The progressive German death metal band OBSCURA was 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. After several lineup changes, Kummerer enlisted a team of virtuoso musicians.
With their break through album ‘Cosmogenesis’ Obscura cracked the US Billboard charts and embarked their first worldwide tour visiting North America, Europe and Japan. With the release of ‘Omnivium’ the band prooved their status as a unique group of talented musicians and set new standards in the genre of progressive death metal. Entering US & European charts with their latest release, the ‘Omnivium Worldtour’ started with it’s release in March 2011. After intense touring, the band is now preparing for the yet untitled fourth album.
Vocals & Guitars
Steffen Kummerer is the founding member of Obscura and takes care of art & lyric concepts since the very beginning of the band. Being one of the main composers and the frontman, Steffen leads the group with forward thinking ideas and creative song writing and composition.
Tom Geldschläger joined Obscura in 2014 as a permanent lead guitarist. Tom aka “Fountainhead” is known for unique phrasing and and exceptional virtuosity on fretted and, new to progressive death metal, frettless guitar work.
After two tours as session bassist Linus was officially anounced as a permanent member in September 2011. His significant 6/7-string fretless bass sound is characterised by his musical education and experience in different styles like Pop, Funk, Jazz and collaborations with classical music for over 10 years.
Sebastian Lanser entered the ranks of Obscura in late 2014. Being graduated with honors of A. Bruckner University in Linz Sebastian soon became a well requested drummer within the music scene. Polyrhythms and odd meters at highest tempos paired with groove and accuracy makes Sebastian leading a new generation of drummers.