The wait is finally over as Australian progressive metal giants Ne Obliviscaris unveiled their first song in over five years, “Equus.” The track is taken from their upcoming album, Exul, out March 24th, 2023, via Season of Mist. Vocalist Xenoyr is also known as quite the visionary artist; he created the album artwork and directed and produced the video for their new single.

 The band comments:

“‘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.”


Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here:



Track List:

01) Equus 

02) Misericorde I – As the Flesh Falls 

03) Misericorde II – Anatomy of Quiescence 

04) Suspyre 

05) Graal 

06) Anhedonia 



The group will be taking their new album on the road next year on their European/UK tour w/ Persefone, Asymmetric Universe and The Omnific.


Tour Dates:

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)