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Video Premiere: Linus Klausenitzer’s Bass Playthrough of Obscura’s “Diluvium”
Bass Videos

Video Premiere: Linus Klausenitzer’s Bass Playthrough of Obscura’s “Diluvium”

We’re proud to premiere a new playthrough video from Obscura bassist Linus Klausenitzer for the title track from their latest album. Diluvium, which is defined as a great oceanic flood, is the fourth and final part of their conceptual cycle. It is also their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. Klausenitzer’s 6/7-string fretless bass sound is an important...

Obscura Releases “Diluvium” and Announces North American Tour Dates
New Albums

Obscura Releases “Diluvium” and Announces North American Tour Dates

Obscura’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...

Alkaloid Returns with “Liquid Anatomy”
New Albums

Alkaloid Returns with “Liquid Anatomy”

Alkaloid has returned with their sophomore album, entitled Liquid Anatomy. The extreme prog metal band features a killer lineup including former Obscura members Hannes Grossmann and Christian Münzner as well as current Obscura bassist Linus Klausenitzer. Former Aborted guitarist Danny Tunker and Dark Fortress vocalist Morean fill things out. Though he’s known for his killer six-string fretless work, Klausenitzer used...

Diluvium: An Interview with Linus Klausenitzer
Interviews

Diluvium: An Interview with Linus Klausenitzer

For some of us bassists, adding a fifth string is a stumbling block. That’s why it’s jaw-dropping to see and hear someone like Linus Klausenitzer, who tackles the insane music in Obscura with a six-string fretless. The German technical death metal band is not the kind of group that rests on their musical laurels, and the bassist wouldn’t have it...

Linus Klausenitzer: Obscura’s “Ten Sepiroth” Bass Playthrough
Bass Videos

Linus Klausenitzer: Obscura’s “Ten Sepiroth” Bass Playthrough

Monster bassist Linus Klausenitzer is back with another insane playthrough from Obscura’s recent album, . This time he tackles “Ten Sepiroth” which balances between finger-busting riffs and awesome fretless fills. Luckily, the video focuses on his hands a lot to show his impressive technique. Be sure to check out the 3:16 mark for Klausenitzer’s melodic bass solo. If you want...

Linus Klausenitzer: Obscura’s “Akroasis” Bass Playthrough
Bass Videos

Linus Klausenitzer: Obscura’s “Akroasis” Bass Playthrough

Buckle up: Obscura bassist Linus Klausenitzer has posted a new playthrough for the title track to the band’s latest album, . Armed with a seven-string fretless, the Klausenitzer tears it up with blazing sixteenth-note runs alongside melodic counter lines. For those wanting to try it for themselves, Obscura has a bass transcription book on their website.

“Akróasis” is Obscura’s Complex 4th Album
New Albums

“Akróasis” is Obscura’s Complex 4th Album

German progressive death metal band Obscura has released its fourth studio album, Akróasis. The album title is Greek for “listening” or “hearing” and features virtuosic bassist Linus Klausenitzer (Noneuclid, Alkaloid).”Without question, Akróasis is the heaviest, most complex record we have made to date,” says the band’s frontman, Steffen Kummerer in Blabbermouth. Check out the title track: Akróasis is available on...