OBSCURA Premiere New Fretless Bass Playthrough For “Akroasis” by Linus Klausenitzer
German technical/progressive death metal luminaries OBSCURA have just shared a new playthrough video, which features fretless bass virtuoso Linus Klausenitzer shredding his way through the title-track taken from the band’s latest release Akroasis! Watch it now via YouTube here.
“When I thought to record another playthrough video, I decided for the title track of our new album Akroasis,” Said Linus Klausenitzer. “As it is a very atmospheric song, the bass lines are probably the easiest one to play on the whole album. This way I hope to motivate people to try playing the song themselves and to pay more attention to phrasing on bass. In this video I play my fretless Ibanez BZB7 that people ask me about very often. I recorded 90% of the album with this bass.”
Produced by the band and V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence), OBSCURA‘s newest album Akróasis (released this past February via Relapse) 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 has breathed new life into death metal, progressive metal and beyond. Akróasis is out now worldwide via Relapse Records on CD, 2xLP and Digital – physical orders are available HERE, and digital orders can be placed HERE.
Linus Klausenitzer has been nominated for Best Bassist of the Year by Loudwire! Vote now and up to once per hour through January 10 here.
The Akroasis bass and guitar tab books are available via OBSCURA‘s official website here. Watch the recently released guitar playthrough video for “Ten Sepiroth” from Akróasis via the Official Obscura YouTube Channel here.
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.