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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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Obscura Streaming Another New Song Online

The German death metal outfit Obscura is streaming "Universe Momentum" from the upcoming album "Cosmogenesis" on the band's official MySpace page. Obscura is also already streaming the new tracks "Anticosmic Overload" and "Incarnated" at the same location.

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Obscura Posts Another New Song Online

The German death metal band Obscura has posted the new song "Incarnated" on their official MySpace page. The track is from their upcoming album "Cosmogenesis" which will be released on February 17, 2009.

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Obscura Posts New Song Online

OBSCURA, who recenlty signed to Relapse Records and feature Steffen Kummerer (guitar/vocals), Christian Muenzner (guitar; ex-NECROPHAGIST), Jeroen Paul Thesseling (bass; ex-PESTILENCE), and Hannes Grossmann (drums; ex-NECROPHAGIST), has posted a brand new song, "Anticosmic Overload" on their MySpace page. "Anticosmic Overload" is taken from their forthcoming Relapse debut, "Cosmogenesis," which will see its international release in February 2009. Additional information and album artwork can be found here.

OBSCURA has also recently been confirmed as co-headliners of Euroblast Festival 2009 along with DEW SCENTED. This festival will take place January 24th, 2009 in Cologne, Germany. For more information, go here.

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Obscura Signs To Relapse Records

Germany's OBSCURA, (Steffan Kummerer: guitar / vocals, Christian Muenzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST): guitar, Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE): bass, Hannes Grossmann (ex-NECROPHAGIST): drums), are currently recording their second full-length and Relapse debut.

OBSCURA founder Kummerer commented on the signing and new album; "We are very happy to have found in Relapse a strong partner for the upcoming albums. We think Relapse is one of the best homes for progressive death metal in general and we are looking forward for this long time cooperation. We are putting the final touches on the mix and mastering for the upcoming album which will see the light in the beginning of next year. Obscura are back - stronger than ever!" More...

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Obscura To Headline Munich Deathfest

OBSCURA will headline this year's edition of the Munich Deathfest. Recently the band finished the recordings of their second album, which will be released at the beginning of 2009. OBSCURA announced that they will perform all songs of the upcoming album during the show in Munich.

Munich Deathfest festival will take place November 8, 2008 in Munich, Germany.

OBSCURA
JACK SLATER
SYMBIONTIC
EXPOSED GUTS
SINNERS BLEED
OVER YOUR THRESHOLD
MEDECOPHOBIC
AGE OF CARNAGE

For more information, visit myspace.com/munichdeathfest.

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Obscura Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

German death metallers OBSCURA are currently recording their new album with producer V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS) at The Crypt Studios in Germany.

OBSCURA bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) comments: "I just got back from Landschut, Germany, where we've finished most of the recordings for the new album. I'm very excited about the new OBSCURA material; it sounds extremely brutal and technical compared with PESTILENCE's 'Spheres' (1993). We are looking forward to play most of the new songs during the upcoming shows."

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Obscura Post New Promo CD Tracks Online

German death metallers OBSCURA have uploaded rough-mix versions of the tracks from their forthcoming three-track promo CD, recorded by Victor Bullok (DARK FORTRESS; CELTIC FROST touring member).

The songs available for streaming at this location are as follows:

01. The Anticosmos Overload
02. Choir of Spirits
03. Incarnated

OBSCURA recently announced the addition of former NECROPHAGIST guitarist Christian Muenzner to the group's ranks.

The band's new lineup is as follows:

Steffen Kummerer - Guitar, Vocals
Christian Muenzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST) - Guitar
Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) - Bass
Hannes Grossmann (ex-NECROPHAGIST) - Drums

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Obscura Post New Sound Samples Online

OBSCURA issue the following press release:

"OBSCURA caused quite a stir when they - out of nowhere - toured as support for SUFFOCATION on their European tour 2006 and when they independently released their debut album Retribution later on. Now they are back and stronger than ever before! Mastermind Steffen Kummerer (guitar/vocals) is now backed up by no one else than the former PESTILENCE bass player Jeroen Thesseling and the ex-NECROPHAGIST members Christian Muenzner (guitar) and Hannes Großmann (drums). Together they create their vision of the future of extreme metal. A symbiosis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements and technical as well as compositional demand. Something that the band simply calls extreme metal art. The focus lies on songwriting though and not just showing off technical riffs, blast beats and sweeps." More...

