Ne Obliviscaris + Oceans Of Slumber
Formed in 2003, Ne Obliviscaris (pronounced; Nay Ob-li-vis-kar-is) hit the live scene February, 2006 to widespread critical acclaim throughout Australia with many hailing their unique sound, intense live shows and talented line-up.
A 6 piece metal band consisting of violin, 2 guitars, bass, drums, clean and extreme vocals; Ne Obliviscaris hail from Melbourne, Australia, and include a vast array of influences within their sound from progressive to black, thrash, death and melodic metal, and even western art music, jazz and flamenco. Creating music of many extremes, and with compositions often exceeding ten minutes in length, Ne Obliviscaris is at times very technical and complex and at others simple and subtle, creating an extremely original brand of metal that defies normal categorisation. 2013 PROMO BIO: Melbourne, Australia’s NE OBLIVISCARIS are intense progressive/extreme/melodic/violin-laden metal like you’ve never heard before.
Almost 9 years after the bands formative rehearsals first took place; after numerous line-up changes that had seen the band go through almost continual change, always for the better; after more than 5 years had passed since the band released a 3 song demo that garnered them worldwide critical acclaim in the metal underground; after a successful 15 month battle with the Australian Immigration Department saw their French lead guitarist, Benjamin Baret, finally granted a long term visa in Australia in large part due to the incredible support of thousands of fans worldwide; after more frustrations and delays than the band thought they could ever possibly deal with; NE OBLIVISCARIS finally unveiled their debut album ‘Portal Of I in mid 2012, and they did so to incredible reviews from every corner of the globe.
Released worldwide through Code 666/Aural Music & Welkin Records in Australia, ‘Portal Of I’ saw NE OBLIVISCARIS quickly rise to become one of the most prominent and biggest drawing metal bands in Australia, headlining festivals such as Progfest & Sonic Forge to crowds of up to 1000 people, doing multiple headline tours across Australia and all the while gaining more fans every day throughout the worldwide metal scene.
The end of 2012 saw Ne Obliviscaris appear prominently in a range of ‘Best Of 2012’ lists with their album hailed as a “masterpiece” (Metalinjection.com), “absolutely stunning” (Nocleansinging.com), “capable of holding you in stunned rapture for its entire duration” (Metalobsession.net) & “one of the most original and creative pieces of art of not just the year, but the entire decade” (KZSC Radio USA)
February 12th 2013 Ne Obliviscaris announce deal with Season of Mist.(https://www.facebook.com/seasonofmistofficial)
Ne Obliviscaris have also had the opportunity to support high calibre international bands; Devin Townsend Project, Enslaved, Soilwork, Cradle of Filth, Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist, Sirenia, and Suffocation