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OBSCURA: New 21-Minute Audio Interview With HANNES GROSSMANN

On November 3, Rockfile conducted an interview with Hannes Grossmann, drummer of the extreme technical death metal band OBSCURA. You can now listen to the 21-minute chat using the SoundCloud player below. OBSCURA will release its first-ever demo collection, entitled "Illegimitation", independently in March 2012. The collection will contain ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's ...

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OBSCURA To Release Demo Collection

German progressive metal quartet OBSCURA will release its first-ever demo collection, entitled "Illegimitation", independently in March 2012. The collection will contain ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the "Cosmogenesis" sessions in 2006, and brand new cover songs featuring the band's current lineup. Sticking to its reputation of being ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE: 'Vermicular Asphixiation' Video Available

BLOTTED SCIENCE the forward-thinking, progressive metal act featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, TERRESTRIAL EXILED, SPASTIC INK), bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL), and new arrival, drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, TERRESTRIAL EXILED) has posted the "Vermicular Asphixiation" visual companion piece, the second in a series of four videos in conjuction with their newly released "The ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE Signs European Deal With BASICK RECORDS

BLOTTED SCIENCE the forward-thinking, progressive metal act featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, TERRESTRIAL EXILED, SPASTIC INK), bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL), and new arrival, drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, TERRESTRIAL EXILED) has inked a European deal with Basick Records. The band's long-awaited EP, "The Animation Of Entomology", which was released in the U.S. on ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE: 'Cretaceous Chasm' Video Released

"Cretaceous Chasm", the new video from technical extreme metal instrumentalists BLOTTED SCIENCE featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, TERRESTRIAL EXILED, SPASTIC INK), bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL), and new arrival, drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, TERRESTRIAL EXILED) can be seen below. The song comes off the band's long-awaited EP, "The Animation Of Entomology", which was ...

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LOST DREAMS: 'Demons Call My Name' Video Released

"Demons Call My Name", the new video from Austrian "modern melodic death metallers" LOST DREAMS, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Vienna by Obscura Film. "Demons Call My Name" comes off LOST DREAMS' fifth album, "Blinded By Rage", which will be released on November 4 via Twilight Zone Records. "Blinded By Rage" ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE: 'The Animation Of Entomology' EP Finally Completed

Technical extreme metal instrumentalists BLOTTED SCIENCE featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, TERRESTRIAL EXILED, SPASTIC INK), bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL), and new arrival, drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, TERRESTRIAL EXILED) have completed work on their long-awaited EP, "The Animation Of Entomology", which is being released via Jarzombek's EclecticElectric label. The cover art was done ...

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OBSCURA To Embark On First-Ever North American Headlining Tour

German progressive death metallers OBSCURA will embark on their first-ever North American headlining tour this fall. The trek will kick off on November 4 in Wilmington, Delaware and run through December 7. Support on the tour will come from ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (select dates) and ENFOLD DARKNESS (select dates). The details are ...

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PESTILENCE And SADIST Members Join Forces In New Recording Project NUFUTIC

Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, ex-OBSCURA) has joined forces with producer and guitar/keyboard virtuoso Tommy Talamanca (SADIST) in a new recording project dubbed NUFUTIC. "We are very stoked about this new collaboration," says Talamanca. "Our working field will be fusion-influenced metal, a direction that allows us to combine progressive elements of our musical backgrounds." The ...

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OBSCURA Announces New Bassist

German progressive death metallers OBSCURA have recruited Linus Klausenitzer as their new bassist. Linus, who is also part of the progressive metal outfit NONEUCLID, played with OBSCURA on the band's recent European tour with HATE ETERNAL as well as the North American trek alongside CHILDREN OF BODOM and the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT. A video statement ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE: New EP Artwork Unveiled; Audio Sample Available

An audio sample of the song "Omitting Eyes" from technical extreme metal instrumentalists BLOTTED SCIENCE featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, TERRESTRIAL EXILED, SPASTIC INK), bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL), and new arrival, drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, TERRESTRIAL EXILED) can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band's forthcoming ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE Putting Finishing Touches On 'The Animation Of Entomology' EP

Technical extreme metal instrumentalists BLOTTED SCIENCE, featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, TERRESTRIAL EXILED, SPASTIC INK), bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL), and new arrival, drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, TERRESTRIAL EXILED), are currently putting the finishing touches on their long-awaited new EP, "The Animation Of Entomology", which is due out this fall via Ron Jarzombek's ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Announces North American Headlining Tour

After successfully completing his North American tour with CHILDREN OF BODOM, OBSCURA and SEPTICFLESH, Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend will now be traveling abroad for the rest of the summer, playing various European festivals and solo acoustic dates but come October, he'll be back in the States for another tour. THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT will be ...

