Latest News

OBSCURA: Complete New Album; Reveal Album Title

Photo Credit: Christian Martin Weiss

Technical death metal masters OBSCURA have completed their fifth full-length album entitled Diluvium. Diluvium was recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany. The album is set for a Summer 2018 release via Relapse Records.

Some special contributors were involved with the making of Diluvium including Linus Klausenitzer’s father, Prof. Ulf Klausenitzer, who has worked previously as a violinist and conductor with renowned musicians Arvo Pärt, Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Mikis Theodorakis, Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Pierre Boulez and many more.

Additionally, Jonas Baumgartl, a founding member of OBSCURA, who was a key member of the band between 2002 and 2007 returned to take part in the Diluvium sessions on cello. Jonas recorded drums and cello on the band’s first and only demo Illegimitation, as well as their debut full-length Retribution.

Vocalist / guitarist Steffen Kummerer commented on the new album:

“Our new album ‘Diluvium’ finally marks the end of Obscura’s four album circle we started around ten years ago when we wrote ‘Cosmogenesis’, followed by ‘Omnivium’ and ‘Akroasis’ in recent years. With Rafael Trujillo, Linus Klausenitzer, Sebastian Lanser and myself participating as equal songwriting contributors, the record turned out diverse, progressive and colorful in every possible way. We can’t wait to share the final piece of this long running four-album-concept with you and look forward to the album release along with extensive touring throughout 2018.”

OBSCURA is set to begin a busy 2018 touring schedule. From February 1-5, the band will perform at the annual 70000 Tons of Metal with labelmates Exhumed. Later that month, OBSCURA begins their massive European tour with Sepultura, Goatwhore and Fit For An Autopsy. The tour commences on February 23, runs through 26 cities and ends on March 24. In April, the band heads to Japan for an exclusive headline tour (April 12-15). On April 30, OBSCURA celebrates their 15 year anniversary at Alte Kaserne Landshut in Germany. Additionally, the band has announced several festival appearances including Vienna Metal Meeting, Amsterdam Metal Meeting and Summer Breeze Open Air.

More tour dates and album info will be announced soon.

Additionally, OBSCURA recently reissued their second full-length album, Cosmogenesis, on vinyl in November via Relapse. The album can be streamed via all digital retail outlets HERE and ordered via HERE.

Stream OBSCURA’s complete discography on Bandcamp HERE.

View the collection of official OBSCURA music videos HERE.

Steffen Kummerer – Vocals & Guitars
Rafael Trujillo – Guitars
Linus Klausenitzer – Bass
Sebastian Lanser – Drums

OBSCURA Official Website
OBSCURA on Facebook
OBSCURA on Twitter
OBSCURA on Instagram



  • OBSCURA: Share “Emergent Evolution”; Announce Headlining North American Tour

    June 13, 2018

    Photo Credit: Christian Martin Weiss Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA have shared the second single from their highly anticipated impending full-length album Diluvium. Watch the official visualizer video for “Emergent Evolution” via Metal Injection HERE. Additionally, OBSCURA have announced a North American headlining tour, presented by Metal Injection and set to take place from […]

  • MYRKUR: Mareridt Wins Metal Hammer’s Album Of The Year Award at Golden Gods Ceremony

    Renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR’s, recent full-length release Mareridt was the recipient of Metal Hammer’s prestigious Album Of The Year Award at last night’s Golden Gods Ceremony, as chosen by the magazine’s editorial staff! A full list of winners is available here. Mareridt is available for purchase via HERE and on […]

  • Nothing_dance-on-the-blacktop_2018

    NOTHING: Unveil “Zero Day” Video; New Album Dance On The Blacktop Coming August 24th

    June 7, 2018

    Artwork By Mark McCoy, Domenic Palermo & Ryan Lowry NOTHING return with their third installment, Dance On The Blacktop. The next chapter of NOTHING’s story pulls from all corners of life in its contents. Stories of self loathing, self destruction, and a general disdain for humanity and its, “insignificant” role in Domenic Palermo’s vision of […]

  • Gruesome_Ryan-Tamm_Twisted-Prayers_2018

    GRUESOME: Premiere “A Waste of Life” Drum Playthrough via SickDrummer

    Photo Credit: Ryan Tamm SickDrummer is pleased to unveil GRUESOME drummer Gus Rios’ bludgeoning playthrough video for the track “A Waste Of Life.” The tune comes by way of the band’s Twisted Prayers full-length, released last week via Relapse Records. Watch the full video AT THIS LOCATION. View the band’s previously released NSFW video for […]

  • OBSCURA | Making of “Diluvium” [Episode #2 – Songwriting]

    Interview with Steffen Kummerer discussing the songwriting of Obscura’s brand new album ‘Diluvium’ – out on Relapse Records July 13th.

