News•October 30, 2019 12:58 PM ET•1,719 views
Obscura sign with Nuclear Blast Records
Official press release: Today, Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce the signing of Germany's finest progressive death metal band, Obscura. Founded in 2002, the group have established their reputation by releasing five studio albums which have been highly acclaimed by fans and press alike, accompanied by playing support tours (with Sepultura, Children of Bodom, Cannibal Corpse, among others) as well as their own headline shows all around the globe. Band founder Steffen Kummerer states, "Partnering with the world's biggest independent metal label feels like the start of a new chapter for Obscura and we are very much looking forward to a great collaboration and to releasing our forthcoming sixth studio album with a great team at our side." Nuclear Blast's Jaap Wagemaker adds, "As fans ourselves at Nuclear Blast, we have long admired the artistry of German progressive death metal masters Obscura. We were blown away by their musical 4-album-cycle that started with Cosmogenesis and ended with Diluvium complete with all the band's signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity! We knew that Obscura has the potential to become one of the leading forces in progressive death metal worldwide, so when the opportunity came to work with them, there was no room for second thoughts. We at Nuclear Blast are very curious to see where Obscura's musical journey beyond Diluvium will bring them. If you are a fan of progressive metal, you should definitely check out this band!"
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