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Three-Fourths Of OBSCURA Quits Over Musical Differences

Only guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer remains.

Obscura will be hitting the studio this summer to record their new album, though who the hell knows what the lineup will be. Obscura guitarist Rafael Trujillo, bassist Linus Klausenitzer, and drummer Sebastian Lanser have all quit the band due to musical differences and have formed a new band called Obsidious. This leaves founding guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer as the sole member of Obscura.

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Kummerer adds in the joint statement that Obscura has a new lineup that will be revealed shortly.

German progressive titans OBSCURA announce guitarist Rafael Trujillo, bassist Linus Klausenitzer and drummer Sebastian Lanser parting ways with the band due to musical differences and move on with their new group, named Obsidious.

"Firstly, I would like to thank our former members Rafael Trujillo, Linus Klausenitzer and Sebastian Lanser for their dedication during the last years. Now, 2020, a new chapter for OBSCURA begins with entering Woodshed Studios this Summer to produce our sixth full-length record, and the first album for our new label Nuclear Blast. The new lineup will be revealed shortly." – Steffen Kummerer

"I’m really thankful for the amazing experiences I have made over the last couple of years and all people who have supported me on that path. Leaving something behind opens new opportunities." – Rafael Trujillo

"No one except Steffen has been in the band longer than I have, so you can imagine that this was not an easy decision for me. However, for us, this is the beginning of a musical journey that I’m sure you will enjoy." – Linus Klausenitzer

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"Time has come for me to move on and pursue new musical adventures. A big 'Thank You' to all our fans around the world for the amazing support – You Rock! I am sure we will meet again at some point in the future." – Sebastian Lanser

The three former members like to thank Steffen Kummerer, crew, business partners and especially all loyal fans all over the world.

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