OBSCURA Share New Single “The Monist” via MetalSucks
Progressive/technical death metal masterminds OBSCURA have revealed a third new track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming full-length Akroasis! “The Monist” has premiered via MetalSucks.net, and can be streamed HERE.
MetalSucks commented on the track,
“‘Monism,’ the internet’s most valued research tool tells us, ‘is the view that attributes oneness or singleness to a concept (e.g. existence).’ In that regard, Obscura’s ‘The Monist,’ from their new album Akróasis, is appropriately titled. In part because its space age instrumentation (including some unexpectedly twangy gee-tar) and otherworldly vocals lend it a certain philosophical grandiosity… but mostly because it’s so friggin’ awesome that, surely, it will unite the metal community in their love of awesome tech-death. Put another way: the song shall make monists of us all!”
Another new single from Akroasis, “Sermon Of The Seven Suns”, recently premiered via Loudwire – stream it now AT THIS LOCATION.
You can also watch the first music video from Akróasis for the album’s title track via the Relapse Records YouTube Channel:
It has been five years since the release of OBSCURA’s universally acclaimed album Omnivium. Now the progressive metal masters return with their strongest and most dynamic release to date. The aptly named Akróasis (Greek for “hearing” or “listening”) draws on all the various elements of OBSCURA‘s signature sound and combines those qualities into a cohesive and mind-blowing whole.
Produced by the band and V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence), Akróasis is eight songs diverse enough to serve as a near-comprehensive introduction to all of extreme metal. Packed to the gills with virtuosic musicianship, compelling themes, and airtight songwriting, Akróasis will undoubtedly breathe new life into death metal, progressive metal and beyond.
Akróasis will be released February 5, 2016 via Relapse Records. The album will be available in CD, 2xLP and Digital download. Physical pre-orders for Akróasis are available HERE and digital pre-orders can be found HERE.
Additionally, OBSCURA will provide direct support in Europe for Death DTA on the “European Thoughts Pattern” tour. The tour kicks off March 24th in Strasbourg, France and runs through April 12th in Riga, Latvia.
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Founded in 2002 by guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer, German progressive death metal band OBSCURA caused a stir when they – out of nowhere – toured as support for the legendary Suffocation on the band’s European tour in 2006 and independently released their debut album Retribution that same year. From its very beginnings, the band (named after Gorguts’ inimitable 1993 full-length) demonstrated an uncanny ability for blending different forms of technical, cerebral metal into a coherent synthesis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements.