Obscura

GMBG Presents

Obscura

Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi, Exist

Thu Oct 4

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill

$20.00 - $400.00

This event is 16 and over

$20 Advance/ $24 Day of Show/ $35 Premier Balcony/ $125 Premier Tables/ $400 Premier Cabanas

Tickets on sal 7/16 @ 12PM CST!

Obscura
Obscura
The technical German death metal band Obscura was founded in 2002 by guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer and drummer Jonas Baumgartl. The band caused a stir when they - out of nowhere - toured as support for Suffocation on their European tour in 2006 and when they independently released their debut album ‘Retribution’ that same year. After several lineup changes mastermind Steffen Kummerer got backed up by a new team of virtuoso musicians. Late 2007 Obscura announced drummer Hannes Grossmann (ex-Necrophagist) and fretless bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-Pestilence) as new permanent members. Early 2008 the new lineup was completed by Christian Muenzner (ex-Necrophagist) as permanent guitarist. Together they create their vision of the future of extreme metal. A symbiosis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements and technical as well as compositional demand.

Current line-up
Steffen Kummerer: Vocals, Guitar [since 2002]
Linus Klausenitzer: Bass [since 2011]
Sebastian Lanser: Drums [since 2014]
Rafael Trujillo: Guitar [since 2015]

Former members
Tom Geldschläger: Guitar [2014-2015]
Christian Münzner: Guitar [2008-2014]
Hannes Grossmann: Drums [2007-2014]
Jeroen Paul Thesseling: Bass [2007-2011]
Johannes Renning: Guitar
Jürgen Zintz: Guitar died 01/06/2007 (Suicide)
Jonas Fischer: Bass [2005-2007]
Markus Lempsch: Vocals, Guitar [2005-2007]
Jonas Baumgartl: Drums [2005-2007]
Beyond Creation
Beyond Creation
Beyond Creation was formed in 2005 in Montreal, Canada by Simon Girard (guitar/vocals) and Nicolas Domingo Viotto (guitar). For the first few years, they worked on their music without the right musicians to turn the project into a live band. In 2008, Guyot Begin-Benoit joined as the drummer while Nicolas left the to be replaced by Kevin Chartré (Brought by Pain, Unhuman), a good friend. Beyond Creation was ready to hit the stage in 2010, when Dominic "Forest" Lapointe (Ex-Quo Vadis, Augury, Teramobil, First Fragment, Ex-Atheretic), completed the formation with his six-string fretless bass.

A year later, the band self-released their debut full-length album "The Aura", which became a highlight in the genre. Since then, Beyond Creation has been known as the progressive, innovative and exciting new metal sound of their homeland, Quebec. Blazing their own trail through hard work, originality and a fresh perspective on the metal scene, their fanbase kept growing as fast as their will to push the boundaries of the style. In late 2012, the band had Philippe Boucher (Ex-First Fragment, Incandescence, Chthe'ilist, Décombres) take Guyot's place on drums.

They joined Season Of Mist Record Label in 2013, re-releasing "The Aura” and touring North America on the Decibel Magazine Tour with giants Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death and Immolation, but also in Japan with Sweden’s Vomitory. In 2014, they performed several shows, festivals and tours in US/Canada. Their second album, ‘’Earthborn Evolution’’ was released towards the end of the year, right before their Australian tour direct supporting Ne Obliviscaris and their second time in Japan with Mors Principium Est on a sold out tour.

The next year started with the addition of Hugo Doyon-Karout (Brought By Pain, Equipoise, Conflux Collective) as the new bassist. Always looking to increase their visibility and fanbase, they embarked on the Summer Slaughter Tour in support of Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain and Cattle Decapitation. Beyond Creation also played the large-scale summer festivals; Heavy MTL and Amnesia Rockfest and ended the year touring with heavy weights; Hate Eternal and Misery Index.

In early 2016, they got featured at the largest music trade show, NAMM, representing their partnership with Strandberg guitars. They then headlined their first appearance in Mexico, which included a sold out show in Mexico City and also performed their first shows in Eastern Canada with Gorod. In the summer, they toured across America on a headlining run which included some shows supporting one of their favourite bands, Psycroptic. Later that year, they crossed the Atlantic ocean for the first time as part of Obscura’s Akroasis European tour.

This year, they expanded their footprint to Colombia as an addition to their second tour in Mexico, for a wild and sold out show! To this date, they are working on new musical ideas and planning a few tours for the second half of the year, which will be announced soon. Stay tuned, Beyond Creation will continue to crush the metal scene and have a lot more good news to share with you in the coming months!
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.

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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)
Exist
Exist
American progressive metal band from Maryland
Venue Information:
Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
10261 Technology Blvd E
Dallas, TX, 75220
http://gasmonkeybarngrill.com