Steffen Kummerer founded Obscura in 2002 and shaped the band as composer, with arrangements, lyrics, and visual art since the very beginning. Steffen graduated as Master of Engineering for Media Technology and Production at DIT Germany, in 2015. With his signature riffing and distinctive vocal style, Steffen leads the band as sole founding member. In 2018 Metal Injection nominated him for Best Guitarist of the year.