Obscura are a for piece Death Metal, Progressive Metal band and were formed in 2002. Obscura have four members Steffen Kummerer on Vocals & Guitars, Rafael Trujillo on Guitars, Linus Klausenitzer on Bass and Sebastian Lanser on Drums.
We got to speak to Steffen Kummerer about the up coming Obscura tour and more.
TM - what can fans expect from your Australian tour?
SK - I don't know what to expect to be honest. we have never been to Australia before this is our very first time. I have never been to the country privately aswell so I don't know what to expect. I am really looking forward to coming over, it has been on my bucket list for 5 years and it's about time we come. I am really looking forward to it but we are a technical death metal band. We are a real metal band, we are just not a jazz band standing around. I hear from my friends and Cannibal Corpse and Black Dahlia Murder that the crowd is wild down there so I'm looking forward to it can only be fantastic and we have amazing support bands.
TM - That is cool man, we can't wait to have you here. Have to tried Tim Tams?
SK - what is that?
TM - do you like chocolate or not?
SK - Yes!
TM - It is a really good chocolate biscuit.
SK - Ok, I have to try it.
TM - You really do, they are really great!
TM - what's your favourite memory from playing Europe?
SK - SummerBreeze is my favourite festival in Europe is not too far from my place only 2 1/2 hours and that's the second biggest festival in Germany, after Waken Open Air. OPETH were amazing there playing live it's only 30 thousand people not as big as Waken or Hellfest.
TM - yes, I love Hellfest, this is my third year in a row, I can't wait. Summer Breeze is definitely on my list too.
SK - What can we expect from Australia?
TM - We have stunning scenery. We have the opera house and Harbour Bridge as two of our main tourist attractions. I recommend going to the zoo and seeing the kangaroos and Koloas or going to the beach.
SK - I will put them down on my list.
TM - You are known to support local acts and bring them tour what inspires you to bring them on tour and support them?
SK - I got a lot of demos ep's and CDs from a lot of bands and in the past it turns out that we have taken a lot of bands on tour. I listen to the bands and choose what shows they could go on. I love to discover new bands I don't know and support people I don't know for example tonight I'm going to a show with three small bands. I don't know but I'm really interested in the underground scene.
TM - Did those bands inspire your writing style to be different?
SK - Not really I just do what I like but every bands you listen to stays there back in your brain and gives you some input, whether you are aware of it or not and I listen to many different styles of music.
TM - you brought out your new album in the middle of last year how did fans respond to it?
SK - We did the North American tour release tour and just finished a European run last week. This album is more successful than the previous records and all our turnouts have been fantastic, there were not too many surprises for this record but the next record might be different the tours are getting longer and longer and bigger and bigger.
TM - If you could have any bands play one of your songs which band would it be which song would it be and would it be in your style or their Style?
SK - Metallica covering anti-cosmic overload
TM - Anything else you want to say to your fans?
SK - We look forward to seeing everyone in Sydney.
TM - We can't wait to see you in Sydney, Thank You for the interview today.