The wildly-progressive German metal quartet OBSCURA has announced their first ever demo collection, entitled 'Illegimitation' and set to be released independently by the band this March. The collection will include ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the Cosmogenesis sessions of 2006, and brand new cover songs with the newest line-up from 2011.
Sticking to their reputation of being one of the genre's most forward-thinking bands, OBSCURA have decided to release a special, limited-time pre-order for 'Illegimitation' through Kickstarter.com. The album's tracklisting, cover art, and numerous, unique packages are available directly from the band now at this location.
OBSCURA's Steffen Kummerer commented on the release; "This will be a independent release so we can give our fans the opportunity to participate in the project and offer special packages such as a livelong free entry to all Obscura shows, limited edition items, face to face lessons with our members, and tour used gear from the band!"
Additionally, OBSCURA recently kicked-off their first North American headline tour in support of their latest album Omnivium. The tour began on Nov. 4 in Wilmington, Delaware and run through Dec. 7 with support from label-mates ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (select dates) and ENFOLD DARKNESS (select dates). A listing of tour dates is included below.
OBSCURA is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated OBSCURA news / tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website: RELAPSE.com, and the official OBSCURA Facebook and MySpace pages.
OBSCURA Tour Dates:
***North American tour with support from ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (Nov. 7 -25), ENFOLD DARKNESS (Nov. 28 - Dec. 7)***
Nov. 7 Toronto, ON Hard Luck Bar
Nov. 8 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
Nov. 9 Joliet, IL Mojoe's
Nov. 10 St Paul, MN Station 4
Nov. 11 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
Nov. 13 Saskatoon, SK Louis' Pub
Nov. 14 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
Nov. 15 Calgary, AB The Distillery
Nov. 16 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Nov. 17 Portland, OR Branx
Nov. 18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Nov. 20 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Nov. 21 Hollywood, CA Key Club
Nov. 22 Sanat Ana, CA The Constellation Room @ The Galaxy Theater
Nov. 23 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Nov. 25 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
Nov. 27 Tulsa, OK The Marquee Theater
Nov. 28 Dallas, TX The Rail Club
Nov. 29 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Nov. 30 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Dec. 2 Lake Worth, FL Propaganda
Dec. 3 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
Dec. 4 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
Dec. 5 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Dec. 6 Richmond, VA Kingdom
Dec. 7 Baltimore, MD Sonar