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OBSCURA – Release Third Single & Video From Their Upcoming Album

The virtuosos of OBSCURA strike again with a third single, taken from the upcoming album A Valediction, which is set to be released on November 19th through Nuclear Blast Records.

This time they reveal the probably most brutal and darkest track from the album – “Devoured Usurper”.

Band leader Steffen Kummerer comments: “Merciless, moldered and putrid alike – “Devoured Usurper” showcases a crude abrasive side to shake some bodies at live shows in the near future. With utter brutality, the song depaints an inevitable reckoning and underlines the death metal roots of OBSCURA.”

And once again the band worked with Mirko Witzki on the video, who also produced “Solaris”, “A Valediction” and previous videos for OBSCURA.

Steffen reveals: “We recorded the music video at famous Stress Studio in Graz, Austria, where also drums for the new album have been tracked. We prepare our live shows and assemble parts of our production in this unique environment before we embark on upcoming tours.”

Watch the video here: 

OBSCURA wrote, recorded, and finalized “A Valediction” during the pandemic. The stipulations of working during this time allowed OBSCURA to work cross-country, tracking each respective part—drums, guitar, and bass—in national studios across The Netherlands, Austria, and Germany. Once the pieces were completed, the recordings were shipped off to award-winning producer Fredrik Nordström and Studio Fredman (In Flames, Architects) in Gothenburg, Sweden, where Kummerer and Münzner completed vocals and acoustic guitars using custom-built ENGL amps. Nordström was also tapped to mix and master. The final result is a deeper, heavier, yet more rounded production.The band will head out for their European tour right after the release and tickets are on sale now.
You can catch OBSCURA on one of the following European live dates:OBSCURA
11/18/2021  Vienna – Viper Room
11/19/2021  Prague – Nova Chmelnice
11/20/2021  Poznan – Klub 2Prog
11/i21/2021  Berlin – Hole 44
11/22/2021  Hamburg – Knust
11/23/2021  Cologne – Gebäude 9
11/24/2021  Frankfurt – Das Bett
11/25/2021  Nijmegen – Doornroosje
11/27/2021  Leeds – Brudenell
11/28/2021  Glasgow – Audio
11/30/2021  Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
12/01/2021  Bristol – Exchange
12/02/2021  London – The Underworld
12/03/2021  Paris – Petit Bain
12/05/2021  Toulouse – Le Rex
12/06/2021  Madrid – Caracol
12/07/2021  Barcelona – La Nau
12/08//2021  Lyon – CCO
12/09/2021  Milan – Legend Club
12/10/2021  Zürich – Komplex
12/11/2021  München – Backstage Halle
Pre-order your copy of A Valediction here: 

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