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|Years active||2003-2005, 2008-present|
|Associated acts|| Obscura |
|Members|| Steffen Kummerer |
Thulcandra is a black metal band from Munich, Germany. They have released three full-length studio albums. Their latest album Ascension Lost was released in 2015 through Napalm Records to positive reviews.The band's style is described as melodic black metal and inspired by bands such as Dissection, Sacramentum, and Unanimated.
Thulcandra was founded in 2003 by guitarist Steffen Kummerer and Jurgen Zintz. Thulcandra recorded a demo called Perishness Around Us in 2004, but neither were satisfied with its quality and did not release it. Shortly thereafter guitarist Jürgen Zintz committed suicide in 2005. Thus the band then went on hold. Upon moving to another city in late 2008 Steffen Kummerer started listening to their first demo after many years, and decided to restart the band.
The name of the band is taken from a 1989 demo of the Norwegian act Darkthrone, coming from the 1938 science fiction novel Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis, where Thulcandra is the name for the silent planet, Earth.
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Death was an American death metal band from Altamonte Springs, Florida, founded in 1983 by guitarist and vocalist Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be among the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in the extreme metal subgenre of death metal. Their debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record.
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Steffen Kummerer is a German guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Steffen is leader, main songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist of the death metal band Obscura as well as the black metal band Thulcandra in which he is the only remaining founding member. Since 2012 he has been a touring member of the official tribute band to Death. Kummerer's Ran custom guitar shape have become a signature shape unique to him and his band Obscura.
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