“One of the absolute best live performances I’ve seen in living memory” — NoCleanSinging.com
Australia’s foremost Kings of progressive, extreme heavy music, Ne Obliviscaris will be touring across Australia and New Zealand in February 2018 in support of their new album Urn which is set to be released on October 27.
NeO spent most of 2017 preparing for the release of Urn and this will be their first ever appearance in New Zealand, along with the first time playing to their Australian fans since December 2016 when they closed the door on their epic Citadel album campaign which saw them perform to tens of thousands of people around the world, in Asia, the Middle East, Australia, North America and Europe, including at many of the world’s biggest festivals, across 2015-16.
Urn is set to be a career defining moment. Ne Obliviscaris 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 devastatingly 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.
Urn will take Ne Obliviscaris to the next level. Outstanding musicianship meets excellent songwriting and a firework of brilliant ideas.
Friday, February 9: Fowler’s Live, Adelaide
Saturday, February 10: Max Watts, Melbourne
Wednesday, February 14: The Basement, Canberra
Thursday, February 15: The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Friday, February 16: Manning Bar, Sydney
Saturday, February 17: The Triffid, Brisbane
Wednesday, February 21: Kings Arms, Auckland
Thursday, February 22: Valhalla, Wellington
Saturday, February 24: Jack Rabbit Slim’s, Perth
Pre sale Thursday October 19 at 9am-12am local time for Patreon Members via Patreon.com/neobliviscaris
General sale Friday October 20 at 9am local time
Tickets from wildthingpresents.com
Urn will be released on October 27 on Digipak CD, Gatefold Double-LP in various colours and on Cassette
ABOUT NE OBLIVISCARIS
Founded in Melbourne in 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 their debut full-length ‘Portal of I’ (2012) reached the mainstream music press, which praised their unique array of influences and characteristic virtuoso violin.
Their second album ‘Citadel’ (2014) added 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 band have increased their reputation as an excellent live act with extensive touring literally around the globe.
The financial base for this was laid by their 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.