Ne Obliviscaris

Melodic Black Metal - Australia

Ne Obliviscaris Band

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 & clear vocals
  • Benjamin Baret : lead guitar
  • Matt Klavins : guitar
  • Dan Presland : drums
  • Martino Garattoni : bass
Urn
Posted on October 1, 2019

NE OBLIVISCARIS drummer Dan Presland has shared a playthrough clip for the song “Intra Venus” via his own YouTube channel. Taken from 2017’s release, ‘Urn’, “Intra Venus” was awarded the Independent Music Award in the Metal/Hardcore song category back in June of this year!

Posted on May 2, 2019

Progressive metal masters NE OBLIVISCARIS will soon be embarking on their previously announced tour dates in Australia with label mates BEYOND CREATION. In conjunction with the upcoming trek, the band has shared pro-shot live video footage from their concert in Montreal from October 10, 2018. The clip, which was recorded and edited by Dr. Light Productions, can be viewed below!

Posted on October 30, 2018

Australian prog metal master NE OBLIVISCARIS have embarked on their European trek with IHSAHN and ASTROSAUR. The tour started yesterday in Sweden and will end on November 11, in Hungary. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Posted on September 18, 2018

Fresh off their heels from a wildly successful tour across Mexico, NE OBLIVISCARIS have finally embarked on their long-awaited North American tour. Many of these dates sees them playing alongside WINTERSUN and SARAH LONGFIELD. See the full list of tour dates below.

See all Ne Obliviscaris news