Hannes Grossmann, drummer of the extreme technical death metal band OBSCURA, is offering customized video online lessons via his newly launched official web site.
Hannes, who also played the drums on the critically acclaimed NECROPHAGIST album "Epitaph", states, "I want to give some insights in my playing and show young metal and also non-metal drummers new ways to increase their drumming skills and be able to practice efficiently."
"Retribution", the debut album from OBSCURA, was reissued on February 16 via Relapse Records. The 2006 CD has been remastered and repackaged with three bonus tracks.
OBSCURA has just kicked off a four-week U.S. tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, AUGURY and HATESPHERE.
For a complete list of tour dates, go to this location.
OBSCURA's official guitar tablature book for the band's latest album, "Cosmogenesis", was released on January 5. The 145-page book contains the full tablature for all rhythm and lead guitar tracks on the LP, expanded album artwork, track-by-track commentary and an introduction from the band, as well as a digital download of "Cosmogenesis" which includes isolated rhythm guitar and solo tracks, and more.
The "Cosmogenesis" tab book is available for order here.
"Cosmogenesis", the second full-length album from OBSCURA, debuted at No. 71 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Cosmogenesis" was released in the U.S. on February 17, 2009 via Relapse Records (March 2 internationally). The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE) and Tymon Kruidenier (CYNIC, EXIVIOUS).