  • yob-our-raw-heart-orion-landau-june-8

    YOB: Stream New Album ‘Our Raw Heart’ via NPR

    May 31, 2018

    “…the group’s sprawling gravity and thunderous majesty have taken an introspective turn…” – NPR YOB’s eagerly- awaited new album, Our Raw Heart (June 8th), and one of the most anticipated rock records of the year is streaming now via NPR AT THIS LOCATION. “Largely penned from what he worried would be his deathbed,” said Rolling […]

  • INTEGRITY: Announces Split LP with KRIEG Coming August 3rd; Shares New Songs via Revolver Magazine

    May 30, 2018

    Photo Credit: Roberto Graziano Moro Metallic horror trailblazers INTEGRITY join forces with cult US black metal horde KRIEG for an unearthly split recording. Watch INTEGRITY’s new video for “Scorched Earth” and hear KRIEG’s “Circle of Guilt” on Revolver Magazine HERE. INTEGRITY & KRIEG’s Split LP is due out August 3rd on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. […]

  • Gruesome_Ryan-Tamm_Twisted-Prayers_2018

    GRUESOME: Share “Fatal Illusions” NSFW Music Video

    Photo Credit: Ryan Tamm Death Metal Defenders of the Old GRUESOME share the official video for “Fatal Illusions” off the impending Twisted Prayers full-length album. Watch the full video NSFW YouTube HERE and listen on digital streaming services HERE. “‘Fatal Illusions’ is a track that was truly co-written by Dan, Gus and myself musically and […]

  • ULCERATE: Announce Summer 2018 Australian Tour Dates

    Ulcerate announce three Summer tours dates in Australia. These will be the band’s last shows for 2018 as they begin to fully prepare for album six. For all ticketing info, refer to Aug 2 2018 BRISBANE, Crowbar Aug 3 2018 SYDNEY, Factory Floor Aug 4 2018 MELBOURNE, Bendigo

  • AMORPHIS: Announce Tales From The Thousand Lakes & The Karelian Isthmus Vinyl Reissue

    Relapse Records is proud to announce the vinyl reissues of AMORPHIS’ legendary albums Tales From The Thousand Lakes and The Karelian Isthmus. The vinyl will be released on July 20th and are available for pre-order via HERE. Stream AMORPHIS’ classic Relapse discography via Bandcamp AT THIS LOCATION. The Karelian Isthmus – Originally released in 1992, Amorphis‘ classic debut full-length is a crushing crusade […]

  • DEATH: Announce Deluxe Anniversary Vinyl Reissues

    May 18, 2018

    Relapse Records is excited to announce three deluxe, anniversary vinyl reissues of DEATH’s legendary albums Leprosy (30 years), Individual Thought Patterns (25 years) and The Sound of Perseverance (20 years)! DEATH’s anniversary vinyl will be released in stores and online on July 20th and will contain expanded, gatefold packaging and bonus LPs of extra content […]

  • IRON REAGAN: Announce European Headline Tour Dates

    Photo Credit: Dennis Williford Richmond crossover deviants IRON REAGAN announce European Summer headlining tour dates. The tour begins June 28 at Download Madrid and ends July 14 at Dynamo Metal Fest in Eindhoven, NL. Includes additional festival appearances at Jera On Air and Mighty Sounds Festival. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available […]

  • YOB: Premiere Title-Track From Forthcoming Album, Our Raw Heart; Announce West Coast Headline Tour

    May 16, 2018

    Photo Credit: Jimmy Hubbard YOB debut the title track from the Oregon trio’s forthcoming album, Our Raw Heart (June 8, Relapse Records), via Noisey AT THIS LOCATION.  “The album title hit me early that year, so I knew the lyrics would be informed by it,” singer/guitar player Mike Scheidt says. Though he declines to […]

  • RED FANG: Announce US Fall Headlining Tour Dates

    Photo Credit: James Rexroad Portland rockers RED FANG have announced a Kerrang! sponsored US Fall headlining tour with support from Big Business, Monolord (select dates), and Dead Now. The tour begins September 7th at Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, NC, travels through 17 cities and ends September 28th in Indianapolis, IN. All confirmed tour dates […]

