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Listen To New OBSCURA Song 'Emergent Evolution'

"Emergent Evolution", a brand new song from Germany's progressive death metal masters OBSCURA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Diluvium", which is due out July 13 on CD, LP and digital via Relapse Records. OBSCURA completes its long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of "Diluvium" (defined as ...

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OBSCURA: Making Of 'Diluvium' Album Part 2 (Video)

The second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Diluvium", the new album from Germany's progressive death metal masters OBSCURA, can be seen below. OBSCURA completes its long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of "Diluvium" (defined as a great oceanic flood), the band's most evocative, diverse and vibrant release ...

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OBSCURA: Making Of 'Diluvium' Album Part 1 (Video)

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Diluvium", the new album from Germany's progressive death metal masters OBSCURA, can be seen below. OBSCURA completes its long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of "Diluvium" (defined as a great oceanic flood), the band's most evocative, diverse and vibrant release ...

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OBSCURA To Release 'Diluvium' Album In July

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. The effort is due out July 13 on CD, LP and digital via Relapse Records. The official video for the "Diluvium" title track ...

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DERRICK GREEN Says SEPULTURA 'Started To Develop A Little Bit More Of Their Own Personality' On 'Arise'

Daniel Dekay of Banger TV conducted an interview with SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green aboard this year's installment of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which was held February 1-5. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his musical beginnings in Cleveland, Ohio: Derrick: "For me, ...

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Members Of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE And Other Bands Take Part In '70000 Tons Of Metal' All-Star Jam (Video)

Fifty heavy metal musicians — including members of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE and METAL CHURCH — took part in this year's edition of "Jamming With Waters In International Waters", the official 70000 Tons Of Metal all-star jam hosted by ANNIHILATOR's Jeff Waters. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire event can be seen below ...

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OBSCURA Completes Work On 'Diluvium' Album

German technical death metal masters OBSCURA have completed their fifth full-length album, "Diluvium", for a summer 2018 release via Relapse Records. The disc was recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, PESTILENCE) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany. Some special contributors were involved with the making of "Diluvium", including Linus Klausenitzer's father, Prof. Ulf Klausenitzer, ...

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SEPULTURA To Tour Europe With OBSCURA, GOATWHORE, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY

In early 2018, Brazilian/American thrash metal legends SEPULTURA will head out on a lengthy and extensive European headline tour in support of their highly acclaimed album "Machine Messiah". Be prepared for a full ninety minutes of pure SEPULTURA, with a setlist featuring new hits as well as some timeless classics. After an extremely successful tour ...

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OBSCURA Begins Recording Fifth Album

Technical death metal masters OBSCURA have entered the studio to record their yet-to-be titled fifth full-length album. The record is the final of a running four-album concept cycle that began with "Cosmogenesis" in 2009. The band is recording the album with longtime producer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, PESTILENCE) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany. A summer ...

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...Of the Dark Light - SUFFOCATION

SUFFOCATION broke ground with its absolutely gargantuan early material. A progenitor of technical death metal, the group's competition has become as stiff as a corpse in the years since then. Bands as varied as CRYPTOPSY, OBSCURA and NECROPHAGIST have pushed the envelope in their own respective ways, but the New York group has remained relevant ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Praises EERIE VON's 'Misery Obscura' Photo Book

METALLICA's Kirk "Von" Hammett has stepped out in advance of the November release of Eerie Von's forthcoming MISFITS / SAMHAIN / DANZIG photo book, "Misery Obscura: The Photography Of Eerie Von (1981–2009)", to sing the book's praises: "'Misery Obscura' has an amazing fly-on-the-wall feel that is mesmerizing but unequivocal," says Hammett. "Eerie puts me right ...

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Scientific Research Vessel Named After SOUNDGARDEN

According to The Pulse Of Radio, a scientific research vessel that will monitor water quality in Washington state's Puget Sound has been given the name SoundGuardian in honor of local Seattle musical legends SOUNDGARDEN. Drummer Matt Cameron commented: "We've won Grammys and a few awards through the years, but this is a real special one ...

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OBSCURA: 'Ten Sepiroth' Video Released

The official video for the song "Ten Sepiroth" from progressive metal masters OBSCURA can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Akróasis" (Greek for "hearing" or "listening"), which was released on February 5 via Relapse Records. The album was made available in CD, 2xLP and as a digital download. "With ...

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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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OBSCURA: New Song 'Ode To The Sun' Available For Streaming

"Ode To The Sun", a brand new song from progressive metal masters OBSCURA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Akróasis" (Greek for "hearing" or "listening"), which will be released February 5 via Relapse Records. The album will be available in CD, 2xLP and as a digital download. "With ...

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OBSCURA: New Song 'The Monist' Available For Streaming

"The Monist", a brand new song from progressive metal masters OBSCURA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Akróasis" (Greek for "hearing" or "listening"), which will be released February 5, 2016 via Relapse Records. The album will be available in CD, 2xLP and as a digital download. "With 'Akróasis', ...

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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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TESTAMENT, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, NIGHTWISH Members Perform At Israel's TITANS OF METAL Despite BDS Boycott

More than 20 international metal and hard rock artists performed at Israel's first-ever edition of Titans Of Metal festival, which took place on December 17 at Tel Aviv's Theatron Club. The show was held despite the activities of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, spearheaded by ex-PINK FLOYD member Roger Waters, which calls ...

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Video Premiere: OBSCURA's 'Akróasis'

It has been five years since the release of OBSCURA's universally acclaimed "Omnivium" album. 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 ...

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OBSCURA To Release 'Akróasis' Album In February

It has been five years since the release of OBSCURA's universally acclaimed "Omnivium" album. 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 ...

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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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HATE ETERNAL Recruits Ex-OBSCURA Drummer HANNES GROSSMANN For Upcoming Tour

Drummer Chason Westmoreland has left HATE ETERNAL due to "family matters." Stepping in for him during the band's North American headlining tour with MISERY INDEX, BEYOND CREATION and RIVERS OF NIHIL will be Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, NECROPHAGIST). Commented HATE ETERNAL's Erik Rutan: "Hannes is an incredible drummer, amazing person and absolute professional. "We had the ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Headline This Year's 'Summer Slaughter' Tour

Currently on the road in Europe in support of 2014's "War Eternal", extreme metal titans ARCH ENEMY will return to North America this July/August to headline the 2015 installment of "Summer Slaughter"! Featuring BORN OF OSIRIS, VEIL OF MAYA, THE ACACIA STRAIN, OBSCURA, AFTER THE BURIAL, CATTLE DECAPITATION and BEYOND CREATION as support, this tour ...

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OBSCURA To Enter Studio In April

German progressive metal masters OBSCURA will enter Dreamsound Studios this April to begin recording drums for their highly anticipated new album and first full-length in over four years. The band will work once again with longtime producer V. Santura ("Cosmogenesis", "Omnivium"). The CD will see a late 2015 release via Relapse. OBSCURA guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer ...

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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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