It has been five years since the release of OBSCURA‘s universally-acclaimedOmnivium. 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 and mind-blowing whole.
The band has just shared a new track, “Sermon Of The Seven Suns”, via Loudwire – stream it now AT THIS LOCATION. You can also watch the first music video fromAkróasis for the album’s title track via the Relapse Records YouTube Channel HERE.
Produced by the band and V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence), Akróasis is eight songs diverse enough to serve as a near-comprehensive introduction to all of extreme metal. Packed to the gills with virtuosic musicianship, compelling themes, and airtight songwriting, Akróasis will undoubtedly breathe new life into death metal, progressive metal and beyond.
Additionally, OBSCURA will provide direct support in Europe for Death DTA on the “European Thoughts Pattern” tour. The tour kicks off March 24th in Strasbourg, France and runs through April 12th in Riga, Latvia.
***All Dates With Death DTA***
March 24 Strasbourg, FR La Laiterie
March 25 Lyon, FR CCOO Villeurbonne
March 26 Aarau, CH Kiff
March 27 Pordenone, IT Deposito Giordani
March 28 Cagliari, IT Cueva
March 29 Brescia, IT Circo Colony
March 30 Rome, IT Traffic
April 1 Athens, GR Fuzz Live Music Club
April 2 Thessaloniki, GR Principal Theater
April 3 Sofia, BU Mixtape 5
April 4 Bucharest, RO Events Hall
April 5 Belgrade, RS Dom Omladine
April 6 Budapest, HU Barba Negra Music Club
April 7 Brno, CZ Fleda
April 8 Kosice, SK Colloseum
April 9 Katowice, PL Mega Club
April 10 Wroclaw, PL Alibi
April 12 Riga, LV Melna Piektdiena
OBSCURA has also been confirmed for numerous festivals next summer, including the following dates and more TBA:
July 24 Tel Aviv, IL Gagarin
July 24 – 30 Tolmin, SI MetalDays Festival
Aug 17 – 20 Dinkelsbuhl, DE Summerbreeze Festival
Aug 21 Brittany, FR Motocultor Festival
More About OBSCURA:
Founded in 2002 by guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer, German progressive death metal band OBSCURA caused a stir when they – out of nowhere – toured as support for the legendary Suffocation on the band’s European tour in 2006 and independently released their debut album Retribution that same year. From its very beginnings, the band (named after Gorguts’ inimitable 1993 full-length) demonstrated an uncanny ability for blending different forms of technical, cerebral metal into a coherent synthesis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements.
1. Sermon of the Seven Suns