Ne Obliviscaris have announced new US tour dates in support of their latest release ”Urn” this autumn. The Australian progressive extremists will kick of the “North American Forest Tour” in Philadelphia (PA) on September 14th and will make their way through the US and Canada alongside Wintersun and label-mate Sarah Longfiled.
A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Ne Obliviscaris will be touring the US in support of their latest masterpiece, ”Urn”, which has been released on October 27th, 2017.
Ne Obliviscaris US tour dates with Sarah Longfiled and Wintersun:
14 Sep 18 Philadelphia, PA (US) TLA
15 Sep 18 Greensboro, NC (US) Blind Tiger
17 Sep 18 Atlanta, GA (US) The Loft
19 Sep 18 Dallas, TX (US) GMB&G
20 Sep 18 San Antonio, TX (US) Alamo City Music Hall
22 Sep 18 Phoenix, AZ (US) Club Red
23 Sep 18 Los Angeles, CA (US) Mayan
24 Sep 18 San Francisco, CA (US) The Regency Ballroom
26 Sep 18 Seattle, WA (US) Club Sur Rocks
27 Sep 18 Vancouver, BC (US) The Vogue Theater
29 Sep 18 Calgary, AB (US) Gateway
30 Sep 18 Edmonton, AB (US) Starlite
02 Oct 18 Salt Lake City, UT (US) Metro
03 Oct 18 Denver, CO (US) Gothic Theater
05 Oct 18 Minneapolis, MN (US) Skyway Theater
06 Oct 18 Chicago, IL (US) Bottom Lounge
07 Oct 18 Detroit, MI (US) Majestic
09 Oct 18 Toronto, ON (CA) Opera House
10 Oct 18 Montreal, QC (CA) Club Soda
12 Oct 18 Baltimore, MD (US) Baltimore Soundstage
13 Oct 18 Worcester, MA (US) The Palladium/Rock & Shock
14 Oct 18 New York, NY (US) Irving Plaza
1. Libera (Part I) – Saturnine Spheres (9:52)
2. Libera (Part II) – Ascent of Burning Moths (2:36)
3. Intra Venus (7:29)
4. Eyrie (11:51)
5. Urn (Part I) – And Within The Void We Are Breathless (7:30)
6. Urn (Part II) – As Embers Dance In Our Eyes (6:38)
Total playing time: 45:56
Ne Obliviscaris third album, ”Urn” is bound to be a career-defining moment. The Australian extreme prog shooting stars 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 devastating et 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.
Founded in the beautiful Australian coastal city of Melbourne, Victoria in the year 2003, Ne Obliviscaris ook 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 already their debut full-length ”Portal of I” (2012) reached mainstream music press, which praised a unique array of influences and the characteristic virtuoso violin.
Ne Obliviscaris immediately climbed remarkably higher on the ladder with sophomore opus ”Citadel”(2014) by adding 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 Australians increased their reputation as an excellent live act with extensive touring literally around the globe. The financial base for this was laid by Ne Obliviscaris ‘ ground-breaking use of modern-day crowd-funding campaigns. This includes an ongoing Patreon membership scheme under the moniker The Ne Obluminati, which is revolutionizing the relationship between band and fans by using the ancient concept of patronage in today’s democratic setting.
”Urn” will lift Ne Obliviscaris to the next level. Outstanding musicianship meets excellent songwriting and a firework of brilliant ideas. Evening out the scales between extreme and progressive metal, the Aussies carve their own path. Spin ‘Urn’ on heavy rotation and Ne Obliviscaris will take you to a whole new dimension of musical delights.
Xenoyr – harsh vocals
Tim Charles- violin and clean vocals
Benjamin Baret – lead and acoustic guitars
Matt Klavins – guitars
Dan Presland – drums
Robin Zielhorst – bass (all tracks)
Emma Charles and Natalija May – additional violins (tracks 1, 4, and 6)
Tim Hennessy – cello (tracks 1, 3, 4, and 6)Recording:
Troy McCosker and Ne Obliviscaris at Pony Music, Melbourne, Australia
Clean vocals recorded at Audiohammer Studios, Florida, USAMix & Mastering:
Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios, Florida, USAArtwork: Xenoyr
North America: firstname.lastname@example.org
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