Saturday September 29, 2018
with Ne Obliviscaris & Sarah Longfield
Live @ Gateway - SAIT | Calgary, AB
Doors 7 PM - 18+ No Minors
Advance Tickets Available In Person At Sloth Records
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The amazing artwork from the self-titled debut album “Wintersun”, courtesy of Necrolord already gives you a hint where this act might come from, exactly, Finland! Hailing from the land of the thousand lakes where the winters are long and cold, WINTERSUN is the new project of singer and multi instrumentalist Jari Mäenpäa, who recently left his former band ENSIFERUM.
Powerful and majestic with a lot of energy, the music of WINTERSUN mainly flows with great melodies influenced by folk and Scandinavian traditional music. If you enjoy bands like AMORPHIS (in their early days), CHILDREN OF BODOM, FINNTROLL or ENSIFERUM, “Wintersun” is the right choice for you! Lyrically the album deals with mastermind Jari’s life, feelings, emotions, hallucinations and dreams, facts that make the record a very personal piece of work. Beside Jari, drummer Kai Hahto from the Finish Grindcore/Death Metal band ROTTEN SOUND playes on “Wintersun” and provided the album with a hellish pummelling in all of the right parts. The rest – vocals, guitars, bass and programming – was done completely by the perfectionist Mäenpäa.
They both managed to create a diversified song spectrum from speed metal tracks over heavy guitar tracks to bombastic mid tempo opuses. While fast songs like opener ‘Beyond The Dark Sun’ and ‘Winter Madness’ stress out the high technical abilities of WINTERSUN, epic songs with big choruses like ‘Sleeping Stars’ and ‘Death And The Healing’ show the unique feeling of Jari for emotional and melancholic melodies. The vocals always fit perfectly to the present mood – Jari masters everything, no matter if you take melodic clean vocals, brutal screams or Viking-like chants. Currently WINTERSUN are searching for band members to be able to play live concerts. And you can be sure: As soon as Jari and Kai have completed their line-up, you’ll get a pure feast of Finish Metal also on stage! WINTERSUN is epic Melodic Death Metal once more over the top!
The band wanted to increase their success after the release of “Wintersun” with a new album. After a few years of hard work on new material the album “Time I” was released in October 2012. Because of the very extensive elements, the whole works of the “time saga” is split in the two individual albums” Time I” and “Time II”.
Now – after another 5 years – WINTERSUN return with their 3rd studio album entitled »The Forest Seasons«. Its release is accompanied by a massive crowdfunding campaign the band set up to finance their planned WINTERSUN headquarters. After finishing this Indiegogo campaign with an impressive amount of several hundreds of thousands euros, the band also confirmed their new guitar player Asim Searah, who will play his live debut at this year’s summer festivals.
Formed in 2003, Ne Obliviscaris (pronounced; Nay Ob-li-vis-kar-is) hit the live scene February, 2006 to widespread critical acclaim throughout Australia with many hailing their unique sound, intense live shows and talented line-up.
A 6 piece metal band consisting of violin, 2 guitars, bass, drums, clean and extreme vocals; Ne Obliviscaris hail from Melbourne, Australia, and include a vast array of influences within their sound from progressive to black, thrash, death and melodic metal, and even western art music, jazz and flamenco. Creating music of many extremes, and with compositions often exceeding ten minutes in length, Ne Obliviscaris is at times very technical and complex and at others simple and subtle, creating an extremely original brand of metal that defies normal categorisation.
2013 PROMO BIO:
Melbourne, Australia’s NE OBLIVISCARIS are intense progressive/extreme/melodic/violin-laden metal like you’ve never heard before.
Almost 9 years after the bands formative rehearsals first took place; after numerous line-up changes that had seen the band go through almost continual change, always for the better; after more than 5 years had passed since the band released a 3 song demo that garnered them worldwide critical acclaim in the metal underground; after a successful 15 month battle with the Australian Immigration Department saw their French lead guitarist, Benjamin Baret, finally granted a long term visa in Australia in large part due to the incredible support of thousands of fans worldwide; after more frustrations and delays than the band thought they could ever possibly deal with; NE OBLIVISCARIS finally unveiled their debut album ‘Portal Of I in mid 2012, and they did so to incredible reviews from every corner of the globe.
Released worldwide through Code 666/Aural Music & Welkin Records in Australia, ‘Portal Of I’ saw NE OBLIVISCARIS quickly rise to become one of the most prominent and biggest drawing metal bands in Australia, headlining festivals such as Progfest & Sonic Forge to crowds of up to 1000 people, doing multiple headline tours across Australia and all the while gaining more fans every day throughout the worldwide metal scene.
The end of 2012 saw Ne Obliviscaris appear prominently in a range of ‘Best Of 2012’ lists with their album hailed as a “masterpiece” (Metalinjection.com), “absolutely stunning” (Nocleansinging.com), “capable of holding you in stunned rapture for its entire duration” (Metalobsession.net) & “one of the most original and creative pieces of art of not just the year, but the entire decade” (KZSC Radio USA)
February 12th 2013 Ne Obliviscaris announce deal with Season of Mist.(https://www.facebook.com/seasonofmistofficial)
Ne Obliviscaris have also had the opportunity to support high calibre international bands; Devin Townsend Project, Enslaved, Soilwork, Cradle of Filth, Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist, Sirenia, and Suffocation