New Endorsements | Sommer Cable and Steinberg

„I have been playing Sommer Cable for many years. I have read a lot of laboratory tests about instrument cables. Their cables are always on the top of the rankings for transmitting the best signal. Those objective tests just validate my personal opinion and my experiences about the quality of Sommer Cables.
The story about Steinberg is similar. I have been using their products since my very early days as a musician. Since I studied media IT myself I am very critical about the usability of software. My favorite Steinberg product „Cubase“ is intuitive and in my opinion the best DAW on the market.“ – Linus Klausenitzer

Live Session Gigs for April 2017 | Lebanon, Mexico and Germany

Session bass live gigs announcement for April 2017:
With the Melodic-Death/Black-Metal Band Thulcandra:
7th of April – Aurich, Germany – Schlachtfest 2017
13th of April – Monterrey
14th of April – Guadajajara
15th of April – Mexico City CDMX
16th of April – Merida

In Lebanon with  KAOTEON:
29th of April – Beirut Metal Fest 2017

Bayern 2 „Zündfunk“

German radio station ‚Bayern 2′(1/2 million listeners per day) visited Linus Klausenitzer in his homestudio talking about Obscura, his studio session work and the role of metal in Germany.
You can listen to the show at the radio station’s website.

German Bass Masterclass at onlinelessons.tv

Linus Klausenitzer will be guest at onlinelessons.tv to present a bass masterclass about Modern Metal Bass-Concepts.

Ob für die Technical Death Metal Band Obscura oder Alkaloid. Linus Klausenitzer konnte sich binnen weniger Jahre in der vorderste Reihe der deutschen Metal Bassisten etablieren. Wir freuen uns, euch am Mittwoch, den 08.02.2017 ab 19:00 Uhr seine Modern Metal Concepts in einer Liveübertragung kostenlos vorstellen zu können. Einfach kostenlosen Testaccount anlegen unter www.onlinelessons.tv/testen und los gehts!

– onlinelessons.tv

2017 & new interviews

„This year was again very special and exciting. Thank you so much for being part of it!
I wish you all a happy 2017!“

– Linus Klausenitzer

The year 2016 for Linus Klausenitzer:

  • 55 gigs (Almost every country in Europe, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico,…)
  • Release of a couple of albums including „Akroasis“ by Obscura, „The Fire Within“ by Eternity’s End and „The Crypts of Sleep“ by Hannes Grossmann
  • Guest appearances on several albums including „Tæther“ by The Ritual Aura and Fountainhead’s „Reverse Engineering“
  • Recorded 3 more albums and several guest appearances as session bass player
  • Author of my first bass book
  • 3 Music Videos
  • 2 Bass Playthrough Videos
  • 3 digital bass workshops
  • Nomination for the best player 2016 by Loudwire

new interviews:

Obscura | Bass Playthrough Video: „Akroasis“

“When I thought about recording another playthrough, I decided for the title track of our new album Akroasis.
As it is a very atmospheric song, the bass lines are probably the easiest one to play on the whole album.
This way I hope to motivate people to try playing the song themselves and to pay more attention to phrasing on bass.
In this video I play my fretless Ibanez BTB7 that people ask me about very often. I recorded 90% of the album with this bass.” – Linus Klausenitzer

German progressive metal masters OBSCURA are poised to return with fifty-two minutes of their most expansive, dynamic, and innovative music to date! This is the official title track ‚Akroasis‘ bass playthrough by Linus Klausenitzer. He plays his fretless version of an Ibanez BTB7 (7 string).

‚Akroasis‘ is out now via Relapse Records on CD/2xLP/Digital. Purchase at Relapse.com: http://bit.ly/Akroasis
Bass tablature book including this song – availabe at https://www.realmofobscura.com/shop/

Nomination for Best Bass Player in 2016 – Loudwire Music Awards

For his work on Obscura’s newest album „Akroasis“ bassist Linus Klausenitzer is now nominated for Best Bassist of the Year by Loudwire!

„It’s an absolute honor to be nominated for the Loudwire Music Awards 2016 – in a row with bass players that inspired me a lot in my career as well as bassists which play in the biggest rock bands of the world: David Ellefson (Megadeth), Martin Mendez (Opeth), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Duff McKagan‘s (Guns N‘ Roses) and many more.“ – Linus Klausenitzer

You can vote for him on Loudwire.com (surely the biggest rock/metal website in the world wide web) .

Alkaloid | Cthulhu Video Clip

Alkaloid’s first music video released!

Today is the release of the video clip of the Alkaloid song „Cthulhu“.

It was shot in Egypt last year – together with the artist Nader Sadek.
At The Black Siren you can read the whole story.

„Cthulhu“ is a song of their debut album „The Malkuth Grimoire“. Available at the band’s online shop: http://www.alkaloid-band.com/shop/

Obscura | Steinberg Endorsement

Obscura proudly announces partnership with Steinberg

steinberg

“I use Steinberg products since I am 16 years old. As I studied Media IT, intuitive user interface design is very important to me. The quality and concepts Steinberg products have always impressed me.” – Linus Klausenitzer

Steinberg has been providing award-winning, technologically advanced music and media production products for musicians and producers of music, video and film since 1984. Today, Steinberg is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of music and audio software and hardware, with more than two million users worldwide. Steinberg also provides business customers with license-management and copy-protection systems.

The Steinberg range of products has long since found world renown in all aspects of modern digital audio processing, and form the backbone of facilities specializing in music composition and production, mastering, restoration, broadcast, sound design, audio post for the film industry among many others.

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