Red Ant Touring Presents
“American-bred heavy metal doesn't get any better than this.” – Eduardo Rivadavia (Allmusic.com)
Seattle’s Nevermore have ensnared and entertained metal minds the world over for nearly two decades. With a string of seven critically acclaimed studio albums; Nevermore have etched out their own legend into the metal mythos. For the first time in 5 years, Nevermore will bring their impassioned brand of uncompromising heavy metal to Australian audiences. This will be the first chance for Australia’s metal maniacs to hear material from Nevermore’s latest release, “The Obsidian Conspiracy”, live in concert.
Since the release of their first album in 1995, critics and fans have debated how to describe Nevermore. Often called “thrash” or “progressive”, these labels are more limitations rather than descriptions. Nevermore encompass the sensibilities of traditional metal with emphasis on melody, complexity, aggression and energy. Nevermore’s lyrics are conceptual, intelligent and dramatic, delivered with peerless power and conviction by vocalist, Warrel Dane. Complimenting Dane, are the guitar histrionics of the technical but tasteful virtuoso, Jeff Loomis. Rounding the band out are the ferociously tight rhythm section of bassist, Jim Sheppard and drummer, Van Williams. With as much emphasis on song writing as they place on musicianship, Nevermore have built their global following through extensive touring (with bands as diverse as Disturbed and Dream Theater) and the undeniable merits of their unique brand of twisted technical metal.
Over the past 15 years, Nevermore’s discography has grown in intricacy, intensity and quality. Albums such as 1996’s “The Politics of Ecstasy”, 2000’s “Dead Heart In a Dead World” and 2005’s “The Godless Endeavor” have been heralded as modern metal classics by both fans and critics alike. The band’s latest studio effort, “The Obsidian Conspiracy”, produced by Soilwork’s Peter Wichers, has been similarly acclaimed. Peter Carnbro (ultimate-guitar.com) found the album to be “…an extremely solid effort, that manages to bring something new to the band’s sound without completely altering it.” Scott Alisoglu (Blabbermouth.com) describes the album as “…another mighty release from the Seattle stalwarts.”
While few may have had the chance to catch Nevermore’s 1999 Australian tour, their return in 2011 is sure to be a highlight whether you’re head banging in the pit, or standing back in awe of the musicianship. This is one metal-heads won’t dare miss.
BRISBANE Thursday 9 June The Hi-Fi With DAYSEND + ARCANE
MELBOURNE Friday 10 June Billboard With DAYSEND + DEATH AUDIO + NE OBLIVISCARIS
SYDNEY Saturday 11 June Manning Bar With DAYSEND + ANNO DOMINI + AS SILENCE BREAKS
ADELAIDE Sunday 12 June Fowlers Live (All Ages) With DOUBLE DRAGON + KREMATOR
PERTH Monday 13 June Rosemount Hotel With VOYAGER + EMPIRE'S LAID WASTE
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|09.Jun.11||The Hi-Fi, BRISBANE||QLD|
|10.Jun.11||Billboard The Venue, MELBOURNE||VIC|
|11.Jun.11||Manning Bar, SYDNEY||NSW|
|12.Jun.11||Fowlers Live, ADELAIDE||SA|
|13.Jun.11||Rosemount Hotel, PERTH||WA|
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