.: In the beginning of 2002 Steffen Kummerer and Jonas Baumgartl started to play music together at the age of 15 and 16. Even back then they had the idea to create something that would differ from the typical metal stereotypes. When Markus Lempsch and Jonas Fischer joined in 2005 all that emerged into what is today known as Obscura. Together they dare to combine the influence of their idols, being the technical Deah Metal bands of the early 90s like DEATH, ATHEIST or PESTILENCE, with blastbeats.
Obscura's sound is spiked with a cello and accoustic guitarparts which was a huge part in creating a unique style: Music that does not follow rules. The typical metal rhythms have to yield to 17/8th beats every now and then and the songs are polished by polyrhythms. The lyrics do not just deal with the dark abysses of the human entity, but they also evoke sensitive associativity. With Obscura metal made it to the 21st century.
:. .: Since the single bandmembers already gained stage experience with their former/other bands/sideprojects all over Europe (i.a. as support for leading bands of the genre, SIX FEET UNDER, DEICIDE, DISMEMBER, MONSTROSITY or MACABRE) they now release that experience in the Obscura liveshows and tours. Sore fingertips and hurting necks prove that Obscura's progressive Death Metal has been sought after for way too long.
During a European tour with the American Death Metal legends SUFFOCATION Obscura got positive feedback. In 2007 the band played their first European headliner tour. :. Read more on Last.fm.
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