Latest news: Thu, Jan 19 2017, NE OBLIVISCARIS
Australian progressive metal visionaries NE OBLIVISCARIS have announced the re-release of their long sold out EPs 'Sarabande to Nihil' and 'Hiraeth' for subscribers to their Patreon campaign.
The out of print EPs feature re-recorded tracks from the band's early years and the 'Portal of I' era which was initially sold out in 2014 and have been out of print ever since. There are no plans to release these in any other format, so participating in this pledge drive is the only chance to hear these very special recordings.
NE OBLIVISCARIS vocalist and founding member Tim Charles discusses the campaign at greater length here!
The artwork and tracklist for 'Sarabande to Nihil' and 'Hiraeth' can be found below
1. Upon the Tongue of Eloquence
2. When the Black Hands Dance
3. All the Scarlet Tears
1. Within the Chamber of Stars
2. Felo de Se
3. Beyond the Hourglass
As part of their campaign, NE OBLIVISCARIS are aiming to become the first band to crowdfund a full-time wage and have announced a membership drive that will run until the end of February with the aim to hit their target. Regarding the campaign, the band comments, “Should you want to take part, you can change your pledge up & down month to month as your personal finances permit. All we are asking is that if you love our music, get involved, pledge via Patreon, get loads of stuff from us in return and help us make our dream of doing this band for a living a reality!”
Join NE OBLIVISCARIS on their official Facebook page!
"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|
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