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Obscura Announce European Tour With Cannibal Corpse
April 29, 2009
Germany’s Obscura have announced an European tour with recent tour-mates Cannibal Corpse. The fall tour will kick-off on October 2nd and also include Obscura label-mates Dying Fetus as well as Evocation.

In related news, Obscura has recently been added to the Danbury, CT show on May 11th, rounding out the 16 date Relapse Contamination Tour. A complete listing of Obscura tour dates can be found below.

Obscura are touring in support of their Relapse debut, 'Cosmogenesis', which is currently streaming in its entirety at: www.ObscuraCosmogenesis.com. Fan-shot footage of the band performing “Universe Momentum” live in Vancouver has recently been posted online and can be viewed below.

Obscura Tour Dates:

Relapse Records Contamination Tour 2009
w/ Graves Of Valor, Abysmal Dawn:
4/29 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
4/30 - Nashville, TN - The Muse
5/01 - Owensboro, KY - The Brothers
5/02 - Indianapolis, IN - Zanies Too
5/03 - Neenah, WI - Revolutions
5/04 - Chicago, IL - Reggies Rock Club
5/05 - Southgate, MI - Modern Exchange
5/06 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s (FREE show w/ flyer)
5/07 - Syracuse, NY - The Lost Horizon (w/ Brutal Truth)
5/08 - Pittsburgh, PA - 31st St Pub (w/ Hero Destroyed)
5/09 - Allentown, PA - Sterling Hotel (w/ Brutal Truth)
5/10 - Boston, MA - The Church (w/ Brutal Truth)
5/11 - Danbury, CT - Billy Baloneys
5/12 - New York, NY - Fontana’s
5/13 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head
5/14 - Philadelphia, PA - Broad Street Ministry

Neurotic Deathfest:
5/30 - Netherlands

w/ Atheist, Gnostic:
8/08 - Essen, Germany - Turock
8/09 - Zaandam, Netherlands - Kade
8/11 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo
8/12 - Wien, Austria - Escape Metalcorner

Summer Breeze Open Air Fest:
8/14 - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany

w/ Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Evocation:
10/02 - Oberhausen, Germany - Death Feast Ultimate
10/03 - Lichtenfels, Germany - Way Of Darkness Fest
10/04 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
10/05 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Garage
10/06 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
10/07 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
10/09 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
10/10 - Madrid, Spain - Heineken
10/11 - Bilbao, Spain - Rock Star
10/12 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur
10/13 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
10/14 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus
10/16 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205
10/17 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Club Theatre
10/18 - Belgrade, Serbia - SKC
10/19 - Bratislava, Slovakia - DK Dubravka
10/20 - Cracow, Poland - Studio
10/21 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
10/23 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage
10/24 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
10/25 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
10/26 - Dordrecht, Netherlands - Bibelot
10/27 - Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2005
HOME TOWN: Atlanta, Georgia
MEMBERS:
Kevin Freeman -Vocals
Sonny Carson- Guitars
Chris Baker- Guitars
Stephen Morley- Bass
Steve Flynn Drums

Gnostic was formed in January of 2005 when guitarist Sonny Carson (Corpseworm, Severed) and bassist Stephen Morley (Corpseworm, AOS, Caustic Thought) met up with drummer Steve Flynn (Atheist). Flynn was a founding member of the now "Legendary" prog metal pioneers "Atheist", and parted ways with the band in 1992, but it wasnt until December of 2004 that Flynn decided he wanted to get back into playing seriously, and began searching for musicians in Atlanta. Carson and Morley, well known musicians and long-time residents of Atlanta, recognized Flynns name from his work in Atheist and, the three musicians met for lunch, hit it off immediately.. After just a few sessions it was evident to the then three-piece act that they had real potential and wanted to continue to take the band wherever it would lead them. Holding true to their common death-metal roots, the band wanted somebody that could bring brutally heavy vocals to the table yet mix it with a touch of tone and originality. The band found that rare combination in singer Kevin Freeman (Enders Game, AOS, Caustic Thought). Gnostic then recruited accomplished guitarist Chris Baker (previously with Ghost Story) to help put the finishing touches on the music, adding depth, harmonies, and leads to compliment Carsons. The band, now complete, decided on the moniker "Gnostic" and began to take things to the next level. When the music was refined to a point that it was ready to be heard, Flynn contacted his oldest friend and co-founder of Atheist Kelly Shaefer. Since disbanding Atheist, Shaefer had gone on to great success with his band Neurotica climaxing with a slot on 2002s Ozzfest Tour and is currently juggling 2 bands, Big Machine and Unheard. Shaefer, wanting to leverage his accumulated, extensive music industry experience to help bring new and exciting acts to the forefront, founded Starrfactory Records. Upon hearing a Gnostic rehearsal recording, Shaefer said he wanted to represent Gnostic, and help the band produce its first demo recording. The bands hard work and Shaefers insight proved to mesh well and the result is Splinters of Change, and newly added 2006 demo. Gnostic and Starrfactory Records are currently working to secure a record deal for the band. In the meantime, Gnostic will be playing live at a venue near you and continuing to write new material.