February 24, 2017


NEUROSIS continue to announce live shows in support of their lauded eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires. Today the band reveals a handful of festival and other live appearances in July.

Sat July 1: DK - Roskilde, Roskilde Festival
Sun July 2: SE - Stockholm, Kraken (w/ Wolfbrigade & Author & Punisher)
Mon July 3: SE - Gothenburg, Pustervik (w/ Author & Punisher)
Tue July 4: FI - Helsinki, Tavastia (w/ Dark Buddha Rising)
Wed July 5: IS - Neskaupstadur, Eistnaflug

"There is a deep energy and there is effervescent force... NEUROSIS play as if they have cracked the secret of punk itself, revealing that the truth of speed is slowness (take note accelerationists), and that high, taut voices and trebly guitars are just pitched up versions of the howls and bass that lie beneath." - WIRE 

"a revelation" - METAL HAMMER

"Just like their live show after the departure of Josh Graham, NEUROSIS became rawer, more hardened and even simpler in a way, following the cycle-closing ‘Honor Found In Decay’. ‘Fires Within Fires’ is their shortest and most concise record since ‘Pain Of Mind’, but at the same time it’s one of the deepest, most memorable and dynamic of an illustrious, world-changing career that has celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. Only five songs, but as one full piece they unleash the spontaneous, exploding-star kind of energy that Neurosis, and no one else, are capable of creating." - TERRORIZER

"The Oakland five piece are on flawless form this evening, creating a sonic experience that enraptures as it crushes. They are a formidable presence, shifting from one song to another with machine like precision. A set stripped of the band’s more ambient soundscapes highlights just how skilled NEUROSIS are within their craft. Most bands would crumble under the pressure of having one of their key elements taken away, however, Neurosis prove that they are able to deliver no matter what the circumstances, and that every dynamic of their sound is expertly executed. Closing with classic ‘Through Silver in Blood’, tonight has been a truly humbling experience and proof that, after three decades, NEUROSIS are still very much at the top of their game." - AVE NOCTUM

"The power of NEUROSIS is an undeniable fact." - ECHOES AND DUST

February 22, 2017

HARVESTMAN: Neurosis Frontman Steve Von Till’s Exploratory Project Returns With Music For Megaliths

[Photo Credit: Niela Von Till]

Neurot Recordings presents the fourth full-length recorded document from HARVESTMAN – one of Neurosis vocalist/guitarist Steve Von Till’s solo ventures – with the impending release of Music For Megaliths.

As with prior HARVESTMAN and other solo releases by Steve Von Till, Music For Megaliths sees the artist handling a wide array of instruments and approaches, including vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, synthesizers, hurdy gurdy, effects, and more, fully performed, recorded, and mixed at his own The Crow’s Nest studio in Northern Idaho. Neurosis’ Jason Roeder also provides drums to the album’s fifth track, “Levitation.” The seven sonically and mentally expansive tracks were mastered by James Plotkin, and the album completed with artwork by Thomas Hooper.

Confirming the album for release on May 19th, Neurot has unveiled the artwork, track listing, and more for the exploratory new album, with audio samples and more to be released in the coming weeks.

Music For Megaliths Track Listing:

1. The Forest Is Our Temple

2. Oak Drone

3. Ring Of Sentinels

4. Cromlech

5. Levitation

6. Sundown

7. White Horse

“Ruins, monuments, and ancient sites of worship are multi-sensory experiences – at once residues of the sacred, the parchment on which the passage of time has been inscribed and templates for imaginative reconstruction, spaces in which to invest and immerse, to trade your bearings for an inexhaustible state of transition.

Over the course of three albums, Steve Von Till has, under the guise of HARVESTMAN, provided the sonic analogue, casting his net for what might have been and yet still be. Both a personal meditation and a tuning fork for the most ancient and enduring of resonances, his latest album, Music For Megaliths, further expands his journeys along the sonic ley lines that run between folk, drone, psychedelia, the “kosmische” outposts of krautrock and noise: not as an act of eclecticism, but of divination, giving voice to an underlying continuity that binds them all.

