. The band has now posted the artwork online for the new album, which can be viewed at this location.

Obscura has also revealed that the following songs will appear on the new album: “Septuagint," “Vortex Omnivium," “Ocean Gateways," “Euclidean Elements," “Prismal Dawn," “Celestial Spheres," “Velocity," “A Transcendental Serenade," and “Aevum."

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Arch Enemy Confirms Festival Appearance

Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place between July 11th and 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The confirmed line-up includes:

ABINCHOVA
ACCEPT
ACHREN
ALESTORM
AMORPHIS
ARCH ENEMY
ARKONA
AVA INFERI
BLIND GUARDIAN
BRAINSTORM
BREZNO
BULLDOZER
DEATH ANGEL
DEICIDE
HATE
HEAVEN´S GREY
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
IN EXTREMO
IN SOLITUDE
KALMAH
KREATOR
KYLESA
MERCENARY
MOONSORROW
MOONSPELL
OBSCURA
OCTOBER FILE
RISING DREAM
SERENITY
SUICIDAL ANGELS
TAAKE
THAUROROD
THE OCEAN
VANDERBUYST
VIRGIN STEELE
WATAIN
WINTERSUN

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Obscura Announces New Album Release

German technical death metal act Obscura has issued the following announcement about the release date for the band's new album:

"The band will be releasing the first song from their highly-anticipated new album 'Omnivium' within the next couple of weeks on Facebook so like their page for exclusive updates, giveaways and content. 'Omivium' is set for release March 29th in North America, April 1st in Germany / Benelux & April 4th in Europe. Prepare for THE defining progressive metal album of 2011!"

The band also recently announced the track listing would consist of the songs “Septuagint," “Vortex Omnivium," “Ocean Gateways," “Euclidean Elements," “Prismal Dawn," “Celestial Spheres," “Velocity," “A Transcendental Serenade," and “Aevum."

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Relapse Records Offering Free Sampler Album

Relapse Records is currently offering a free, 26 track, digital label sampler online now exclusively via the label's Facebook page. The sampler includes previously unreleased tracks from Red Fang, Abysmal Dawn, Noisear, as well as songs from Obscura, Baroness, Black Tusk, Dying Fetus, Death and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. Baroness - "Swollen and Halo"
2. Red Fang - "Number Thirteen"
3. Black Tusk - "Embrace The Madness"
4. Revocation - "ReaniManiacs"
5. Obscura - "Incarnated"
6. Abysmal Dawn "In Service of Time"
7. Cephalic Carnage - "When I Arrive"
8. Dying Fetus - "Descend Into Depravity"
9. Misery Index - "The Spectator"
10. Black Anvil - "Scalping"
11. Tombs - "Merrimack"
12. Howl - "Heavenless"
13. Kingdom Of Sorrow - "God's Law In The Devil's Land"
14. Toxic Holocaust - "Nuke The Cross"
15. Noisear - Global Warning
16. Murder Construct - "End of An Error"
17. Kill The Client - "Vicious Slaughter"
18. Agoraphobic Nosebleed - "Agorapocalypse Now"
19. Brutal Truth - "Get A Therapist...Spare The World"
20. Royal Thunder - "Mouth of Fire"
21. Titan - "Wooded Altar Beyond The Wander"
22. Mose Giganticus - "The Great Deceiver"
23. Circle of Animals - "No Faith"
24. Cough - "Crippled Wizard"
25. Horseback - "Invokation"
26. Death - "Scavenger Of Human Sorrow" (re-master)

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Obscura Guitarist To Release Solo Album

Obscura guitarist Christian Muenzner has posted the following update online in regards to his forthcoming solo album:

"Being a fan of instrumental guitar music for many years, this has always been a dream of mine.

"After I finished recording my guitar parts for the upcoming Obscura album 'Omnivium', I felt quite inspired and spent all of my free time working on the songs for this project.

"The CD is gonna contain 12 instrumental songs. Stylistically, the music is quite diverse and has influences from various genres such as neoclassical shred, fusion, power metal, hard rock, prog and thrash metal. And, of course, the songs will have guitar all over it! I like to describe it as '80s Shrapnel Records shred meets modern metal.

"I am super-happy and honored that some of the world's best metal musicians agreed to work on this album with me!

"I'm very excited and can't wait to hear their contributions!"

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