Ne Obliviscaris have toured the world extensively. They’re currently on tour with Cradle of Filth in Europe, so we were interested to find out what music the band is listening to on those endless drives between shows.
Tim and Xen put a list of their favourites together and here’s what they’ve come up with.
Tim Charles (Violin/Clean Vocals)
- So great to have Dan Tompkins back in this band… one of the best singers (live and studio) in heavy music and this album is their best yet and one of my albums of the year without a doubt.
Soilwork– The Ride Majestic
- Possibly my most listened to album of the tour. It amazes me a band can still come out with such great releases after so many years as a band.
Plini- The End of Everything
- Really excited to have this ultra talented new artist supporting us on our Australian tour this December. Absolutely amazing mixture of feeling and technicality.
Caligula’s Horse- Bloom
- One of the best new Australian releases this year. Just missed catching up with them in Milan earlier this month by one day.
Leprous- The Congregation
- A whole bunch of us have really been getting into Leprous lately. Very cool band.
- Another great Aussie release. I don’t listen to very much hardcore, but Australia really seems to do it better than most.
Cattle Decapitation– The Anthroposcene Extinction
- Great new album from these guys.
Der Weg Einer Freheit– Stellar
- Another band we had the pleasure of touring with this year. Great band, great guys and one of the best albums of 2015.
Alcest– Autre Temps
- Trying to fall asleep on a cramped bus with 8 people (including some who snore) is made so much easier by putting on some headphones with this album and falling asleep to the blissful sounds of Alcest.
- The ONLY album that Xen and I both have on our lists! He put me on to her actually. A really interesting new band, love this record.
Mono– The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness
- Japan post rock titans. Another great album for late night chilling out on the bus post show.
Architects- Lost Forever//Lost Together
- One of my favourite albums of 2014 that I keep going back to.
Behemoth- The Satanist
- My favourite album of 2014, I had the pleasure of seeing these guys live when we shared the stage with them at Resurrection Festival in Spain. Incredible show.
Fleshgod Apocalypse– Labrynth
- We toured with these guys in Asia in June this year and wow what a great live band. They definitely inspired me to keep getting better at what I do.
Parkway Drive- Ire
- For a long while I couldn’t work it if I loved or hated this album (which saw a big change in style for PWD), but in the end I found myself listening to it quite often. It has been exciting to see these guys doing so well across the world right now as they are one of the hardest working bands going around.
D’Angelo And The Vanguard– Black Messiah
- One of the worlds great soul artists.
Bec Laughton– M & R
- Fantastic Australian soul/pop artist
- Classic album from one of my favourite hip hop artists.
Xen (Harsh Vocals)
Mgła – Exercises in Futility
- So far my top release of 2015, amazing Polish black metal.
Kampfar – Djevelmakt
- Norwegian black metal, my favourite release from 2014.
Devil Doll – The Girl Who Was…Death
- One of the most underrated projects ever; a mix of classical, prog, rock, bombastic bizarreness, and something you can’t quite put you finger on.
Triptykon – Melana Chasmata
- Ominous, bleak and heavy
Moonspell – Extinct
- Such a diverse and original band, with a very poetic sensibility
Ghost – Meliora
- Probably the most surprising and clever releases for me in 2015, a mix of the old and the new world
Manii – Skuggeheimen
- This brings back some early black metal memories
Shape of Despair – Monotony Fields
- Tragic, crushing and beautiful
My Dying Bride – Feel the Misery
- Should have an award for the best doom album title of 2015
Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
- Haunting vocals and a dark soul drowning in a world of reverb
Délétère – Les Heures de la Peste
- Low-fi black metal from Quebec
Satyricon – Dark Medieval Times
- Norwegian black metal, music for getting lost in forests to
Öxxö Xööx – Nämïdäë
- Something very left of centre
Anaal Nathrakh – Vanitas
- One of the few bands who can successfully pull off chaos
Covenant – Northern Light
- Intelligent and poignant electronica/EBM
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads
- An essential travel companion
Myrkur – M
- From the ethereal to raw black metal
Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows – Songs from the Inverted Womb
- Twisted, sad and beautiful…an acquired taste
Thursday, 3rd December – The Zoo – Brisbane 18+
Friday, 4th December – The Small Ballroom – Newcastle 18+
Saturday, 5th December – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney 18+
Sunday, 6th December – The Basement – Canberra 18+
Thursday, 10th December – Max Watt’s – Melbourne 18+
Friday, 11th December – Fowlers Live – Adelaide Lic AA
Saturday, 12th December – Amplifier Bar – Perth 18+
Tickets available from http://bit.ly/15NeOTix