Obscura sign to Nuclear Blast

We’re finally able to confirm that OBSCURA has signed to Nuclear Blast !

Partnering with the world’s biggest independent metal label feels like the start of a new chapter for OBSCURA and we are very much looking forward to a great collaboration and to releasing our forthcoming sixth studio album with a great team at our side.

Read the full statement on our website:

Thanks to all of you for supporting us on our way!

Workshop at Guitar Summit 2019

Metal-Bass mit Linus Klausenitzer
Bass Stage – Darkglass
September 27 @ 14:45

Metal needs innovation: it’s the best timing to make bass more interesting again.

This workshop is not only for bassists but for everyone who wants to arrange interesting bass lines. Linus Klausenitzer will present classic bass sounds, equipment tips and musical potential for the future metal scene.

Known for his significant 6/7 string fretless bass sound Darkglass Elektronics artist Linus Klausenitzer gained international fame. With German’s biggest active Death Metal band OBSCURA he has toured intensely all around the world since 2011. His second band Alkaloid was the first German Death Metal band to ever perform in Egypt.
Linus Klausenitzer is also known for his bass masterclasses („Wacken Music Camp“, „Popakademie“ and many more). As a studio artist he recorded with musicians like Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani, Kreator, etc.), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, Nevermore), and Marty Friedman (Megadeth).

Darkglass Electronics Endorsement

„I have always been very critical about distortion pedals on bass. They often kill the attack and hide the character of a player. But Darkglass Elektronic worked on solutions for exactly those problems and created pedals that made my concerns completely obsolete. I am proud to represent their innovative products.“- Linus Klausenitzer

More information: https://www.darkglass.com/

Metal Camp Israel

Linus Klausenitzer will be one of the instructors at the „Metal Camp Israel“ powered by Wacken Foundation: 22-27. August 2019
The event will take place at „HaKfar HaYarok“ near Tel Aviv.

More information: https://metalcamp.co.il/

Music crew of the Wacken Music Camp

At the „Wacken Music Camp“ teenagers have the opportunity to work on their own music being supported by experienced musicians and producers of the scene (musicians from Saxon, Subway To Sally and many others). Known for his significant 6/7 string fretless bass sound Linus Klausenitzer gained international fame. With his Death Metal band Obscura he has toured intensely all around the world.

As a son of two musicians, Linus Klausenitzer was faced with music at a very young age. Before he found his passion in playing the bass when he was 15 years old, he learned to play piano and trumpet. After graduating at a musical secondary school, he studied at the music college in Regensburg and graduated from a study course in popmusic at the conservatory in Hamburg. Having gained experience in bands of several genres, the German bass player found his main place in the genre that he has always loved most: Metal Music.

More information: http://wacken-music-camp.de/

Obscura finish tour through Japan, Australia & New Zealand

After having toured through Japan, Australia & New Zealand Obscura brought the Diluvium World tour through 4 different continents in less than one year.
For the very first time, German progressive and technical death metal virtuosos OBSCURA hit Australia and New Zealand:

„It’s a huge privilege that we have fans all over the world. This way we are able to visit those beautiful places that are very inspiring. This opportunities help us not to fall in a touring routine. Thanks to everyone for showing up and making the Diluvium World tour such a success!“ – Linus Klausenitzer

Linus Klausenitzer joins the Ernie Ball artist family

„For my playing I need heaviness and a full tone for higher frequencies. Due to the strong magnetism the output of Ernie Ball Cobalt strings is magnificent. Their sound and quality fit my needs perfectly.“ – Linus Klausenitzer

Ernie Ball, the world’s leading manufacturer of strings and accessories, has been making high-quality electric guitar and bass strings since 1962. World-class players like Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Slash, Jimmy Page, and Buddy Guy have all played Ernie Ball strings to create their unique sound.

Cobalt strings provide an extended dynamic range, incredible harmonic response, increased low end, and crisp, clear highs.
Cobalt provides a stronger magnetic relationship between pickups and strings than any other alloy previously available. Cobalt Slinky bass guitar strings are also soft and silky to the touch, making string bending a breeze.

Tour announcements: Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan

Diluvium Europa 2019

Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA announce Winter 2019 headlining tour dates supporting the recently released Diluvium full-length. Presented by Metal Hammer, Ibanez Guitars, Guitar Magazine, FUZE Magazine and Metal.de, the tour begins February 1 in Germany and ends February 23 in Austria. Support will be provided by Fallujah, Allegaeon & First Fragment. A full list of confirmed tour dates in available below.


