Ne Obliviscaris drummer Dan Presland has shared a drum play-through video for the songs “Urn (Part I & II)” via Sick Drummer Magazine!
Check it out here, below:
Ne Obliviscaris will soon be embarking on their previously announced tour dates in Australia with label mates Beyond Creation. In conjunction with the upcoming trek, the band has shared pro-shot live video footage from their concert in Montreal from October 10, 2018.
Australia tour dates with Beyond Creation, Caligula’s Horse, Allegaeon and Rivers of Nihil:
09 May 19 Adelaide (AU) Lion Arts Factory
10 May 19 Melbourne (AU) 170 Russell
11 May 19 Sydney (AU) Manning Bar
12 May 19 Brisbane (AU) The Triffio
01 Jun 19 Nijmegen (NL) Fortarock 2019
22 Jun 19 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting 2019
Vocalist/violinist Tim Charles states this about the live show:
“Our live show is to us is such a vital part of what we do. That chance to really feel the connection between you and the audience through the music is something so special. It’s what we live for. When performing in Montreal last October we had the chance to film the show and are pleased to release this live video of two songs – ‘Libera Pt 1/Urn Pt 2.’ We are excited to get back on the road playing here in Australia in a couple weeks time alongside some amazing bands for what is going to be our biggest ever headline shows anywhere in the world, before heading back to Europe for a festival tour in June as well. We hope you enjoy the video and that we see you at a live show sometime soon!”
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
Martino Garattoni: bass
Dan Presland: drums
Robin Zielhorst: bass (all tracks)
Tim Hennessy: cello (tracks 1, 3, 4, and 6)
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, USA
Gatefold Double-LP in various colors
Check out the drum play-through for the songs called “Urn (Part I & II)” here, enjoy it:
Check out the live performance of the band, and the video was made by Dr. Light Productions here, enjoy it: