Technical death metal legends Obscura recently announced that guitarist Christian Muenzner (Alkaloid, ex-Necrophagist) and drummer Hannes Grossmann left the band. While they found a replacement rather quickly in Sebastian Lanser of Panzerballett, they hadn’t announced a replacement until now. Cue Tom Geldschäger of Fountainhead, who uses fretless guitars. And they’re working on a new album. Check after the jump for more information and samples of Tom’s work.
Here’s what Fountainhead sound like:
Here’s what Tom had to say about joining Obscura:
It gives me great pleasure to anounce that I’ve joined Obscura as their new guitar-player. Having already worked with Linus and past members Christian and Hannes in recent projects and having followed the band’s career closely since their very first tour, the transition felt completely natural. Taking over Christians duties in the band makes me feel equal parts proud and at ease, since we’ve known and respected each other for many years. I’m very much looking forward to touring the world with my fantastic new band-mates, entering the studio for a new record VERY soon and also being able to bring my playing on both fretted and fretless guitars to a wider audience through this exciting new opportunity.
Have some more of Tom’s playing:
And here’s what Obscura founding member and vocalist Steffen Kummerer had to say on the matter:
Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger and Sebastian Lanser will add some new and fresh vibes to Obscura’s trademark sound. Adding fretless guitars and more fusion drumming will definitely influence our songwriting. I am looking forward desperately to work with this new talented group of musicians on the fourth record. At the moment we are in the middle of writing new material, rearranging previously written ideas and start preparing the upcoming liveshows in 2015. First festivals will be announced soon, worldwide touring activities follow the album release. With a new record, intense performances and a full live production we want to meet our fans & friends around the globe!