OBSCURA Announce A Valediction

2021-06-17 by Papa Gnocchi STAFF | 18 Comments
On November 19th, German metal band, OBSCURA, will herald a new era of extreme metal as they combine virtuosic songwriting with surprisingly catchy melodies and stunning craftsmanship.
After recently finishing the recordings in Gothenburg for their sixth studio album to date and the follow-up to 2018's Diluvium, the combo around mastermind and founder Steffen Kummerer is now announcing the title of their upcoming album to be A Valediction. Thematically dealing with final farewells, the album will be a very personal record, as Steffen reveals:

“A Valediction” unfolds OBSCURA in its purest form and showcases the band at new heights and offers immediacy with a rather personal touch. We cannot wait to perform this album on stage and celebrate each and every song live with our loyal fans around the globe. This record goes to eleven, so watch out for the first single dropping in July and worldwide tour dates to be announced soon."

The album, graced by a cover artwork painted by internationally renowned artist Eliran Kantor, will consist of 11 new studio tracks and the tracklist reads as follows:

01) Forsaken
02) Solaris
03) A Valediction
04) When Stars Collide (feat. Björn 'Speed' Strid)
05) In Unity
06) Devoured Usurper
07) The Beyond
08) Orbital Elements II
09) The Neuromancer
10) In Adversity
11) Heritage

Mixed and mastered by award-winning producer Fredrik Nordström, A Valediction is due to be released on November 19th, and the band is already preparing further plans for this autumn which are soon to be announced. The first single of the OBSCURA's new chef d'oeuvre will see the light of day in July, so stay tuned for further information on the song, the album pre-order and an upcoming European tour.

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Nocte
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2021
14528 Comments


Really hoping this is a bounce back.

R4zor3dge
June 17th 2021
1235 Comments


^^^ Hopefully it’s better than Diluvum.

Dmax28
June 17th 2021
891 Comments


I think Diluvium is really great. Excluding Retribution, Akroasis is the only one that is hit and miss for me. Cosmo and Omnivium are best though

Dmax28
June 17th 2021
891 Comments


Still I see how this new album could hopefully push their approach toward something even more pleasing

trilo
June 17th 2021
3916 Comments


i sleep

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Mythodea
June 17th 2021
6569 Comments


Sputnik doesn't show the album cover, but it's pretty sweet

https://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Obscura-A-Valediction-680x680.jpg

Nocte
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2021
14528 Comments


the white square of death strikes again. who double pumped the submit button

DePlazz
June 17th 2021
2982 Comments


Well Christian Muenzner's back, so should be worth checking out

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TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2021
16349 Comments


Good news, I love these guys' tech

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Coldplaz
June 17th 2021
122 Comments


>feat. Björn 'Speed' Strid
Lmao that guy has been featured on various songs by over 100 different bands

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/Coldplaz/bands-that-have-a-song-featuring-bjorn-speed-strid/

Assemblage
June 17th 2021
771 Comments


>Lmao that guy has been featured on various songs by over 100 different bands


Lol, need to add the new Gizmachi album to the list then, lol.

sonictheplumber
June 18th 2021
12996 Comments


snooze alert!

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bloc
June 18th 2021
66205 Comments


Looking forward to it. Also seeing the art, these guys sure love their fuckin circles

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Mythodea
June 19th 2021
6569 Comments


true

Eons
June 19th 2021
3166 Comments


Huh, interesting they took the name from the Gorguts album because Luc prioritizes songwriting first over technicality. I can't hear the influence of Gorguts in this bands sound but maybe the name existed before the Gorguts album, idk. That'd be a hell of a coincidence though.

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
June 19th 2021
20583 Comments


ngl this writeup makes me never want to hear whatever album this is. sounds like marketing copy directly from some label rep.

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naughtcturnal
June 19th 2021
1929 Comments


all we want is necrophagist to come back ffs

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
June 19th 2021
20583 Comments


nah were good i think



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