Well, that was fucking fast.
Just days ago, we told you about the unceremonious departures of Hannes Grossmann and Christian Muenzner, and now, the two have announced they’ve formed a new group with Aborted’s Danny Tunker.
The new band is called Alkaloid. How metal.
The band’s frontman is classical composer Florian Magnus Maier (a.k.a. Morean) on vocals and guitars; Morean is known for his orchestral collaboration with Devin Townsend and Paradise Lost, as well as his work with Dark Fortress.
Drummer Hannes Grossmann comments:
“As sad as things have turned out with Obscura, I’m really happy that the songs Christian Muenzner and I had initially written for their next record will find a new home in Alkaloid. However, I don’t see Alkaloid as a ‘tech-death’ band, because we just aren’t. The music is definitely prog, but in terms of dynamics, song structures, harmonics and rhythms, it’s just too diverse to be put into a small sub-genre.”
The band has just started to record their debut album.
The release can be expected in early 2015.
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