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Ne Obliviscaris

From: Australia
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Latest Ne Obliviscaris News

Below is our complete Ne Obliviscaris news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Se Bon Kira Replaces Infiltrator At ATG5 Fest

Organiser’s of leading Australian Heavy Metal festival Against The Grain have announced lineup changes to this year’s fifth edition of the fest, which is set to take place on Saturday, September 19.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances Infiltrator will not be taking part in Australia’s biggest metal fest, Against The Grain 5. We apologies to anyone who purchased a ticket just to see Infiltrator, but rest assured the rest of the line up will keep you more than satisfied if your an Infiltrator fan.

"Adelaide’s own Se Bon Kira will be taking their position on the day, news that Adelaide metal fans will be no doubt be happy about. After their highly successful EP launch on July 4th, which saw a packed out Uni-Bar witness Se Bon Kira display a flawless set of raw groove laden thrash, they were the obvious choice to put on the festival and we are very happy that they will be taking part of the festivities."

You can check out Se Bon Ki Ra at their MySpace page.

Here's the lineup for AGAINST THE GRAIN 2009: More...

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Melbourne's Festival de la Grenouille Announced

FESTIVAL DE LA GRENOUILLE (Festival of the Frog), brings together eight of Melbourne’s leading metal bands, for a night of metal across two stages. The event, supported by both MetalObsession.net and OzProg, is only $15 and takes place at Melbourne's Corner Hotel on July 31, 2009.

Melbourne band Ne Obliviscaris acquired a new lead guitarist, Benjamin Baret, from France in August, 2008. And with his current visa expiring this August, Benjamin’s main hope of staying in Australia long term is a "Distinguished Talent" visa that would extend his stay in Australia at least another 4 years. The only catch, is that it costs more money to apply than he or the band has, (typical broke metal musicians!) and so this amazing line-up has been put together to raise the money for Benjamin’s visa, to help keep him in Australia long term; to help "keep a frog an Aussie."

As well as the amazing line-up of Eyefear, Ne Obliviscaris, Alarum, Be’lakor, The Ocularis Infernum, In Malice’s Wake and A Million Dead Birds Laughing, Festival De La Grenouille also marks the live debut of a new tech/death band, Primordial Space, featuring Benjamin Baret (guitar) and Brendan Brown (bass) from Ne Obliviscaris and brothers Miles and Glenn Krenzin (drums and guitar respectively).

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Line-Up Announced For Festival De La Grenouille

The Festival De La Grenouille (Festival of the Frog) will take place on July 31st at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. The currently confirmed line-up for the festival will be as follows:

Ne Obliviscaris
The Ocularis Infernum
In Malice's Wake
A Million Dead Birds Laughing
Primordial Space

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Alarum Plans More Australian Shows, New Album

Spending the better part of two years away from the scene they helped grow in the late 1990s and early 2000s, fusion metal band Alarum has announced that they have an album on the way and will once again return to the stage in their home state of Victoria.

After a one-off jaunt to Europe for ProgPower 2008 (playing alongside Cynic and Zero Hour among many others) and supporting Death Angel and Armored Saint in Melbourne earlier this year, Alarum will hit the stage with Ne Obliviscaris for two shows in Melbourne and Geelong in May.

Joining them in Geelong on Friday, May 22nd will be A Fallen Theory and symphonic black metallers Veil Of Anguish at the Barwon Club.

In Melbourne, Canberra's Aeon of Horus, local post-metal wizards Mushroom Giant and House of Thumbs get involved at the Esplanade Hotel's Gershwin Room on Saturday, May 23rd.

Following that, in September Alarum will travel to Adelaide for the fifth instalment of the Against The Grain festival with Alchemist, Mournful Congregation, LORD, 'neath and many more at Fowlers Live.

Their upcoming third album, "Natural Causes," is currently in the pre-production stage and will be recorded for a hopeful 2009 release.

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Ne Obliviscaris Announces Tour Dates

With widespread critical acclaim of their live performances and their demo, "The Aurora Veil," and with large crowds following them wherever they go, Ne Obliviscaris is embarking on what will be one of the last opportunities to see the band perform live before they head into the studio to record their highly-anticipated debut album.

Their first ever Australian tour will run from March 27th to May 23rd and take in Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra, Sydney and Geelong.

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OzProg Announces Prog Fest

OzProg.com has put together a diverse and far-reaching sextet of bands to participate in their own PROG FEST, which will hit Melbourne's East Brunswick Club from 7:00pm on Saturday December 27, 2008.

Headlining the night will be hometown heroes NE OBLIVISCARIS, a volatile six-piece who sweep from the extremes of full-bore gritty metal and etherial subtlety with ease. In support will be SLEEPMAKESWAVES, a Sydney post-rock band with worldwide appeal, showcasing their luscious, bombastic style alongside Melbourne's MUSHROOM GIANT, who will perform songs from their highly acclaimed album "Kuru." Rounding out the group is the eclectic trio of A STATE OF FLUX, NEW BORN and PURPLE ELEPHANT.

Tickets can be pre-purchased from the EBC website (www.eastbrunswickclub.com) for $17 including booking fee or $20 on the door. An extremely limited edition CD will be free upon entry for the first 100 people through the door featuring a fine selection of tracks from all six bands playing on the night.

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Ne Obliviscaris Announce Comeback Show

Ne Obliviscaris recently announced plans for a comeback show after a 15-month hiatus. The band's new lead guitarist, Benjamin Baret, will be playing his first gig with the band on the night. Baret recently moved to Australia from France to be part of Ne Obliviscaris. The show is set for the 4th of October, at the East Brunswick Club in Melbourne, and will feature special guests Be'lakor (in their only performance for the rest of 2008), and Sydney's incredible instrumental post/rock/metallers sleepmakeswaves.

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Ne Obliviscaris Seek Lead Guitarist

Melbourne based progressive/extreme/melodic metal band, NE OBLIVISCARIS, is seeking a new lead guitarist.

Criteria for all interested applicants includes:
- Must be an accomplished player
- Must be available to tour regularly across Australia, and worldwide in the near future
- Must be an aspiring (or established) professional musician. NeO is not a part time hobby, but a potential full time career, so a high level of commitment is essential
- Must be available to rehearse a minimum of once a week
- Must be professional in attitude, reliable and hard working

With their debut release, 'The Aurora Veil', hailed by fans and critics worldwide, this is a fantastic opportunity for a guitarist to join a band hailed by metalarchives.com as the heirs to "the pacific metal throne" and predicted by many to make a massive impact on the worldwide metal scene in the near future.

NeO has already received an offer from a European record label and will be continuing contract negotiations with a number of record labels worldwide over the next couple months with plans to record their debut full length album in late 2007/early 2008.

For more information about auditioning for Ne Obliviscaris please contact: welkin.entertainment@gmail.com

You can hear some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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New MP3 From Ne Obliviscaris' Forthcoming EP

Taken from NE OBLIVISCARIS' forthcoming debut EP 'The Aurora Veil', the song "Tapestry of the Starless Abstract" has just been uploaded in its entirety - all 11 minutes and 55 seconds - to NeO's myspace.

Also uploaded are two samples, ''As Icicles Fall" & "Forget Not".

The Aurora Veil is set to be released nationally in Australia on February 19th. It will be available for purchase early on February 15th at their show with Suffocation @ The Hi fi bar in Melbourne.

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