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News : Ne Obliviscaris announce ‘The World Their Canvas’ Australian tour for this November/December

By on September 1, 2016

The Music, Welkin Entertainment, and Wild Thing Presents continue to deliver on the goods this year for tours!

Today has seen the announcement that Melbourne extreme progressive metallers, Ne Obliviscaris, will be returning to tour Australia once more this November/December for ‘The World Their Canvas’ tour, taking in seven dates across Australia.

Adjoining this announcement is the news that Germany’s The Ocean (who were last here in April 2015) will be joining in the trip as national support for the tour, alongside hard-edged Melbourne locals Jack The Stripper.

Ne Obliviscaris, a band who have spent the past year touring across the globe off the back of their most recent effort, 2014’s critically acclaimed Citadel, are now returning to Australia to once again prove why they’re currently one of Australia’s strongest modern exports in the Aussie metal scene. This will be a tour not to miss!

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday, September 2) at 10am AEST via Wild Thing Presents, Oztix, and the venues.


Friday, November 25: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Saturday, November 26: Fowler’s Live, Adelaide
Wednesday, November 30: The Basement, Canberra
Thursday, December 1: Manning Bar, Sydney
Friday, December 2: The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Saturday, December 3: The Brightside, Brisbane
Sunday, December 4: Capitol, Perth

NeO are a band truly unlike any other in the international metal scene right now, whom described as “One of the absolute best live performances I’ve seen in living memory”, their Citadel world tour in 2015/16 has seen the band perform to tens of thousands of people across the globe in Asia, the Middle East, Australia, North America and Europe, including at many of the world’s biggest festivals, 
and thus earning them the status as one of the world’s most hyped emerging metal bands.

NeO have had quite the year. In addition to their travels around the world they took on the music industry itself, challenging the status quo and how things are ‘supposed’ to work. In March they successfully launched an ambitious and one of a kind membership initiative via Patreon, a system that set out to achieve a seemingly impossible scenario in today’s music industry, for a band to make a living wage! With over $70,000 earned so far and $11,000+ in monthly subscribers NeO have turned the way the industry works on its head and transformed their career in a matter of months!

The ongoing success of this membership initiative saw them recently complete their first ever headline tour in North America playing to packed venues across the USA and Canada. called their New York show: ‘one of the best Metal shows of 2016’ and hailed the bands Patreon launch as ‘pioneering new boundaries’.

Joining NeO as their special guests are Germany’s leading post metal act, The Oceanwho bring with them a new, extended line-up that includes cellist, Dalai Theofilopoulou. Their highly successful headline tour of Australia in early 2015 included several sold out shows and a declaration that their live show is “one of the best ever” by Their pairing with Ne Obliviscaris is surely going to have fans eager with heavy anticipation.

Opening the tour on all dates will be Melbourne’s Jack The Stripperbringing their fierce and innovative brand of chaotic hardcore and ferocious on-stage prowess along with them.

As well as fan favourites from Citadel and Portal Of I, NeO will be premiering some brand new material on this tour before they disappear to record their new album in 2017!

NeO aus tour 2016

Citadel (Season of Mist) is available now from Nerve Gas.


Jonathon is an aspiring fantasy/sci-fi novelist and music journalist. Thanks to the influence of the music he grew up with, he has always possessed a keen interest in metal and rock. He is also a huge fan of mythology, legend, and folklore from all across the world. You should follow him on Twitter.