Ne Obliviscaris announce more European shows

NE OBLIVISCARIS are now updating their already announced European headlining tour with many more shows. The Australian progressive extremists will be joined by freshly signed label mates VIRVUM and directly supported by American tech death outfit ALLEGAEON.

NE OBLIVISCARIS comment: “For the first time, we are finally able to bring our full 90 minute show to Europe in the form of an extensive headline tour in support of our new album, ‘URN’. We are excited to be bringing our American tour buddies ALLEGAEON along for their European debut, and one of our favourite up and coming bands, the brilliant VIRVUM. Tickets are on sale now. See you all there!”

Before coming to Europe, NE OBLIVISCARIS will tour in their native Australia and also New Zealand.

See below for a list of all currently confirmed shows worldwide.

NE OBLIVISCARIS Europe
+VIRVUM +ALLEGAEON
25 Mar 18 Dublin (IE) Voodoo Lounge
27 Mar 18 Glasgow (UK) Audio
28 Mar 18 Nottingham (UK) Rescue Rooms
29 Mar 18 Manchester (UK) Rebellion
30 Mar 18 London (UK) The Dome
31 Mar 18 Eindhoven (NL) Dynamo
01 Apr 18 Köln (DE) MTC
02 Apr 18 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
04 Apr 18 München (DE) Backstage
05 Apr 18 Leipzig (DE) Naumanns
06 Apr 18 Hamburg (DE) Headcrash
07 Apr 18 Aarhus (DK) Royal Metal Fest
08 Apr 18 Göteborg (SE) Sticky Fingers
09 Apr 18 Oslo (NO) Blå
10 Apr 18 Stockholm (SE) Fryhuset Klubben
12 Apr 18 Helsinki (FI) Nosturi
13 Apr 18 Tallinn (EE) Tapper
14 Apr 18 Vilnius (LT) Rock River Club
15 Apr 18 Poznan (PL) Pod Minoga
17 Apr 18 Bielsko Bia?a (PL) Rudeboy Club
18 Apr 18 Kosice (SK) Collosseum
19 Apr 18 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
20 Apr 18 Brno (CZ) Melodka
21 Apr 18 Wien (AT) Escape Metalcornen
22 Apr 18 Retorbido (IT) Dagda Club
23 Apr 18 Baden (CH) Kulturlokal Werkk
26 Apr 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 2
27 Apr 18 Madrid (ES) Nazca
29 Apr 18 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
01 May 18 Paris (FR) Gibus
02 May 18 Nancy (FR) L’Autre Canal

NE OBLIVISCARIS Down Under
09 Feb 18 Adelaide (AU) Fowler’s Live
10 Feb 18 Melbourne (AU) Max Watt’s
14 Feb 18 Canberra (AU) The Basement
15 Feb 18 Newcastle (AU) The Cambridge Hotel
16 Feb 18 Sydney (SU) Manning Bar
17 Feb 18 Brisbane (AU) The Triffid
21 Feb 18 Auckland (NZ) Kings Arms
22 Feb 18 Wellington (NZ) Valhalla
24 Feb 18 Perth (AU) Jack Rabbit Slim’s

NE OBLIVISCARIS will be touring in support of their latest masterpiece, ‘Urn’, which has been released on October 27th 2017.

NE OBLIVISCARIS Frontman Tim Charles commented: “Every time we head back into the studio it’s simply with the intention of being ourselves and challenging each of us in the band to continue to expand and enhance what we are capable of doing. On our new album, ‘URN’ it feels like the culmination of all of these years of hard work has come together in a way that is beyond anything we have done before and we are thrilled to present it to you today in full and look forward to sharing it with you live around the world over the coming months!”

1. Libera (Part I) – Saturnine Spheres (9:52)
2. Libera (Part II) – Ascent of Burning Moths (2:36)
3. Intra Venus (7:29)
4. Eyrie (11:51)
5. Urn (Part I) – And Within The Void We Are Breathless (7:30)
6. Urn (Part II) – As Embers Dance In Our Eyes (6:38)

Total playing time: 45:56
NE OBLIVISCARIS’ third album, ‘Urn’ is bound to be a career defining moment. The Australian extreme prog shooting stars have honed and re-balanced the key elements of their unique sound to a razor sharp musical edge. The dynamic entwining of fierce growls and emotive clean vocals, the contrast between devastating et intricate guitar riffs and thundering drums against an unleashed violin and gorgeous string parts as well as the perfect blending of epic progressive and intense extreme metal forms of expression are all marking a new peak in the steep rise of the band.

Founded in the beautiful Australian coastal city of Melbourne, Victoria in the year 2003, NE OBLIVISCARIS took the inspiration for their name from the proud motto of Clan Campbell based in Argyll, Scotland, which means “forget not”. From the start, this collective of exceptional musicians made it clear that they did not intend to follow any trends or walk on well-trodden paths. Their first demo, ‘The Aurora Veil’ (2007) had a massive impact in the metal underground far beyond the fifth continent and already their debut full-length ‘Portal of I’ (2012) reached mainstream music press, which praised a unique array of influences and the characteristic virtuoso violin.

