After another year touring all over the world, Australian fans are finally getting to see the nation’s leading progressive metal exports NE OBLIVISCARIS on home soil! It’s becoming an increasingly rare chance.
Joining NeO as their special guests are Germany’s leading post metal act, The Ocean, who bring with them a new, extended line-up that includes cellist, Dalai Theofilopoulou.
Their highly successful headline tour of Australia in early 2015 included several sold out shows and a declaration that their live show is “one of the best ever” by metalobsession.net. Their pairing with Ne Obliviscaris is surely going to have fans eager with heavy anticipation.
Local supports for each show on the tour have now been announced.
Rounding out what are guaranteed to be incredible and intimate evenings of exceptional progressive music
Opening the tour in Melbourne in breathtaking style will be I Built The Sky, featuring the guitar wizardry of Ro Stevenson. Their recently released new album, The Sky Is Not The Limit showcases some incredible, world class playing and if the ravenous response the album is receiving from the press is anything to go by, they wont be an opening band for much longer!
Adelaide’s Freedom Of Fear will please fans from all aspects of the heavy spectrum with their progressive death metal. Influences from Opeth to Morbid Angel and even Thy Art Is Murder forge to create a brutal yet intricate sound that has been transformed completely by the addition of new vocalist jade Monserrat.
In Canberra, local metallers Imperilment will deliver a set filled with big riffs and plenty of groove that fans of both Killswitch Engage and Karnivool will love. Fast and crunchy, melodic and technical. Why not have both?
Sydney’s leading experts of technical prog metal, Gods Of Eden have had a huge 12 months. Releasing their globally praised From The End Of Heaven album, being nominated for a music video award in Germany, opening for Lacuna Coil and recently being confirmed for next years Summer Slam festival in the Phillipines. With a new album in the works there is no slowing down for GoE.
Newcastle’s most prominent metallers, The Seer, have been a little quiet of late but they are set to come roaring back with their symphonic death metal. Last seen on stage in 2015, their return is eagerly anticipated.
Brisbane genre chameleons, The Stranger are a band that command attention. Their eclectic mix of prog metal, djent, folk, acoustic and funk has been captivating audiences since 2013. Their instrumental virtuosity, lyrical storytelling and energetic live show are the perfect appetiser for an evening of musical majesty.
NeO have had quite the year. In addition to their travels around the world they took on the music industry itself, challenging the status quo and how things are ‘supposed’ to work. In March they successfully launched an ambitious and one of a kind membership initiative via Patreon, a system that set out to achieve a seemingly impossible scenario in today’s music industry, for a band to make a living wage! With over $70,000 earned so far and $11,000+ in monthly subscribers NeO have turned the way the industry works on its head and transformed their career in a matter of months!
As well as fan favourites from Citadel and Portal Of I, NeO will be premiering some brand new material on this tour before they disappear to record their new album in 2017!
Friday, November 25: 170 Russell, Melbourne – w/ I Built The Sky
Saturday, November 26: Fowler’s Live, Adelaide – w/ Freedom Of Fear
Wednesday, November 30: The Basement, Canberra – w/ Imperilment
Thursday, December 1: Manning Bar, Sydney – w/ Gods Of Eden
Friday, December 2: The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – w/ The Seer
Saturday, December 3: The Brightside, Brisbane – w/ The Stranger
Sunday, December 4: Capitol, Perth – w/ Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving
Tickets on sale now!
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