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Ne Obliviscaris

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Ne Oblivscaris Streaming New Song

The Australian metal visionaries in Ne Obliviscaris are streaming new music taken from their upcoming full-length, "Citadel."

The virtuousic acoustic segment "Reveries from the Stained Glass Womb" can be heard below, courtesy of Sea Of Tranquility.

"Reveries from the Stained Glass Womb" is a movement that follows the first track released by the band titled "Curator," which can be heard here. The new album is due out November 11th and the track listing is as follows:

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
4. Pyrrhic
5. Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes
6. Devour Me, Colossus (Part II): Contortions More...

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Ne Obliviscaris To Play Soundwave Fest

The Australian metal visionaries from Ne Obliviscaris will take part in the 2015 edition of Australia's Soundwave Festival.

Soundwave begins in February 2015 and sees Ne Obliviscaris play alongside Faith No More, Sound Garden, Lamb Of God, and more.

Ne Obliscaris will be touring in support of upcoming full-length "Citadel," due out through Season of Mist in North America on Nov. 11 (Nov. 7 worldwide).

The band has also announced a headlining Australia trek. The tour sees the band play alongside labelmates Beyond Creation, and travels through six cities throughout Australia. Catch the band live:

11/21 Melbourne, AU @ 170 Russel
11/22 Adelaide, AU @ Uni Bar
11/26 Canberra, AU @ The Basement
11/27 Sydney, AU @ The Bald Faced Stag
11/28 New Castle, UK @ The Cambridge
11/29 Brisbane, AU @ The Brightside
12/06 Perth, AU @ Amplifier Bar
2/21-22/2015 Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, AU @ Soundwave Festival More...

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Ne Obliviscaris Posts New Track Online

The Australian metal visionaries in Ne Obliviscaris have announced the details of their new album, titled "Citadel," that will be released by Season of Mist in North America on November 11th (November 7th worldwide).

A new track, titled "Curator," is streaming below, courtesy of Revolver Magazine. The album's track listing is as follows:

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
4. Pyrrhic
5. Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes
6. Devour Me, Colossus (Part II): Contortions

On June 30th, Ne Obliviscaris announced a crowd funding campaign through Pozible.com for a world tour with a campaign goal of $40,000. The band raised the money in merely 38 hours. Ne Obliviscaris continued the campaign thereafter, and 10 days later, topped Eskimo Joe's previous record of $60,736, having raised $61,752 with still another 49 days to go in the campaign.

Pozible co-founder and Director, Rick Chen commented on the band's stunning achievement: "We are thrilled to see a growing number of music projects successfully reaching their target on Pozible and love the diversity of our audience and their tastes in music. It's great to see that Ne Obliviscaris, a progressive metal band with a classical violinist have such a strong support base that they not only join Edo and Jo's Chant and Meditation and Eskimo Joe in our top five biggest ever music campaigns they are leading the charge as the biggest-ever." More...

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Ne Obliviscaris Unveils New Album Cover

The Australian metal wizards in Ne Obliviscaris have finally announced a proper follow-up to the "Portal Of I" album (reviewed here), which netted the band a spot on our best newcomers of 2012 list.

Ne Obliviscaris will release forthcoming album (and Season of Mist debut) "Citadel" on November 7th (November 11th in North America). Further details are forthcoming, but for now check out the cover artwork below. More...

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Ne Obliviscaris Seeking Crowd Funds For World Tour

Australian avant-garde metal band Ne Obliviscaris has launched a crowd funding campaign for an upcoming world tour. You can find all the perks and contribute to the campaign at this location. The band also comments:

"Help us reach our target of $40,000 AUD and we GUARANTEE tours to Europe, UK, North America, Australia, India, Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, South East Asia & more will take place, but we need your help to make all these shows become a reality.

"If we raise more than our target we'll use the extra money to add more shows in more cities in more countries!

"As part of the rewards we are doing a collectors edition EP limited to only 300 copies. All details in the Pozible link!" More...

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Ne Obliviscaris Arrives In Japan

Australia's Ne Obliviscaris will be kicking off an Asian tour on August 20th, and the band has now checked in with the following announcement about officially reaching Japan:

"Arrived safely in Japan! Unfortunately half our gear got left in Hong Kong... But alas they assure us we'll have it tomorrow. Lucky we start out trip with a day off tomorrow!"

