Germany's progressive death metal masters Obscura complete the long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of "Diluvium" (defined as a great oceanic flood), the band's most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. The album is due out July 13th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.
The band also delivered a music video for the album's title track, which is available in the player above. The clip was directed by Mirko Witzki (Kreator, Blind Guardian, Caliban) and further explores the album's celestial themes.
On the concept, the band commented: "With the title track of our new album we present you one of the most fast forward and brutal compositions 'Diluvium' has to offer. The music video created by German Cinematographer Mirko Witzki shows the first part of a connected story relating to the band's long running four album cycle."
"Diluvium" was recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany, and represents 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 raises 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.
The track listing and artwork can be found here:
1. Clandestine Stars
2. Emergent Evolution
4. Mortification of the Vulgar Sun
5. Ethereal Skies
8. The Seventh Aeon
9. The Conjuration
10. An Epilogue to Infinity
11. A Last Farewell (Bonus Track)
Additionally, Obscura will perform at select European festivals this summer including Vienna Metal Meeting, Amsterdam Metal Meeting and Summer Breeze Open Air. Stay tuned for more tour dates in the near future.
See Obscura live here:
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