June 23, 2016

Neurosis’ SCOTT KELLY Currently Performing With Hamlet At The Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Scott Kelly (top) and Danforth Comins (Photo Credit: Jenny Graham)

Neurosis’ SCOTT KELLY is currently performing with Hamlet at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The vocalist/guitarist plays the part of one of the Gravediggers, peasants or commoners that use their great wit and intellect to get the better of their superiors, other people of higher social status and each other. In addition to his role as Gravedigger, Kelly remains onstage for much of the performance’s duration playing music that serves as a soundtrack for the entire show and ultimately providing the sonic landscape for Hamlet’s psychological journey.

“This is an adventure for me,” KELLY reveals. “I have never scored a film or a play before and I've always wanted the opportunity to do so. Thanks to my employers of the last sixteen years, I am realizing this dream. Hamlet is an incredible ghost story about the darkest internal process. This production is amazing, the actors are some of the best at their craft in the world, and the director, Lisa Petterson, is nothing short of visionary. My co-collaberator, Paul James Prendergast, is one of my favorite people and it was his idea to bring me into this whole thing. I hope that as many of you who can be here will be here to share in this unique experience."

Hamlet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1602. Based in Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered his own brother and seized the throne, also marrying his deceased brother's widow. The spectral accusation torments Hamlet’s troubled mind, driving him to avenge a crime that may or may not be a product of his own imagining. Grand in scope, rich in language, this classic story of haunting, both literal and metaphorical, Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play, and is ranked among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1935. The season runs from February through early November. OSF has three theatres: two indoor stages, the Angus Bowmer Theatre and the Thomas Theatre, and their flagship outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre where Hamlet takes place. OSF offers eleven different plays that include three or four by Shakespeare and seven by other classic writers, as well as modern and contemporary work and world premieres. The OSF mission statement: "Inspired by Shakespeare's work and the cultural richness of the United States, we reveal our collective humanity through illuminating interpretations of new and classic plays, deepened by the kaleidoscope of rotating repertory."

Hamlet plays twice a week through October 14th (note: KELLY will not appear in performances from Augutst 8th – 22nd as he will be touring Europe with NEUROSIS).

For further info and to purchase Hamlet tickets visit THIS LOCATION.

June 22, 2016


This September, two years after the release of Clearing The Path To Ascend, YOB shall return to Europe, delivering their purifying riff rituals across the continent. The full dates with Black Cobra as main support are as follows:


Sun 09/11/2016 NL - Tilburg, Incubate festival + Black Cobra
Mon 09/12/2016 DE - Dortmund, FZW + Black Cobra
Tue 09/13/2016 DK - Arhus, Radar + Black Cobra
Wed 09/14/2016 SE - Gothenburg, Sticky Fingers + Black Cobra
Thu 09/15/2016 NO - Oslo, Bla + Black Cobra
Fri 09/16/2016 DK - Copenhagen, Pumpehuset + Black Cobra
Sat 09/17/2016 GR - Athens, Smoke the Fuzz fest (also playing with Bongzilla, Dopethrone, Black Cobra)
Sun 09/18/2016 Day off 
Mon 09/19/2016 DE - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof + Black Cobra
Tue 09/20/2016 DE - Munich, Feierwerk + Black Cobra
Wed 09/21/2016 DE - Berlin, Musik & Frieden + Black Cobra
Thu 09/22/2016 PL - Wroclaw, Asymmetry festival (also playing with Discharge, Black Cobra)
Fri 09/23/2016 DE - Leipzig, UT Connewitz + Black Cobra
Sat 09/24/2016 DE - Nurnberg, Z-Bau + Black Cobra
Sun 09/25/2016 AT - Vienna, Chelse + Black Cobra
Mon 09/26/2016 SL - Ljubljana, Club Gromka + Black Cobra
Tue 09/27/2016 Day off 
Wed 09/28/2016 HR - Zagreb, Vintage Industrial + Black Cobra
Thu 09/29/2016 AT - Linz, Stadtwerkstatt + Black Cobra
Fri 09/30/2016 IT - Milan, Lo-Fi Club+ Black Cobra
Sat 10/01/2016 CH - Pratteln, Up In Smoke Festival @ Z7 (also playing with Electric Wizard, Elder, Black Cobra)
Sun 10/02/2016 FR - Orleans, Astrolabe + Black Cobra
Mon 10/03/2016 Day off 
Tue 10/04/2016 FR - Belfort, La Poudriere + Black Cobra
Wed 10/05/2016 FR - Paris, Glazart + Black Cobra
Thu 10/06/2016 FR - Tourcoing, Le Grand Mix + Black Cobra
Fri 10/07/2016 UK - Bristol, The Fleece + Black Cobra
Sat 10/08/2016 UK - Glasgow, G2 Garage + Black Cobra
Sun 10/09/2016 UK - Birmingham, The Rainbow Club + Black Cobra
Mon 10/10/2016 UK - Manchester, Ruby Lounge + Black Cobra
Tue 10/11/2016 IRE - Dublin, Whelans + Black Cobra
Wed 10/12/2016 Day off 
Thu 10/13/2016 UK - London, The Scala + Black Cobra
Fri 10/14/2016 BE - Antwerp, Desertfest (also playing with Pentagram, Cough, Uncle Acid, Black Cobra)
Sat 10/15/2016 DE - Hannover, Cafe Glocksee + Black Cobra

