Obvurt, the band featuring a guitarist who relearned to play left-handed after a car accident, announce debut album, Triumph Beyond Adversity

Philippe Drouin of Obvurt
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Obvurt – the Quebec-based death metal outfit featuring Philippe Drouin, a guitarist who relearned how to play left-handed after a car accident robbed him of his picking ability – have announced their first-ever full-length album, Triumph Beyond Adversity.

In a lyrical evolution from the band’s debut EP, The Beginning, which tackled Drouin’s car accident and subsequent inspirational recovery story, Triumph Beyond Adversity will explore wider themes, like the effects of the Covid pandemic and the “possibility of World War III”.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.