NE OBLIVISCARIS immediately climbed remarkably higher on the ladder with sophomore opus ‘Citadel’ (2014) by adding avant-garde approaches including jazz, flamenco, progressive rock, and many other wide-ranged influences to their solid metal base.

Parallel to their success on a critical level and with an ever-growing host of die-hard fans, the Australians increased their reputation as an excellent live act with extensive touring literally around the globe. The financial base for this was laid by NE OBLIVISCARIS’ ground-breaking use of modern day crowd-funding campaigns. This includes an ongoing Patreon membership scheme under the moniker The Ne Obluminati, which is revolutionising the relationship between band and fans by using the ancient concept of patronage in today’s democratic setting.

‘Urn’ will lift NE OBLIVISCARIS to the next level. Outstanding musicianship meets excellent songwriting and a firework of brilliant ideas. Evening out the scales between extreme and progressive metal, the Aussies carve their own path. Spin ‘Urn’ on heavy rotation and NE OBLIVISCARIS will take you to a whole new dimension of musical delights.

Line-up
Xenoyr – harsh vocals
Tim Charles- violin and clean vocals
Benjamin Baret – lead and acoustic guitars
Matt Klavins – guitars
Dan Presland – drums

Guest musicians
Robin Zielhorst – bass (all tracks)
Emma Charles and Natalija May – additional violins (tracks 1, 4, and 6)
Tim Hennessy – cello (tracks 1, 3, 4, and 6)

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Australian Dark Progressive Metal band Ne Obliviscaris release acoustic video clip

NE OBLIVISCARIS have released video footage from their first-ever acoustic set at the Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne, Australia. The re-imagining of “Painters of the Tempest: Pt. II, Movement III: Curator” from their most recent album ‘Citadel’

The show was an exclusive event for the Australian progressive visionaries’ Patreon membership that was also given access to a worldwide live stream. The bands Patreon page can be accessed at the link below.

www.patreon.com/neobliviscaris

The album’s artwork, which has been designed by vocalist XEN and track-list of ‘Citadel’ can be viewed below.

1. Painters of the Tempest (Part I): Wyrmholes
2. Painters of the Tempest (Part II): Triptych Lux
• Movement I: Creator
• Movement II: Cynosure
• Movement III: Curator
3. Painters of the Tempest (Part III): Reveries from the Stained Glass Womb
4. Pyrrhic
5. Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes
6. Devour Me, Colossus (Part II): Contortions

“Ne Obliviscaris”, which means “forget not” is the proud motto of Clan Campbell. These highlanders were as successful as ruthless and served as an inspiration for George R. R. Martin’s blockbuster series “Game of Thrones”. Yet the Australian band NE OBLIVISCARIS is neither dealing with folk metal nor bloody minded. It should be mentioned though that their compositions are at least as complex as Scotland’s history. These six musicians share the adventurous spirit of Argyll’s clansmen.

The multi-layered songs of their sophomore album ‘Citadel’ are building on a foundation of harsh metal with avant-garde elements of jazz, flamenco, progressive rock, and many more. NE OBLIVISCARIS display extraordinary musicianship and a depth of profound compositional abilities, one hardly expects from such a young group.

This impression is confirmed by one of Australia’s most prestigious classical conservatories, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music adding the song “And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope” taken from NE OBLIVISCARIS’ acclaimed debut full-length ‘Portal of I’ (2012) to their teaching curriculum. The band was founded in the beautiful Australian coastal City of Melbourne, Victoria in the year 2003. Their first demo ‘The Aurora Veil’ (2007), NE OBLIVISCARIS already garnered massive word-of-mouth prominence within the metal underground. Major press caught up with the debut album ‘Portal of I’, which showcased their unique array of influences and dynamic songwriting with a virtuous violin significantly adding to the sound.

The Australians also gained a reputation as an excellent live act, while supporting DEVIN TOWNSEND, ENSLAVED, BETWEEN THE BURIED & ME, CRADLE OF FILTH among others. After a highly successful three week headline tour throughout Asia including a sold out show in Tokyo, Japan NE OBLIVISCARIS started a crowd funding campaign to support further international touring. Their target of 37.500 US Dollars was reached in only 38 hours and the final sum of 56.644 US Dollars broke the previous Australian record. With ‘Citadel’ the band has begun to conquer the world.

Mixed and mastered Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA), this album spells international success for NE OBLIVISCARIS in capitals letter. Don’t miss their shows and judge for yourself!

Current line-up
Xenoyr: harsh vocals
Tim Charles: violin & clear vocals
Benjamin Baret: lead guitar
Matt Klavins: guitar
Dan Presland: drums

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