Band Photo: Neurosis (?)
From: Oakland, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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.
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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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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...
[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...
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
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...
Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore Horror Film Festival, has already released several huge jaw-dropping bands and film events for this year’s lineup.
The event features the Official 40th Anniversary Reunion of the surviving cast members of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, including “Leatherface” himself, Gunnar Hansen; a TXCM 2 reunion with the cast including Bill “Chop-Top” Moseley; and a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance by the legendary Glenn Danzig of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain.
Now, they’ve returned for their biggest announcement yet, the return of Philip Anselmo’s legendary band, Superjoint. More...
As the lineage of Neurosis nears its thirty-year mark, the band continues to perform across the planet sporadically but steadily in seemingly unending support of the 2012-released tenth studio LP, "Honor Found In Decay."
This week, Neurosis has confirmed its participation in the Housecore Horror Film Fest. The second installment of the gathering, set to run from October 23rd through 26th in Austin, Texas, will see Neurosis joining the lineup of bands which also includes Decapitated, Lustmord, Danzig, Samhain, Eyehategod, Vader and a rash of others.
The Housecore Horror Fest performance falls directly in line with Neurosis' set at the four-day Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, headlining the main stage on Saturday, October 18th.
Preceding upcoming U.S. live actions, Neurosis prepares to venture into Australia for the first time ever in just over two weeks on a six-city trek through Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney between July 4th and 9th, with two shows scheduled in Sydney.
8/04/2014 The Hi Fi - Brisbane, Australia w/ Hope Drone
8/05/2014 HQ - Adelaide, Australia w/ Space Bong
8/06/2014 Capitol - Perth, Australia w/ Drowning Horse
8/07/2014 The Corner Hotel - Melbourne, Australia w/ Clagg
8/08/2014 The Hi Fi - Melbourne, Australia w/ Whitehorse
8/09/2014 Manning Bar - Sydney, Australia w/ Adrift for Days
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
The first round of band confirmations have been made for Maryland Deathfest 2015. The thirteenth edition of the festival will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 21-24, 2015.
The bands confirmed so far are as follows:
Aeternus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Arcturus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Aura Noir (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Bulldozer (Italy) - exclusive US appearance
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (Germany)
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
Einherjer (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Impetuous Ritual (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Lock Up - exclusive US appearance
Lycanthropy (Czech Republic)
Portal (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Skepticism (Finland) - exclusive US appearance
Suffering Mind (Poland)
Triptykon (Switzerland) - exclusive US appearance
Tsjuder (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Twilight of the Gods - exclusive US appearance
Vallenfyre (UK) - exclusive US appearance
Vulcano (Brazil) - exclusive US appearance
Wolfbrigade (Sweden) - exclusive US appearance
Dates that each band performs and running times will not be set until closer to the festival dates.
The organizers are satisfied with the venue situation this year and have decided to use the same set up next year. This means that Maryland Deathfest 2015 will use the Edison Lot (located at 545 N. High St) for the two main stages, Rams Head (located at 20 Market Place) will be used each night and will host death/black metal bands, and Soundstage (located at 124 Market Pl) will be used each day/night for grind/hardcore/punk bands. On Thursday, only Rams Head will be used.
Following a recent declaration of an impending European Summer tour, Neurosis now announces new stateside shows as well as the band's first tour of Australia.
Still supporting the 2012 release "Honor Found In Decay," Neurosis will return to European soil this Summer. From June 28th through July 3rd, the Euro routing includes performances at both the Graspop Metal Meeting in Bessel, Belgium, as well as the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland, after which they'll plow through Germany, Croatia and Greece.
Exactly one month after returning from Europe, Neurosis will make its way across the southern Pacific, bound for Australia. The six-city Australian inundation will see the pack ripping through Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney between July 4th and 9th, with two shows scheduled in Sydney.
Neurosis has also been confirmed as one of the key headliners at Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front. See the band live on these dates: More...
The promoters of Tucson, Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest have finalized the massive lineup for the 2014 installment of the event. Behold: Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front!
On October 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, the third episode of the only major multi-day metal festival to annually invade the lower western territory of the U.S. will bring an incredible collective of bands into Tucson.
Having stepped up the hosting venues for this year's gathering, the three main night's events will be held at the historic Rialto Theatre in Tucson, with the kickoff show on Thursday and each night's after show throwdowns taking place at nearby The District Tavern.
Headlining acts for this year include the unstoppable and ever-morphing Neurosis, lords of decimating drone Sunn O))), and riff rock kingpins Goatsnake.
The rest of the lineup is set to include a widespread mix of national and local bands, with Pelican, -16-, The Body, Eagle Twin, Baptists, Author & Punisher, The Fucking Wrath, Primitive Man, Blackqueen, Night Demon, Obliterations, North, TOAD, Secrets Of The Sky, Godhunter, Sex Prisoner, Sorxe, Twingiant, Spiritual Shepherd, Windmill of Corpses, and Conqueror Worm.
Actual day-to-day lineups, ticketing info/packages and more on Southwest Terror Fest III will be released in the coming weeks. More...
Neurosis has announced more live shows in Europe this summer, continuing a voyage in support of the staggering album, "Honor Found In Decay." Newly revealed dates are as follows:
June 28th - GRASPOP Festival, Bessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Festival
June 29th - Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, Helsinki, Finland - Tuska Festival
June 30th – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof-Wiesbaden
July 1st - Jedinstvo-Pogon, Zagreb, Croatia
July 2nd – Astra, Berlin, Germany
July 3rd – Fuzz Live Music Club, Athens, Greece
Steve Von Till comments.: "We feel very lucky to be able to return to European soil this summer. This brief journey will mark only our second time in Finland, and the first time ever for Neurosis to bring our music to Croatia and Greece. How very fortunate we are to be able to perform there, see new places and meet new people. And of course it is always good to be with friends and family in Germany!"