Episode #66 Steffen Kummerer (Obscura)
Welcome to this weeks episode of Heavy Metal History, our guest this week was Steffen Kummerer, founding member and guitarist of German Death Metal band Obscura. Obscura has been making waves for over 10 years now with each of their releases exponentially eclipsing their last in technicality, brutality and overall musicianship. Steffen came on to talk to us about the bands imminent release "Dilivium" which completes their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of Diluvium (defined as a great oceanic flood), their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. Recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany, Diluvium is a stunning achievement for the illustrious quartet and a landmark release for progressive metal as a whole. Complete with all the band's signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity, OBSCURA raise the bar once again with an album that will go down in the annals of metal history as one of the most astonishing performances the genre has to offer. Diluvium drops July 13th on Relapse records.