Germany's progressive death metal masters Obscura are streaming the new single "Emergent Evolution," which you can check out in the player above. The song will be featured on the new album "Diluvium," which is due out July 13th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.
Additionally, the band has announced a North American headlining tour set to take place from mid-September through early October. The band will be joined by Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi and Exist for what is sure to be the most talked about progressive death metal tour of the year. The full list of tour dates will be announced shortly.
Vocalist / Guitarist Steffen Kummerer commented on the run: "Obscura finally return to North America with an extended headlining tour supporting our brand new record "Diluvium" which marks the end of a ten year, four album cycle. With Beyond Creation,Archspire,Inferi and Exist we return to the United States and Canada with the most extreme tour of the year. We can't wait to hit the road again and present you songs off all four records "Cosmogenesis", "Omnivium", "Akroasis" and "Diluvium".
"Diluvium" is the completion of the long-running, four-album conceptual circle (defined as a great oceanic flood), the band's most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date.
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."
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)
See Obscura live here:
Aug 15-18 Dinkelsbuhl, DE Summer Breeze Open Air 2018