Germany's progressive death metal masters Obscura posted the first episode of a behind the scenes series on the making of the new album 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.
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
3. Diluvium (see video clip here)
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 the 2018 installment of the Summer Breeze Open Air. Stay tuned for more tour dates in the near future.
See Obscura live here:
Aug 15-18 Dinkelsbuhl, DE Summer Breeze Open Air 2018