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Obscura Posts Cover Of Death's "The Flesh And The Power It Holds"

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German technical metal act Obscura, which recently announced more European shows, has posted another track online from the upcoming "Illegimitation" demo collection. Check out Obscura's cover of the Death track "The Flesh and the Power it Holds" in the player available below.

You can also hear a previously posted song from the collection recently posted online. Head here to check out "Incarnated."

The collection, set to be released in March 2012, will include ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the "Cosmogenesis" sessions of 2006, and brand new cover songs with the newest line-up from 2011. The "Illegimitation" track listing is as follows:

Obscura - 'Illegimitation' Demo (2003)
1) ...and all will come to an end
2) Crucified
3) Fear
4) Immanent Desaster

Obscura - 'Cosmogenesis Preproduction' (2006)
5) Incarnated
6) Open the Gates
7) Headworm

Obscura - 'Recording Session 2011' (2011)
8) Death - Flesh and the Power it Holds
9) Atheist - Piece of Time
10) Cynic - How Could I

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1. Jenny writes:

This is too cool.
The lead vocalist really digs Death, as he even mentioned them when I saw Obscura in November of 2011. So it's pretty cool they did this cover--fine choices for all three covers, actually. This sounds like a pretty sweet release overall.

# Jan 6, 2012 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Drum_Junkie writes:

Looking forward to getting this release!!
(purchased through kickstarter.com)

Awesome covers!

Jenny, I also saw them on tour in Nov. (27th in Tulsa, OK) What a great show!!! I think I remember a Death reference during the between song banter. ;)

# Jan 6, 2012 @ 4:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jenny writes:

Drum_Junkie: I don't recall which song/in between what that he mentioned Death, I just know that he did :p They put on a great show, though for that night Abysmal Dawn had the best sound quality in the particular venue I saw them at (in Portland, OR). Anyhow, I heard someone in the crowd mention that they wished Obscura played some newer material--they mostly played stuff off of 'Cosmogenesis' that night.

# Jan 6, 2012 @ 4:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Drum_Junkie writes:

The set list for Tulsa was:
Septuagint
Vortex Omnivium
Ocean Gateways
Anticosmic Overload
Universe Momentum
(a drum solo)
Centric Flow
and one other that I can't recall.

Abysmal Dawn was great. The Tulsa show was the first for Enfold Darkness who also did not dissappoint. I wish I could have seen Last Chance to Reason, though. Do you recall anything about their set?

# Jan 6, 2012 @ 4:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jenny writes:

Drum_Junkie: With Obscura, I just wanna comment that the drum solo was a major highlight! Also, and the end of their set we chanted for one more, so they came out and played the instrumental "Orbital elements" for us :) Perhaps that's the song you couldn't recall? Ha.

I know Last Chance To Reason did fairly well. Before seeing them, however, I knew nothing about them, so wasn't familiar with any material--so I can't really help ya out, lol. I headbanged most of the time though. The lead singer was very funny during sound check and in between songs a little.

# Jan 6, 2012 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Drum_Junkie writes:

Awesome to know Mike put on a good show with LCTR. Even though he's a Mainer, he spent a short stint in a local band around my neck of the woods (Aesthetic), before that broke up. I didn't know him very well, but he was always cool.

I believe you're right about Orbital Elements. It was an instrumental. Thanks!!

# Jan 6, 2012 @ 5:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Drum_Junkie writes:

P.S. The drum solo was full of win! (All the drummers at that show were great.) ;)

# Jan 6, 2012 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jenny writes:

Drum_Junkie: Cool you got to get a bit a acquainted with Mike. Ah Man, I thought they only played Orbital Elements for us cuz we were special chanters! Lol. And yes, that drum solo blew my mind. I'm not huge with "best this and number one that" so I dunno "The Greats" in drumming, but his skill is jaw-dropping. As outstanding as his performance was, someone in the crowd was like: "Not bad--he's only the 3rd best drummer in the world." I was like, "whaaa?!" bahaha:p

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