The band is touring in support of the "Portal of I" full-length (reviewed here). The band is currently in the middle of writing a Season of Mist debut with plans to record in late 2013. Catch Ne Obliscaris live:

20 Aug 13 Aichi, Nagoya (JP) Tight Rope
21 Aug 13 Shinjuku, Tokyo (JP) WildSide
23 Aug 13 Wuhan (CN) Vox
24 Aug 13 Guangzhou (CN) T-Union
25 Aug 13 Shenzhen (CN) B10
28 Aug 13 Hong Kong (CN) Hidden Agenda
30 Aug 13 Taipei (TW) The Wall
01 Sep 13 Bangkok (TH) Harmonica More...

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Ne Obliviscaris Announces Asian Shows

Australian metal act Ne Obliviscaris, which we nominated as one of the best newcomers of 2012, has announced a new headlining South East Asia tour.

The trek starts on August 20th in Nagoya, Japan and will travel for two weeks before ending in Bangkok, Thailand on September 9th. A full list of tour dates can be found below. The band is currently touring in support of "Portal of I" (reviewed here). The band is currently in the middle of writing a Season of Mist debut with plans to record in late 2013.

In other news, Ne Oblivscaris recently saw the song "And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope" included in a teaching curriculum at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The song will undergo a compositional analysis by Professor Matthew Hindson, Chair of Composition at the conservatorium.

20 Aug 13 Aichi, Nagoya (JP) Tight Rope
21 Aug 13 Shinjuku, Tokyo (JP) WildSide
23 Aug 13 Wuhan (CN) Vox
24 Aug 13 Guangzhou (CN) T-Union
25 Aug 13 Shenzhen (CN) B10
28 Aug 13 Hong Kong (CN) Hidden Agenda
30 Aug 13 Taipei (TW) The Wall
01 Sep 13 Bangkok (TH) Harmonica

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Ne Obliviscaris Announces Asian Shows

Australian metal act Ne Obliviscaris, which we nominated as one of the best newcomers of 2012, has announced a new headlining South East Asia tour.

The trek starts on August 20th in Nagoya, Japan and will travel for two weeks before ending in Bangkok, Thailand on September 9th. A full list of tour dates can be found below. The band is currently touring in support of "Portal of I" (reviewed here). The band is currently in the middle of writing a Season of Mist debut with plans to record in late 2013.

In other news, Ne Oblivscaris recently saw the song "And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope" included in a teaching curriculum at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The song will undergo a compositional analysis by Professor Matthew Hindson, Chair of Composition at the conservatorium.

20 Aug 13 Aichi, Nagoya (JP) Tight Rope
21 Aug 13 Shinjuku, Tokyo (JP) WildSide
23 Aug 13 Wuhan (CN) Vox
24 Aug 13 Guangzhou (CN) T-Union
25 Aug 13 Shenzhen (CN) B10
28 Aug 13 Hong Kong (CN) Hidden Agenda
30 Aug 13 Taipei (TW) The Wall
01 Sep 13 Bangkok (TH) Harmonica

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Ne Obliviscaris Track Added To Music Curriculum

Australian visionary metal act Ne Oblivscaris, which was nominated as one of the best newcomers of 2012 in our annual awards, has now seen the song "And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope" included in a teaching curriculum at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

The song will undergo a compositional analysis by Professor Matthew Hindson, Chair of Composition at the Conservatorium. Matthew Hindson is a classical composer whose works have been performed by ensembles and orchestras throughout the world. His recent ballet music, for example, has been presented by such companies as the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet and the National Ballet of Japan.

Professor Hindson commented on the event, saying: "I will be presenting 'And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope' to the composition students at the Conservatorium next semester as an exemplar in structure, mixing timbres, meters, modes, how to approach virtuosity, sound and noise, extended performance and techniques. The students will need to study 2 technical aspects of what Ne Obliviscaris have done in their music, and then use these techniques in their own classical music compositions."

The Professor continues: "It is my pleasure to introduce such high quality music making to our students, alongside other music by composers including Beethoven, Gershwin, Steve Reich and Peter Sculthorpe. Musicians deserve to hear the music of Ne Obliviscaris, and the music of many other metal bands, in order to appreciate the compositional complexity that lies within it, no matter what their musical tastes." More...

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Ne Obliviscaris Streaming Full Album Online

Ne Obliviscaris, which we nominated as one of the best newcomers of 2012 for our year-end awards, recently signed to Season of Mist to release a new album.

The band has now checked in with the following announcement about streaming the previous "Portal of I" album (reviewed here) online in its entirety:

"Aural Music/Code 666 has made our album 'Portal Of I' available to stream IN FULL for the next week via their bandcamp page! So if you haven't bought a copy yet and want to hear it before you buy it, click on the link and have a listen!" More...

