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Ne Obliviscaris bassist Brendan "Cygnus" Brown is gearing up to release a solo tech death album under the band name Infinite Density. Vocals are provided by Ben Boyle (AMDBL, Hadal Maw, Vipassi).
"Recollapse of the Universe" will officially drop at the end of July, but today you can hear opening track "Infinite Rebirth" below. Pre-orders are also online at bandcamp here and the full track listing is as follows:
1. Infinite Rebirth
2. Awakening Shantak
3. Multidimensional Unity
4. Pulses of Grandiosity
5. Recollapse of the Universe
6. System Disconnection
7. Aftermath of the Starless Abyss
8. The Culminate Zone
9. Spring on Mars More...
Pennsylvania's purveyors of metal from Black Crown Initiate premiere the title-track from their upcoming new album "Selves We Cannot Forgive", which will be out in stores July 22 via eOne Music. The band has officially welcomed Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless) to their lineup as its new guitarist. He replaces Rik Stelzpflug in the outfit. States Hauch, who has been touring with the group already:
"It’s a really rare and awesome thing if you’re able to find a group of dudes that you can genuinely get along with. It’s even more rare if your musical tastes and goals are congruent. I can definitely say that’s the case right now in Black Crown Initiate and I’m very grateful. Things are great and I’m looking forward to the the future."
Check out now "Selves We Cannot Forgive" below.
Black Crown Initiate will be out touring with Ne Obliviscaris and Starkill. Dates for which can be found below: More...
The progressive death metal gods from Ne Obliviscaris have checked in with the following update about hitting the road with Enslaved this coming fall:
"Starting September 29th we are heading back for a MASSIVE European tour as direct support to Enslaved for their 25th anniversary tour. Even more exciting is that we are doing a 1 HOUR set every night on this tour so that all our fans across Europe can see a much longer show this time around.
"This tour also includes a performance at Damnation Festival in the UK as well as more shows yet to be announced so if your city/country isn't listed below please stay tuned." More...
Dan Presland, the drummer for Australia's fast-rising progressive metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris, is streaming a live performance playthrough for the track "Devour Me, Colossus."
The video, shot while the band was in North America for the very first time, is streaming now below. Ne Obliviscaris is fresh off a first-ever North American trek, supporting latest album "Citadel."
Two days in February will probably become two of the most sought after days for metal concerts in central Texas. This is because European bands invaded the Lone Star state. First, on Friday the 12th, Cradle of Filth ravaged the Aztec Theater in San Antonio. Then, At The Gates thrashed Austin. Both shows brought in a large crowd, which was partially due to their popularity but also due to the fact that Euro bands like these just don’t tour much.
My show report on At The Gates will post soon, but first let’s look at COF’s performance at the Aztec. Due to horrendous traffic, it took me 3.5 hours to drive from Georgetown, Texas to San Antonio Friday traffic is terrible and on this day I encountered 4 wrecks and traffic stalls. I guess next time I’ll need to take off around noon on Friday to see all the bands. The drive is terrible. Once I made it to the venue Butcher Babies were halfway through their set. Other than boobs on parade, I don’t give much credence to this band. They sound very cliché for the times and there is nothing that really grabs me.
The start of Cradle Of Filth's tour with Ne Obliviscaris and Butcher Babies was postponed due to visa issues, but today the band finally arrives and the tour kicks off with all remaining dates to go ahead as planned. The Filth comments:
"United States. We have arrived in Charlotte! And already we have been to a super Walmart star destroyer!
"The nine hour flight over was supplemented by copious amounts of wine and current movies and the bus (once customs was finally cleared) was found to be very much to our liking. Dark green as opposed to the bright yellow of the European tour, and cozy enough. Masses of pictures to follow...
"Today we play The Filmore in Charlotte. Support comes from Wallaby rockstars Ne Obliviscaris and of course, the Butcher Babies. See you down the front!" More...
Cradle Of Filth's tour with Butcher Babies and Ne Obliviscaris was recently postponed due to visa problems, but now the band is officially in transit to the States, with the trek to resume on January 31st.
Ne Obliviscaris fans can still catch that band live this week though, as several headlining shows were lined up in place of the cancelled tour dates while waiting for Cradle's arrival.
Cradle Of Filth has now checked in with the following update:
"CRADLE OF FILTH ARE ON THEIR WAY TO SEE ALL THEIR US FANS!! The band will be flying out Saturday to begin the tour in Charlotte Sun 31st Jan.
