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Obscura Releases “Diluvium” and Announces North American Tour Dates

Obscura: DiluviumObscura’s new album Diluvium, which completes their four-album concept cycle, is now available and it’s a killer. The technical death metal band held no punches in putting the album together, which features the insane fretless seven-string bass work of Linus Klausenitzer. We were able to talk with the bassist earlier this year to clue us into the concept.

“It’s about the life cycle and is based about a lot of astronomic topics about worlds and universes,” Klausenitzer explained in our interview. “The first album is about the creation, the second album Omnivium is about evolution, and the third album Akróasis is the philosophical one. It’s where people don’t just live and evolve, but they start to analyze themselves. Now the last one is Diluvium that has an apocalyptic theme where everything is going down. The album cover is very dark with black red to represent blood and fire.”

His fretless bass regularly takes the lead melody throughout the album with an amazing solo on the opening track, “Clandestine Stars”. The final track on Diluvium features solo bass representing the rebirth of the life cycle. “I only played it with an Ibanez Ashula seven-string hybrid bass,” he says. “It has four fretted strings and three fretless strings. All the sounds come from the bass. I used a lot of reverb and made some percussion effects on the bass, too. The harmonies and melodies that I took from there are again from the same riff on the first song of the album. We love to play with symmetry. The concept is really everywhere.”

Watch the latest music video from Diluvium for the song “Mortification of the Vulgar Sun”:

Diluvium is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).. Obscura will be hitting the road for a headlining North American tour this fall that will also feature Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi, and Exist. Tour dates are listed below.

Diluvium Track List:

  1. Clandestine Stars
  2. Emergent Evolution
  3. Diluvium
  4. Mortification of the Vulgar Sun
  5. Ethereal Skies
  6. Convergence
  7. Ekpyrosis
  8. The Seventh Aeon
  9. The Conjuration
  10. An Epilogue to Infinity
  11. A Last Farewell (Bonus Track)

Obscura Diluvium North American Tour Dates:

DateLocationVenue
Sep 13Oakland, CAMetro Opera House
Sep 14Portland, ORBossanova Ballroom
Sep 15Seattle, WAEl Corazon
Sep 16Vancouver, BCRickshaw Theatre
Sep 17Calgary, ABDickens
Sep 19Salt Lake City, UTMetro Music Hall
Sep 20Denver, COMarquis Theatre
Sep 21Kansas City, MORiot Room
Sep 22Joliet, ILThe Forge
Sep 23Toronto, ONVelvet Underground
Sep 24Quebec City, QCSalle Multi
Sep 25Worcester, MAPalladium
Sep 26Brooklyn, NYKnitting Factory
Sep 27Philadelphia, PAVoltage Lounge
Sep 29Atlanta, GAThe Masquerade
Sep 30Orlando, FLThe Haven
Oct 1New Orleans, LASouthport Hall
Oct 2Houston, TXScout Bar
Oct 3Austin, TXCome and Take It Live!
Oct 4Dallas, TXGas Monkey Gas Bar & Grill
Oct 6Mesa, AZClub Red
Oct 7Los Angeles, CA1720

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