Obscura Reveal New Live Album “A Celebration I – Live In North America”


German technical death metallers Obscura will be releasing a live album by the name of “A Celebration I – Live In North America” on October 27th via Nuclear Blast. That effort was recorded amid the band’s 2022-2023 touring across North America and was mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Bring Me The Horizon, Arch Enemy).

A video for the featured live performance of “The Anticosmic Overload” was shot by the band’s videographer/photographer Vincent Grundke and is available to view below. Vocalist/guitarist Steffen Kummerer also weighed in on the album and the significance of its first single:

“‘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.”

A Celebration I – Live In North America“:

01 – “Forsaken
02 – “Emergent Evolution
03 – “Ode To The Sun
04 – “The Anticosmic Overload
05 – “Septuagint
06 – “A Valediction
07 – “Ocean Gateways
08 – “Akroasis
09 – “Orbital Elements II
10 – “Incarnated

Pre-orders for the record are available through The band have the following shows lined up at the moment:

10/28 Buenos Aires, ARG – Uniclub
10/29 Sao Paulo, BRA – Carioca Club
10/31 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Cariola
11/02 Lima, PER – Teatro Cantaro
11/04 Bogota, COL – Ace Of Spades
11/05 Tegucigalpa, HND – Radio House Casa Campo
11/07 Guatemala City, GTM – Rock ‘ol Vuh
11/08 San Salvador, SLV – Cafe Catedral
11/09 San Jose, CRI – Pepper’s
11/11 Monterrey, MEX – Mexico Metal Fest

With Decapitated (performing “Nihility“), Inferi and The Materia:

11/29 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
11/30 Milton Keynes, UK – MK11
12/01 Bournemouth, UK – The Old Fire Station
12/02 Torquay, UK – The Foundry
12/03 Merthyr Tydfil, UK – Redhouse Cymru
12/04 Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy2
12/06 Limerick, IRE – Dolan’s Warehouse
12/07 Dublin, IRE – Opium
12/08 Belfast, UK – Limelight 2
12/09 Glasgow, UK – Slay
12/10 Newcastle, UK – The Grove
12/11 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
12/12 Norwich, UK – The Waterfront
12/13 Southend-on-Sea, UK – Chinnerys
12/14 London, UK – 229
12/15 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
12/16 Birmingham, UK – Asylum

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