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Formed: 1985
From: Oakland, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Neurosis formed in late 1985 in Oakland, CA. The band was founded by ex-Violent Coercion members Scott Kelly (vocals, guitars) and Dave Edwardson (bass, backup vocals) along with Jason Roeder (drums) - Later joined by Steve Von Till (vocals, guitars) and Noah Landis (organs, piano, sampling) - accompanied by Josh Graham who does the visuals for their live performances, which were previously done by Adam G. Kendall.

At the time of their forming, they sought out a hardcore, raw sound - leaning on the punk side. Their first two releases were widely labeled as 'Hardcore Punk' - however, throughout the years, the band steadily progressed their sound into something that is nearly impossible to label, however, the most widely used term would be 'Sludge'. Neurosis had influenced a wide array of artists, the most notable ones including Isis, Mastodon, Gojira, Pelican and Cult of Luna. Many consider the band to be the pioneer of the 'sludge' sound. They were also one of the first bands to utilize custom-made visuals as an integral part of their emotional and energy driven live performances.

With the release of Souls at Zero, their third studio album (1992), the band started to slowly stray from the hardcore punk genre, going into more psychedelic and experimental waters while keeping the brutality and the hardcore sound that we have all learned to expect from Neurosis over the years. The album is a landmark for Neurosis, the band that pioneered the sludge sound into what it is today. It alienated most of their fanbase that enjoyed the punk sound that the band was previously exercising, but also introduced the band to a whole new crowd of people. The album was later re-released on their own record label; Neurot Recordings.

The band was signed to a number of different labels over the years, and at one point, they formed their own independent record label: Neurot Recordings which featured many critically acclaimed acts such as Isis, Red Sparrowes and Oxbow.

Neurosis members are featured in many side projects:
Red Sparrowes being the most popular one, consisted of members of Neurosis and Isis.
Tribes of Neurot is the bands alter ego, so to speak, it focuses on dark ambiental music.
Neurosis and Jarboe - A collaboration between Neurosis members and the former keyboardist/vocalist of the Swans; Jarboe.

Latest Neurosis News

Below is our complete Neurosis news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Neurosis Announces New Tour Dates

As Neurosis completes an intense European live run this week, the band begins to confirm new North American tour dates in support of eleventh studio album, "Fires Within Fires."

November 25th and 26th will see Neurosis playing back-to-back shows in Portland, with support from Neurot labelmates YOB and Kowloon Walled City. And just three weeks later, the band will perform in Seattle and Vancouver on December 19th and 20th, respectively, with support from YOB and Sumac.

These newly announced performances will follow Neurosis' pair of shows in London, playing November 7th with Earth, and November 8th with Discharge and Subhumans. Tickets for these four new shows go on sale this Friday, August 26th. Further Neurosis stateside performances and more on the band will be announced shortly.

Produced by Steve Albini, and featuring cover artwork by Thomas Hooper, new album "Fires Within Fires" will see worldwide release on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital platforms through the band's own Neurot Recordings on September 23rd.

11/07/2016 Koko - London, UK w/ Earth
11/08/2016 Koko - London, UK w/ Discharge, Subhumans
11/25/2016 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR w/ YOB, Kowloon Walled City [all ages]
11/26/2016 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR w/ YOB, Kowloon Walled City [21+]
12/19/2016 Neumos - Seattle, WA w/ YOB, Sumac [21+]
12/20/2016 Venue - Vancouver, BC w/ YOB, Sumac [19+] More...

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Neurosis Adds Special U.K. Dates

It is with great pleasure that Neurosis announces two London shows in November this year with unexpected special guests in celebration of the band's 35th anniversary.

On Monday, November 7th, Neurosis shall be joined by Earth, and on Tuesday, November 8th, the group will be joined by Discharge and Subhumans. These bands represent perfectly the cross-section of music which Neurosis as a collective deeply admires and relates to.

Prior to the U.K. shows on September 23rd, Neurosis takes a dominant leap with eleventh full-length, "Fires Within Fires." Three decades in the making, and following 2012's "Honor Found In Decay," the album is a testament both to the history and future of Neurosis.

