A colossal storm is brewing! Brace yourselves for an unforgettable night of mind-bending music as three titans of progressive metal unite for a tour of epic proportions!
Picture this: the air crackles with electric anticipation as Australia’s revered progressive wizards Ne Obliviscaris return home on the back of their new album ‘Exile’ for their first Aussie tour in over 4 years, and bring along with them Germany’s post-metal juggernauts The Ocean, and relentless US tech death masters, Rivers Of Nihil.
This powerhouse triple bill is set to unleash a whirlwind of musical prowess that will leave jaws dropping all across the nation this September.
Ne Obliviscaris, the legendary Melbourne outfit, now in their 20th year have just unleashed their fourth full-length album, Exul, and the response has been nothing short of extraordinary. Critics from far and wide have heralded it as a contender for “album of the year,” showering it with the highest praise imaginable. Exul has achieved unparalleled success, surpassing any previous release from the band. Onstage, their trademark fusion of intensity and beauty colliding with thunderous riffs and bone-crushing drums takes on a life of its own. The interplay between haunting clean vocals and ferocious growls, accompanied by the haunting melodies of violins, is a testament to their refined composition skills.
Ne Obliviscaris have not played a show on home soil since 2019. Their long absence has created incredible anticipation among their Australian fanbase who in the past were always treated to a tour every year. Now, having recently returned from their mesmerising performances in Europe, where they once again left their legions in awe, Ne Obliviscaris is back and ready to reward their patient fans. The wait is over!
Such is the enduring success and widespread acclaim of Ne Obliviscaris that their upcoming tour necessitates a significant shift to larger venues including a performance at Melbourne’s historic The Forum. A historic moment for the band and a testament to the indelible mark they have left on the progressive metal landscape in this country. Ne Obliviscaris are definitely conquering new heights on this monumental tour!
The Ocean Collective has forged an unparalleled path in the music realm since their formation in 2001, garnering a reputation along the way as an astonishing live act. This tour sees The Ocean returning to Australia for the first time since they headline Progfest across the country in 2019, in support of their latest opus, Holocene, the grand finale to their awe-inspiring palaeontology-inspired trilogy. With ten studio albums under their belt, they have crafted a world that is uniquely theirs. Exploring topics as diverse as Christianity, astronomy, geology, and even the vast expanse of the ocean itself. Prepare to be engulfed by their immersive, haunting soundscapes, which seamlessly blend psychedelia with earth-shattering heaviness.
Such is their influence on the scientific community that in 2020 the fossil ‘ophiacantha oceani’ was named in honour of the band!
As if that weren’t enough, Rivers Of Nihil, known for their punishing assault of modern progressive death metal, are ready to take the stage once again. Blending influences from electronica, jazz, alternative, and folk, their music transcends the boundaries of genre, resulting in an indescribably progressive soundscape that defies imagination. Having already won the hearts of countless fans during their debut Australian tour in 2019 (with Ne Obliviscaris), Rivers Of Nihil are back with their latest album, The Work, and a preview of what’s to come via their recently released single, The Sub-Orbital Blues.
This tour is an unprecedented convergence of brilliance that pushes the boundaries of heavy music to new heights. A night of this magnitude, where unrivaled power and unparalleled creativity collide, is a rare gem not to be missed.
This extraordinary lineup is destined to become one of the most talked-about events of the year!
Wed, Sept 6: Tivoli, Brisbane
Fri, Sept 8: Manning Bar, Sydney
Sat, Sept 9: The Forum, Melbourne
Sun, Sept 10: The Gov, Adelaide
Ne Obliviscaris Patreon Artist Pre Sale: Monday, July 3 @ 9.00am Local time
Early Bird Pre Sale: Tuesday, July 4 @ 9.00am Local time
Tickets on Sale: Thursday, July 6 @ 9.00am Local time
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