Dutch bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (OBSCURA/Ex-PESTILENCE) comments at the website of the German bass manufacturer Warwick that most bass players should be more audible in death metal recordings. "In many of the death metal productions the bass guitar is simply absent or inaudible in the mix, which is a shame. Perhaps this is one of those aspects that will change as the genre evolves. We are lucky to have bassists like Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS) and Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE), both of whom have contributed greatly to the death metal style of bass playing." Further information can be found at www.jeroenthesseling.com and www.warwick.de Thesseling joined the German progressive death metal band OBSCURA in 2007. He toured North America and recorded their second full-length album "Cosmogenesis", released via Relapse Records in February 2009. This August, OBSCURA will embark on a European tour alongside ATHEIST.