German technical/progressive death metal luminaries OBSCURA have just shared a new playthrough video, which features fretless bass virtuoso Linus Klausenitzer shredding his way through the track “Ten Sepiroth,” taken from the band’s latest release Akroasis. Watch it now via YouTube here or via DailyMotion at this location (in Germany).
Additionally, OBSCURA have announced a series of festival appearances this coming summer. The band will be performing throughout Europe & in Israel at major festivals including Brutal Assault in the Czech Republic, Summer Breeze in Germany, Tuska Open Air in Finland, Metaldays in Slovenia, and more. View a full itinerary of dates below.
Produced by the band and V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence), OBSCURA‘s newest album Akróasis (released this past February via Relapse) is eight songs diverse enough to serve as a near-comprehensive introduction to all of extreme metal. Packed to the gills with virtuosic musicianship, compelling themes, and airtight songwriting, Akróasis has breathed new life into death metal, progressive metal and beyond. Akróasis is out now worldwide via Relapse Records on CD, 2xLP and Digital – physical orders are available HERE, and digital orders can be placed HERE.
Watch the official music video for the title track from Akróasis via the Relapse Records YouTube Channel now at this location.
OBSCURA Festival Tour 2016:
Jul 7 Helsinki, FI Tuska Open Air
July 24 Tel Aviv, IL Gagarin / Progstage Festival
July 24 – 30 Tolmin, SI MetalDays Festival
Aug 11 Jaromer, CZ Brutal Assault
Aug 17 – 20 Dinkelsbuhl, DE Summer Breeze Festival
Aug 21 Brittany, FR Motocultor Festival
Sept 11 Aalborg, DK Aalborg Metal Festival
Founded in 2002 by guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer, German progressive death metal band OBSCURA caused a stir when they – out of nowhere – toured as support for the legendary Suffocation on the band’s European tour in 2006 and independently released their debut album Retribution that same year. From its very beginnings, the band (named after Gorguts’ inimitable 1993 full-length) demonstrated an uncanny ability for blending different forms of technical, cerebral metal into a coherent synthesis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements.