Fleshgod Apocalypse & Obscura Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour

Fleshgod Apocalypse and Obscura have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Wolfheart and Thulcandra will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

02/18 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
02/19 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
02/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/21 Boise, ID – The Shredder
02/22 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
02/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
02/24 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
02/25 Minneapolis, MN – The Underground
02/26 Joliet, IL – The Forge
02/27 Detroit, MI – Small’s
02/28 Toronto, ON – Axis
03/01 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
03/02 Montreal, QC – Studio TD
03/03 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/04 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
03/05 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
03/06 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
03/07 Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819
03/08 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
03/10 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/11 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/12 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
03/13 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
03/14 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
03/15 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
03/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Francesco Paoli commented:

“Dear friends of the United States and Canada, we are more than stoked to announce our return to your shores in February/March 2023, after four long years of absence. As you can imagine, this unending and frustrating period of cloister generated nothing else than an unquantifiable desire to blast your faces off!

Besides, we feel rejuvenated after this forced rest so, be ready for some fast and furious fugues we haven’t performed live for a long time. Obviously, a comeback worthy of its name has to be done with style. In fact, we’re teaming up with incredible bands, such as German tech-death masters Obscura, our long-time Finnish friends Wolfheart and Thulcandra. Insane tour package, insane nights, insane crowds, insane everything. Get your tickets before they’re gone!”

Obscura Lose Various Items After Thieves Break Into Their Storage Space

Obscura were recently victims of theft. Steffen Kummerer said the following about the unfortunate situation:

“Dear friends and fans, while Obscura embark on a European Tour, we just received the news that our locker room has been broken into. Aside backline gear and production pieces, a very noticable white ESP Flying V has been stolen. The two smart persons who broke into the locker room have been filmed with 12 cameras and their faces, deeds and actions have been documented well. Also, thank you parking your Ford transporter including license plate in front of two cameras. The officals have been included and the police investigates as we write this message. If anyone of you sees the ESP offered, please send us a mail. The serial number of the instrument has been registered and we will make sure who ever stole this equipment will see consequences. With Kind Regards, Steffen Kummerer“

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Obscura Premiere “The Neuromancer” Music Video

Obscura have premiered a new video for their song “The Neuromancer.” This track is from the band’s latest album “A Valediction.” Steffen Kummerer commented:

“We produced a brand new music video with Mirko Witzki for one of the most challenging and demanding songs off our album ‘A Valediction.’ ‘The Neuromancer’ features high speed riffing, sharp solos and a spot on performance by the entire band. Catch us performing this monster on our upcoming ‘A Valediction Europe’ Tour with guests Persefone and Disillusion. Make sure to pick up your tickets!“

Obscura Announce Revised Schedule For North American Tour With Vale Of Pnath & Interloper

Obscura have announced the revised schedule for their North American tour with Vale Of Pnath and Interloper. The Quebec City and Montreal shows have been cancelled and they have been replaced with new dates in Syracuse, NY and Manchester, NH. The Oklahoma City, OK show has also been been cancelled. On top of that, the Louisville, KY show has been moved to Zanzabar.

Tour Dates:

02/03 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
02/04 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
02/05 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
02/06 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
02/07 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
02/08 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
02/10 TBA – TBA
02/11 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/12 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
02/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
02/14 New Orleans, LA – Santos
02/16 Orlando, FL – The Haven
02/17 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable
02/18 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/20 Nashville, TN – The Basement East
02/21 Knoxville, TN – Batley’s Knoxville
02/22 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
02/23 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
02/24 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
02/25 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
02/26 Boston, MA – Sonia
02/27 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
02/28 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
03/01 Manchester, NH – Montage Music Hall
03/02 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
03/03 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
03/04 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
03/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground
03/06 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
03/07 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
03/08 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
03/09 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
03/10 Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray
03/11 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
03/12 Winnipeg, MB – Good will Social Club
03/14 Calgary, AB – Dickens
03/15 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
03/17 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
03/18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/19 Portland, OR – Dante’s
03/21 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
03/22 Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater
03/23 Fresno, CA – Full Circle

Abysmal Dawn Drop Off North American Tour With Obscura, Vale Of Pnath, & Interloper

Abysmal Dawn will no longer be joining Obscura on their North American tour with Vale Of Pnath and Interloper. The band dropped off the trek “due to private reasons.”

Charles Elliott issued the following statement:

“We regret to announce that we will not be able to join our brothers in Obscura, Vale of Pnath and Interloper across North America this February/March. In all my years of touring since 2006, I’ve never canceled a tour and I have always found a way to make it work against sometimes seemingly impossible odds. Please believe us when we say it wasn’t an easy decision, and it’s for reasons we’d like to keep private at the moment. Our sincerest apologies to the fans that were hoping to see us on this one, but it was not meant to be. We wish the other bands a successful tour, and we hope to see you and all your beautiful-smiling-healthy faces again in the near future. – Charles and the members of Abysmal Dawn”

Obscura also commented:

“Abysmal Dawn are forced to pull out of our tour due to private reasons we honor and respect. We will travel with a three band package instead and cannot wait to hit the road next month to see all of our fans in the Unites States and Canada! The world looks bright again and there is nothing better than celebrating our brand new album ‘A Valediction‘ and a selected best-of set with all of you. Pick up your tickets and see you in a bit!”

