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BENIGHTED Drummer Joins NE OBLIVISCARIS For Touring Duties

For maximum heaviness.

Kevin Paradis

Ne Obliviscaris parted ways with drummer Daniel Presland in 2022, making Exul is final effort with the band. Now Ne Obliviscaris has announced Benighted drummer Kevin Paradis as their new live drummer. You can check out Paradis in action below as he rips through one of the album's singles, "Equus".

"We are tremendously excited to announce that Kevin Paradis will be joining us on our Exul world tour that kicks off in Europe next week!" said the band. "This incredible French drummer, known for his work in Benighted amongst many other acts, was actually the very first person we reached out to after discussing amongst ourselves who we could potentially invite to audition for the band. We were all blown away by his playing and how quickly he connected with the material once he started learning our songs and are thrilled to have him joining us on the road."

"When Ne Obliviscaris reached out to me, I considered this a great opportunity to play meaningful and spirited music that blends different atmospheres into great songs and I am honored to be trusted by the band for their upcoming Exul tours," added Paradis. "Learning and rehearsing the songs has already been a huge pleasure and a great challenge. But now I can't wait to experience this music live with them and to use my drumming skills to serve Ne Obliviscaris' beautiful music."

Catch Ne Obliviscaris and Paradis at one of the dates below and get your tickets here.

w/ Persefone & Asymmetric Universe

5/5 Helsinki (FI) Tavastia
5/6 Tampere (FI) Klubi
5/8 Stockholm (SE) Hus 7
5/9 Oslo (NO) Bla
5/10 Copenhagen (DK) Pumpehuset
5/11 Hamburg (DE) Headcrash
5/13 Cologne (DE) Luxor
5/14 Antwerp (BE) Trix
5/16 Dublin (IE) Grand Social
5/17 Glasgow (UK) Slay
5/18 Manchester (UK) Rebellion
5/19 London (UK) Islington Academy
5/20 Leiden (NL) Gebr. de Nobel
5/21 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
5/22 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
5/24 Porto (PT) Hard Club
5/25 Lisbon (PT) RCA Club
5/26 Madrid (ES) Nazca
5/27 Barcelona (ES) Boveda
5/29 Solothurn (CH) Kofmehl Hall
5/30 Munich (DE) Strom
5/31 Vienna (AT) Viper Room
6/1 Prague (CZ) Futurum
6/2 Berlin (DE) Hole44
6/3 Leipzig (DE) Naumann
6/5 Bucharest (RO) @ Quantic Club (Ne Obliviscaris only)
6/7 Gdansk (PO) @ Mystic Festival (Ne Obliviscaris only)

w/ Beyond Creation & Persefone

10/5 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
10/6 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
10/7 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
10/8 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/10 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
10/11 Orlando, FL @ The Haven
10/13 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/14 Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge
10/15 San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center
10/17 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/18 Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile Theater
10/20 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
10/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
10/22 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
10/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
10/25 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/26 Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse
10/27 Portland, OR @ BossaNova Ballroom
10/28 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/29 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
10/31 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
11/1 Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre
11/3 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
11/4 Lincoln, NE @ Royal Grove
11/5 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
11/7 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/8 Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
11/9 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/10 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
11/11 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
11/13 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

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