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

    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... »

  • Obscura Releases “Diluvium” and Announces North American Tour Dates

    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... »

  • Alkaloid Returns with “Liquid Anatomy”

    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... »

  • Diluvium: An Interview with Linus Klausenitzer

    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... »

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

    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... »

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

    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... »

  • “Akróasis” is Obscura’s Complex 4th Album

    “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... »