You Can’t Rein in “Equus,” the First Ne Obliviscaris Single in Five Years


Next year’s already looking like it’s going to be completely stacked with new releases, but who’s to stop us from adding more to the pile? On March 24, 2023, Australian prog metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris will release a new full-length studio album titled Exul. It will be their follow-up to 2017’s Urn.

To celebrate the forthcoming album, Ne Obliviscaris released its first single, “Equus.” According to the band, this song is born out of the ashes of the worst wildfires to thrash their homeland back in 2019 and 2020.

“‘Equus’ is dedicated to the lives lost during the lethal bush fires that scarred Australia in 2019-2020. Alongside the people who died or were affected, many millions, if not billions, of animals were killed or displaced from their natural habitats, the enormity of this is something that will never be forgotten, and should not be ignored. It is also a warning that the world we live in is changing from the damage we as a species have contributed to. Within this video, the dancer represents a scorched Mother Earth, from horror to humanity, ever in tune with the heart and flow of the song (and world), and ultimately aware of the inevitable and ever growing destructive cycle we are in.”

The accompanying video, which you can watch below, was directed and produced by Xenoyr. In addition to the new album and track release, the band is also headlining a string of European and U.K. tour dates. You can find the full list of cities and venues below the video.

05/05/2023    Tavastia, Helsinki (FI)*
06/05/2023    Klubi, Tampere (FI)*
09/05/2023    Bla, Oslo (NO)*
10/05/2023    Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (DK)*
11/05/2023    Headcrash, Hamburg (DE)*
13/05/2023    Luxor, Cologne (DE)*
14/05/2023    Trix, Antwerp (BE)*
16/05/2023    Grand Social, Dublin (IE)*
17/05/2023    Slay, Glasgow (UK)*
18/05/2023    Rebellion, Manchester (UK)*
19/05/2023    Islington Academy, London (UK)*
20/05/2023    Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden (NL)**
21/05/2023    Petit Bain, Paris (FR)**
22/05/2023    Ferrailleur, Nantes (FR)**
24/05/2023    Hard Club, Porto (PT)**
25/05/2023    RCA Club, Lisbon (PT)**
26/05/2023    Nazca, Madrid (ES)**
27/05/2023    La Nau, Barcelona (ES)**
29/05/2023    Kofmehl Hall, Solothurn (CH)**
30/05/2023    Strom, Munich (DE)**
31/05/2023    Viper Room, Vienna (AT)**
01/06/2023    Futurum, Prague (CZ)**
02/06/2023    Hole44, Berlin (DE)**
03/06/2023    Naumann, Leipzig (DE)**

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