Obscura has completed writing their new album and will hit the studio with producer Fredrik Nordström (At the Gates, The Crown, etc.) this month. Guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer said the record features the most guitar solos of any Obscura record, and is due out sometime in 2021.
"As of now, songwriting duties for the new, yet untitled album, have been finished," said Kummerer. "We picked the most promising compositions out of more than twenty pieces written during the last months and we can’t wait to record our sixth studio effort, starting in December.
"While the new album contains more guitar solos than any of our records before, all compositions are eagerly waiting to be performed live on stage and celebrated worldwide with our fans. As a collective, we are enthusiastic about the diverse, progressive and heavy songs to be released in 2021 through Nuclear Blast records."
The new album will be the band's first to feature their new/old lineup of guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer, former members now rejoined guitarist Christian Münzner and bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, and new drummer David Diepold (Cognizance). This lineup change comes after the mass exodus of guitarist Rafael Trujillo, bassist Linus Klausenitzer, and drummer Sebastian Lanser earlier this year.