“One of the absolute best live performances I’ve seen in living memory” - NoCleanSinging.com
Australia’s foremost Kings of progressive, extreme heavy music, Ne Obliviscaris will be touring across Australia and New Zealand in February 2018 in support of their new album Urn.
NeO spent most of 2017 preparing for the release of Urn. This tour will include the band’s first ever appearances in New Zealand, and their first Australian shows fans since December 2016 when they closed the door on their epic Citadel album campaign; a campaign which saw them perform to tens of thousands of people and at many of the world’s biggest festivals, in Asia, the Middle East, Australia, North America and Europe, across 2015-16.
Urn is a career defining moment. Ne Obliviscaris 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 devastatingly 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.
Ne Obliviscaris are excited to welcome fellow Melbourne progressive powerhouse Circles as special guests on ALL Australian shows!
Circles’ combination of mind bending, pounding rhythms and rumbling bass lines set against butter melting vocals and razor edge guitar tones put them at the forefront of the evolution of global heavy music. With 2011’s The Compass EP, their 2013 debut full length Infinitas, and the 2016 single Sand & Wind, Circles have received praise from fans & critics the world over.
Their relentless tour ethic has seen them share the stage with some of the world’s most prestigious heavy and prog bands, both at home and abroad. They played with the likes of Meshuggah and Textures at Euroblast 2013, toured Europe with the Dillinger Escape Plan, Monuments and After The Burial and locally with Fear Factory, Periphery and Polaris.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 – FOWLER’S LIVE, ADELAIDE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 – MAX WATT’S, MELBOURNE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 – THE BASEMENT, CANBERRA
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15 – THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 – MANNING BAR, SYDNEY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 – THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 – KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 – VALHALLA, WELLINGTON
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 – JACK RABBIT SLIM’S, PERTH
Tickets and further details – http://bit.ly/NeObliviscarisTour