Jeroen Paul Thesseling Rejoins Obscura
Days after Obscura announced a radical lineup change, the band has revealed the bassist in its new lineup will be Jeroen Paul Thesseling. The seven-string fretless bassist was previously a member of the band from 2007 to 2011 and was featured on the albums Cosmogenesis and Omnivium.
“Perhaps fans are somewhat surprised about my comeback,” the bassist writes. “After leaving Obscura in 2011, we stayed in touch and over the years I’ve visited some of their concerts. Since the departure my main focus has been on exploring 7-string bass guitar and playing different genres. It’s really nice to be back in the fold, being involved again in the writing process, collaborating on material for the upcoming sixth studio album and to prepare for intensive touring. We expect to announce a completion of the group’s new line-up on short notice.”
Since 2011, Thesseling has recorded music with his jazz-fusion group Salazh Trio. He also formed a “fusion-world-metal” band called Quadvium with fellow fretless bassist Steve Di Giorgio. Obscura’s Steffen Kummerer says the band will be heading to Woodshed Studios this summer to produce their sixth full-length album for Nuclear Blast.
Check out Thesseling from his original run in Obscura in the music video for “The Anticosmic Overlord”: