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Guitarist Christian Münzner rejoins Obscura

Posted by on May 28, 2020

  On Wednesday (27), it was announced that guitarist Christian Münzner would be rejoining Obscura.  “I’m very excited to be back in the band,” said Münzner in a statement:  “After my departure in 2014, I stayed very active on the scene in various formats, but I needed some time off from the busy touring schedule […]

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Obscura reveal new Drummer

Posted by on May 14, 2020

  German progressive metal band Obscura have a new drummer. It was announced Wednesday (5/13) that David Diepold will be joining the band as a permanent member.  Diepold has previously worked as a drum teacher and session musician with bands such as Benighted, Hate, Belphegor and Give Em Blood. He was featured on Cognizance’s 2019 […]

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Obscura rejoined by bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling

Posted by on April 29, 2020

  After a nine-year break, bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Quadvium, Salazh Trio, ex-Pestilence) has rejoined Obscura as a permanent member. The announcement follows the recent lineup change when guitarist Rafael Trujillo, bassist Linus Klausenitzer and drummer Sebastian Lanser quit the band. It’s only a matter of time until we hear who the new guitarist and […]

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Obscura announce lineup change

Posted by on April 22, 2020

  Obscura has announced a major change to the band’s lineup as guitarist Rafael Trujillo, bassist Linus Klausenitzer and drummer Sebastian Lanser quit the band. The reason behind their sudden departure is due to musical differences and forming a new band, named, Obsidious. This leaves Steffen Kummerer as the only remaining member.    Read full […]

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Metal Insider’s 225 Best Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 16, 2019

As each year approaches its end, we share our year-end lists highlighting the best of the best of the year. However, we were taken aback, realizing that not only will 2020 mark a new year, it also marks a brand new decade. It’s true what they say; time flies when you’re having fun, listening to […]

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Obscura sign to Nuclear Blast

Posted by on October 30, 2019

Obscura have signed to Nuclear Blast. The German progressive/ technical death metal outfit have unleashed five full length albums, including their latest effort, 2018’s Diluvium. And now, they are ready for a new chapter in their career.  Guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer commented: “Partnering with the world’s biggest independent metal label feels like the start of a […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/22: Dave Grohl plays up the charts

Posted by on August 22, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. As you’ve no doubt read by now, Jill Janus of Huntress died by suicide last week. I’m only a casual Huntress fan, but reading that headline was enough to elicit a shocked “What?! No […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/15: The charts are showing Integrity

Posted by on August 15, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s admittedly not a very busy week here at MBN. It’s a small list of debuts without any big names. More will be coming during the month, though the big kahuna for the month, […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/8: Halestorm get vicious on the charts

Posted by on August 8, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s only been three years since Halestorm’s last album, but for whatever reason it feels like it’s been a lot longer. They’re one of those bands that were blowing up right around the time […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/1: Skeletonwitch devour sales

Posted by on August 1, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Welcome back, missed you all last week. I was on my favorite kind of vacation: sitting in a cabin in the woods doing absolutely nothing while listening to Agalloch. But now I’m back just […]

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