Ne Obliviscaris are a five-piece Progressive extreme melodic metal (with violin) from Melbourne, Australia. The band members are Xen on Lead Vocals and Lyrics, Tim Charles on Violin and Clean Vocals, Matt Klavins on Guitar, Benjamin Baret- Lead guitar and Dan Presland on Drums. Twinmusix got to speak to Xen from Ne Obliviscaris about their upcoming tour and more.
TM - What can fans expect from your Australian tour?
XEN - We haven't toured for a year and a half. Last time we toured the country with Australian band circles. This time I think we will be playing material from across all our albums. Our music has a lot of progressive elements so it will be quite diverse for everyone.
TM - Have you toured with any of the bands you are touring with before?
XEN - We toured with Allegaeon from the US across the US and Europe.
TM - What's your favorite memory of touring with Allegaeon?
XEN - It is always great touring with other bands. We were very functional touring with Allegaeon. It is always good to grow with the other bands and to make a good connection.
TM - You are playing download UK Graspop in Belgium what can fans expect?
XEN - It is going to be quite interesting. They will be our first festival shows and a couple of shows we are playing the main stage so it will be quite an experience. We are very excited to play Graspop. We are also trying to organize other shows as well.
TM - How did you get yourself on the European festival map?
XEN - We did a crowdfunding campaign for a world tour so that gave us the leg up to get overseas. The first time we went over to Europe we ended up doing about 13 festivals, so without our crowdfunding campaign, we would probably still be in Australia.
TM - Congratulation man, that is amazing. Hopefully, we will get to see you overseas.
TM - How did you go about getting on the festivals?
XEN - It always helps to have a booking agent, we have a booking agent in Europe that believed in us and they signed us on when they looked at us. There are a lot of factors that count, Whether you have a new release, whether you have played there before and fan base.
TM - Are you going to release a new album anytime soon?
XEN - In between now and July we are looking at completing the writing process for our new album and record and mix through September and October.
TM - We look forward to hearing your new album.
TM - If you could have any bands play one of your songs which band would it be which song would it be and would it be in your style or their Style?
XEN - Emperor playing any one of our songs in their style.
TM - That would be cool. I can't wait to see them in Australia next week.
TM - If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be and why?
XEN - Ihsahn from Emperor
TM - Is there anything else you want to say to your fans?
XEN - Thank you to all our fans old and new. We are looking forward to playing material from all our albums for you.
TM - Thank You for this interview today. We cannot wait to see you in Sydney.