Ne Obliviscaris to tour Europe in 2017


Ne Obliviscaris have confirmed they will return to Europe next May in support of their second album Citadel, which was released through Season Of Mist in November 2014.

The Australian progressive metallers will also be offering fans an exclusive live preview of brand new material from their forthcoming third album.

The tour has been part-financed by Patreon’s ongoing fan membership campaign. It’s not the first time that Ne Obliviscaris have turned to their fans for financial assistance. In 2014, they managed to raise more than $86,000 via crowd-funding to help finance their world tour. With an emphasis on German dates, it seems there is no room for a UK show this time around.

The full list of European dates for 2017’s Cynosure Tour are:

May 5: Karmøygeddon Metal Festival, Norway
May 7: Frankfurt Nachtleben, Germany
May 8: Augsburg Kantine, Germany
May 9: Saarbrücken Garage, Germany
May 10: Hannover Lux, Germany
May 11: Bochum Rockpalast, Germany
May 12: Dynamo Festival, Netherlands
May 13: Osnabrück Bastard Club, Germany

Tickets are on sale now. Visit Ne Obliviscaris’ Facebook page for more information.

Natasha Scharf
Deputy Editor, Prog

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.