Latest news: Fri, Jun 05 2015, NE OBLIVISCARIS
NE OBLIVISCARIS are currently premiering a live video featuring a track taken from their highly acclaimed full-length 'Citadel' (2014). The pro-shot of "Curator" is streaming via the official media partners below, where you can also find new festival dates of the Australian metal visionaries.
Rock Hard (DE)
Radio Metal (FR)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Against Magazine (PT)
Metal Hammer (UK)
NE OBLIVISCARIS comment: "At the start of a week that sees us head out on the next big chapter of our world tour we are very excited to share with you the music video for our song 'Curator' taken from our new album 'Citadel'! This was shot on our last Australian headline tour in late 2014 and we are thrilled that the emotion and intensity of that journey has been captured so well in this video and cannot wait to hit the road this week to share that same energy with fans across the world in the weeks and months ahead."
The Australian wizards have furthermore announced a first batch of summer festival dates and additional concerts. More events are in the planning process, but you can view a list of already confirmed shows below.
28 Nov 14 Newcastle (AU) The Cambridge (+Beyond Creation)
29 Nov 14 Brisbane (AU) The Brightside (+Beyond Creation)
06 Dec 14 Perth (AU) Amplifier Bar
NE OBLIVISCARIS are touring in support of their brand new album 'Citadel', which has been released on November 7th and is now 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|
Releases Season of Mist
|Sat, Jul 18 2015||ES||Viveiro||Resurrection Fest|
|Tue, Jul 21 2015||SI||Tolmin||Metaldays Festival|
|Sat, Jul 25 2015||CH||Zürich||Dynamo Werk 21||+Der Weg einer Freiheit|
|Fri, Aug 07 2015||UK||Walton-on-Trent||Bloodstock Festival|
|Sat, Aug 08 2015||CZ||Jaromer||Brutal Assault|
|Sun, Aug 09 2015||PT||Vagos||Vagos Open Air|
|Thu, Aug 13 2015||DE||Dinkelsbühl||Summer Breeze Open Air|
|Fri, Aug 14 2015||RO||Rasnov||Rockstadt Extreme Fest|
|Sun, Aug 16 2015||FR||Saint-Nolff||Motocultor Open Air|