Enlarge Crushing elephants marching riffage.

“Devour” Obscura’s New Song

  • Axl Rosenberg

Indomitable tech-death titans Obscura have released the third single from their forthcoming album, A Valediction.

It’s called “Devoured Usurper,” which, okay, first of all, lemme just say, great name for a song (I keep picturing a dictator being cannibalized amidst a revolution). But also, of course, the song itself is really great — most of its five-and-a-half-minute runtime is crushing marching elephants riffage to the max. Also, I probably say this every time Obscura release something new, but holy shit that guitar solo.

Band leader Steffen Kummerer comments: 

 “Merciless, moldered and putrid alike – ‘Devoured Usurper’ showcases a crude abrasive side to shake some bodies at live shows in the near future. With utterly brutality the song depicts an inevitable reckoning and underlines the death metal roots of Obscura.”

Speaking about the accompanying music video, which was directed by Mirko Witzki, Kumerer says:

 “We recorded the music video at famous Stress Studio in Graz, Austria, where also drums for the new album have been tracked. We preprare our live shows and assemble parts of our production in this unique environment before we embark on upcoming tours.”

Watch the clip below.

A Valediction comes out November 19. In addition to Kummerer, the band has been re-joined by bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling and guitarist Christian Münzner, both of whom previously appeared on Cosmogenesis (2009) and Omnivium (2011). The line-up is rounded out by new drummer David Diepold (Cognizance, Give Em Blood, Amon Din, Nü Jakk Citie). Listen to previous singles, the title track and “Solaris.”

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