Today, Nuclear Blast announced the signing of Germany's finest progressive death metal band, Obscura. Founded in 2002, the group have established their reputation by releasing five studio albums which have been highly acclaimed by fans and press alike, accompanied by playing support tours (w/ Sepultura, Children of Bodom, Cannibal Corpse, among others) as well as their own headline shows all around the globe.
"Partnering with the world's biggest independent metal label feels like the start of a new chapter for Obscura and we are very much looking forward to a great collaboration and to releasing our forthcoming sixth studio album with a great team at our side," said band founder Steffen Kummerer.,
"As fans ourselves at Nuclear Blast, we have long admired the artistry of German progressive death metal masters Obscura," Nuclear Blast's Jaap Wagemaker added. "We were blown away by their musical 4-album-cycle that started with Cosmogenesis and ended with Diluvium complete with all the band's signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity! We knew that Obscura has the potential to become one of the leading forces in progressive death metal worldwide, so when the opportunity came to work with them, there was no room for second thoughts. We at Nuclear Blast are very curious to see where Obscura's musical journey beyond Diluvium will bring them. If you are a fan of progressive metal, you should definitely check out this band!"
In addition, the band will once again be touring in support of their current studio album Diluvium, in February/March 2020. Support on this run, which will see them performing in 21 cities in 19 countries across the continent, will come from various special guests: Dutch death metallers God Dethroned, vocalist/guitarist Steffen Kummerer's blackened melodic death metal band Thulcandra as well as French progressive death metal outfit Fractal Universe. All dates can be found below, tickets are on sale now!
Last but not least, the band has recently unveiled a brand new 4K music video for the track "Emergent Evolution," which is taken off their latest offering.
OBSCURA w/ GOD DETHRONED, THULCANDRA, FRACTAL UNIVERSE
15.02.2020 Zug (Switzerland) – Galvanik
16.02.2020 Bologna (Italy) – Locomotiv
17.02.2020 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Orto Bar
18.02.2020 Graz (Austria) – Explosiv
19.02.2020 Tuzla (Bosnia-Herzegovina) – Palma
20.02.2020 Sofia (Bulgaria) – Mixtape5
21.02.2020 Bucharest (Romania) – Quantic Club
22.02.2020 Belgrade (Serbia) – Bozidarac
23.02.2020 Budapest (Hungary) – Dürer-Kert
24.02.2020 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal
25.02.2020 Prague (Czech Rep.) – Futurum
26.02.2020 Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat
27.02.2020 Warsaw (Poland) – Proxima
28.02.2020 Riga (Latvia) – Melna Piektdiena
29.02.2020 Tallinn (Estonia) – Tapper Club
01.03.2020 Helsinki (Finland) – Tavastia
03.03.2020 Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubben
04.03.2020 Oslo (Norway) – John Dee
05.03.2020 Aarhus (Denmark) – Voxhall
06.03.2020 Essen (Germany) – Turock
07.03.2020 Landshut (Germany) – Rocket Club