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OBSCURA begin recording new album

by Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann

Here’s some exciting news for you guys; tech-death masters OBSCURA have begun recording their 3rd studio album at Woodshed Studio in their native Germany. The band are once again teaming up with producer V. Santura, who manned the board on their breakthrough album, Cosmogenesis and re-mastered their full-length debut, Retribution. OBSCURA begin recording new album

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OBSCURA founder Steffen Kummerer commented on the new album;

"We are glad to work with our long-time friend V.Santura once again to record our new album. The new material feels broader in some way as everybody in this band brought many unique ideas to the songwriting and we were able to integrate different elements into our sound. More open chords, more acoustic guitars, more seven string shred-tunes. Remember: more is always more. We are excited to create another album of progressive death metal and to start touring through the whole world in early 2011.”

Cosmogenesis became a favorite of technical metal fans in 2009, containing diamonds such as “Anticosmic Overload” and “Incarnated,” the latter being based on the German poem “Der Erlkönig, which was more famously used as the base for Franz Schubert’s lieder of the same name. OBSCURA’s recording and touring line-up remains as Kummerer on guitar and vocals, Christian Muenzner (ex-Necrophasgist) on guitar, Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Pestilence) on bass and Hannes Grossman (ex-Necrophagist) on drums. The band will round out the Cosmogenesis touring cycle with a performance as part of the Mezcal Metal Festival in Mexico City, Mexico in September. The presently untitled album is set for an early 2011 release, which will no doubt be one of metal’s most anticipated albums of the year.

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