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Ne Obliviscaris Signs With Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Australian progressive, extreme metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris, which was included in our list of "Best Newcomers" of 2012. The band released the full-length album "Portal of I" (reviewed here) last year. Season of Mist comments:

"The band stands on their own by infusing their metal with western art music, jazz, and flamenco. With adventurous, progressive and nuanced compositions often exceeding ten minutes in length, Ne Obliviscaris add profound depth to a musical proficiency which reaches the highest levels."

The group released the following statement: “For us as a band, signing to Season of Mist, one of the best independent metal labels in the world, a label which roster includes some of our all time favourite bands and influences, is quite surreal. We worked for many years to get our debut album 'Portal Of I' out there for the world to hear and for its reception to have been so overwhelmingly positive, and for a label like this to not only love our music, but believe we can go places in the worldwide metal scene is incredible.

"It is one of those things that just gives us even more motivation to keep composing and performing and trying to take Ne Obliviscaris as far as we can to as many people across the world as possible. We're currently in the middle of writing our next album with plans to record late 2013 and we can't wait to get it out there to the world and take that next step in partnership with Season of Mist.”

The band is currently in the middle of writing for a Season of Mist debut with plans to record late 2013.

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Best Newcomers Of 2012 Explored

There are a slew of new heavy metal bands popping up across the globe covering just about every imaginable sound, and plenty more appearing on the horizon. Thanks to easy access to digital tools and online methods of music distribution the metal scene as a whole has an exploding population, and every year we try to keep up with the best new talent in our year-end “best of” awards.

To help get you acquainted with the best new metal out there, we’ll be briefly covering the bands nominated by our contributors for the “Best Newcomer” category of Metalunderground.com’s recent 2012 awards.

Content manager xFiruath nominated the following acts for best newcomer of 2012: Nothnegal, Dodecahedron, Ne Obliviscaris, Kuolemanlaakso, and Abiotic.

Nothnegal

Unless we’re talking about a newly created band consisting of already-established members of the scene or some form of supergroup, it isn’t often that a completely new act launches an absolutely stellar debut album. On its first full-length expedition, the Maldives act Nothnegal twisted together melodic death metal, industrial, and symphonic elements into something unique and refreshing. Even when throwing in a few tracks with clean singing the heaviness never lets up, and the story of man vs. machine works very well with the musical style.

Recognizing these rising stars of the metal scene, the members of the band were even given an award by their nation’s president. Luckily Nothnegal isn’t taking any down time and is already working on a new album, which will reportedly include traditional instruments from the Maldives. It’ll be interesting to see where the band goes with that sort of sound, as the “Decadence” album didn’t have even a trace of a folk metal vibe. There’s no doubt about it – this is a group to look out for in the coming year and beyond.

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Unearthing More Of The Genre Blending Underground

Although there may be stagnation in many areas of the heavy music scene, particularly at the most visible and mainstream levels, such is not the case with a swath of metal’s underground sector.

Sure, there are dime a dozen bands that all sound the same and use the exact same breakdown of low growls and clean singing (you know which ones I’m talking about – they like to call themselves “melodic hardcore” or “post-something or other”). There are even plenty of groups that claim they transcend genre or don’t care about sub-genre tags because “music is music” - and this is frequently a warning sign what you are about to hear will suck, hard, and very likely be a copy of something else that was just as lame.

But if you skim off that top layer of bafflingly-popular gunk, there are bands to be found that genuinely ignore borders between styles and let a wide range of genres seep into each other, creating unique and interesting sounds.

In previous Unearthing columns we’ve looked at a few metal bands that blend different genres or ignore metal trends as well as experimental or avant-garde acts, and today we’ll unearth three more outfits in those categories. These are musicians that don’t mind getting some prog in their death metal or some black metal in their electronica, and they’ll even play with mainstream elements while still hitting the extreme notes without skipping a beat.

Blutmond

This Swiss avant-garde outfit has three full-length releases under its belt, with the new album “The Revolution is Dead!” (review coming soon) just dropping last month through Code666 Records. Despite the title’s claim, the metal revolution certainly isn’t dead, as Blutmond plays with just about everything that can be found in the musician’s toolkit: black metal collides with saxophone, female vocals, and even some goth and industrial elements.

As a statement from the band itself recently said, the latest album is “a roller coaster of mindfucked hate songs full of love and lots of lost dreams.” This is a group worth checking out for fans of Oblomov, Furia, or black metal bands that all around don’t give a good goddamn about remaining “trve” or “kvlt.” Four tracks from “The Revolution is Dead!” can be heard through the player below.

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Ne Obliviscaris Announces Return Of Dan Presland

Progressive extreme metal act Ne Obliviscaris has issued the following announcement about Dan Presland coming on as the band's drummer:

“It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that Dan Presland is returning as the drummer for Ne Obliviscaris.

