TGIF, metalheads! In a terrific bit of news that will make any extreme music fan swoon, progressive death metal band Obscura has announced plans for a furious musical descent upon Europe next year. In addition, this March will herald the band’s release of Illegimitation: a collection of 10 never-before-heard melters, including Obscura’s earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased cuts from the Cosmogenesis sessions of 2006 and new cover songs.
 
Like a Kaiser selecting the finest armies for a European campaign, Obscura has tapped some serious—and global—support acts for the trek across the continent. Swedish death-metal outfit Spawn Of Possession will unleash its guttural growls and wailing riffs upon feeble mortal ears. French tech-death maestros Gorod and Dutch prog-fusion-metal wizards Exivious are also on the bill, adding copious amounts of grime and groove, respectively.
 
If you aren’t living in the Eurozone and still want to get your Obscura fix, you’re in luck. The band is currently unleashing its extreme death-prog on American eardrums, alongside West Coast thrashers Abysmal Dawn, furious progressives (and Maine natives) Last Chance To Reason and black metal stalwarts Enfold Darkness (on select dates). You can catch the dates for both tours below and the ordering info for the demo collection here.
 
Tour Dates For Obscura:
11/17 – Portland, OR – Branx *#
11/18 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven *#
11/20 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge *#
11/21 – Hollywood, CA – Key Club *#
11/22 – Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation *#
11/23 – Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse *#
11/25 – Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre *#
11/27 – Tulsa, OK – The Marquee Theatre *
11/28 – Dallas, TX – The Rail Club *%
11/29 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit *%
11/30 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live *%
12/02 – Lake Worth, FL – Propaganda *%
12/03 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug *%
12/04 – Orlando, FL – Firestone Live *%
12/05 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *%
12/06 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom *%
12/07 – Baltimore, MD *%
03/09 – Stuttgart, Germany – Universum ^
03/10 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle Kraftwerk ^
03/11 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof ^
03/12 – Berlin, Germany – Magnet ^
03/13 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Slussen ^
03/14 – Oslo, Norway – Betong ^
03/15 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock ^
03/16 – Jena, Germany – Rosenkeller ^
03/17 – Poland – TBC ^
03/18 – Prague, Czech Rep. – Black Pes ^
03/19 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Randa ^
03/20 – München, Germany – Feierwerk Hansa 39 ^
03/21 – Wien, Austria – Arena ^
03/22 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Gala Hala ^
03/23 – Milano, Italy – Zoe Club ^
03/24 – Rome, Italy – Traffic Club ^
03/25 – Day Off vs. Switzerland – TBC ^
03/26 – France – TBC ^
03/27 – Toulouse, France – Aero ^
03/28 – Nantes, France – Ferrailleur ^
03/29 – Paris, France – Glazart ^
03/30 – Dunkerque, France – 4 Ecluses ^
03/31 – Rouen, France – 106 ^
04/01 – Manchester, UK – Moho Live ^
04/02 – Dublin, Ireland – The Pint ^
04/03 – Bristol, UK – The Croft ^
04/04 – London, UK – Underworld ^
04/05 – Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob ^
04/06 – Haarlem, Holland – Patronaat ^
04/07 – Köln, Germany – Underground ^
* with Abysmal Dawn
# with Last Chance To Reason
% with Enfold Darkness
^ with Spawn Of Possession, Gorod and Exivious