Drummer Dan Presland Exits Ne Obliviscaris

Ne Obliviscaris have parted ways with drummer Dan Presland. A replacement has yet to be revealed.

The band commented:

“Dan has been an absolute rock behind the kit for this band for so many years, so many songs, so many tours…

Dan has decided to move on to other things and say goodbye to his time in NeO, but he’ll always be a huge part of how we arrived at this point here today and we are so grateful to have shared so many special moments together over the years…

**For those already enquiring about auditions for the vacant drumming position, we’ll be making announcements at a later date. **”

Presland added:

“After 16 years, I am pulling the curtains on NeO and moving on to new and different challenges with my life. Like everybody else on this planet, the last 2 years especially has been a shake up for myself and the directions I am now heading on. It has been an incredible ride being in this band from basically day 1.

It was the first band I ever tried out for, after playing drums for about a year, and I am still thankful to this day the guys were patient with me and let me grow into the band. The band has definitely shaped the musician I have grown into to this day. I was always proud of not accepting invitations to join established touring bands, and pushed forward with NeO.

I always said I would never travel overseas until music took me, as a personal accountability measure to keep me focused on my goals – I achieved that with these guys and very proud of what we have accomplished as a unit.

I recorded drums for the new record back in March 2020, and of course will still keep my tracks for the record. It’s had its setbacks, but I can assure you it is a damn strong record. I did more prep work and writing for that record than I have done for anything else, and I’m excited for everybody to hear the end result. Hopefully the guys will have news for you on that sometime soon.

I will be continuing with music, and have in the last few months become quite busy with new projects, and my new band Black Lava. I will continue to play music and tour, nothing will change there. I’ll be keeping my options open for any future projects/opportunities/touring that may come my way, but until then my studio, my full time day job, and my bands will keep me pretty busy for now.

We are all parting on good terms, I have a lifetime of memories with the boys, I will miss them dearly, and I am extremely grateful for all the friends and opportunities with music that have entered my life through NeO. I wish nothing but success to the guys moving forward. Thanks guys for a hell of a ride, and thank you to everyone I have met through the band, all the crew, fans, bands, haters and the 100s of drummers I now call friends worldwide.


Ne Obliviscaris Announce Australian Dates With Caligula’s Horse, Beyond Creation, Allegaeon, & Rivers Of Nihil

Ne Obliviscaris have announced some Australian shows with Caligula’s Horse, Beyond Creation, Allegaeon, & Rivers Of Nihil. Here’s the dates:

05/09 Adelaide, AUS – Lion Arts Factory
05/10 Melbourne, AUS – 170 Russell
05/11 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
05/12 Brisbane, AUS – The Triffid

Ne Obliviscaris Announce Fall U.S. Headlining Shows

Ne Obliviscaris have announced some headlining shows around their tour with Wintersun and Sarah Longfield. Here’s the dates:

09/12 Dayton, OH – Oddbodys
09/16 Orlando, FL – The Haven
09/18 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
09/25 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
10/04 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
10/11 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon

Allegaeon & Virvum Added To Ne Obliviscaris’ 2018 European Tour

Allegaeon and Virvum have been added to Ne Obliviscaris’ upcoming European tour. Check out the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/25 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
03/27 Glasgow, UK – Audio
03/28 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
03/29 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
03/30 London, UK – The Dome
03/31 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
04/01 Cologne, GER – MTC
04/02 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
04/04 Munich, GER – Backstage
04/05 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
04/06 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
04/08 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
04/09 Oslo, NOR – Bla
04/10 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset Klubben
04/12 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
04/13 Tallinn, EST – Tapper
04/14 Vilnius, LIT – Rock River Club
04/16 Poznan, POL – Pod Minoga
04/17 Bielsko Biala, POL – Rudeboy Club
04/18 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
04/19 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
04/20 Brno, CZE – Melodka
04/21 Vienna, AUT – Escape Metalcorner
04/22 Retorbido, ITA – Dagba Club
04/23 Baden, SWI – Kulturlokal Werkk
04/26 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
04/27 Madrid, SPA – Nazca
04/29 Nantes, FRA – Ferailleur
05/01 Paris, FRA – Gibus
05/02 Nancy, FRA – L’Autre Canal