7/11/2016 Koko - London, UK w/ Earth
8/10/2016 Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, CZ
8/11/2016 Festa Radio Onda D'Urto - Brescia, IT
8/12/2016 Rock Altitude Festival - Le Locle, CH w/ Tesa
8/13/2016 Oya Festival - Oslo, NO
8/14/2016 Arena - Vienna, AT w/ Ufomammut, Tesa
8/15/2016 UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE w/ Tesa
8/16/2016 Gruenspan - Hamburg, DE w/ Tesa
8/17/2016 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL w/ Tesa
8/18/2016 Pukkelpop Festival - Hasselt, BE
8/19/2016 Substage - Karlsruhe, DE w/ Tesa
8/20/2016 Motocultor Festival - St. Nolff, FR
8/21/2016 Amplifest - Porto, PT w/ Tesa
11/08/2016 Koko - London, UK w/ Discharge, Subhumans More...

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Neurosis Posts Album Trailer

On September 23rd, Neurosis takes a dominant leap with eleventh full-length, "Fires Within Fires." Following 2012's "Honor Found In Decay," the album is a testament both to the history and future of Neurosis.

Neurot Recordings will release "Fires Within Fires" worldwide. A teaser clip is online below, while pre-orders are now up right here.

Neurosis will perform across Europe over the summer months preceding the release of "Fires Within Fires." Catch the band live:

8/10/2016 Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, CZ
8/11/2016 Festa Radio Onda D'Urto - Brescia, IT
8/12/2016 Rock Altitude Festival - Le Locle, CH w/ Tesa
8/13/2016 Oya Festival - Oslo, NO
8/14/2016 Arena - Vienna, AT w/ Ufomammut, Tesa
8/15/2016 UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE w/ Tesa
8/16/2016 Gruenspan - Hamburg, DE w/ Tesa
8/17/2016 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL w/ Tesa
8/18/2016 Pukkelpop Festival - Hasselt, BE
8/19/2016 Substage - Karlsruhe, DE w/ Tesa
8/20/2016 Motocultor Festival - St. Nolff, FR
8/21/2016 Amplifest - Porto, PT w/ Tesa More...

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Neurosis Reveals New Album Details

Of all that humankind has inherited through our ancestry, no single language has transcended every age as powerfully as music.

For thirty years, Neurosis has formed an unbreakable union, channeling that inheritance of sound with great command and authority. This year finds Neurosis taking a dominant leap with eleventh full-length, "Fires Within Fires."

Three decades in the making, and following 2012's "Honor Found In Decay," the album is a testament both to the history and future of Neurosis. In true Ouroborean style, "Fires Within Fires" gives due to its predecessors while progressing forward into the unfamiliar and formidable.

Created by Scott Kelly, Steve Von Till, Jason Roeder, Noah Landis, and Dave Edwardson, "Fires Within Fires" features album artwork from Thomas Hooper, and the recording work of the group's longstanding engineer Steve Albini.

1. Bending Light
2. A Shadow Memory
3. Fire is the End Lesson
4. Broken Ground
5. Reach

Neurot Recordings will release "Fires Within Fires" on September 23rd worldwide; audio samples, preorders, and further information on the album will be available very soon. More...

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Neurosis Announces New Album

As the key events of the band's thirty-year milestone unfold, Neurosis now officially announces the name and release date of eleventh full length, "Fires Within Fires." This new release follows 2012's "Honor Found In Decay."

The upcoming album will be released worldwide on September 23rd via Neurot Recordings. The announcement of more specific details of "Fires Within Fires" is imminent, but in the meantime Neurosis now reveals a dozen new live performances across Europe in August, joined on select dates by Latvia's fascinating experimental trio, Tesa.

8/10/2016 Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, CZ
8/11/2016 Festa Radio Onda D'Urto - Brescia, IT
8/12/2016 Rock Altitude Festival - Le Locle, CH w/ Tesa
8/13/2016 Oya Festival - Oslo, NO
8/14/2016 Arena - Vienna, AT w/ Ufomammut, Tesa
8/15/2016 UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE w/ Tesa
8/16/2016 Gruenspan - Hamburg, DE w/ Tesa
8/17/2016 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL w/ Tesa
8/18/2016 Pukkelpop Festival - Hasselt, BE
8/19/2016 Substage - Karlsruhe, DE w/ Tesa
8/20/2016 Motocultor Festival - St. Nolff, FR
8/21/2016 Amplifest - Porto, PT w/ Tes

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Neurosis To Record New Album

Passing the three decade mark this month, Neurosiis has confirmed that the band will be returning to Electrical Audio in Chicago with engineer Steve Albini on December 27th to record a forthcoming brand new LP.

