Obscura

Radiation Production presents

Obscura

Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi, Exist, Envy The Dead!

Tue, October 2, 2018

Doors: 5:45 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Scout Bar

Houston, TX

$20.00 - $50.00

This event is all ages

Obscura
Obscura
Founded in 2002 by guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer, German progressive death metal band OBSCURA caused a stir when they - out of nowhere - toured as support for the legendary Suffocation on the band's European tour in 2006 and independently released their debut album 'Retribution' that same year. From its very beginnings, the has band (named after Gorguts' inimitable 1993 full-length) demonstrated an uncanny ability for blending different forms of technical, cerebral metal into a coherent synthesis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements.

Now, five years since the release of the band's universally-acclaimed 2011 release 'Omnivium,' the progressive metal masters are poised to return with their strongest and most dynamic release to date. The aptly-named 'Akróasis' (Greek for "hearing" or "listening") draws on all the various elements of OBSCURA's signature sound and combines those qualities into a cohesive and mind-blowing whole. Produced by the band and V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence), 'Akróasis' is eight songs diverse enough to serve as a near-comprehensive introduction to all of extreme metal. Packed to the gills with virtuosic musicianship, compelling themes, and airtight songwriting, 'Akróasis' will undoubtedly breathe new life into death metal, progressive metal and beyond.
Beyond Creation
Beyond Creation
Canadian technical death metal band from Montreal, Quebec
Archspire
Archspire
For the recent successes of technical death outfit ARCHSPIRE to come into fruition, certain variables must align. Talent, drive, creativitiy, and absolute dedication are only a few characteristics one may notice about the group, and indeed many have experienced the bi-product of these characteristics:

A tight live performance, where impressive speeds come grinding to a halt, and in even less time twist and contort into complex passages rife with beautiful harmonies, juxtaposed against insidious melodies. An attention to songwriting, focusing not only on technicality, but originality as well, take this sub genre and put it on it's ear. And the combination of musical backgrounds, which is apparent in much of ARCHSPIRE'S music, showing itself through catchy rhythms, interesting riffs and arrangements, and progressive passages.

Pushing boundaries of speed and endurance set only by the genre's top artists, while remaining accessible and interesting is no small feat. These Canadians have proven themselves worthy of touring and playing with bands like Origin, Decapitated, Hate Eternal, Abysmal Dawn, Vomitory, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Aborted.

When all the elements required align in such a way that they form something original, and interesting, it becomes a catalyst for something new... and in the case of ARCHSPIRE, All has indeed, Aligned.

For fans of : Origin, Spawn of Possession, Obscura, and Immolation.
Inferi
Inferi
Melodic death metal band from Nashville, Tennessee.
Founded in 2006, the band released two albums, "Divinity in War" (2007) and "The End of an Era" (2009), then it was put on hold. In 2011 the lead guitarist, Malcolm Pugh, decided to resurrect the band, recruiting Mike Low on guitar and Jack Blackburn on drums.

Current line-up:
Josh Harrell - Vocals (2006 - present), Bass (2006 - 2008)
Malcolm Pugh - Guitar, Vocals (2006 - present)
Mike Low - Guitar (2011 - present)
Jack Blackburn - Drums (2011 - present)
Nevin O'Hearn - Bass (2006 - present)

Former members:
Chris Brocius - Guitar (2006 - 2009)
Eric W. Brown - Drums (2006 - 2009)
Venue Information:
Scout Bar
18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX, 77058
http://scoutbar.com/2012/