"We would like once again apologize to everyone who were intending to see the band at the four cancelled shows this week in the U.S. The cancellation, ironically, was mainly down to the slow return of Dani's visa from the American Embassy in London, rather than the brutal weather. Dani has now received his visa after an agonizing wait.
"We're utterly utterly sorry for the cancellations, but it has been something that has been totally out of the band's hands. We can only hope that the rest of the tour will be as amazing as planned. Thanks once again for your understanding and see you out on the road!" More...
Already in the U.S. waiting for a new tour with Cradle Of Filth and Butcher Babies to start, the Australian avant-garde metallers from Ne Obliviscaris were left standing around with dicks firmly in hand when Cradle had to postpone the starting dates due to visa problems.
Fans of the one legitimately awesome band on this tour needn't worry though: Ne Obliviscaris has now lined up headlining shows to replace these cancelled dates! The group comments:
"Last minute HEADLINE shows in Philadelphia, Providence, and Balitmore announced! Replacing the 4 cancelled shows with Cradle of Filth due to their visa delays. Tickets $10 at the door. Spread the word! Plus an extra headline show in Fresno on Feb 19 has also been added!"
Jan. 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge w/Black Crown Initiate
Jan. 27 Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
Jan. 28 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Feb. 19 Fresno, CA @ Strummer's
Update: Ne Obliviscaris has now lined up several headlining shows to replace the cancelled starting dates of the tour. Full info available here.
The impending Ne Obliviscaris / Cradle Of Filth / Butcher Babies tour will be kicking off later than expected due to (what else?) visa issues. Ne Obliviscaris had this to say about the situation:
"Unfortunately we have received news that the first 4 shows of our tour - Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Raleigh - have been cancelled this week due to a delay in Cradle of Filth's U.S. visas.
"We personally have already landed in LA on our way to Philadelphia tonight and are shattered that we can't play to our fans in these cities... From what we understand, it is expected that this situation will be resolved in the next couple of days so that the rest of the tour goes ahead starting in Charlotte on Jan 31.
"We are so sorry to our fans in these cities who I know will be just as disappointed as we are. We are looking into options at present for any shows in the Pennsylvania tri-state and Mid-Atlantic areas in the meantime in case it's possible to get a show happening on such extremely short notice, and will keep you guys updated as soon as there is more news on our end. Either way, we are here in America, with our Visa's in hand, staying positive and ready to play for you all." More...
Metal and gaming scribe Ty Arthur (xFiruath of Metalunderground.com/GameSkinny) today unleashes his debut novel “Empty” via Mirror Matter Press.
Following a string of short story anthology appearances, this long-awaited standalone sci-fi / horror tome is now available at Amazon here.
Down-on-his-luck, stuck performing punishment duty in the lower levels of the Penrose, Junior Engineer 3rd Class Hansen wants nothing more than to see the wreckage of a newly discovered ship dating back to man's earliest deep space explorations. The engineer is about to get his wish, and in the process come face-to-face with a long-dormant horror waiting patiently for the perfect vessel. What he'll uncover in the darkness will threaten to consume him, body and soul.
Arthur had this to say about his inaugural solo work:
“While the themes of 'Empty' draw heavily from personal experiences, it should come as no surprise that extreme metal was a major inspiration for me, and there wasn't a single moment of writing when I didn't have the headphones on, exploring the outer reaches of space through music. Special thanks in particular are due to Augury, Ne Obliviscaris, and Stagnant Waters for the epic and discordant tracks that acted as a soundtrack to those writing sessions.
“Although on the surface 'Empty' is about horrible things discovered out in the depths of space, I think metal fans in particular will be able to identify with the main character and underlying story dealing with the isolation of being different and separated from the herd.
“In the same way the music propelled me forward and inspired my writing, I hope one day 'Empty' inspires a metal band to write a sci-fi album so it can all come full circle.”
The author's recommended listening playlist to go along with a reading of “Empty” consists of: More...
Following a huge year in 2015, which saw the band release sophomore album, "Take It Like A Man," Butcher Babies will start 2016 as direct support to the metal titans Cradle Of Filth on the "Inquisitional Torture" tour. Rounding out the lineup is Australian progressive metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris.