This upcoming album follows 2012's "Honor Found In Decay." Additional details on the album and its approximate release in 2016 will be revealed in the early months of the year.

Neurosis will celebrate this thirty-year milestone with a series of performances delivering a massive two-hour set list, invoking material spanning the band's entire recorded lineage, from 1987's "Pain Of Mind" through 2012's "Honor Found In Decay," with varied set lists at each event. Dates area as follows:

3/04/2016 Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA w/ Sleep
3/05/2016 Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA w/ Shellac
3/06/2016 Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA w/ Converge, Negative Approach
4/15/2016 Hat Patronaat - Tilburg, NL *STEVE VON TILL and SCOTT KELLY solo performances
4/16/2016 013 - Tilburg, NL
4/17/2016 013 - Tilburg, NL
8/11/2016 Festa Radio Onda D'Urto - Brescia, IT
8/13/2016 Oya Festival - Oslo, NO
8/20/2016 Motocultor Festival - St. Nolff, FR
8/21/2016 Amplifest - Porto, PT

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Neurosis Announces 30th Anniversary Shows

Neurosis today announces the details for the band's upcoming stateside 30th anniversary performances set to take place in San Francisco this March.

Passing the thirty-year mark this winter, Neurosis will celebrate this milestone with two stateside performances on March 4th and 5th at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom, and then two more sets on April 16th and 17th headlining Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

At these four very special performances, Neurosis will deliver a massive two-hour set list, invoking material spanning the band's entire recorded lineage, from 1987's "Pain Of Mind" through 2012's "Honor Found In Decay," with varied set lists at each event. These sets will span the band's entire career, showcasing the comprehensive evolution, from primitive beginnings into the epic outfit of today. More...

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Ex-Pantera Singer Phil Anselmo Covers Celtic Frost

Child Bite premieres its cover of the Celtic Frost track "The Usurper", taken from the upcoming 12” titled "Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost", which will be released on November 13th via Corpse Flower Records. The song features ex-Pantera and Down frontman Phil Anselmo on vocals and is one of numerous Celtic Frost covers done by bands such as Municipal Waste, Hayward (feat. Scott Kelly and Jason Roeder of Neurosis) and many more.

You can now check out "The Usurper" below.

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Neurosis To Celebrate 30th Anniversary At Roadburn

The Roadburn Festival is proud to announce that Neurosis will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary as headliner at the 2016 edition. Pioneering Yorkshire doom legends, Paradise Lost, will also headline Roadburn Festival on Thursday April 14, playing second album "Gothic" in its entirety. Roadburn Festival is further incredibly proud to announce that the 2016 curator will be musician, label owner and sonic pioneer, Lee Dorrian.

Neurosis comments: "To be invited to celebrate our 30th anniversary in Europe at Roadburn is an absolute honor. Roadburn is a treasured and unique event that embodies the spirit of open minded community and original, emotional heavy music. We are humbled to be a part of it again."

Paradise Lost's Nick Holmes adds: “As a young band we spent a good deal of time in the early 90’s driving around The Netherlands in a small transit van, living off chips with mayonnaise, drinking Chocomel and playing stuff from this album. 'Gothic' totally reminds me of those days, so if we were ever going to play the album in its entirety in 2016, it has to be in The Netherlands, and where better than the Roadburn Festival!!” More...

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Neurosis Kicking Off North American Tour

As the group's thirtieth anniversary creeps ever closer late in 2015, Neurosis will this week embark on a North American tour, as the sixteen-city expedition kicks off tomorrow - July 31st.

The forceful aural surge of Neurosis will be felt through a deluge of performances set to take place in sixteen cities across America and Canada over the next three weeks. The quintet will punish the continent with a crushing live set, beginning on July 31st in Lawrence, Kansas, followed by shows in Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, Louisville, Detroit, Toronto, Montréal, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Richmond, Carrboro, Atlanta and New Orleans, before coming to a smoldering finale in Houston on August 16th.

Support for Neurosis will include the thunder of labelmates Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth (featuring Tad Doyle) for the entire trek, with additional legs of the tour also featuring nomadic doomsday cult, The Body, expansive rock duo, Sumac, doom/rock experimenters Pinkish Black and blues/rock-driven labelmates Iron Tongue. More...

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Neurosis Announces Massive North American Tour

In less than three weeks, Neurosis will embark on the band's most widespread North American tour since before the turn of the millennium.