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OBSCURA Frontman Interviewed On 'Wytching Hour'

WYKKED WYTCH vocalist Ipek conducted an interview with guitarist/singer Steffen Kummerer of German progressive death metallers OBSCURA on the July 21, 2011 edition of "Wytching Hour" show on Metal Messiah Radio. You can now listen to the chat below. Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling recently left OBSCURA "due to repetitive conflicting schedules with job-related obligations." "Omnivium", ...

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OBSCURA: New Video Interview With STEFFEN KUMMERER

Metal Injection conducted an interview with guitarist/singer Steffen Kummerer of German progressive death metallers OBSCURA before the band's July 16, 2011 performance in New York City. You can now watch the chat below. Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling recently left OBSCURA "due to repetitive conflicting schedules with job-related obligations." "Omnivium", the latest album from ...

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OBSCURA: Video Interview Posted Online

Profanity TV conducted an interview with German progressive death metallers OBSCURA before the band's May 15, 2011 performance in Metelkova, Slovenia. You can now watch the chat below. Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling recently left OBSCURA "due to repetitive conflicting schedules with job-related obligations." "Omnivium", the latest album from OBSCURA, sold around 2,000 copies in the ...

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Bassist JEROEN PAUL THESSELING Sets Record Straight Regarding His Split From OBSCURA

Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling has taken issue with OBSCURA's claim that he was "fired" from the German progressive death metal group "months ago," insisting that he quit the band due to scheduling conflicts. In a July 8, 2011 interview with SkullsNBones.com, OBSCURA guitarist/singer Steffen Kummerer stated about Jeroen's departure from the group, "Actually, we actually ...

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Bassist JEROEN PAUL THESSELING Quits OBSCURA

Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling has left German progressive death metallers OBSCURA. In a statement released to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Jeroen explained, "Due to repetitive conflicting schedules with job-related obligations, I have decided to depart OBSCURA. Beside the limited availability that kept me away from touring during the last months, I feel like taking new directions in my ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE, OBSCURA, SPASTIC INK Members Team Up For TERRESTRIAL EXILED Single

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek (BLOTTED SCIENCE, WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK) has set TERRESTRIAL EXILED as the name of his new Transatlantic project, also featuring co-guitarist Christian Mnzner (OBSCURA, SPAWN OF POSSESSION), bassist Pete Perez (SPASTIC INK, RIOT), and drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, BLOTTED SCIENCE). The group's digital single, "Duodecimal Levorotation", produced and mixed ...

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OBSCURA: Quality Video Footage From Holland's NEUROTIC DEATHFEST

Quality video footage of OBSCURA' performance at this year's edition of the Neurotic Deathfest, which was held April 29-30, 2011 at 013 and MIDI theatre in Tilburg, Holland, can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthedeathmetalflow"). "Omnivium", the new album from OBSCURA, sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. ...

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EPICA Guitarist's MAYAN: New Trailer Posted Online

A new trailer for "Quarterpast", the debut album from MAYAN, the new band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst, can be viewed below. Due on May 20 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth (EPICA, KAMELOT). "Quarterpast" track listing: 01. Symphony Of ...

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OBSCURA Drummer Releases Instructional DVD

Hannes Grossmann, drummer for progressive metal bands OBSCURA and BLOTTED SCIENCE, has just released his first instructional DVD, "Progressive Concepts For The Modern Metal Drummer", a two-DVD-set that features almost four hours of material. The DVD is available at HannesGrossmann.com. A six-minute DVD preview clip can be seen below. Commented Grossman: "The DVD ...

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OBSCURA Guitarist CHRISTIAN MUENZNER: Two Songs From Solo Album Posted Online

Guitarist Christian Muenzner (OBSCURA) has released an all-instrumental solo album, entitled "Timewarp". The CD features Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, BLOTTED SCIENCE) on drums and Daniel Galmarini (MERCURY FALLING) on keyboards, with bass duties split between Steve DiGiorgio (DEATH, SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-ICED EARTH) and Jacob Schmidt (DEFEATED SANITY). The album also includes guest appearances by Shrapnel recording ...

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OBSCURA Guitarist To Release New Solo Album

Guitarist Christian Muenzner (OBSCURA) has revealed the cover artwork and track listing for his upcoming, all-instrumental solo album, "Timewarp". The CD features Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, BLOTTED SCIENCE) on drums and Daniel Galmarini (MERCURY FALLING) on keyboards, with bass duties split between Steve DiGiorgio (DEATH, SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-ICED EARTH) and Jacob Schmidt (DEFEATED SANITY). Due by ...

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