Speaking about the upcoming run in North America, Heidi Shepherd (vocals) comments: "Touring with Cradle of Filth is a dream come true for me. Dani’s vocal are a huge inspiration for some of my vocal techniques. As for Butcher Babies, we are re-vamping our show to bring fans a whole new BB experience for 2016. Diving into another year of touring, we are excited to present another evolution of the band."
Carla Harvey (vocals) adds, "There has been overwhelmingly positive fan feedback and anticipation for this upcoming run with Cradle of Filth! We are so excited to be touring with such a legendary black metal band...horns up!"
Latest Butcher Babies album, "Take It Like A Man," was released on August 21st, 2015 via Century Media Records. More...
Dan Presland, the drummer of Australian progressive metal visionaries Ne Obliviscaris, is streaming a playthrough video for the track "Devour Me, Colossus." The footage was filmed during the band's recent European tour with Cradle Of Filth and can be seen below.
Ne Obliviscaris recently announced a first-ever North American tour. The "Inquisitional Tourture" 2016 tour begins on January 26th in Philadelphia, PA and sees the band supporting Cradle Of Filth and Butcher Babies across the U.S. and Canada. Dates are available after the jump. More...
Australian progressive metal band Ne Obliviscaris has checked in with the following recap of recent tour dates across Europe:
"Thank you Europe! Thank you to all the fans that came out to all 33 shows on this tour over the past 6+ weeks! It has been an incredible experience for us and we are so excited to see our fan base growing every day across your great continent. It was awesome getting a chance to meet so many of you at the shows, in the crowd and hanging out at the merch desk. We are already looking at options to get us back to Europe again ASAP so hopefully this is not goodbye for too long.
"Thank you Cradle of Filth! (Richard Shaw - Guitarist, Schoolcraft, Marek 'Ashok' Smerda, Dani Filth, Daniel Firth Music, Martin Marthus Škaroupka) It was such an honour to tour with a band we have so much respect for and to be given the opportunity to play to so many new people every night that hadn't heard us before. 33 shows down and another 30+ to go in North America starting January 26! We can't wait. Also a big thank you to Big M and the Crewdle of Filth for everything they did for us along the way. More...
Ne Obliviscaris just announced a long-awaited North American tour so fans can experience the avant-garde metal mayhem stateside!
The 2016 "Inquisitional Tourture" run begins on January 26 in Philadelphia, PA and sees the band supporting Cradle Of Filth and Butcher Babies across the U.S. and Canada. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Ne Obliviscaris is touring in support of acclaimed latest album "Citadel" (reviewed here). The band is already on a European tour - also with Cradle of Filth - that will run through December 3, 2015. Full upcoming Ne Obliviscaris tour dates are available below. More...
Brendan "Cygnus" Brown, bassist of the Australian progressive metal visionaries Ne Obliviscaris, is streaming a playthrough video of the track "Painters of the Tempest (Part II) Triptych Lux." Regarding the video, Brendan comments:
"I have had many requests to do a play through of this song. It's the most challenging song for me. Given it's length, dynamics and attention to detail. The track was recorded straight from AXE FX into protools 8. Sony HDR-CX130 camera linked up in Sony Vegas 11. So hard to line up perfectly. Sorry for the minuscule delay!"
The Australian progressive metal visionaries Ne Obliviscaris have announced a headlining tour of their home country. The "Return to the Citadel Tour" begins on December 3, and a full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
The "Return to the Citadel Tour" marks the band's first shows in Australia since appearances at Soundwave Festival in February, and the "Citadel" (reviewed here) debut on the Australian Recording Industry Association Pop Charts at #42.
Ne Obliviscaris also recently announced a Fall European tour as support to Cradle Of Filth. The "Inquisitional Tourture 2015" begins on a October 16, and sees the band kicking off a month long trek, traveling across 16 different countries. More...
Cradle Of Filth has set up an online competition with various partners in Europe and the U.K. in order to find suitable support bands for the upcoming "Inquisitional Tourture" in October/November.
If you feel your band has what it takes to open for Dani & his crew of hellhounds, surf to this location and fill out the form to take part. Commented mainman Dani Filth:
"This is a really cool idea that has worked for us previously touring in Australia, wherein Ne Obliviscaris won a slot, and now they're special guests to the entire tour and playing festivals all round the globe. It is also reminiscent of the chance we were given by others to play in our early days as a band, so it's an honour to pass the opportunity onto fresh talent.
