Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA celebrate the release of their 5th studio album Diluvium with the “Mortification of the Vulgar Sun” music video! Watch the full video on Revolver Magazine HERE and listen to the entire new album AT THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, OBSCURA share the official routing for their North American headlining tour beginning September 13 in Oakland, CA and ends October 7 in Los Angeles, CA. The band will be joined by Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi & Exist for what is sure to be THE most talked about progressive death metal tour of the year. The full list of tour dates is available below.

OBSCURA’s fifth studio album Diluvium is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services AT THIS LOCATION.

Watch the previously released video for “Diluvium” via YouTube HERE and stream the song AT THIS LOCATION. “Diluvium” was directed by Mirko Witzki (Kreator, Blind Guardian, Caliban) and further explores the album’s celestial themes.

OBSCURA complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of Diluvium (defined as a great oceanic flood), their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. Recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany, Diluvium is a stunning achievement for the illustrious quartet and a landmark release for progressive metal as a whole. Complete with all the band’s signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity, OBSCURA raise the bar once again with an album that will go down in the annals of metal history as one of the most astonishing performances the genre has to offer.  

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OBSCURA Tour Dates:
Jul 21          Brescia, IT       Colony Summer Fest 2018
Aug 15-18   Dinkelsbuhl, DE             Summer Breeze Open Air 2018
Sep 13                 Oakland, CA      Metro Opera House
Sep 14                 Portland, OR       Bossanova Ballroom
Sep 15                 Seattle, WA       El Corazon
Sep 16                 Vancouver, BC     Rickshaw Theatre
Sep 17                 Calgary, AB       Dickens
Sep 19                 Salt Lake City, UT    Metro Music Hall
Sep 20                 Denver, CO      Marquis Theatre
Sep 21                 Kansas City, MO    Riot Room|
Sep 22                 Joliet, IL          The Forge
Sep 23                 Toronto, ON      Velvet Underground
Sep 24                 Quebec City, QC    Salle Multi
Sep 25                 Worcester, MA     Palladium
Sep 26                 Brooklyn, NY     Knitting Factory
Sep 27                 Philadelphia, PA     Voltage Lounge
Sep 29                 Atlanta, GA       The Masquerade
Sep 30                 Orlando, FL       The Haven\
Oct 01                  New Orleans, LA   Southport Hall
Oct 02                  Houston, TX     Scout Bar
Oct 03                  Austin, TX       Come and Take It Live!
Oct 04                  Dallas, TX       Gas Monkey Gas Bar & Grill
Oct 06                  Mesa, AZ      Club Red
Oct 07                  Los Angeles, CA   1720

 

OBSCURA Bio:

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.

In 2009, after being acquired by Relapse Records, the band released Cosmogenesis, a marvel of technical and progressive metal that firmly established OBSCURA as one of modern extreme metal’s leading lights. Not one to bend to convention, OBSCURA distinguished themselves and their unique brand of music via the tasteful use of vocal effects, fretless bass, philosophical underpinnings, and other elements rarely touched on in extreme metal.

In addition to cracking the US Billboard charts, the release of Cosmogenesis saw OBSCURA embark on their first worldwide tour, which included visits to North America, Europe, and Japan. Cosmogenesis was followed in 2011 by Omnivium, which was lauded by Decibel, Terrorizer, Metal Injection, and dozens of others as a landmark achievement in technical music. That album entered the US and German charts while enabling the band to conduct another run of extensive touring across the globe. Five years since the release of the universally-acclaimed Omnivium, the progressive metal masters returned with their strongest and most dynamic release to date. The aptly-named Akróasis (Greek for “hearing” or “listening”) draws on all the various elements of OBSCURA‘s signature sound and combines those qualities into a cohesive and mind-blowing whole.

The band embarked on multiple world tours with such renowned artists as Cannibal Corpse, Death To All, Children of Bodom and countless others including numerous festival appearances at Hellfest, Graspop Metal Meeting and many others.

Now in 2018, OBSCURA complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of Diluvium(defined as a great oceanic flood), their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. Recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany, Diluvium is a stunning achievement for the illustrious quartet and a landmark release for progressive metal as a whole. Complete with all the band’s signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity, OBSCURA raise the bar once again with an album that will go down in the annals of metal history as one of the most astonishing performances the genre has to offer.

OBSCURA are:
Steffen Kummerer – Vocals/Guitars
Rafael Trujillo – Guitars
Linus Klausenitzer – Bass
Sebastian Lanser – Drums

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