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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.
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).
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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:
2. Vortex Omnivium
3. Ocean Gateways
4. Euclidean Elements
5. Prismal Dawn
6. Celestial Spheres
8. A Transcendental Serenade
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.
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:
2. Vortex Omnivium
3. Ocean Gateways
4. Euclidean Elements
5. Prismal Dawn
6. Celestial Spheres
8. A Transcendental Serenade
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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."
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):
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