Obscura (GER-1)

Obscura (GER-1)
Rafael Trujillo (Guitar [since 2015]), Linus Klausenitzer (Bass [since 2011], Fallacy, Noneuclid, Alkaloid, ex-Fall Of Serenity, ex-Hannes Grossmann), Sebastian Lanser (Drums [since 2014], Panzerballett, Earforce, Juvaliant, Edenbridge), Steffen Kummerer (Vocals, Guitar [since 2002], Thulcandra, ex-Black Horizons, ex-Festering Saliva, ex-Helfahrt), Hannes Grossmann (Drums [2007-2014], Blotted Science, Hannes Grossmann, Shapeshift, ex-Devil's Cry, ex-Necrophagist), Martin Ketzer (Vocals, Bass [2002-2004]), Tom Geldschläger (Guitar [2014-2015], Fountainhead), Jacob Schmidt (Bass [2009-2011], live member), Gerd Pleschgatternig (Bass [2005]), Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Bass [2007-2011], ex-Pestilence), Jonas Fischer (Bass [2005-2007], Hokum), Ernst "Azmo" Wurdack (Bass [2004]), Johannes Renning (Guitar [2007], ex-Fetus Christ, ex-Profanity (GER)), Jürgen Zintz (Guitar [2004-2005], died 01/06/2007 (suicide), ex-Thulcandra), Jonas Baumgartl (Drums [2005-2007], ex-Black Horizons, ex-Festering Saliva), Stephan Bergbauer (Guitar [2004]), Seraph (Drums [2007], live member), Markus Lempsch (Vocals, Guitar [2005-2007], Exposed Guts, ex-Deadly Pale), Armin Seitz (Guitar [2002-2004]), Andreas "Hank" Nusko (Bass [2004-2005]), Christian Muenzner (Guitar [2008-2014], Daemon's Gate, Spawn Of Possession, ex-Civilization One, ex-Defeated Sanity, ex-Hatred (GER), ex-Märchenwald, ex-Necrophagist), Steve DiGiorgio (Bass [2010], live member)

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 has 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. Now, five years since the release of the band's universally-acclaimed 2011 release 'Omnivium,' the progressive metal masters are poised to return 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.

Produced by the band and V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence), 'Akróasis' 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' will undoubtedly breathe new life into death metal, progressive metal and beyond. .

New Album 'Akroasis' out now on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records! Order via Relapse at http://bit.ly/Akroasis

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