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Deranged Announce More Festival Appearances

Swedish death metal masters DERANGED have scheduled the following dates:

w/ TERRORDOME, OBSCURA, DEADLY PALE:

Feb. 26 - Wermelskirchen, AJZ Bahndamm - Germany
Feb. 27 - Bad Mittendorf, Take Five - Austria
Feb. 28 - München, Titanic - Germany
Feb. 29 - Burgdorf, Kulturkeller - Switzerland
Mar. 01 - Berlin, K17 - Germany
Mar. 02 - Tilburg, Little Devil – Holland

Festival appearances:

May 01 - Fuck The Commerce Fest - Altes Lager, Germany
May 02 - Hardtaste Open Air Fest - Hassleben, Germany
May 23-25 - Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD (U.S.A.)
Jun. 12-14 - Death Fest Open Air - Hünxe (Germany)
Jul. 10-12 - Obscene Extreme - Trutnov (Czech Rep.)
Jul. 25-26 - Eisenwahn - Obersinn (Germany)
Sep. 12-13 - Tunes Of Death - Meckleburg (Germany)
Sep. 20 – Filthrock - Prenzlau (Germany)

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Ex-Necrophagist Axeman Joins Obscura

German death metallers OBSCURA have announced the addition of former NECROPHAGIST guitarist Christian Muenzner to the group’s ranks. The band’s new lineup is as follows:

Steffen Kummerer - Guitar, Vocals
Christian Muenzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST) - Guitar
Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) - Bass
Hannes Grossmann (ex-NECROPHAGIST) - Drums

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Ex-Pestilence Bassist Joins Obscura

OBSCURA has announced former PESTILENCE bassist JEROEN PAUL THESSELING as their new permanent bass player.

The band is absolutely stoked that THESSELING, who played on PESTILENCE's fourth album, "SPHERES" (1993), will play the upcoming tours and participates in the recording sessions for the new OBSCURA album, due in 2008.

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Deranged Announce European Dates

Swedish gore death masters DERANGED have scheduled the following dates in early 2008:

With TERRORDOME, OBSCURA, DEADLY PALE:

Feb. 26 - Wermelskirchen, AJZ Bahndamm, Germany
Feb. 27 - Bad Mittendorf, Take Five, Austria
Feb. 28 - München, Titanic, Germany
Feb. 29 - Burgdorf, Kulturkeller, Switzerland
Mar. 01 - Berlin, K17, Germany
Mar. 02 - Tilburg, Little Devil, Holland

Festival appearances:

May 24 - Baltimore, MD, Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
Jun. 12 - Hünxe, Germany, Death Feast Open Air

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Obscura Announce New Drummer

German death metal band OBSCURA has issued the following update:

"OBSCURA is excited to announce our friend Hannes Grossmann as the new permanent drummer. Hannes will start playing drums for OBSCURA on the upcoming tour during February/March starting February 22, 2008.

"Hannes did some incredible jobs in bands like DEVILS CRY or at least NECROPHAGIST and will also play on the next full-length of OBSCURA.

"Jonas Baumgartl [drums] and Jonas Fischer [bass] had to leave OBSCURA after the last tour because of scheduling conflicts and other obligations with their studies and other bands. They decided to break with OBSCURA to focus on their studies and are not able to go on tour anymore. We wish both of them all the best for their upcoming works or projects.

"So OBSCURA is now searching for a talented and skilled musician for the bass guitar. Get in touch through: steffen@obscura-metal.com."

OBSCURA's upcoming CD will be recorded with V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS) at The Crypt Studios in Germany. The cover art and layout will be created by German artist Timo Wuerz.

Released last year, OBSCURA's debut album, "Retribution", was produced by Alex Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) and includes guest appearances by V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS), Matthias Röderer (ATROCITY), Thorsten Bauer (ATROCITY) and Martl (PROFANITY).

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Obscura Add Second Guitarist

German death metal band OBSCURA has announced the addition of second guitarist Johannes Rennig (PROFANITY). "It was a very hard decision to make," the group writes on its web site. "We are looking forward to the upcoming festivals and the recording mode of the new album in August this year."

OBSCURA's upcoming CD will be recorded with V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS) at The Crypt Studios in Germany. The cover art and layout will be created by German artist Timo Wuerz.

Released last year, OBSCURA's debut album, "Retribution", was produced by Alex Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) and includes guest appearances by V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS), Matthias Röderer (ATROCITY), Thorsten Bauer (ATROCITY) and Martl (PROFANITY).

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Obscura Part Ways With Guitarist

Guitarist Markus Lempsch has left German death metal band OBSCURA. Lempsch has issued the following statement on the matter:

"Due to scheduling conflicts and other obligations I decided to take a break from OBSCURA. It was a hard decision, but I am not able to dedicate the time and energy that's needed right now. The other guys just started searching for a replacement and those guitarists who're interested in playing technical death metal should feel free to contact steffen@obscura-metal.com. What OBSCURA is asking for is skills, professional attitude, experience, creativity, quality equipment, the ability to play shows and tours and dedication to the band's aims. Thanx to all those who supported us so far and helped to make our European tour with SUFFOCATION a success."

Released last year, OBSCURA's debut album, "Retribution", was produced by Alex Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) and includes guest appearances by V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS), Matthias Röderer (ATROCITY), Thorsten Bauer (ATROCITY) and Martl (PROFANITY). The cover artwork was created by Timo Wuerz.

For more information, visit www.obscura-metal.com.

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