Progressive death metal act OBSCURA has entered Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS) to begin recording its new album for an early 2011 release via Relapse Records.
Commented OBSCURA founder Steffen Kummerer: "We are glad to work with our longtime friend V. Santura once again to record our new album.
"The new material feels broader in some way as everybody in this band brought many unique ideas to the songwriting and we were able to integrate different elements into our sound. More open chords, more acoustic guitars, more seven-string shred tunes.
"Remember: more is always more.
"We are excited to create another album of progressive death metal and to start touring through the whole world in early 2011."
OBSCURA's recording and touring lineup consists of Kummerer on guitar and vocals, Christian Muenzner on guitar, Jeroen Paul Thesseling on bass and Hannes Grossman on drums.
The band will conclude the "Cosmogenesis" touring cycle with a performance at the Mezcal Metal Festival in Mexico City, Mexico in September.
In other news, Thesseling was recently interviewed by PETA2. The renowned fretless bass player talks about his decision to go vegetarian 16 years ago and current OBSCURA happenings. Check out the chat at this location.