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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On Day Two, the scene had changed. The street in front of the club had been shut down and made into the fest grounds. One stage was at each end of the street, just over the length of the building. I won’t say that the festival had a lot of space; we were kind of worried about bands overlapping and drowning out each other’s sound. But the rigs for each stage were so loud that that would prove impossible. Vendors also lined up between the two stages selling boxes of vinyl, CDs, and even some cassettes. There were t-shirts galore with hideous pictures and illegible logos. I was really amused by the black metal face-painting stand where you could choose from KISS, Immortal, King Diamond, and your other favorite corpse-painted rockers. Inside Sonar was a new merch room that was so constantly crowded and oddly arranged, it kind of looked like a beggar’s village with really cool wares for sale. With so much drink, food, merchandise from every band in existence, and amazing live shows all day long, you couldn’t ask for more. More...
The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."
As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.
The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."
As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.
Here's the updated flier: More...
The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.
Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:
Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm
WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...
Neurosis has revealed the dates for its upcoming tour of Europe. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
07/15 Dour, BEL – Dour Festival
07/16 Selestat, FRA – Lez’Arts Sceniques Festival
07/17 Hamburg, GER – Grunspan
07/18 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
07/19 Wien, AUT – Arena
07/20 Turin, ITA – Spaziale Festival
07/21 Barcelona, SPA – Apollo
07/22 Madrid, SPA – Rock Kitchen
07/23 Paris, FRA – Cabaret Sauvage
07/24 London, UK – High Voltage Festival
07/25 Dublin, IRE – TBA
07/27 Dortmund, GER – FZW
07/28 Bern, SWI – Reitschule
07/29 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
07/30 Stuttgart, GER – LKA
Oakland, California alternative dark act Neurosis has revealed details regarding the forthcoming re-issue of its 1992 "Souls At Zero" album. The new edition of the record will include bonus tracks as well as new artwork done by Josh Graham. The "Souls At Zero" re-issue is due through Neurot Recordings on February 15th, 2011.
The tracklisting includes:
1. To Crawl Under One’s Skin
2. Souls At Zero
5. The Web
6. Sterile Vision
7. A Chronology For Survival
11. Souls (Demo Version)
12. Zero (Demo Version)
13. Cleanse III (Live in London)
Northwestern metal band WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM has announced an upcoming mini-tour to take place this January, following their previously announced performance with Neurosis and labelmates Black Breath in Seattle on December 30th. Confirmed WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM tour dates are as follows:
12/30/2010 Neumo’s - Seattle, WA w/ Neurosis, Black Breath
01/04/2011 Branx - Portland, OR w/ Druden, Wilderness, thee.casualty.company
01/06/2011 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC w/ Ahna, Gyibaaw, Sick, thee.casualty.company
01/07/2011 The Sons of Norway Hall - Victoria, BC w/ Shibboleth, Northern, thee.casualty.company
01/08/2011 Jinx Art Space - Bellingham, WA w/ Druden, Frozen Cloak, thee.casualty.company
01/09/2011 The Loft on Cherry - Olympia, WA w/ Alda, Druden, RVIVR
Scott Kelly of Neurosis has lined up the following solo shows for early 2011. Support on the solo shows will come from Robert Weinrich of Saint Vitus. you can view the confirmed list of dates, cities and venues below:
02/05 West Hollywood, CA – Viper Room
02/07 San Diego, CA – Casbah
02/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
02/09 Chicago, IL – Abbey Pub
02/10 Allston, MA – Great Scott
02/11 Baltimore, MD – Sonar Club
The final line-up of days and bands has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 2011 edition of Maryland Deathfest will take place between May 26th to May 29th at Sonar in Baltimore.
Thursday, May 26th:
LACK OF INTEREST
Friday, May 27th:
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
Saturday, May 28th:
HAIL OF BULLETS
Sunday, May 29th:
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
BAD ACID TRIP
Oakland, California alternative metallers Neurosis have scheduled two shows in San Francisco in the beginning of January. Support at the December 30th show will come from WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM and BLACK BREATH. With support on the the December 31st gig coming from YOB and LUDICRA. No support acts have been announced at this time for the California shows.