On Clearing The Path To Ascend, YOB are as as formidable as they’ve ever been, demanding the tandem attention of mind, body and soul. Drummer Travis Foster wields his signature rhythmic furor here with bombastic precision while bassist Aaron Rieseberg coils around the sonic tide with an unforgiving churn – all the while in a deadly synchronicity with Mike Scheidt’s uncanny vocal range and its pendulous movement between the triumphant howls of a medieval madman and the earth splitting growls of a war-battered titan. Take this opportunity to revisit this remarkable album.

"The magic of Yob's set tonight lies in the centrepiece of their band's latest album…all four tracks are strong and stunning, in particular Marrow, which allows Mike Scheidt's voice to roll out across the venue in waves of perfect sadness, bringing to life and colour the slowly moving song…Mike's singular voice is ushered in via crunching guitars and the song shifts forward towards the inescapable, earth-shattering end." - 9/10 METAL HAMMER

"Sometimes, bands do the praise levelled at them justice but sometimes they outstrip them by leagues. Tonight was the latter, and then some." - ROCK A ROLLA

"There's loud, and there's transcendently loud, and this performance of 'The Great Cessation' is towering, the tone so thick it's tactile."

YOB is love. 

June 21, 2016


Photo Credit: Scott Evans

As the key events of their 30 year milestone unfold, it comes with real pleasure to officially announce the name and release date of NEUROSIS' eleventh full length. Fires Within Fires will be released on September 23 via Neurot Recordings. More specific album details are imminent, but in the meantime fans can catch the band at one of twelve dates across Europe in August. They will be joined on select dates by Latvia's fascinating experimental trio, Tesa.


08.10.2016 - CZ, Jaromer, Brutal Assault Festival
08.11.2016 - IT, Brescia, Festa Radio Onda D'Urto
08.12.2016 - CH, Le Locle, Rock Altitude Festival (with Tesa)
08.13.2016 - NO, Oslo, Oya Festival
08.14.2016 - AT, Vienna, Arena (with Tesa & Ufomammut)
08.15.2016 - GER, Leipzig, UT Connewitz (with Tesa)
08.16.2016 - GER, Hamburg, Gruenspan (with Tesa)
08.17.2016 - NL, Haarlem, Patronaat (with Tesa)
08.18.2016 - BE, Hasselt– Pukkelpop Festival
08.19.2016 - GER, Karlsruhe, Substage (with Tesa)
08.20.2016 - FR, St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival
08.21.2016 - PT, Porto - Amplifest (with Tesa)

Neurosis are in fine form following recent and rapturously-received shows in San Francisco and at Roadburn. Join us if you can in marking their 30 year anniversary.

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