Saturday 11 May 2019 6:00pm - 12:00am
Australia’s foremost Kings of progressive, extreme heavy music, Ne Obliviscaris haveput together an incredible touring line up that will dominate the nation in May, 2019!
Since the release of the bands critically acclaimed album Urn in October 2017, NeObliviscaris have been on a non stop tour of the world performing to tens of thousands ofpeople around the world,in the Middle East, North America, the UK and Europe. These willbe their first shows on home soil in over a year!
The Painted Progression tour is more than a homecoming for NeO, it's an epic, 5 band prog music extravaganza featuring the nations other progressive shining light, Caligula’sHorse and three international acts!
Founded in Melbourne in 2003, Ne Obliviscaris took the inspiration for their name from theproud motto of Clan Campbell based in Argyll, Scotland, which means "forget not".
From the start, this collective of exceptional musicians made it clear that they did not intendto follow any trends or walk on well-trodden paths. Their first demo, 'The Aurora Veil' (2007)had a massive impact in the metal underground far beyond the fifth continent and their debutfull-length 'Portal of I' (2012) reached the mainstream music press, which praised their uniquearray of influences and characteristic virtuoso violin.
Their second album 'Citadel' (2014) added avant-garde approaches including jazz,flamenco, progressive rock, and many other wide-ranged influences to their solid metal base.
On 2017’s Urn, Ne Obliviscaris have honed and re-balanced the key elements of theirunique sound to a razor sharp musical edge. The dynamic entwining of fierce growls andemotive clean vocals, the contrast between devastatingly intricate guitar riffs and thunderingdrums against an unleashed violin and gorgeous string parts as well as the perfect blendingof epic progressive and intense extreme metal forms of expression are all marking a newpeak in the steep rise of the band. Urn has taken Ne Obliviscaristo the next level. Outstanding musicianship meets excellent songwriting and a firework of brilliant ideas.
Parallel to their success on a critical level and with an ever-growing host of die-hard fans,the band have increased their reputation as an excellent live act with extensive touring literallyaround the globe. The financial base for this was laid by their ground-breaking use of modernday crowd-funding campaigns. This includes an ongoing Patreon membership scheme underthe moniker The Ne Obluminati, which is revolutionising the relationship between band andfans by using the ancient concept of patronage in today's democratic setting.