Germans Obscura have just shared the third single off “Diluvium” entitled “Ethereal Skies.” This track features former drummer, cellist and founding member Jonas Baumartl, and also Linus Klausenitzer’s father. The progressive technical death metallers will release “Diluvium” on July 13th through Relapse Records. In the meantime, there’s a new track to discover.
Vocalist and guitarist Steffen Kummerer offers:
Ethereal Skies marks a special collaboration with Obscura’s former drummer, cellist and founding member Jonas Baumartl who performed on the band’s demos, Illegimitation, our debut album, Retribution and the pre-production for Cosmogenesis. While Jonas never got the attention he deserved and has been an important member of the band it felt like a closing chapter both of us started years ago. Alongside Jonas, the second guest on the album is Linus Klausenitzer’s father, Prof. Ulf Klausenitzer who worked as a violinist and conductor with Arvo Pärt, Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Mikis Theodorakis, Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Pierre Boulez and many more. Diluvium will be the first release where Linus and his father collaborate and therefore a unique cooperation. You hear both, Jonas Baumgartl and Prof. Ulf Klausenitzer participating on cello and violin in the middle section of Ethereal Skies.