On the eve of their thirtieth anniversary, the forceful aural surge of NEUROSIS will be felt with a deluge of performances set to take place in sixteen cities across America and Canada this Summer. The genre-creating quintet will punish the continent with one of their most crushing live sets to date, beginning on July 31st in Lawrence, Kansas, followed by shows in Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, Louisville, Detroit, Toronto, Montréal, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Richmond, Carrboro, Atlanta and New Orleans, before coming to a smoldering finale in Houston on August 16th, invading cities and states which they have not visited since the '90s along the way.

Support on this venture will be provided by a rotating, dynamic spread of acts, including nomadic doomsday cult, The Body, expansive rock duo, Sumac (members of Baptists, Old Man Gloom, ex-Isis, etc.), Pinkish Black and labelmates Iron Tongue, not to mention support from labelmates Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth (featuring Tad Doyle of TAD and Hog Molly) for the entire trek, excluding NEUROSIS' participation in the immense Montréal Festival where they'll join the likes of Mastodon, Meshuggah, Gorguts and many others. More...

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Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth Announces Summer Shows

The Seattle doom merchants in Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth will bring their lumbering odes to stages throughout North America next month supporting Neurosis.

Slated to embark on July 31st in Lawrence, Kansas, the trek will coil its way through sixteen cities, including one headlining performance, coming to a close on August 16th in Houston, Texas. Additional support will be provided by The Body, Sumac, Iron Tongue and Pinkish Black on select dates.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle of the journey, "Being a huge fan of what Neurosis does for so long, we are really excited that we have the honor and privilege of being support for them on this tour. It is a gift for us to be able to do this." More...

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Neurosis To Embark On Summer Tour

As the band's thirtieth anniversary nears, Neurosis will be hitting the road in its most extensive touring of the North American continent in over fifteen years this Summer, the announcement falling as the dust still settles on Baltimore following a crushing performance at this year's Maryland Deathfest.

Not since prior to the turn of the millennium has the mighty Neurosis embarked on a tour of this size, as this week the band confirms more than a dozen new tour dates between the end of July and the middle of August.

For this widespread endeavor, Neurosis will bring an array of excellent acts to the stage, including support from labelmates Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, featuring Tad Doyle, for the entire trek, as well as eight shows with nomadic doomsday cult, The Body, five dates with expansive rock duo, Sumac, and one show each with Pinkish Black and labelmates Iron Tongue. Upcoming dates are as follows: More...

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Neurosis Announces Festival Appearances

Today Neurosis confirms the band's invitation to perform at this year's upcoming installment of the massive Heavy Montréal Festival in Montréal, Quebec.

Neurosis will perform alongside the likes of The Devin Townsend Project, Sanctuary, Obscura, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation and more. The open air Heavy Montréal gala will overthrow Quebec's largest metropolis on August 7th - 9th, and Neurosis will take the stage on the opening night, Friday, August 7th.

Prior to the band's Heavy Montréal debut, Neurosis will make its return to the brutalizing Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore on Memorial Day weekend. Additional Neurosis live actions will be announced in the very near future.

5/24/2015 Edison Lot - Baltimore Maryland @ Maryland Deathfest
8/07/2015 Parc Jean Drapeau - Montréal, QC @ Heavy Montréal

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Neurosis Announces Final Shows Of The Year

Neurosis just confirmed three more shows for 2014, set to take place during the final days of the year in California. While the members of Neurosis currently reside in numerous areas of the country, the Bay Area will forever remain the land of the band's origin.

The first of the year-end live run will see Neurosis playing at The Observatory in Orange County's Santa Ana on Monday, December 29th.

The next two evenings -- Tuesday, December 30th and Wednesday the 31st -- will see the band back in native Bay Area lands, with two consecutive shows at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.

Supporting Neurosis on all three of these headlining shows will be an incredibly diverse and destructive lineup, including Portland's morose d-beat hardcore icons, Tragedy, San Diego-based industrial drone man/machine act, Author & Punisher, and San Francisco's sludge/noise rock outfit, Kowloon Walled City.

