Even by prog standards, Obscura were always among the more virtuosic outfits in modern metal, but since the addition of guitarist Tom Geldschläger (who has now left the group) and fusion drummer Sebastian Lanser to the fold, their chops have reached another level entirely. Not only are the serpentine riffs delivered at dizzying velocity, but […]
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Nufutuc is a new fusion metal project featuring musicians from some of Europe’s top death metal bands. The quartet, which came together late last year, features bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Pestilence, ex-Obscura), Sadist guitarist Tommy Talamanca and vocalist Trevor Sadist, and drummer Romain Goulon (Necrophagist). Thesseling recently gave us some more details about the exciting new […]
German progressive metallers Obscura are set to release a collection of demos, Illegimitation, in March. The release will feature 10 never-before-heard tracks, including some of the band’s earliest recordings. For the time being, the band are giving fans a taste of what’s in store by streaming one of the tracks on the release, a cover […]
Perhaps no subgenre of metal varies in quality as much as technical death metal. For every beautifully composed and tastefully written display of savage art, there are four releases of self-indulgent guitar noodling. Obscura’s previous release, 2009’s Cosmogenesis, fell much closer to the latter category than the former. On Omnivium, however, Obscura have created an album […]
“The Black Dahlia Murder (left) is everywhere: They just chill in the crowd and outside, talking to fans and watching the music. That’s pretty old-school. Young Metallica would do that.
Young Metallica: That’s right, I said it.”