Empire Productions presents:
Allegaeon, WITHOUT WAVES
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is 17 and over
Watch & Listen
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.
Featuring a core of musicians with nearly 15 years of experience playing together, Without Waves is set to bring their brand of experimental music to the Chicago and international music scene. The band released their newest EP, entitled "The Entheogen" in January 2014, and is garnering interest through their eccentric music and intense live shows.
Without Waves was formed in early 2010 by Garry Naples, Zac Lombardi, Anthony Cwan and John Picillo. The four members had played together in various incarnations over the past decade, but were seeking a fresh start to expand their musical ideas and goals. A new project with a less definitive style
was the answer and Without Waves was born. With a group of songs written, the band entered in the studio in 2010 to record a demo, and subsequently, a full album. "Scab Platter" was released in 2011 and the band began performing regularly in Chicago and the around the Midwest.
In 2013 Without Waves returned to the studio to begin recording new music and "The Entheogen" EP was released in January 2014. Featuring two brand
new tracks and a cover of Ministry’s “TV II,” the EP illustrates the band’s expanding sound and diverse influences. With more new music ready to go, the band is now in process of recording a second full length album, slated for a 2016 release.
Musically, Without Waves is meant to be the product of a musical experimentation between its four members. Blending influences from extreme metal to jazz fusion to electronic & atmospheric rock, the music features unconventional rhythms, diverse melodies, and expressive lyrics. The band members seek to constantly challenge themselves as musicians and advance
Evolution Through Experimentation.