Step into the realm of mind-bending melodies and technical prowess as Obscura presents their highly anticipated live album, “A Celebration I – Live in North America”, which will be released on October 27th, 2023, via Nuclear Blast Records. Witness the sheer brilliance of this German metal band as they take the stage by storm, leaving audiences spellbound with their awe-inspiring performance.
“A Celebration I – Live in North America” takes you on a mesmerizing journey through their iconic discography, featuring fan-favorites from albums like “Cosmogenesis”, “Omnivium”, “Akroasis”, “Diluvium” and the chart-breaking “A Valediction”. Experience the sheer energy and raw intensity of their stage presence, captured flawlessly in this one-of-a-kind live recording.
Not only does this live album showcase Obscura’s unparalleled musical mastery, but it also offers a glimpse into their latest studio release, “A Valediction”. Immerse yourself in the sonic landscapes of their most recent opus, as they explore new depths and push the boundaries of metal.
Mixed & mastered by award-winning producer and engineer Fredrik Nordström, in Gothenburg, Sweden, where mastermind Steffen Kummerer collaborated with him for one week on the live material.
The recordings were all made in the USA, Canada and Mexico between 2022 and 2023 as part of the “A Valediction World Tour”.
Today, we get a taste with a stunning live video for the track “The Anticosmic Overload” from the album Cosmogenesis, filmed by Vincent Grundke, who has been accompanying the band as a videographer and photographer since 2021.
Watch the video for “The Anticosmic Overload” below.
Steffen Kummerer comments: “‘A Celebration I – Live in North America’ covers a selection of concerts we performed in the United States of America, Canada and Mexico between 2022 and 2023 as part of the ‘A Valediction World Tour’. Within 20 years, we are looking towards the first live album of Obscura, spiked with songs of our last five releases. It was a pleasure working through every recorded show to pick the best song, the loudest possible audience and a stellar performance by a band that’s on fire. As a first impression, we choose ‘The Anticosmic Overload’ performed in the United States of America, since this was the first song ever we performed in North America back in 2009”.
Pre-order & pre-save “A Celebration I – Live in North America” here.
2. Emergent Evolution
3. Ode to the Sun
4. The Anticosmic Overload
6. A Valediction
7. Ocean Gateways
9. Orbital Elements II
Catch Obscura live, as they will embark on an extensive Latin America tour, followed by another extensive run through UK with labelmates With Decapitated & Inferi.
Latin America Tour Dates 2023:
28.10. ARG Buenos Aires – Uniclub
29.10. BR Sao Paulo – Carioca Club
31.10. CHL Santiago – Teatro Cariola
02.11. PER Lima – Teatro Cantaro
04.11. COL Bogota – Ace Of Spades
05.11. HND Tegucigalpa – Radio house Casa Campo
07.11. GTM Guatemala City – Rock ’ol Vuh
08.11. SLV San Salvador – Café Catedral
09.11. CRI San José – Pepper’s
11.11. MX Monterrey – Mexico Metal Fest
UK & Ireland Tour Dates 2023:
29.11. UK Bristol – The Fleece
30.11. UK Milton Keynes – MK 11
01.12. UK Bournemouth – The Old Fire Station
02.12. UK Torquay – The Foundry
03.12. UK Merthyr Tydfil – Redhouse Cymru
04.12. UK Liverpool – O2 Academy 2
06.12. IRE Limerick – Dolan’s Warehouse
07.12. UK Dublin – Opium
08.12. UK Belfast – Limelight 2
09.12. UK Glasgow – Slay
10.12. UK Newcastle – The Grove
11.12. UK Leeds – The Key Club
12.12. UK Norwich – The Waterfront
13.12. UK Southend-on-Sea – Chinneys
14.12. UK London – 229
15.12. UK Manchester – Club Academy
16.12. UK Birmingham – Asylum
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