11/19-23/2014 Bestia Festival - Mexico City, MX w/ The Ex, Monogatari
12/29/2014 The Conservatory - Santa Ana, CA w/ Tragedy, Author & Punisher, Kowloon Walled City
12/30/2014 Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA w/ Tragedy, Author & Punisher
12/31/2014 Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA w/ Tragedy, Author & Punisher
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD w/ Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Goatsnake, Primordia

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Housecore Horror Film Festival Day 2

Michigan psyche doom-death group, Acid Witch opened day two on Midway’s outdoor stage. After a night of barely any sleep, I didn’t arrive in time to catch their set. It’s a shame because they were one of the bands I wanted to see. I heard a burst of guitar notes from tech-death metallers Archspire but only as I pulled into the venue. The first part of this day would be spent around the press tent conducting interviews with Napalm Death and Gwar. This included missing most of the set from Polish death metal veterans Decapitated, whose late coming was the apparent reason for Midway being behind on time. The day before their appearance at Housecore the group had totaled their van. I’m not sure how they made it to Austin, but they were there and played a full set. More...

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Housecore Horror Announces Special TCM Luncheon

Ever wonder what it would be like to be held hostage in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre house and break bread with the craziest family in horror history? Have you always dreamed of eating in the same room as Leatherface?! Well, the fiendish ghouls from the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival would love to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to make your nightmare a reality!

On Saturday, October 25th, for the first time in 40 years, the entire cast of TXCM will return to the Grand Central Café in Kingsland, Texas, 90 minutes outside of Austin,to spend an afternoon at the actual Texas Chain Saw Massacre house. In addition, they will be joined by the cast of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2,as well as HHFF co-founders heavy metal legend Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell. More...

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Roundtrip To Hel, Part III

[Continued from Part II]

SUNDAY, 6/29 - 13:00

“We have less than thirty minutes to catch the bus.”

THAT gets me moving. Did I mention I’ve developed Midnight Sun Syndrome since arriving in Finland? According to the current DSM edition, its chief symptom is “a complete ignorance and lack of regard for the time of day and nonchalant indifference toward tardiness; see also ‘The Casual Southerner.’”

I enter the bathroom. Nera, a shy, tiny black cat, scampers between my legs and out the door. I almost trip and plant a bare foot smack in the litter box. I’m still waking up.

As the mornings have ticked by - it’s still “morning” to us this weekend - it’s gotten more and more difficult to grease the joints, clear the skull, and get going. Tuska is not a camping festival, so I’ll be damned if I’m going to forsake the comforts of home at my disposal. A shit, shower, and shave is as good as a full-immersion baptism after a night of drinking.

My ill-advised windmilling at Omnium Gatherum last night really did a twisting number on my hair, which is in danger of Chris Barnesing. Lacking a brush, I clumsily yank apart the knotted strands and clumps cemented together with dried sweat.

And then, Rachel’s muffled yell over the running shower, through the closed door: “You ready?” Not even close. More...

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Neurosis Announces New Live Appearances

Slowly and steadily, Neurosis maintains infiltration of all corners of the planet with new live performances continuing to be scheduled into 2015.

Today, the promoters of the second annual Bestia Festival in Ciudad, Mexico have unveiled the lineup for the upcoming 2014 installment of the gathering, with the name Neurosis dominating the list as the fest headliner. The three-day Bestia Festival is set to run from November 19th to the 23rd. In addition to the concerts, an array of music workshops, film screenings and more will fill the festival grounds.

This new development with Bestia Festival follows other recent Neurosis live announcements, including the band's upcoming performances at the four-day Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, where the band will headline the main stage on Saturday, October 18th.

Later that same week, Neurosis will perform at the second Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, Texas with Voivod, Samhain, Corrections House, Eyehategod, Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Author & Punisher and more.

The promoters of the annual Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore will also bring Neuroris back to their mighty gathering in 2015 where they'll perform on the final day, Sunday, May 24th, with Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Demilich, Goatsnake, Inverloch, Primordial, Winter, and Tombs.

10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest
10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents
10/23-26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest - Austin, TX
11/19-23/2014 Bestia Festival - Ciudad, Mexico
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD

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Satyricon Drops Off Housecore Horror Film Festival

We regret to inform everyone that Norwegian black metal legends Satryicon will no longer be able to perform at this year's Housecore™ Horror Film Festival. The band explained via its official Facebook page:

"Dear U.S fans. We regret to inform that Satyricon will not perform at Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA and Horror Fest in Austin, TX in October 2014. The reasons for not being able to perform at these two festivals are both pragmatic ones and entirely different from each other.

"Satyricon will now shift its attention towards the writing of a new album, re-editing the footage from the 'Live at the Opera' live album/DVD and another project that will be announced at a later stage. It is important for the band that the U.S fans understand that you are far from forgotten and that the band look forward to come over for a full scale U.S tour as soon as it is possible. You deserve it." More...

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