"Plus we get to check out a huge bunch of up and coming music, as do the magazines sponsoring this, so all-in-all its a win/win situation. That is of course unless you lose! Still, worth the punt methinks, these shows are going to be adrenaline-fuelled rushes of pure raucous Metal insanity, for sure!" More...
The Australian progressive metal standouts from Ne Obliviscaris have announced a new European tour to begin in the fall, after just wrapping up a summer European trek.
The "Inquisitional Tourture 2015" trek begins on a October 16, and sees the band kicking off a month long run traveling across 16 different countries as main support to Cradle Of Filth. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Regarding the new tour, Ne Obliviscaris comments: "So we aren't even home yet from our European summer festival tour (we are actually sitting on the plane right now on the way back to Australia) but have loved our time in Europe so much that we have already booked in another tour to come see you all again!"
The band continues: "We are very excited to announce that we will be main support to Cradle of Filth on their album tour from Oct 16-Nov 26 taking in shows in England, Scotland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. See you guys there!" More...
The Australian progressive metal standouts from Ne Obliviscaris are kicking off the second leg of their European tour and previously announced range of 2015 festival dates tonight in the UK.
A full list of confirmed tour dates, including performances at Bloodstock Open Air, Brutal Assault, Summer Breeze and more, can be found after the jump. Ne Obliviscaris also just released a live video shot during the band's Graspop performance this year - check it out below.
Regarding the tour, Ne Obliviscaris comments: "Greetings from the UK! We are getting ready for a huge set of festivals over the next week, which includes Bloodstock (UK), Brutal Assault (Czech Republic), Vagos Open Air (Portugal), Summer Breeze (Germany), Rockstadt (Romania) and Motocultor (France)! It's been unbelievable to play so many huge festivals our first time ever in Europe and we have been blown away by the incredible support from everyone at the shows!
"If you want to get an idea of what you're in for at all these upcoming festivals, or want to relive the memories, or if you need something to tide you over until we announce a tour in your country, then make sure you check out this video we have put together of our time at Graspop Metal Meeting in June! It is EPIC!" More...
The Graspop Metal Meeting festival, held annually in the small Belgian town of Dessel, has become one of the highlights of the metal calendar, along with such festivals as Wacken Open Air and Hellfest and this year, the event proved how successful it is by celebrating it's twentieth edition. It was certainly a special way to mark the occassion, booking a number of bands who had never played the festival before but who fans had been clamouring to see. It has always traditionally catered to head bangers of all ages, bringing in bands from the early days of metal to the stars of today, as well as up and comers. Before we go any further, it should be noted that due to scheduling conflicts, some big names either will not be covered in this review, or only mentioned briefly, so don't be disappointed if your favourite band doesn't get the treatment you want, if at all. So, with all that said, just how good can a metal festival in the Flemish region be? Read on, MacDuff.
Arriving on the Thursday, the camp site seemed to be smoother than ever to get in to than previous years. Whether this is because the staff have further improved the planning of the grounds, metal heads have become friendlier over the past four years, or because I've been put on medication since my last visit, we'll never know. Anyway, the general atmosphere at Graspop was, as per usual, a very relaxed one, with people from all over the world coming to listen to and celebrate the music they love so dearly. There are some bands performing on this day too, mostly cover acts such as The Art of Pantera and Diolegacy. It's a good way to get introduced to the festival grounds, get some tokens (imagine Disney money but with skulls on,) and familiarise yourself with the stages, food stalls and the cafe, which is more of a pub with Warlock on full blast.
On to the most important thing however, the music. Kicking off the main stage, or rather, the second main stage as the festival now has two, was hard rock supergroup, The Dead Daisies. The band features a collective of solid names such as Marco Mendoza, Dizzy Reed and former Motley Crue vocalist, John Corabi. Looking at the bands on the members resume such as Guns N Roses, Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake, their good time, hard rocking sound was pretty much what one would expect. This does not, however, stop them from doing their job of getting people on their feet, putting smiles on faces and generally bringing a great vibe to the event that is so vital in making sure a festival gets off to a good start. They're not just a party act either, they've got some genuinly good songs and a number of people seemed to be a little surprised how much they enjoyed the set. Bottom line: If you want to party like it's 1985, go see the Dead Daisies. You'll be glad you did. More...