"We would like to offer a huge thanks to Nelson Barnes, who did an incredible job in all the shows in the 6 months he was playing with Ne Obliviscaris. We’re sure that he’s headed for big things with his band ‘The Schoenberg Automaton’ and wish him all the best into the future. In the end, the decision to bring Dan back was less to do with Nelson and more to do with the fact that we never really wanted to part ways with Dan in the first place and have such great chemistry working together.

"Dan was our drummer from our early days, right up to and including the recording of Portal Of I, (2005-2011), and in the end an incredibly difficult year last year, where the whole future of the band was in doubt with Benji stuck in France and no clear future in sight, took it’s toll on everyone and Dan moving on was one of the results of that.

"For us, this feels a bit like getting back together with your ex-wife. We have such a long history together, so many great memories and much love for each other, and despite some ups and downs, everyone is as determined as ever to make it all work. Dan has already started rehearsing again with the band and will be playing drums on our upcoming Australian tour starting on September 7. We’ve also started writing material for album #2 already, and are incredibly excited about working together again and with the way the new material is coming along thus far. See you on tour!"

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Ne Obliviscaris Streaming New Song

Melbourne’s Ne Obliviscaris has unveiled a new song online titled "And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope," which is taken from the band's debut album "Portal Of I." The album was mixed and mastered by the world renowned Jen Bogren, famous for his work with bands such as Opeth, Katatonia, Ihsahn & Devin Townsend. You can check out the track in the player below or by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Progfest Sydney Details Announced

Progfest is returning in Australia this year with a multitude of shows across the country but the first to be announced is the Sydney stop. Here are the details:

PROGFEST
Saturday, July 31
@ The Annandale Hotel, Sydney
17 Parramatta Rd, Annandale

Here's the lineup:

Breaking Orbit
Ne Obliviscaris (VIC)
Sleepmakeswaves
Shanghai
Pirate
A State of Flux (VIC)
Anubis
Arcane (QLD)
Paradigm
Space Project
Slimey Things
Godswounds
Mish

Doors open at 1pm. Tickets are on sale now from www.annandalehotel.com.

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Ne Obliviscaris Posts New Studio Video Diary

Several months into the process of recording their long awaited debut album, progressive black metal band Ne Obliviscaris have released another studio video diary, this one focusing on the process of recording guitars. The band comments:

“Hey Everyone, we’ve just uploaded another studio video diary, this one showcasing the process of recording guitars for the album. The video also features an interview with lead guitarist Benjamin Baret on what it’s like to be a “frog in oz” (with special commentary on our love of metal pies and Utes); Cygnus taking the guitar reins; engineer Troy McCosker working REALLY hard & much more.“

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Ne Obliviscaris Posts New Studio Footage

Melbourne’s Ne Obliviscaris are still in the studio working on their debut album, but to make the wait a little bit easier they’ve just uploaded a new recording video. Like their last one, it covers some of the bass guitar recording and gives you some hints as to what to expect on the album. You can view the latest video below.

The band has recently finished recording all of the guitars, with the vocals and violin still to come.

In other band news, Ne Obliviscaris scored the support slot for next years Paradise Lost tour and will be their first live show since July. You catch the band at the following shows:

5th Feb 2010
Paradise Lost @ Billboard, Melbourne
w/ Sirenia and Ne Obliviscaris
Tickets available from justsayrock.com.au.

8th Feb 2010
Paradise Lost @ The Hifi, Brisbane
w/ Sirenia and Ne Obliviscaris
Tickets from justsayrock.com.au.

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Ne Obliviscaris Posts Studio Video Update

Progressive black metal band Ne Obliviscaris has posted video footage from their time in the recording studios this month. The band has already laid down drums and bass for their debut full length due out in 2010.

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Ne Obliviscaris Enters The Studio To Records Debut

After 6 years of existence, Melbourne’s Ne Obliviscaris entered Pony Music recording studio in Melbourne on October 29 to start recording their highly anticipated debut album. The band have released the following update:

“Hey everyone! Well, the first couple weeks have absolutely flown by and so far so good! Dan did a fantastic job recording drums, and we’re now in the middle of recording bass with Brendan. In other great news, after being out of the country since early August, our lead guitarist Benjamin Baret will be returning to Australia (from France) on November 13 just in time to begin recording guitars from December 1. Make sure you keep an eye on our myspace/facebook/forum for regular studio updates, and hopefully we’ll be posting up some video as well to give you all an in depth look at how the album is coming along! – NeO”

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