Latest news: Thu, Jan 08 2015, NE OBLIVISCARIS
Australian progressive metal standouts NE OBLIVISCARIS have announced a range of 2015 festival dates. In addition to their previously announced Soundwave Festival inclusion, the band has already confirmed numerous European performances at prestigious festivals including Hellfest (France), Tuska Open Air (Finland), Summer Breeze (Germany), Resurrection Fest (Spain), and more. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
Exact dates to be confirmed:
21-22 FEB Adelaide / Melbourne, AU @ Soundwave
28 FEB – 3 MAR Sydney / Brisbane, AU @ Soundwave
19-21 JUN Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
26-28 JUN Helsinki, FI @ Tuska Open Air
16-18 JUL Viveiro, ES @ Resurrection Fest
19-25 JUL Tolmin, SI @ Metaldays Festival
13-15 AUG Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze
NE OBLIVISCARIS lead guitarist Benjamin "Benji" Baret demonstrates his bountiful prowess on the E-II HORIZON-III FM RDB L/H for ESP Guitars Australia in a short clip with a solo, which can be viewed here.
NE OBLIVISCARIS have not only entered at #42 on Australia's top 50 charts and #12 on the Australian Artist Album chart category with their new album 'Citadel' as the first native metal act in many years, but also broken several ticket sale records on their recent Down Under tour with label mates BEYOND CREATION. A video with impressions from Melbourne can be viewed at this link.
NE OBLIVISCARIS are touring in support of their brand new album 'Citadel', which has been released on November 7th and is available via the Season of Mist shop and in Australia through this link. The album is also streaming in its entirety here. Artwork and track-listing can be viewed below:
"Ne Obliviscaris", which means "forget not" is the proud motto of Clan Campbell. These highlanders were as successful as ruthless and one inspiration for George R. R. Martin's "Game of Thrones". Yet the Australian band NE OBLIVISCARIS is neither dealing with folk metal nor bloody minded. It may be said that their compositions at least as complex as Scotland's history and these musicians share the adventurous spirit of Argyll's clansmen. Instead the multi-layered songs of their sophomore album "Citadel" are infusing the metal base with avant-garde approaches to jazz, flamenco, progressive rock and many more elements. NE OBLIVISCARIS display extraordinary musicianship and a depth of profound compositional abilities hardly expected from such a young group. Listening to these tracks makes it less surprising that one of Australia's most prestigious classical conservatories, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music has added 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. Already with their first demo “The Aurora Veil” (2007), NE OBLIVISCARIS garnered massive word-of-mouth prominence within the metal underground. Mainstream press caught up with “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 is ready to conquer the world. Mixed and mastered Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA), this album spells international success for NE OBLIVISCARIS in capitals. Listen well and be amazed by this brilliant “Citadel”!
|Tim Charles||violin & clear vocals|
|Benjamin Baret||lead guitar|
|Brendan 'Cygnus' Brown||bass|