Australia’s Extreme Progressive Metal act NE OBLIVISCARIS, have unvailed a live video for its seminal song, “And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope,” which was recorded in Melbourne (AU) on May 10th, 2019 at 170 Russell. The clip is taken from an upcoming “Live in Melbourne” Blu-Ray performance that will only be available via the special collector’s edition of “Exul”.
Limited to just 2,000 copies, the special item also contains “Exul” on CD, a 16-page booklet, and a unique media book with a mount-it-yourself acrylic box, figurine and logo!
The band comments: “This live performance video features audio that is almost completely unedited. It’s brilliantly imperfect. A genuine and an authentic representation of what our shows are like. This concert Blu-Ray is a great example of how deeply we care about our music and the connection between ourselves and the audience. It’s six people that have worked for years (decades even) at their craft coming together to bring our music to life for audiences across the world and we are so excited to get back to doing that in 2023. We hope you enjoy this taste of NeO’s Live in Melbourne Blu-Ray. See you all on the EXUL world tour (EU/UK this May and USA/CAN Oct/Nov + more TBA) for our own moment to share together!”
“Exul” is scheduled for release on March 24th via Season Of Mist. The album personifies NE OBLIVISCARIS’s distinctive, boundary-pushing ethos. The band’s trademark blend of emotion and beauty is as towering as ever, if not even more compelling, particularly how Charles’s violin lines carefully weave their way around Baret and fellow guitarist Matt Klavins’ riffing. The duality of Charles’s clean vocals and Xenoyr’s growls remains the narrative anchor, elevating songs that emanate sophistication and are a masterclass in composition.
NE OBLIVISCARIS have previously announced a new European tour, together with PERSEFONE! The trek will kick off their ‘Exul’ EU/UK tour at the Tavastia venue in Helsinki (FI) on May 5th and sees the band traveling throughout 15 countries in the weeks to follow!
“Exul” track listing:
- Misericorde I – As the Flesh Falls
- Misericorde II – Anatomy of Quiescence
You can watch the live video for “And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope” below: