Urn Australian & New Zealand Tour For February 2018
Circles Announced As Special Guests
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 out now!
The band are excited to welcome fellow Melbourne progressive powerhouse Circles as special guests on ALL Australian shows! Circles combination of mind bending, pounding rhythms and rumbling bass lines set against butter melting vocals and razor edge guitar tones put them at the forefront of the evolution of global heavy music.
With two releases to their name, 2011’s The Compass EP and their debut full length, 2013’s Infinitas, plus 2016 single Sand & Wind, Circles have received praise from fans and critics the world over.
Their relentless tour ethic has seen them share the stage with some of the world’s most prestigious heavy and prog bands both at home and abroad.
Playing with the likes of Meshuggah and Textures at Euroblast 2013, touring Europe with the Dillinger Escape Plan, Monuments and After The Burial and at home with Fear Factory, Periphery and Polaris.
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
Tickets onsale now
*Circles not appearing
ABOUT NE OBLIVISCARIS
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.
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.