by Paul Castles
Australian progressive metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris are in the midst of a massive summer Euro tour, their first trip to the northern hemisphere. Second album Citadel has been receiving plenty of plaudits. They just had to play Bloodstock where Paul Castles met charismatic violinist and co-singer Tim Charles to learn more about one of the rising stars of the underground metal scene Down Under.
“When we arrived in London we’d lost almost all of our luggage. Our guitars, bass, drums, guitar racks, almost everything was gone. They said it had accidentally got left in Brussels but it would delivered the next day in time for our first UK gig. It was supposed to arrive by 12 and it didn’t, no-one at the airport was answering the phone. It got to after lunch and we trying to hire gear. Got to 5 and we almost had to cancel the show but we didn’t want to do that. It’s a long way to come and not play. It eventually arrived with an hour to spare!”
Interview starts at 9:21.