Neurosis west coast tour dates:
12/30 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s (feat. Wolves In The Throne Room, Black Breath)
12/31 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s (feat. Ludicra, YOB, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth)
01/15 San Francisco, CA – The Great American Music Hall
01/16 San Francisco, CA – The Great American Music Hall
Oakland, California alternativemetallers Neurosis have scheduled two shows in Seattle at the end of December. Support at the Dec. 30 show will come from WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM and BLACK BREATH. With support on the the Dec. 31 coming from YOB and LUDICRA.
Neurosis Seattle tour dates:
Dec. 30 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Dec. 31 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
New Jersey based death metal band Funebrarum is the latest act to be confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Death Fest, which is set to take place from May 27th - 29th in Baltimore. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Bad acid trip
Corrosion of conformity
Hail of bullets
Last days of humanity
Oakland, California's alternative dark metallers Neurosis have been confirmed as one of the headlining acts for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The ninth edition of the festival is set to take place May 27th, 28th and 29th, 2011 at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland.
Currently announced line-up:
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
Shrinebuilder have announced details regarding the band's upcoming tour of Europe. The tour kicks off on November 9th, 2010 in Utrecht, Netherlands and runs until December 2nd, ending in London. Shrinebuilder features Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Al Cisneros of Sleep, Dale Crover of The Melvins and Scott Weinrich of St.Vitus.
Shrinebuilder European tour dates:
Nov. 09 - Tivoli - Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov. 10 - De Kreun - Kortrijk, Belgium
Nov. 11 - Gebaude 9 - Cologne, Germany
Nov. 12 - Berghain - Berlin, Germany
Nov. 13 - Eskulap - Poznan, Poland
Nov. 14 - Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany
Nov. 15 - Feierwerk - Munich, Germany
Nov. 16 - Futurum - Prague, Czech Republic
Nov. 17 - Durer Kert - Budapest, Hungary
Nov. 18 - Arena - Vienna, Austria
Nov. 19 - Bronson - Ravenna, Emilia-Rom, Italy
Nov. 20 - Bloom - Mezzago, Mezaggo, Italy
Nov. 21 - Rote Fabrik - Zurich, Switzerland
Nov. 22 - Epicerie Moderne - Feyzin, France
Nov. 23 - Astrolabe - Orleans, France
Nov. 24 - Glaz'Art - Paris, France
Nov. 25 - Jubez - Karlsruhe, Germany
Nov. 27 - Club Academy - Manchester, UK
Nov. 28 - Oran Mor - Glasgow, UK
Nov. 29 - Button Factory - Dublin, Ireland
Nov. 30 - Cyprus Avenue - Cork, Ireland
Dec. 02 - Scala - London, UK
Experimental metal act Neurosis have announced plans to release a brand new live album titled "Neurosis - Live At Roadburn 2007." The live album, which is to be issued through Neurot Recordings, was recorded in Tilburg, Holland at the annual Roadburn festival. The release date has been set for August 30th, 2010.
"Neurosis - Live At Roadburn 2007" track listing:
1. Given to the Rising
3. A Season in the Sky
4. At the End of the Road
5. Crawl Back In
7. Water Is Not Enough
8. Left to Wander
9. The Doorway
Wolves in the Throne Room have just announced thier participation in the "Weekend 1, Nightmare Before Christmas" festival taking place at the Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, U.K.
The band was hand selected by industrial post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor along with 40 other diverse acts, ranging from pop acts to black metal bands. The currently annonuced line-up, with more to be announced in the coming days, include:
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC
THE DEAD C
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
JOSEPHINE FOSTER (SOLO)
DANIEL HIGGS (LUNGFISH)
BOBAN I MARKO MARKOVIC ORCHESTRA
Atmospheric metal band Neurosis has been confirmed as a main act for the upcoming Nightmare Before Christmas Festival this December, with Godspeed You! Black Emperor acting as curators for the event. The festival is scheduled to take place at Butlin's Holiday Centre, located in Minehead, UK, from Friday, December 3rd through Sunday, December 5th, 2010.
