The progressive German death metal band OBSCURA was founded in 2002 by guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer. The band caused a stir when they - out of nowhere - toured as support for SUFFOCATION on their European tour in 2006 and when they independently released their debut album ‘RETRIBUTION’ that same year. A European headlining tour followed in 2007.
After several lineup changes, Kummerer enlisted a new team of virtuoso musicians. Late 2007, OBSCURA added drummer Hannes Grossmann (ex-NECROPHAGIST) and fretless bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) as new permanent members. The group's latest addition, guitarist Christian Muenzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST), came into the ranks early 2008.
Together they create their vision of the future of extreme metal. A symbiosis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements and technical as well as compositional demand. OBSCURA released it’s second full-length album 'COSMOGENESIS' in early 2009 via Relapse Records. The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE) and Tymon Kruidenier (CYNIC). OBSCURA embarked on their first-ever North American tour in April 2009 alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE.