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Progressive German death metal band Obscura was founded in 2002 by guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer. The band caused a stir when they - out of nowhere - toured as support for Suffocation on their European tour in 2006 and when they independently released their debut album ‘Retribution’ that same year. A European headlining tour followed in 2007.

After several lineup changes, Kummerer enlisted a new team of virtuoso musicians. Late 2007, Obscura added drummer Hannes Grossmann (ex-Necrophagist) and fretless bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-Pestilence) as new permanent members. The group's latest addition, guitarist Christian Muenzner (ex-Necrophagist), came into the ranks early 2008.

Together they create their vision of the future of extreme metal. A symbiosis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements and technical as well as compositional demand. Obscura released it’s second full-length album 'Cosmogenesis' in early 2009 via Relapse Records.

The cd features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (Spastic Ink, Blotted Science) and Tymon Kruidenier (Cynic). Obscura embarked on their first-ever North American tour in April 2009 alongside Cannibal Corpse.
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