Appearing throughout the weekend-long event alongside Neurosis are a range of artists hailing from countless genres, including Wolves In The Throne Room, Deerhoof, Bardo Pond, Tim Hecker, Growing and more. The more than 40 performing acts wer all hand-picked by Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Get all of the details on the event here.
SHRINEBUILDER has announced several US shows in November. The confirmed shows are currently as follows:
11/14 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL (8 PM and 11 PM performances)
11/15 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY
The upcoming debut album from the band will be released on Neurot Recordings this October. More...
Holland's Roadburn festival has announced that Tom Gabriel Warrior, founder of Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon has agreed to act as the curator for the Roadburn festival on Friday, April 16, 2010, and host a special event at Roadburn, called Only Death Is Real.
Tom's duties as curator include personally selecting the bands that will play on Only Death Is Real, as well as to perform the first major headlining set with his latest incarnation, Triptykon. Tom will be Roadburn’s third curator, following up on David Tibet in 2008 and Neurosis earlier this year.
The Roadburn Festival organizers further comment:
"We are overjoyed to have secured Tom's involvement in Roadburn this year, as he stands as a truly groundbreaking artist, with his previous bands having been extremely divisive, as is often the case with truly unique and original works of art. Ultimately his canon of work would prove not only legendary but hugely inspirational for an entire generation of musicians in the metal, doom and dark psychedelic scenes.
"Tom has always enjoyed pushing the envelope musically and challenging boundaries, and it was entirely that mindset that made him a perfect fit to act as our curator. It has been a constant goal of ours to keep Roadburn a festival that not only celebrates the established but charts new territory, and we could think of no better spirit guide than Tom Gabriel Warrior. We are looking forward to the new ideas that he will bring to our festival, as we feel that we are truly kindred spirits."
Tom Gabriel Warrior commented: "It is a surprise and an honor to be asked by Roadburn to act as a curator, and I am accepting this extraordinary opportunity with much gratitude and due humility. In my eyes, Roadburn is one of the most courageous and artistic festivals in existence, and its history is, in essence, a list of concerts by groups I deeply admire. It is quite a challenge to follow such footsteps, both as a curator and as a musician. I will try my very best to ensure that the groups I intend to propose to the organizers of Roadburn will be as ravishingly dark, unique, and exciting to the festival's visitors as they are to me."
Roadburn 2010, including Tom Gabriel Warrior's Only Death Is Real, will run for three days from Thursday, April 15 to Saturday, April 17 at the 013 venue and Midi Theatre in Tilburg, Holland. There will be an additional afterburner event on Sunday, April 18, 2010.
Heaven And Hell, the band consisting of the Black Sabbath lineup of Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice, will be heading out on a North American tour this summer. Support on the trek will come from Coheed And Cambria except for the Seattle show where they will be supported by Neurosis.
The tour dates are as follows:
August 7 - Vancouver, BC - Thunderbird Arena
August 8 - Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater*
August 10 - San Jose, CA - Event Center Arena
August 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theater
August 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theater
August 14 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
August 15 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks
August 18 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion
August 19 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
August 21 - Detroit, MI - Meadow Brook Pavilion
August 22 - Cleveland, OH - Nautica Pavilion August
August 23 - Baltimore, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 25 - New York, NY - WaMu Theater @ MSG
August 27 - Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theatre
August 28 - Boston, MA - Bank Of America Pavilion
Brooklyn Vegan recently interviewed Neurosis front man Scott Kelly about his new project, Shrinebuilder, Combat Music Radio, and how he prepares mentally for a show. The interview is well done, but there is an interesting exchange about how Scott gets ready for a show.
Read the full article at Brooklyn Vegan.