OBSCURA Quietly Replaced Its New Guitarist Already
Obscura's woes in recent years had been well publicized and once everyone was replaced there was a whole lot of quiet from the group. Then, this week the band announced a new album titled Akróasis that'll be out in February and people noticed something kind of weird with the lineup. Namely the fact that new guitarist Tom Geldschläger wasn't listed!
Obscura took to Facebook to (very diplomatically) clarify that Geldschläger was no long er a part of the group and had been replaced with Rafael Trujillo. The band also states that Geldschläger did in fact take part in the recordings of the new album.
“We would like to say some words about all this misunderstanding. Tom Geldschläger was part of this album, and we are very thankful for his contributions. We didn’t mention him on the teaser, because we wanted to present our new guitarist (new song material, new artwork, new lineup), but of course he is mentioned & credited on the album as made public prior to announcing the new album.
The reasons for the split during the recordings of Akroasisin early July are hard to explain for someone who is not inside the band. There are different perspectives that you need to consider if you want to understand the situation. But we want to respect Tom‘s privacy so you won’t read anything personal by us nor will we start any public discussion. We love making music, not arguing and we wish him all the best in the future.
Thanks for your support,
Linus Klausenitzer & Steffen Kummerer“
So there you have it- Obscura's got another capable axe slinger. Here's footage of the new guy!