Obscura | The Summer Slaughter Tour, North America


“Obscura return to North America with the most extreme tour of the year, The Summer Slaughter Tour! Alongside Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Cattle Decapitation and our friends in Beyond Creation this is going to be a must for every fan of extreme metal. We will hit the road straight after mixing and mastering our new record which will see the light of day by the end of 2015 / early 2016.” – Steffen Kummerer

The Summer Slaughter Tour 2015 | North America


7/28 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
7/30 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
7/31 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
8/01 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
8/02 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
8/03 – Columbus, OH @ The Northland Performing Arts Center
8/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
8/07 – Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL*
8/08 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/09 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
8/12 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ The All Stars Tour
8/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
8/15 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
8/17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
8/18 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage
8/20 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
8/21 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
8/22 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove Of Anaheim
8/23 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom


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Obscura | Album Update #3

Sebastian Lanser“It´s been almost a week since I was in the studio tracking drums for the new Obscura album. It was an awesome experience, a great time with lots of fun, inspiration and exhausting drum arrangements. The drums are sounding amazing and I am really satisfied with how the arrangements turned out. I think that the new album has a lot of Obscura´s original trademarks paired with some new elements I really like. Finding a word which fits the music is kind of hard but “richness” comes to my mind when thinking of the compositions, arrangements, instrumentation and last but not least craft!” – Sebastian Lanser


“Working with Jan Vacik and Dejan Djukovic at Dreamsound Studios, Munich was the right decision to improve the band’s overall sound in terms of dynamics and brightness. A large recording room and the analog tube mixing desk gives us more freedom during the mix and let the drums shine through with a warm and punchy sound they deserve. Within five days Sebastian nailed each song and tracked the most ambitious and complex material Obscura came up to this day.” – Steffen Kummerer


ENGL | Gigmaster E310 Feature

Steffen Kummerer discussing all features of the ENGL E310 Gigmaster

Obscura confirm Heavy Montréal 2015


Obscura confirm Heavy Montréal, Canada.
7th of August 2015.

Tickets: click here to order your ticket

Obscura | Album Update #2

Obscura Band Picture“We´re less than a month away from entering the studio to record the fourth Obscura album, the first one for Sebastian Lanser, Linus Klausenitzer and myself. Ever since the new line-up has been announced, each of us has gotten a lot of questions about how the new material will sound, especially wether it´s gonna be more straight-up death metal, more prog, or something else entirely… So here´s our answer: it´s all of the above!

Steffen and Linus have penned the majority of the material so far. There´re shorter, catchier tunes based on Steffen´s signature riffing and lots of blast beats, which we expect to work great during the upcoming live shows. But the arrangements, which we all worked on together, also made sure there´s more dynamics, more intricacies like polymetrics, different layers of guitars and some new approaches to soloing.

I on the other hand, made it my mission to contribute something that builds on and extends the sound of the band´s previous album : very complex, dark and (for lack of better words) “prog”. The result is the longest and compositionally most ambitious song in the history of the band – a 15 minute epic featuring (another first for the band) a string section and my signature fretless guitar work. We´re definitely excited to finally enter the studio and share the new music with all of you – stay tuned for more updates during the coming weeks!” – Tom Geldschläger