Nocte Obducta is a Melodic Black Metal band from Mainz, Germany. Founded by guitarist/vocalist Marcel V.A. Traumschänder out of the remains of his first band "Desîhra" in 1995. Trademarks are a quite technical approach combined with very melancholic melodies and highly poetic German lyrics as well as many overlength-songs. Long the band suffered from constant changes in their line-up. Another "problem" that kept them well concealed in the underground scene was their often quite poor sound quality, which scared off the more mainstream listeners.