There are at least four known artists that share the name Obscura: 1) A technical death metal band from Germany.
2) A death-thrash metal band from Germany.
3) A death-thrash metal band from Ecuador.
4) A death metal band from Sweden. 1) German technical progressive 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.
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Obscura is a technical death metal band from Munich, Germany that incorporates death metal with elements of progressive rock and fusion music.
The band gained notoriety in heavy metal when members of Necrophagist and Pestilence joined Steffen Kummerer to release the critically acclaimed Cosmogenesis. Obscura are known for playing highly sophisticated music, with several band members having studied theory. They are considered pioneers of progressive metal, taking strong inspiration from Jason Becker, Cynic and Death, as well as classical composers such as Sebastian Bach. The name of the group comes from the album Obscura by Canadian death metal band Gorguts.
Obscura's discography draws significant philosophical influences from Arthur Schopenhauer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schelling, whose writings on Naturphilosophie formed the conceptual basis for their lyrics.