OBSCURA's third album ‘Omnivium’ came out yesterday, March 29th, 2011. Get your own copy of this “gracefully blended brutality and beauty with complex, commanding songs played at stunningly virtuosic levels” here at Relapse Records. The album, envisioned around F. W. J. Schelling's work “Clara: Or, On Nature's Connection To The Spirit World”, was recorded at Woodshed Studio in Germany with engineer V. Santura.
OBSCURA was formed in 2002 in Munich, Germany, by guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer and drummer Jonas Baumgartl. The band self-released its debut album ‘Retribution’ in 2006 and toured alongside SUFFOCATION on their European following the release. In 2007, Kummerer enlisted drummer Hannes Grossmann (ex-NECROPHAGIST) and bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) as new permanent bandmembers, with guitarist Christian Muenzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST) joining the ranks in 2008. OBSCURA released their second full-length, ‘Cosmogenesis’, in 2009 on Relapse Records: “Take your pick of any of the album's ten tracks, and be prepared to be met head on with metal so complex that you may need a compass to navigate your way through it,” commented the album Greg Prato, AllMusic (read more here).