Obscura Completes Work On New Album, Reveals Title


Technical death metal masters Obscura has completed the fifth full-length album which will be entitled "Diluvium." The album was recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany and is set for a Summer 2018 release via Relapse Records.

Some special contributors that were involved with the making of "Diluvium" include: Linus Klausenitzer's father, Prof. Ulf Klausenitzer, who has worked previously as a violinist and conductor with renowned musicians Arvo Pärt, Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Mikis Theodorakis, Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Pierre Boulez and many more.

Additionally, Jonas Baumgartl, a founding member of Obscura, who was a key member of the band between 2002 and 2007 returned to take part in the "Diluvium" sessions on cello. Jonas recorded drums and cello on the band's first and only demo "Illegimitation," as well as their debut full-length "Retribution."

Vocalist/guitarist Steffen Kummerer commented on the new album: "Our new album 'Diluvium' finally marks the end of Obscura's four album circle we started around ten years ago when we wrote 'Cosmogenesis', followed by 'Omnivium' and 'Akroasis' in recent years. With Rafael Trujillo, Linus Klausenitzer, Sebastian Lanser and myself participating as equal songwriting contributors, the record turned out diverse, progressive and colorful in every possible way. We can't wait to share the final piece of this long running four-album-concept with you and look forward to the album release along with extensive touring throughout 2018."

Obscura is set to begin a busy 2018 touring schedule. From February 1-5, the band will perform at the annual 70,000 Tons of Metal with label mates Exhumed. Later that month, the begins a massive European tour with Sepultura, Goatwhore and Fit For An Autopsy. The tour commences on February 23, runs through 26 cities and ends on March 24th. In April, the band heads to Japan for an exclusive headline tour (April 12-15). On April 30, Obscura celebrates its 15th year anniversary at Alte Kaserne Landshut in Germany. Additionally, the band has announced several festival appearances including Vienna Metal Meeting, Amsterdam Metal Meeting and Summer Breeze Open Air.

More tour dates and album info will be announced soon. Confirmed so far is:

Feb 01-05 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2018

w/ Sepultura, Goatwhore & Fit For An Autopsy

Feb 23 Leipzig, DE Conne Island

Feb 24 Zlin, CZ Masters of Rock Cage

Feb 25 Budapest, HU Barba Negra

Feb 27 Rome, IT Orion Club

Feb 28 Milano, IT Magazzini Generali

Mar 01 Graz, AT Explosiv

Mar 02 Bratislava, SK Majestic Music Club

Mar 03 Warsaw, PL Proxima

Mar 04 Gdansk, PL B90

Mar 06 Berlin, DE Columbia Theater

Mar 07 Hamburg, DE Docks Mar 08 Saarbrucken, DE Garage

Mar 09 Stuttgart, DE LKA Longhorn

Mar 10 Munchen, DE Backstage

Mar 11 Utrecht, NL Tivoli Ronda

Mar 13 Bristol, UK SWX

Mar 14 Glasgow, UK SWG3

Mar 15 Dublin, IR The Tivoli

Mar 16 Pwllheli, UK Hammerfest

Mar 17 Sheffield, UK Foundry

Mar 18 London, UK Koko

Mar 20 Paris, FR Elysee Montmarte

Mar 21 Bochum, DE Zeche

Mar 22 Nurnberg, DE Hirsch

Mar 23 Salzburg, AT Rockhouse

Mar 24 Solothurn, CH Kofmehl

Japan Tour 2018

Apr 12 Tokyo, JP Cyclone

Apr 13 Tokyo, JP Cyclone

Apr 14 Nagoya, JP Club 3Star Imaike

Apr 15 Osaka, JP Soma

Other:

Apr 30 Landshut, DE Alte Kaserne Landshut *15 year anniversary show*

May 12 Vienna, AU Vienna Metal Meeting 2018

May 19 Amsterdam, NL Amsterdam Metal Meeting 2018

Aug 15-18 Dinkelsbuhl, DE Summer Breeze Open Air 2018

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