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.”

Obscura Premiere “Solaris” Music Video

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

“‘Solaris’ turned out to become one of the band’s shortest and utmost direct compositions featuring all trademarks lots of attitudes and a melodic approach. Flattering guitar work pushing drums and swinging bass lines combined with a relentless vocal performance and ultrasonic leads became easily a highlight of ‘A Valediction’.”

Obscura Announce European/UK Tour With Persefone & Disillusion

Obscura have announced a European/UK tour with Persefone and Disillusion. The band will be touring in support of their new album “A Valediction,“ which is set to be released on November 19.

Tour Dates:

11/18 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
11/19 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
11/20 Poznan, POL – 2 Progi
11/21 Berlin, GER – Hole 44
11/22 Hamburg, GER – Knust
11/23 Köln, GER – Gebäude9
11/24 Frankfurt, GER – Das Bett
11/25 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
11/27 Leeds, UK – Brudenell
11/28 Glasgow, UK – Audio
11/30 Dublin, UK – Voodoo Lounge
12/01 Bristol, UK – Exchange
12/02 London, UK – The Underworld
12/03 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
12/05 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex
12/06 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
12/07 Barcelona, SPA – La Nau
12/08 Lyon, FRA – CCO
12/09 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
12/10 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
12/11 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle

Obscura To Release New Album “A Valediction” In November

Obscura have announced that they will be releasing their new album “A Valediction” on November 19. The cover art was created by Eliran Kantor and it can be found below, along with the track listing:

“A Valediction” Track Listing:

01. “Forsaken”
02. “Solaris”
03. “A Valediction”
04. “When Stars Collide” (feat. Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid)
05. “In Unity”
06. “Devoured Usurper”
07. “The Beyond”
08. “Orbital Elements II”
09. “The Neuromancer”
10. “In Adversity”
11. “Heritage”

Steffen Kummerer commented:

“‘A Valediction‘ unfolds Obscura in its purest form and showcases the band at new heights and offers immediacy with a rather personal touch. We cannot wait to perform this album on stage and celebrate each and every song live with our loyal fans around the globe. This record goes to eleven, so watch out for the first single dropping in July and worldwide tour dates to be announced soon.”

Obscura Finish Writing New Album

Obscura have officially finished the writing process for their new album. The band will be entering the studio in the near future to begin tracking the effort.

The group commented:

“Today, we’re excited to announce that the songwriting for the upcoming album is finished and we’ll enter the studio very soon. We tapped famous award-winning producer Fredrik Nordström for the upcoming full-length album and booked famous Studio Fredman, located in Gothenburg, Sweden. The sixth album of Obscura is scheduled for a 2021 woldwide release via Nuclear Blast.”

Vocalist/guitarist Steffen Kummerer added:

“As of now, songwriting duties for the new, yet untitled album, have been finished. We picked the most promising compositions out of more than twenty pieces written during the last months and we can’t wait to record our sixth studio effort, starting in December. While the new album contains more guitar solos than any of our records before, all compositions are eagerly waiting to be performed live on stage and celebrated worldwide with our fans. As a collective, we are enthusiastic about the diverse, progressive and heavy songs to be released in 2021 through Nuclear Blast records.”

Obscura Reveal Producer For New Album

Obscura have confirmed that they working on their new album with producer Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. Steffen Kummerer commented:

“With our recent album, we closed a ten-year long-lasting chapter of the band. With our new album, we work with well-known producer Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman, Sweden. Fredrik‘s productions are classy, timeless, and tasteful alike. Stay tuned for regular updates!”

Guitarist Christian Münzner Rejoins Obscura

Christian Münzner has officially rejoined Obscura. This news comes after the guitarist previously exited the band in 2014.

Münzner commented:

“I’m very excited to be back in the band. After my departure in 2014 I stayed very active on the scene in various formats, but I needed some time off from the busy touring schedule to take the time and learn to manage my hand issues, regroup my thoughts about my musical future and focus on some other matters that were going on in my life at that time.

I’m happy to say I’m back with a vengeance and I feel I have taken my playing to a new level in recent years, and I can’t wait to share with all the Obscura fans what we are working on at the moment.

During my time away from the band we remained in touch, and in recent years I felt my interest in extreme music and the drive to write and play in that style resurfacing, it feels like everything came together at the perfect moment. I think we are having a very strong line-up and I am excited about the future of Obscura.”

Münzner’s return follows the departure of guitarist Rafael Trujillo, bassist Linus Klausenitzer, and drummer Sebastian Lanser. The group have since moved forward with returning bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling and new drummer David Diepold (Cognizance, etc.).