Obscura release new video single “Devoured Usurper”

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:

‘A Valediction’ will be available in the listed formats below and is now finally up for pre-order and pre-save via this link: [LINK]
* Digipak
* Digipak incl. patch + signing card (NB mailorder exclusive)
* Jewelcase (USA)
* 2 LP 180g with etching on D-side in the following colors:
* Black
* Silver (wholesale + NB mailorder)
* Gold (NB mailorder, limited to 300)
* Bronze (bandshop, limited to 200)
* White with red+toffee splatter (bandshop, limited to 300)
* Yellow + orange cloudy (USA)
* Transparent red+black marbled (Decibel, limited to 200)

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

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 with Persefone + Disillusion
11/18/2021 Vienna – Viper Room [TIX]
11/19/2021 Prague – Nova Chmelnice [TIX]
11/20/2021 Poznan – Klub 2Prog
11/21/2021 Berlin – Hole 44
11/22/2021 Hamburg – Knust [TIX]
11/23/2021 Cologne – Gebäude 9
11/24/2021 Frankfurt – Das Bett
11/25/2021 Nijmegen – Doornroosje
11/27/2021 Leeds – Brudenell [TIX]
11/28/2021 Glasgow – Audio
11/30/2021 Dublin – Voodoo Lounge [TIX]
12/01/2021 Bristol – Exchange
12/02/2021 London – The Underworld [TIX]
12/03/2021 Paris – Petit Bain [TIX]
12/05/2021 Toulouse – Le Rex
12/06/2021 Madrid – Caracol
12/07/2021 Barcelona – La Nau
12/08//2021 Lyon – CCO [TIX]
12/09/2021 Milan – Legend Club
12/10/2021 Zürich – Komplex
12/11/2021 München – Backstage Halle

Press release courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records

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