‘Ethereal Skies’, a brand new song from Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s new album, “Diluvium”, which is due out July 13 on CD, LP and digital via Relapse Records.
OBSCURA completes its long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of “Diluvium” (defined as a great oceanic flood), the band’s most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date.
Recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, PESTILENCE) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany, “Diluvium” is a stunning achievement for the illustrious quartet and a landmark release for progressive metal as a whole. Complete with all the band’s signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity, “Diluvium” will go down in the annals of metal history as one of the most astonishing performances the genre has to offer.
“Diluvium” track listing:
01. ‘Clandestine Stars’
02. ‘Emergent Evolution’
04. ‘Mortification of the Vulgar Sun’
05. ‘Ethereal Skies’
08. ‘The Seventh Aeon’
09. ‘The Conjuration’
10. ‘An Epilogue to Infinity’
11. ‘A Last Farewell’ (Bonus Track)
Additionally, OBSCURA has announced a North American headlining tour, set to take place from mid-September through early October. The band will be joined by BEYOND CREATION, ARCHSPIRE, INFERI and EXIST for what is sure to be the most talked about progressive death metal tour of the year. The full list of tour dates will be announced shortly.
Vocalist/guitarist Steffen Kummerer commented on the run: “OBSCURA finally return to North America with an extended headlining tour supporting our brand new record ‘Diluvium’, which marks the end of a ten-year, four-album cycle. With BEYOND CREATION, ARCHSPIRE, INFERI and EXIST, we return to the United States and Canada with the most extreme tour of the year. We can’t wait to hit the road again and present you songs off all four records ‘Cosmogenesis’, ‘Omnivium’, ‘Akroasis’ and ‘Diluvium’.”
The official video for the ‘Diluvium’ title track can be seen below. The clip was directed by Mirko Witzki (KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, CALIBAN) and further explores the album’s celestial themes.
Album art credit: Orion Landau
Photo credit: Christian Martin Weiss