Obscura Finish New Album, Reveal Title

Obscura have revealed that they have finished recording their new album. The effort, which is titled “Diluvium,” will be released this summer.

The following was shared about the album:

OBSCURA | Complete New Album; Reveal Album Title

Technical death metal masters OBSCURA have completed their fifth full-length album entitled Diluvium. Diluvium was recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany. The album is set for a Summer 2018 release via Relapse Records.

Some special contributors were involved with the making of Diluvium including Linus Klausenitzer’s father, Prof. Ulf Klausenitzer, who has worked previously as a violinist and conductor with renowned musicians Arvo Pärt, Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Mikis Theodorakis, Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Pierre Boulez and many more.

Additionally, Jonas Baumgartl, a founding member of OBSCURA, who was a key member of the band between 2002 and 2007 returned to take part in the Diluvium sessions on cello. Jonas recorded drums and cello on the band’s first and only demo Illegimitation, as well as their debut full-length Retribution.

Vocalist / guitarist Steffen Kummerer commented on the new album:
“Our new album ‘Diluvium’ finally marks the end of Obscura’s four album circle we started around ten years ago when we wrote ‘Cosmogenesis’, followed by ‘Omnivium’ and ‘Akroasis’ in recent years. With Rafael Trujillo, Linus Klausenitzer, Sebastian Lanser and myself participating as equal songwriting contributors, the record turned out diverse, progressive and colorful in every possible way. We can’t wait to share the final piece of this long running four-album-concept with you and look forward to the album release along with extensive touring throughout 2018.”

OBSCURA is set to begin a busy 2018 touring schedule. From February 1-5, the band will perform at the annual 70000 Tons of Metal with labelmates Exhumed. Later that month, OBSCURA begins their massive European tour with Sepultura, Goatwhore and Fit For An Autopsy. The tour commences on February 23, runs through 26 cities and ends on March 24. In April, the band heads to Japan for an exclusive headline tour (April 12-15). On April 30, OBSCURA celebrates their 15 year anniversary at Alte Kaserne Landshut in Germany. Additionally, the band has announced several festival appearances including Vienna Metal Meeting, Amsterdam Metal Meeting and Summer Breeze Open Air.

More tour dates and album info will be announced soon.


Obscura To Reissue “Cosmogenesis” On Limited Edition Vinyl

Obscura will be reissuing “Cosmogenesis” on vinyl on November 3. It will be available on ilver and blue merge with orange/yellow splatter vinyl (limited to 300), and on black vinyl. Preorders are available at Relapse.com. In other news, the band also started to record their new album.

Obscura Announce 2016 European Tour With Revocation, Beyond Creation, & Rivers Of Nihil

Obscura have announced a headlining European tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Revocation, Beyond Creation, and Rivers Of Nihil.


Tour Dates:

10/20 München, GER – Feierwerk
10/21 Weinheim, GER – Café Central
10/22 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
10/23 London, UK – The Dome
10/24 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
10/25 Aarschot, BEL – de Klinker
10/26 Paris, FRA – Divan du Monde
10/27 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
10/28 Les Pennes-Mirabeau, FRA – Jas’Rod
10/29 Calenzano/Florence, ITA – Cycle Club
10/30 Brescia, ITA – Circolo Colony
10/31 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
11/01 Wien, AUT – Viper Room
11/02 Kosice, SLO – Colosseum
11/03 Dresden, GER – Scheune
11/04 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
11/06 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
11/07 Berlin, GER – Lido
11/08 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
11/09 Stockholm, SWE – En Arena
11/10 Oslo, NOR – Parkteatret
11/11 Aalborg, DEN – Aalborg Metal Festival

Obscura Stream “Akróasis” Bonus Track “The Origin Of Primal Expression”

Obscura are streaming an acoustic bonus track, titled “The Origin Of Primal Expression,” from their latest album, “Akróasis.” Check it out below:

Steffen Kummerer said the following:

“‘The Origin Of Primal Expression” shows the title track of our new album stripped down to only one acoustic guitar and is meant to give a slight insight behind the scenes of writing an Obscura song. The two main themes show that certain Death vibes are still present and audible within the multilayered song structures we work with.

‘ Akroasis‘ as a whole is based on the regular eight songs you hear on the album, the bonus tracks are a gesture of gratitude to everyone who purchases physical copies of the record. Music, lyrics and artworks together build an album, a certain vibe and flair within the songs, barely comprehensible with a few files stored on a harddisc”