German progressive/technical death metal band OBSCURA have officially commenced recording for their next album and follow-up to 2018’s Diluvium.
Drum tracking has been taking place at S.T.R.E.S.S. Studio in Graz, Austria and production is expected to continue at Studio Fredman in Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström.
OBSCURA are a German technical progressive death fusion band founded in 2002 by guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer. 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.
In late 2007 – after several line-up changes – OBSCURA announced drummer Hannes Grossmann (ex-NECROPHAGIST) and fretless bass player Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) as new permanent members. In early 2008 the new line-up was completed with the addition of Christian Muenzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST) as permanent guitarist.
OBSCURA released their 2nd full-length studio album, ‘Cosmogenesis’ (feat. special guest appearances by Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, BLOTTED SCIENCE) and Tymon Kruidenier (CYNIC, EXIVIOUS) in early 2009 via Relapse Records. Re(de)fining their approach, OBSCURA continue to 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.