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Akroasis - OBSCURA

It's been five years since German death-prog quartet OBSCURA dropped its well-toasted "Omnivium" album. Since then, Steffen Kummerer and Linus Klausenitzer watched guitarist Christian Muenzner and drummer Hannes Grossmann leave the band as Rafael Trujillo (no relation to fellow bassist Robert) and Sebastian Lanser have since taken their places. Muenzner reportedly left over creative differences ...

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Former OBSCURA Guitarist Joins Forces With Ex-ELEGY Singer In ETERNITY'S END

ETERNITY'S END is a neoclassical power/progressive metal band founded by guitarist Christian Muenzner (ALKALOID, ex-OBSCURA, ex-NECROPHAGIST) in 2014. Muenzner comments: "After finalizing my second instrumental solo album, 'Beyond The Wall Of Sleep', in spring 2014, I finally wanted to realize a dream I've had for many years, which was to create a band that would ...

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FALLUJAH Begins Recording New Album

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH are currently at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH) recording the follow-up to their highly praised 2014 release, "The Flesh Prevails". The as-yet-untitled-album is set to be mixed and mastered next month with Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, WHITECHAPEL, BLACK DAHLIA ...

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Ex-OBSCURA Guitarist CHRISTIAN MUENZNER Joins Forces With FIREWIND Touring Singer KELLY SUNDOWN CARPENTER

Vocalist Kelly Sundown Carpenter (FIREWIND, BEYOND TWILIGHT) and guitarist Christian Muenzner (OBSCURA, SPAWN OF POSSESSION, PARADOX, NECROPHAGIST) have joined forces in new band. Says Christian: "We are really excited about what we have in store for everybody. "This is not just another recording project; it's a real band with a killer lineup. "We're in the ...

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Former OBSCURA Members Launch ALKALOID

After his departure from German technical death metallers OBSCURA, drummer Hannes Grossmann (also known for his work with BLOTTED SCIENCE and NECROPHAGIST) joined forces with some of his former bandmates in a new project called ALKALOID. In addition to Grossmann, the new group features Christian Muenzner (ex-OBSCURA, NECROPHAGIST, SPAWN OF POSSESSION) and Danny Tunker (ABORTED, ...

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FALLUJAH: New Song 'Carved From Stone' Available For Streaming

San Francisco-based death metal outfit FALLUJAH will release its new album, "The Flesh Prevails", on July 22 via Unique Leader Records. The follow-up to 2011's "The Harvest Wombs" was mixed, mastered and engineered by Zach Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California over the course of a few months and ...

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FALLUJAH Completes Work On 'The Flesh Prevails'

San Francisco-based death metal outfit FALLUJAH has completed work on its new album, "The Flesh Prevails", for a summer release via Unique Leader Records. The follow-up to 2011's "The Harvest Wombs" was mixed, mastered and engineered by Zach Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California over the course of a ...

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OBSCURA Guitarist CHRISTIAN MUENZNER Working On Second Solo Album

Guitarist Christian Muenzner (OBSCURA, SPAWN OF POSSESSION, PARADOX, ex-NECROPHAGIST) is working on his second all-instrumental solo album, following his 2011 debut CD, "Timewarp". The new effort will be entitled "Beyond The Wall Of Sleep" and will feature the OBSCURA rhythm section of Hannes Grossmann on drums and Linus Klausenitzer on bass, as well as keyboard ...

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PARADOX Collaborating With VOGT Brothers On 'Heresy ll' Concept Album

In 1987, German metallers PARADOX got together with two English brothers, Peter and Nigel Vogt, to write a few tracks together, with PARADOX guitarist/vocalist Charly Steinhauer composing the music and the brothers coming up with the lyrics. The songs finally came together on the band's debut album, "Product Of Imagination", an irreverent and satirical play ...

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