Feb 01        München, DE @ Backstage Event | Tickets
Feb 02        Nurnberg, DE @ Z-Bau Event | Tickets
Feb 03        Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat Event | Tickets
Feb 04        Bristol, UK @ The Fleece Event | Tickets
Feb 05        Dublin, IE @ Voodoo Lounge Event | Tickets
Feb 06        Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse Event | Tickets
Feb 07        Manchester, UK @ Rebellion Event | Tickets
Feb 08        London, UK @ 02 Academy Islington Event | Tickets
Feb 09        Paris, FR @ Trabendo Event | Tickets
Feb 10        Toulouse, FR @ Metronum Event | Tickets
Feb 11        Bilbao, ES @ Santana 27 Event | Tickets
Feb 12        Porto, PT @ Hard Club Event | Tickets
Feb 13        Madrid, ES @ Caracol Event | Tickets
Feb 14        Barcelona, ES @ Boveda Event | Tickets
Feb 15        Lyon, FR @ CCO Event | Tickets
Feb 16        Milan, IT @ Legend Event | Tickets
Feb 17        Aarau, CH @ Kiff Event | Tickets
Feb 18        Wien, AT @ Arena Event | Tickets
Feb 19        Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island Event | Tickets
Feb 20        Berlin, DE @ Lido Event | Tickets
Feb 21        Hamburg, DE @ Logo Event | Tickets
Feb 22        Oberhausen, DE @ Kulttempel Event | Tickets
Feb 23        Salzburg, AT @ Rockhouse Event | Tickets

Diluvium Japan 2019

presented by ESP Guitars, ENGL Amps, Ernie Ball and EMG Pickups


Apr 04        Osaka, JP @ Fan J Twice
Apr 05        Nagoya, JP @ Imaike 3 Star
Apr 06        Tokyo, JP @ Cyclone Club
Apr 07        Tokyo, JP @ Cyclone Club

Diluvium Australia / New Zealand 2019

For the very first time, German progressive and technical death metal virtuosos OBSCURA bring their jaw-dropping musical prowess to Australia and New Zealand!

Complimenting the technical insanity will be Australia’s longstanding metal progressive leaders in ALARUM. Blending all forms of metal alongside rock, jazz, latin and fusion, ALARUM have proven they can match the big names on a worldwide level.

Shifting between frothing black metal hate to slower progressive instrumental interludes and back again, the mysterious SOMNIUM NOX will no doubt leave a chilling impression upon those summoned.


OBSCURA, Alarum & Somnium Nox performing at:

March 28th – Brisbane, Crowbar
March 29th – Sydney, The Factory
March 30th – Melbourne, The Corner
April 1st – Valhalla, Wellington


TICKETS ON SALE 9AM Tuesday January 15th at:

BRISBANE – http://soundworksdirect.eventbrite.com / www.oztix.com.au
MELBOURNE – http://soundworksdirect.eventbrite.com / https://cornerhotel.com
SYDNEY –  http://soundworksdirect.eventbrite.com / www.factorytheatre.com.au
WELLINGTON –  https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/tour/9548/Obscura—Diluvium-NZ-Tour.utr

New Bass Playthrough: Diluvium

Notreble.com is featuring the first bass playthrough video for Obscura’s new album „Dilivium“.

Linus Klausenitzer: „When I planned to record a playthrough video I decided to play the title track of the album. It is very different to what we have composed before and it has become one of my favorite tracks playing live. For this video I wanted to have a visual setup in the style of the album artwork so we recorded it during our Diluvium Amerika tour. The bass that I use is an Ibanez Custom Fretless BTB based on a BTB1826E Premium.
On the Official OBSCURA website we offer free playbacks for bassists that want to play their own version of the songs of Diluvium. Also all bass tablature books are available there.“

Full post & video:

Feature in „Gitarre & Bass“

In the new issue of German’s legendary magazine „Gitarre & Bass“ Obscura bassist Linus Klausenitzer is talking about songwriting, his equipment, live sound concepts and much more.

The magazine visited Obscura during their recent tour with Sepultura and made an additional video interview that has just been released:

Gitarre & Bass

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