Obscura, Vale Of Pnath, and Interloper have the following dates booked,:

02/03 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
02/04 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
02/05 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
02/06 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
02/07 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
02/08 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
02/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Whisky Nights
02/11 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/12 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
02/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
02/14 New Orleans, LA – Santos
02/16 Orlando, FL – The Haven
02/17 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable
02/18 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/20 Nashville, TN – The Basement East
02/21 Knoxville, TN – Batley’s Knoxville
02/22 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
02/23 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
02/24 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
02/25 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
02/26 Boston, MA – Sonia
02/27 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
02/28 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
03/01 Montreal, QC – Foufounes
03/02 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
03/03 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
03/04 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
03/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground
03/06 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
03/07 Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
03/08 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
03/09 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
03/10 Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray
03/11 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
03/12 Winnipeg, MB – Good will Social Club
03/14 Calgary, AB – Dickens
03/15 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
03/17 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
03/18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/19 Portland, OR – Dante’s
03/21 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
03/22 Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater
03/23 Fresno, CA – Full Circle

Obscura Announce North American Tour With Abysmal Dawn, Vale Of Pnath, & Interloper

Obscura have announced a North American tour in support of their new album “A Valediction” (out November 19). Abysmal Dawn, Vale Of Pnath, and Interloper will open.

Tour Dates:

02/03 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
02/04 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
02/05 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
02/06 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
02/07 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
02/08 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
02/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Whisky Nights
02/11 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/12 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
02/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
02/14 New Orleans, LA – Santos
02/16 Orlando, FL – The Haven
02/17 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable
02/18 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/20 Nashville, TN – The Basement East
02/21 Knoxville, TN – Batley’s Knoxville
02/22 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
02/23 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
02/24 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
02/25 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
02/26 Boston, MA – Sonia
02/27 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
02/28 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
03/01 Montreal, QC – Foufounes
03/02 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
03/03 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
03/04 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
03/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground
03/06 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
03/07 Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
03/08 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
03/09 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
03/10 Milwaukee, MN – X-Ray
03/11 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
03/12 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
03/14 Calgary, AB – Dickens
03/15 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
03/17 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
03/18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/19 Portland, OR – Dante’s
03/21 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
03/22 Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater
03/23 Fresno, CA – Full Circle

Obscura Premiere Music Video For New Song “When Stars Collide” Featuring Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid

Obscura have premiered a new video for their new song “When Stars Collide.” This track features Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid and it will appear on the band’s new album “A Valediction,“ which will be released on November 19. Steffen Kummerer commented:

“One of the highlights and contested compositions of ‘A Valediction‘ features Björn Strid of our label mates Soilwork. ‘When Stars Collide‘ recombines an uplifting pace with a rather dark and bitter narrative that leads into to a story for reflection. A sense of delight and feeling of relief covers all mournful misery.”

Obscura Postpone Fall European/UK Tour To 2022

Obscura have postponed their fall European/UK tour with Persefone and Disillusion. The trek is now scheduled to take place in 2022.

Tour Dates:

09/07 Cologne, GER – Gebaude9
09/08 Hamburg, GER – Knust
09/09 Berlin, GER – Hole 44
09/10 Prague, CZE – Futurum
09/11 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
09/13 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
09/14 Zurich, SWI – Komplex Klubn
09/15 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
09/16 Lyon, FRA – CCO
09/17 Barcelona, SPA – La Nau
09/18 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
09/19 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex
09/20 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
09/22 Bristol, UK – Exchange
09/23 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
09/24 Glasgow, UK – Audio
09/25 Leeds, UK – Brudenell
09/26 London, UK – The Underworld
09/28 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
09/29 Frankfurt, GER – Das Bett
09/30 Mannheim, GER – MSC Complex
10/01 Munchen, GER – Backstage Halle

Steffen Kummerer commented:

“Unfortunately, we have to announce to postpone our European tour to September next year. Thanks to everyone involved the shows got moved, not cancelled. We are eagerly looking forward to celebrate our brand new album ‘A Valediction‘ [out November 19] on stages across Europe and see you soon.”

Obscura Premiere “Devoured Usurper” Music Video

Obscura have premiered a new video for their new song “Devoured Usurper.” This track is from the band’s new album “A Valediction,“ which will be released on November 19.

Steffen Kummerer commented:

“Merciless, moldered and putrid alike – ‘Devoured Usurper‘ showcases a crude abrasive side to shake some bodies at live shows in the near future. With utter brutality, the song depaints an inevitable reckoning and underlines the death metal roots of Obscura.”

He also added the following about the video, which was directed by Mirko Witzki:

“We recorded the music video at famous Stress Studio in Graz, Austria, where also drums for the new album have been tracked. We prepare our live shows and assemble parts of our production in this unique environment before we embark on upcoming tours.”

Obscura Premiere “A Valediction” Music Video

Obscura have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “A Valediction.“ That effort will be released on November 19. Steffen Kummerer commented:

“The title track combines past and future to the present. With a combination of virtuosity, catchiness and clear arrangements, ‘A Valediction‘ unfolds a bittersweet, fragile temper and sums up the lyrical framework of the entire album. A worthy title track and characterful summit of upcoming concerts.”