Ne Obliviscaris Announce 2018 European/UK Tour

Ne Obliviscaris have announced a European/UK tour. Check out the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

03/25 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
03/27 Glasgow, UK – Audio
03/28 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
03/29 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
03/30 London, UK – The Dome
03/31 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
04/01 Cologne, GER – MTC
04/02 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
04/04 Munich, GER – Backstage
04/05 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
04/06 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
04/08 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
04/09 Oslo, NOR – BLA
04/10 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset Klubben
04/12 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi

Ne Obliviscaris Stream “Urn” In Full

Ne Obliviscaris are streaming their new album “Urn” in full. That effort will be released tomorrow (October 27).

Tim Charles said the following:

“Every time we head back into the studio it’s simply with the intention of being ourselves and challenging each of us in the band to continue to expand and enhance what we are capable of doing. On our new album, ‘Urn‘ it feels like the culmination of all of these years of hard work has come together in a way that is beyond anything we have done before and we are thrilled to present it to you today in full and look forward to sharing it with you live around the world over the coming months!”

Ne Obliviscaris Premiere New Song “Urn, Pt. II: As Embers Dance In Our Eyes”

Ne Obliviscaris have premiered a new song titled “Urn, Pt. II: As Embers Dance In Our Eyes.” This song is from their new album “Urn,” which will be released on October 27.

Ne Obliviscaris Announce 2017 North American Tour With Allegaeon

Ne Obliviscaris have announced a North American tour with Allegaeon. The band will be out in support of their new album “Urn” (out October 27).

Tour Dates:

11/01 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill
11/02 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
11/03 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
11/04 Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
11/05 Denver, CO – Globe Hall
11/07 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
11/08 Portland, OR – Dantes
11/09 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
11/11 Calgary, AB – Dickens
11/13 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
11/14 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam
11/16 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
11/17 Cleveland, OH – Foundry
11/18 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
11/19 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
11/20 Boston, MA – Sonia
11/22 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
11/24 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
11/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/26 Orlando, FL – Haven
11/28 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
11/29 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club
11/30 Houston, TX – Acadia Live
12/01 Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
12/03 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
12/04 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

Ne Obliviscaris Holding Auditions To Find New Bassist

Ne Obliviscaris have announced that they are holding auditions to find replacement for bassist Brendan Brown, who was recently fired. The band made the following Instagram post:

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NE OBLIVISCARIS AUDITIONING FOR NEW BASSIST As many of you will already be aware, we are on the hunt for a new bassist. We just finished teaming up with an incredible bassist on our new album and we are really excited to show you that music very soon. However, that partnership we knew from the outset was just for this one album and now that it is finally complete we are turning our attention to finding that special someone to join us on the road and into the future. If you think that might be you, read below so you can find out what to do next! NE OBLIVISCARIS are looking for a bassist who: * Is capable of playing our existing repertoire at an extremely high standard * Is professional and hard working * Has pro quality gear * Is available to tour worldwide regularly- often up to 5-6 months of the year * Has great live stage presence * Has prior experience touring (*ideally) If that still sounds like you then we would love to have you audition to join NeO on the road starting late 2017. HOW TO AUDITION: 1. Send an email with the title (BASS AUDITION plus your name) with some information about yourself to: neobliviscaris.au@gmail.com 2. We’ll then provide you with a tab/sheet music for ‘Painters of the Tempest Part 2’ in full so that you can learn it and create a video of you performing it as your audition. Then you just send us a link to your performance and if we love how you play, we’ll discuss things more with you from there! NOTE: If you live outside of Australia you wouldn't be required to move here in order to take up the position. We don't really care where you are in the world as we spend more time away from Australia touring than in it. The most important thing is to find the right person musically. Best of luck! -NeO #neobliviscaris #bassist #audition

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Ne Obliviscaris Share Acoustic Re-imagining Of “Painters Of The Tempest: Pt. II, Movement III: Curator”

Ne Obliviscaris have shared an acoustic re-imagining of “Painters of the Tempest: Pt. II, Movement III: Curator,” via Loudwire. The accompanying video was shot during the band’s January 21 live stream event which took place at the Bendigo Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.