Obscura (Germany)

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The Band:
Steffen Kummerer – Vocals, Guitar
Christian Muenzner – Guitar (ex-Necrophagist)
Hannes Grossmann – Drums (ex-Necrophagist)
Jeroen Paul Thesseling – 6-String Fretless Bass (ex-Pestilence)

Official website: www.myspace.com/realmofobscura

Obscura Band
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Biography:

The progressive German death metal band OBSCURA was founded in 2002 by guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer and drummer Jonas Baumgartl. The band caused a stir when they – out of nowhere – toured as support for SUFFOCATION on their European tour in 2006 and when they independently released their debut album ‘RETRIBUTION’ that same year. The release of the debuet album followed a second European tour, this time as headliner, in 2007.

After several lineup changes, Kummerer enlisted a new team of virtuoso musicians. Late 2007, OBSCURA added drummer Hannes Grossmann (ex-NECROPHAGIST) and fretless bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) as new permanent members. The group’s latest addition, guitarist Christian Muenzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST), came into the ranks early 2008.

Together they create their vision of the future of extreme metal. A symbiosis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements and technical as well as compositional demand. OBSCURA has set ‘COSMOGENESIS’ as the title of it’s second full-length album, due in early 2009 via Relapse Records. The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE) and Tymon Kruidenier (CYNIC, EXIVIOUS)

Source: Official Myspace [link]


Discography:

Cosmogenesis (2009)
Cosmogenesis (2009)

Cosmogenesis (2009)
Relapse Records

1. Anticosmic Overload
2. Choir of Spirits
3. Universe Momentum
4. Incarnated
5. Orbital Elements
6. Desolate Spheres
7. Infinite Rotation
8. Noosphere
9. Cosmogenesis
10. Centric Flow

Lineup:
Steffen Kummerer – Vocals, Guitar
Jeroen Paul Thesseling – 6-String Fretless Bass
Christian Muenzner – Guitar
Hannes Grossmann – Drums

Produced by Obscura and V. Santura.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by V. Santura at Woodshed Studios, Landshut,
Germany.

Design by Orion Landau.
Band photography by Norudos.

Guest vocals on tracks 3,6,8,10 by V. Santura

Vinyl pressing information:
100 180GM Clear
400 180GM Black
500 Blue

Promo 2008
Promo (2008)

Promo (2008)
Self-released

1. The Anticosmic Overload
2. Choir of Spirits
3. Incarnated

Recorded by Victor Bullok (DARK FORTRESS; CELTIC FROST touring member).

The band’s new lineup is as follows:
Steffen Kummerer – Guitar, Vocals
Christian Muenzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST) – Guitar
Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) – Bass
Hannes Grossmann (ex-NECROPHAGIST) – Drums


Retribution (2006)
Retribution (2006)

Retribution (2006)
Vots Records

1. Humankind
2. Nothing
3. Unhinged
4. None Shall Be Spared
5. Alone
6. Hymn to a Nocturnal Visitor
7. Intoxicated
8. Exit Life
9. Sentiment
10. Sweet Silence
11. Lack of Comprehension (Death Cover)

Guest:
V. Santura (Dark Fortress) – vocals
Matthias Röderer (Atrocity (Ger), Leaves’ Eyes) – guitars on one track
Thorsten Bauer (Atrocity (Ger), Leaves’ Eyes) -guitars on one track
Martl Bauer (Profanity (Ger)) – bass on one track

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