Donnerstag, 29.09.22

OBSCURA – Support Persefone & Disillusion

OBSCURA – Support Persefone & Disillusion


Ersatztermin für den 24.11.21 - Tickets behalten ihre Gültigkeit Steffen comments: "Unfortunately, we have to announce to postpone our European tour to September next year. Thanks to everyone involed the shows got moved, not cancelled. We are eagerly looking forward to celebrate our brand new album "A Valediction" on stages across Europe and see you soon."

Just recently, virtuosic extreme metallers, OBSCURA, have announced the completion of their sixth studio album "A Valediction" that will see the light of day on November 19th and obviously, the German combo around mastermind and founder Steffen Kummerer is more eager than ever to finally hit the stages again.
Together with Andorra's prog masters PERSEFONE and Germany's progressive melodic death metallersDISILLUSION, OBSCURA will kick-off their "A Valediction" European Tour 2021 on the day before their album release and conclude the extensive run including 22 international dates with a spectacular home game in Munich on December 11th.
„Europe, we will hit the road in November and December presenting our brand new album 'A Valediction'! We celebrate the release of our sixth full-length album with an extensive setlist, a major stage production and exceptional lineup. Join us in this new chapter, reserve your tickets and don’t miss out on the tour of the year!”, states OBSCURA's frontman Steffen Kummerer.

"Since the first time we met Obscura at UK Tech Fest years ago, there's been a great relationship between both bands! When the chance to join forces on a tour happened, we knew we had to jump in. Obscura is a big reference when it comes to technical death metal and we think that this tour package, combined with the release of new music from both bands, will offer an intense and diverse musical landscape at every show. We are so excited to get back on the road with such an amazing band”, adds PERSEFONE.

"Disillusion is very excited to be touring Europe with the fabulous Obscura and Persefone at the end of the year! After the long break due to the pandemic, it feels great to get back on stage and feel the vibe of the live atmosphere. Above all, we are tremendously happy that many of our fans will experience their first Disillusion live concert, as we are visiting many countries for the first time. Let's keep fingers crossed that this will be happening!”, concludes DISILLUSION.

Twenty years active; six highly prized albums; over 600 shows on four continents. "A Valediction" finds OBSCURA turning the page to a new chapter in the band’s evolution. A year in the works, the songwriting sessions followed a new approach, where the framework was relaxed, allowing new inspirations, imagining, and opportunities to arise. Songs like the opening epic ‘Forsaken,’ the '80s-tinted ‘When Stars Collide’(featuring Soilwork/The Night Flight Orchestra frontman Björn Strid), the brutal groove of ‘Devoured Usurper,’ the ethereal artistry of ‘Heritage,’ and the fleet-fingered title track benefitted compositionally (refined structures) and aesthetically (more dynamism) from OBSCURA’s restyled songwriting stratagem.

In 2021, the group continue to be a beacon for change. No doubt OBSCURA’s new stats will amaze, but what they’re focused on is the release of "A Valediction" and then taking it on the road. Several high-caliber tours of Europe, North America, and Asia are planned through to 2023, with routes are in the works for the band to visit Australia, South America, and beyond. Truly, there is no band quite like OBSCURA. "A Valediction"proves that persistence, perseverance, and enterprising minds can achieve anything. Welcome to the next level!


Persefone, the band that put Andorra on the map of the metal scene, was formed in 2001. The six-piece band have release five studio albums through their career, working with the best producers as Jens Bogren, Logan Mader, Jacob Hansen and artist like Paul Masvidal from Cynic & Tim Charles from Ne Obliviscaris. Through all these years, Persefone have toured all over Europe several times, the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Japan, sharing stages with bands as titans Obituary or prog masters Leprous. They have also performed at prestigious festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Metal Days, Brutal Assault, ProgPower, 70.000 Tons of Metal & more. They also have a very strong & dedicated community on Patreon!

2020 saw the re-release of their critically acclaimed debut album 'Truth Inside The Shades' featuring a completely new mix, mastering & artwork. Persefone kept busy during the pandemic by simultaneously working on their 6th studio album which sees them further push boundaries and advance in their musical journey. More details coming soon.

DISILLUSION Disillusions "Back To Times Of Splendor" wurde bereits kurz nach Veröffentlichung im Jahr 2004 als Instant-Klassiker des progressiven Melodic Deaths gehandelt. Mit dem rigoros innovativen, Genregrenzen sprengenden "Gloria" gingen die Leipziger zwei Jahre später noch weiter in die Vollen. Doch die glorreichsten Jahre für "eines der bestgehüteten Geheimnisse des Metal-Undergrounds" (Blabbermouth) sollten erst noch kommen. Die Dramaturgie des Höhenfluges sah jedoch erst eine lange Schaffenspause vor. Erst zehn Jahre nach „Gloria“ erschien mit der Single „Alea“ erstes neues Songmaterial, mit dem Disillusion-Mastermind Andy Schmidt nach erfolgreicher Comeback-Tour mit frischem Line-Up das Wasser testete. Die Reaktion der Fans war überwältigend – hier wartete eine unglaublich treue Fangemeinde sehnsüchtig auf ein drittes Full-Length-Album. „The Liberation“ wurde komplett crowd-finanziert und war im wörtlichen Sinne des Titels eine Befreiung. Das Wechselspiel aus grimmigem Metal mit Momenten purer Euphorie und Introspektion begeisterte Fans und Musikpresse gleichermaßen und stieg im September 2019 prompt auf Platz 45 in die deutschen Albumcharts ein. Stilistisch und lyrisch nimmt es den Faden von "Back To Times Of Splendor" mit seinem wahrhaft enthusiastischen, leidenschaftlichen und getriebenen Prog-Metal wieder auf, als dessen gereifte und mit 15 Jahren zusätzlicher Lebenserfahrung beladene Fortsetzung. Was nach der Veröffentlichung folgte, kann man sich mit Blick auf den Kalender denken: Die gerade begonnene Release-Tour musste wegen der Pandemie nach wenigen Konzerten abgebrochen werden und auch zwei Festivalsommer mussten ausfallen. Disillusion nutzten die Zeit, um am nächsten Album zu feilen, das im Jahr 2022 erscheinen soll. Doch jetzt – mit sinkenden Infektionszahlen – können endlich auch wieder Shows stattfinden. Im Herbst gibt es eine gemeinsame Europatournee mit Obscura und Persefone, mit der die Zwangspause vorerst endet.