In the unmarked, black skies of metal, there are a few names that shine especially bright. That light is generated by musicianship but also by a fierce hunger, a dedication to pushing the envelope at all times. Stopping often means slowing down and some band never regain their momentum. Ne Obliviscaris seem to have taken these lessons to heart and are piling on project after project. Following their excellent 2014 release, Citadel, the band crowd sourced their own world tour.
Right before embarking on that tour, the band have released a video for one of the best track off of aforementioned album, ‘Curator’. Featuring all the band staple sounds, namely furious blast beats backing that eerie violin, its a very good example of why the band are gathering so much popularity and hype over the past few years. Head on over the jump to see it for yourself!
We must first say that this video really brings to the forefront one of the best track of 2014. The vocals on this song are amazing and its overall structure only serves to highlight and coalesce the elements that we love about Ne Obliviscaris. All parts work in unison, whether furious drums, accentuated guitars or the trademark violin sound.
The video itself is also pretty great. It features well edited and shot footage from one of the band’s charismatic live performances. On that note, make sure to catch the dates for their global tour below. It kicks off this weekend and will be playing in no less than three continents. I’ll be at the Israel date, so come say hi if you’re in the neighborhood. I’ll be wearing my Earth shirt.
June 5@ Hidden Agenda, Hong Kong (w/ Fleshgod Apocalypse)
June 7@ Nanba Rockets, Osaka, Japan (w/ Fleshgod Apocalypse)
June 8@ Duo Music Exchange, Tokyo, Japan (w/ Fleshgod Apocalypse)
June 11@ The Teder, Tel Aviv, Israel (Headline show!)
June 17@ Karlsruhe, Germany (w/ Der Weg einer Freiheit)
June 18@ Hanover, Germany (w/ Der Weg einer Freiheit)
June 19@ Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
June 21@ Hellfest Open Air Festival, France
June 27 Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, Helsinki, Finland
July 18@ RESURRECTION FEST, Spain
July 21@ MetalDays, Slovenia
July 25@ Dynamo Werk 21, Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 7@ Bloodstock Festival, England
Aug 9@ VAGOS OPEN AIR, Vagos, Portugal
Aug 13@ Summer Breeze, Germany
Aug 14@ @Rockstadt Extreme Fest, Romania
Aug 16@ MOTOCULTOR FESTIVAL Open Air, France