Latest news: Thu, Nov 27 2014, NE OBLIVISCARIS
Australia's dark progressive metal visionaries NE OBLIVISCARIS are taking their home continent by storm. In the wake of their new album 'Citadel' entering at #42 on Australia's top 50 charts and #12 on the Australian Artist Album chart category, NE OBLIVISCARIS continue to break records on their ongoing Down Under tour with label mates BEYOND CREATION. Impressions from the Melbourne show can be viewed here.
NE OBLIVISCARIS sold over 700 tickets for their show at 170 Russell in Melbourne, which is the largest turnout for an Australian metal band in at least a decade, cementing their status as their country's biggest band in the extreme music genre. They were also the first metal band from Down Under to hit their national charts in many years, which put them alongside international recording artists such as FOO FIGHTERS, SLIPKNOT, TAYLOR SWIFT, KATY PERRY, and more.
Regarding their charting, NE OBLIVISCARIS commented: "When you play in a band like ours and release an album like 'Citadel', charting in the mainstream pop charts is not something you ever really consider so this is a bit surreal to us. A massive thank you to all our Australian fans for your support on this tour and buying our new album!"
A list of remaining dates can be found 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
On further news, NE OBLIVISCARIS have already been confirmed for the prestigious Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 19th to 21st, 2015 and more shows worldwide are currently being planned.
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
|Fri, Nov 28 2014||AU||Newcastle||The Cambridge||+Beyond Creation|
|Sat, Nov 29 2014||AU||Brisbane||The Brightside||+Beyond Creation|
|Sat, Dec 06 2014||AU||Perth||Amplifier Bar|