  • RINGWORM: Announce US Summer Headlining Tour Dates

    Cleveland’s RINGWORM announce US East Coast headlining tour dates throughout the month of July. Direct support will be provided by Black Fast and Cemetery Piss. RINGWORM will also tour with labelmates Skinless and Outer Heaven plus Churchburn in June. All confirmed dates are available below. Additionally, RINGWORM recently entered the studio to record the follow […]

  • Gruesome_Ryan-Tamm_Twisted-Prayers_2018

    GRUESOME: Share “Inhumane” Video via Loudwire

    May 10, 2018

    Photo Credit: Ryan Tamm Death Metal Defenders of the Old GRUESOME share the official video for “Inhumane” off the impending Twisted Prayers full-length album. Watch the Jeffrey Sisson (Exhumed, Origin) directed video via Loudwire HERE. “We’re very stoked about how this video turned out. Jeff Sisson really took the concept and ran with it, creating […]

  • INTER ARMA: Enter Studio To Record New Album

    May 9, 2018

    Photo Credit: Tony Lynch Richmond’s INTER ARMA has entered the studio to record their highly-anticipated third full-length album and follow-up to 2016’s Paradise Gallows. The yet-to-be-titled album is being recorded at The Tracking Room in Nashville, TN and Dark Art Audio in Madison, TN by INTER ARMA’s longtime engineer Mikey Allred. The album is expected […]

  • OBSCURA: Announce New Album Diluvium; Share Title-Track Music Video

    May 8, 2018

    Photo Credit: Christian Martin Weiss Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of Diluvium (defined as a great oceanic flood), their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. Diluvium is due out July 13th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Watch the official video for “Diluvium” via […]

  • TORCHE: Enter Studio To Record New Album

    May 7, 2018

    TORCHE has entered the studio to record their much anticipated 5th studio album. The yet-to-be titled full-length is being self-recorded by guitarist Jonathan Nunez at Cabana East in Miami, Florida. The album is expected to be released in early 2019 via Relapse Records. The band commented on the new material: “The new record has a […]

  • DYING FETUS: Announce European Summer Headlining Tour Dates

    May 2, 2018

    Photo Credit: Josh Sisk Death metal overlords DYING FETUS announce the European Annihilation Summer headlining tour. The tour begins August 2 at Wacken Open Air in Germany and ends August 25 at Death Feast in Andernach, DE. Direct support will be provided by Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore and Venom Prison on select dates. The tour […]

  • ZEKE: Announces North American Summer Tour With Weedeater

    April 27, 2018

    Photo Credit: Nacole Colfelt Seattle punk shredders ZEKE have announced an upcoming North American tour supporting Weedeater this summer. While still out on their current European tour, ZEKE this week has been confirmed as support for Weedeater on their upcoming North American tour this summer. The tour begins June 25th in Cincinnati, Ohio, and runs […]

  • MIRACLE: Share “Night Sides” Video via The Quietus

    Photo Credit: Alexander Brown Dark synthpop duo MIRACLE share the official video for “Night Sides” off the newly released, sophomore full-length album The Strife of Love in a Dream. Watch the Mark Titchner directed video on The Quietus HERE. Additionally, watch MIRACLE’s recent music video for “Light Mind” via YouTube HERE and all digital streaming […]

  • AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Enters Studio to Record New Album

    April 26, 2018

    Photo Credit: Marilla Maschion One-man industrial metal force AUTHOR & PUNISHER enters the studio to record his 6th studio album. The yet-to-be-titled full-length is being recorded at K Street in San Diego, CA and engineered by Tristan Shone & John Cota (Death Eyes). Additional recording will be in Las Cruces, NM with Jason Begin (vytear). […]

  • asg-survive-sunrise

    ASG: Announce New Full-Length Survive Sunrise; Share Title-Track & US Summer Headlining Tour Dates

    April 23, 2018

    Photo Credit: Wynne Harrington North Carolina riff-rockers ASG re-emerge with their sixth-full length and first new album in five years, Survive Sunrise, due out June 15 on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Hear the opening, title-track “Survive Sunrise” on Loudwire HERE and all digital streaming services AT THIS LOCATION. Additionally, ASG have announced a US headlining […]

  • SKINLESS: Announce Summer East Coast Tour Dates

    US Death Metal veterans SKINLESS announce three East Coast tour dates supporting the impending release of the Savagery full-length. The weekend tour begins is June 7-9 with support by Ringworm, Churchburn and Outer Heaven. Additionally, SKINLESS will perform at California Deathfest and Quebec Deathfest in October. All confirmed tour dates below. SKINLESS’ sixth studio album […]