Australian progressive metal standouts NE OBLIVISCARIS have announced a range of 2015 festival dates. In addition to their previously announced Soundwave Festival inclusion, the band have added numerous European Festival performances including Hellfest (France), Tuska Open Air (Finland), Summer Breeze (Germany), Resurrection Fest (Spain), and more. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
NE OBLIVISCARIS is streaming a guitar solo video with ESP Guitars here. The video showcases guitarist Benjamin Baret playing the lead solo off of “Movement II: Cynosure” (part of the larger composition, “Painters of the Tempest Pt. II – Triptych Lux”).
“Painters of the Tempest Pt. II – Triptych Lux” is taken from the NE OBLIVISCARIS new album, ‘Citadel’, on Season Of Mist. The album, which has been called “a game changer” (Sputnik Music), and complex, mind-bending metal” (Decibel Magazine) is streaming here.
NE OBLIVISCARIS have seen ‘Citadel’ debut at #42 on Australia’s top 50 charts and #12 on the Australian Artist Album Chart category. The ARIA (Australian recording industry association) chart, Australia’s equivalent of North America’s Billboard, sees the band positioned alongside international recording artists ranging from the FOO FIGHTERS to SLIPKNOT, TAYLOR SWIFT, KATY PERRY, and more.
NE OBLIVISCARIS have also released footage taken from their recent headlining tour in Australia here. Footage of the tour comes from the band’s recent shows in Launceston, Melbourne, and Adelaide.
1. Painters of the Tempest (Part I): Wyrmholes
2. Painters of the Tempest (Part II): Triptych Lux
Movement I: Creator
Movment II: Cynosure
Movement III: Curator
3. Painters of the Tempest (Part III): Reveries from the Stained Glass Womb
5. Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes
6. Devour Me, Colossus (Part II): Contortions
With adventurous, progressive, and nuanced compositions NE OBLIVISCARIS is a band with profound depth and a musical proficiency at the highest levels. With their first demo ‘The Aurora Veil’ in 2007, NE OBLIVISCARIS garnered significant word-of-mouth within the metal underground. In 2012, their self produced debut album, ‘Portal of I’ showcased their unique array of influences and dynamic songwriting, and sent shock waves through the metal underground once again. Met with even more praise, ‘Portal of I’ made several “Best of 2012″ lists (Metal Hammer Germany (January issue), No Clean Singing, Metal Injection)
NE OBLIVISCARIS tour dates:
2/21-22 Adelaide / Melbourne, AU @ Soundwave
2/28-3/1 Sydney / Brisbane, AU @ Soundwave
6/19-21 Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
6/26-28 Helsinki, FI @ Tuska Open Air
7/16-18 Viveiro, ES @ Resurrection Fest
7/19-25 Tolmin, SI @ Metaldays Festival
8/13-15 Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze