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Obscura confirm Metaldays Open Air

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Obscura confirm Metaldays Open air 2015 in Tolin, Slovenia! “Warning: Do not consume this audio product if you have a tendency for straight order, 4/4 rhythms and epileptic reactions!” – Metaldays.net


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NEW Guitarist | Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger

Tom_Geldschlaeger_1“It gives me great pleasure to anounce that I’ve joined Obscura as their new guitar-player. Having already worked with Linus and past members Christian and Hannes in recent projects and having followed the band’s career closely since their very first tour, the transition felt completely natural. Taking over Christians duties in the band makes me feel equal parts proud and at ease, since we’ve known and respected each other for many years. I’m very much looking forward to touring the world with my fantastic new band-mates, entering the studio for a new record VERY soon and also being able to bring my playing on both fretted and fretless guitars to a wider audience through this exciting new opportunity.” – Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger


“Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger and Sebastian Lanser will add some new and fresh vibes to Obscura’s trademark sound. Adding fretless guitars and more fusion drumming will definitely influence our songwriting. I am looking forward desperately to work with this new talented group of musicians on the fourth record. At the moment we are in the middle of writing new material, rearranging previously written ideas and start preparing the upcoming liveshows in 2015. First festivals will be announced soon, worldwide touring activities follow the album release. With a new record, intense performances and a full live production we want to meet our fans & friends around the globe!” – Steffen Kummerer


Fountainhead is the alter-ego of guitar player / composer / producer Tom Geldschläger. Currently operating from his studio in berlin, germany, Tom has appeared on countless records as a guitar player, arranger, producer, mixing-engineer and sometimes keyboard player. He recorded and toured with artists like Ray Riendeau, Marco Minnemann, Jimmy Pitts, Xell, The Living among others and has been featured in various magazines around the globe, most recently “guitar plus” and “gitarre & bass”. Fountainhead is endorsed by Steinberg Software, Loxx Products, Soultool Guitars and GoodTone Pickups, from which “Fountainhead signature” guitar models and pick-up sets are available.


Obscura is:

Steffen Kummerer – guitars & vocals
Tom Geldschläger – guitars
Linus Klausenitzer – bass
Sebastian Lanser – drums

New Drummer | Sebastian Lanser

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SEBASTIAN LANSER has been a passionate drummer from early childhood. He studied drums (with a minor in piano) at A. Bruckner University (graduating with honors) and has since become an internationally requested drummer because of his versatility.

“I am really looking forward into working together and sharing stages with Obscura! Since i am a huge admirer of the band and my good friend and drumming buddy Hannes Grossmann, i feel really excited but honored to take a seat on his former throne! This will open a totally new musical chapter in my career!” – Sebastian Lanser

“The role of a rhythm section in metal music is often misunderstood. I’m so happy that we found a drummer that has a great appreciation for dynamic, aggressiveness and groove. It was very important to us forming a new lineup that is able to create new unique and meaningful music within Obscura’s trademark sound. Just take a look at Sebastian’s impressive biography and you’ll see that it’s full of complex and extreme music in various styles. I’m a big fan of his playing and I can’t wait to make music together! He’s the perfect match!” – Linus Klausenitzer

Sebastian is part of the German band PANZERBALLETT, with whom he has recorded three albums (Starke Stücke, Hart Genossen, Tank Goodness). The jazz-metal band played more than 200 club shows and festivals in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the U.S., France, Armenia, and Lithuania, and has made numerous TV and radio appearances (including WDR, ARTE, 3sat, BR, SR, and SWR).

Sebastian gained wide notoriety for his performances and drum clinics for TAMA drums and MEINL cymbals alongside seminars and workshops including Dresden Drum Festival, Karlsruhe Drummer Days, Extreme Drummers Universe Festival (on the topic “polyrhythms and odd meters”) among others.

New Merchandise | Retribution TS/LS available

JSR USA released an official shirt for Obscura’s 2004 debut album, Retribution. For more USA merchandise visit our US shop at JSR Direct Merchandising USA

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Obscura | new album

Obscura set up a row of auditions in August / September to find fitting members who may participate in the upcoming album. The yet untitled fourth full lenght is the third out of a four album concept that started with the release of “Cosmogenesis” in 2009.

Steffen Kummerer quotes: “Currently we are in the middle of the songwriting process for our new album. The yet finished material turns out to focus on the trademarks we established during the last 12 years. Technicality paired with stringent arrangements, progressive riffing across fusion and death metal that makes Obscura sound unique. We will enter the studio by the end of 2014. Since Christian Muenzner and Hannes Grossmann departed we recieved requests from all over the world. We invite the candidates that may fit and get in touch directly with each person. To both, Christian and Hannes; I wish them the best for their solo careers and new projects.”

Linus Klausenitzer: “We spend a lot of time for songwriting and preproduction to make the new songs as intense as possible. Every album needs to have a certain vibe to stand out from the others. I’m glad that we can see this picture in the puzzle already.”