Recorded over a period of several years in the dawn hours of creation, Music For Megaliths is an aggregation of moments and recordings that have allowed themselves to spell out a greater whole. Utilizing repetition, manipulation, and modulation, it’s a hallowed frequency dial that ranges across the pulse-regulated drone of “The Forest Is Our Temple,” revving up like a generator powered by arcane currents, the blissful gaze of “Ring Of Sentinels,” “Sundown”’s ominous waves of interference and “White Horse”’s rite of dissolution and regeneration, nomadic and devout. Music For Megaliths is a crossing over, whose multiple routes are testament to a singular and sensuously dilated vision.” – words by Jonathan Selzer, 2017

February 8, 2017

NEUROSIS To Embark On New Zealand/Australia Tour Next Week; Band Added To Days Of Darkness In Baltimore This October

Photo Credit: Niela Von Till

NEUROSIS continues to traverse the globe performing the songs from their lauded eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, with a new tour of New Zealand and Australia transpiring next week. The band has also been added to the newly-announced Days Of Darkness in Baltimore this October.

The first NEUROSIS tour dates of the new year will see the band traversing the Pacific for a run through New Zealand and Australia next week. From February 14th through the 18th, the band will play Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand, and Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, Australia. Support for the three Australian performances will be provided by Dispossessed.

NEUROSIS will also perform at the newly-announced Days Of Darkness, which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on October 28th and 29th, billed as the event’s main headliner. The rest of the announced lineup for the two-day gala also includes Warning, Manilla Road, Elder, Gost, Unearthly Trance, Dälek, and Bongripper, with much more still to be announced.

Stand by, as additional performances and tour updates from NEUROSIS are to be expected.

NEUROSIS’ acclaimed Fires Within Fires is available now on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital platforms RIGHT HERE.

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:
2/14/2017 San Fran – Wellington, NZ [tickets]

2/15/2017 Kings Arms – Auckland, NZ [tickets]

2/16/2017 The Triffid – Brisbane, AU w/ Dispossessed [tickets]

2/17/2017 Manning Bar – Sydney, AU w/ Dispossessed [tickets]

2/18/2017 The Croxton – Melbourne, AU w/ Dispossessed [tickets]

10/28-29/2017 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore Maryland @ Days Of Darkness

Decibel Magazine released an entire issue dedicated to NEUROSIS, including multiple rare Hall Of Fame features as well as a full feature on the new album, a very brief section of the coverage praising, “NEUROSIS have redefined what heavy meant and what heavy could be, all while refusing to define themselves as anything more than conduits for the music they conjure like diviners. Now releasing their eleventh LP, Fires Within Fires, they’ve ascended from the trappings of youth to alter the landscape of heavy music like the violent shift of tectonic plates.” Rolling Stone published a massive feature on the band, including in part, “Outside of booking tours and scheduling press, the group has existed as a DIY operation for the better part of the last two decades, sort of like metal's equivalent to Fugazi or Black Flag. Everything about NEUROSIS, from their extended drum etudes to the Pink Floyd–like visuals they hauled on the road with them for years, has been about bowing to their own artistic whims… Fires Within Fires, showcases the best aspects of the NEUROSIS experience: downtuned Sabbath-influenced riffs, pounding tribal drumming, fleeting moments of elegance and caustic vocals recounting personal apocalypses.”

Noisey posted, “They're giants in a field obsessed with hugeness—hugeness of riff, of amplifier, of decibel, of ambition—and are a seemingly unbreakable sonic force. When Scott Kelly, Steve Von Till, Jason Roeder, Noah Landis, and Dave Edwardson come together (and especially when they do so under the steady hand of longstanding engineer Steve Albini) the result is the kind of tectonic earth magic that the word doom was invented to personify. Whatever it is they continue to seek, this latest offering is a massive step forward towards it.” The Wire’s full-page review included, “Fires Within Fires is the summation of thirty years of experimentation in tonality and texture. Yes, NEUROSIS are firmly positioned within the extreme metal underground yet their music, with its ability to generate images of beauty akin to those many of us have experienced in our own lives - not to mention the loss that accompanies them - challenges this categorization. This is the band's aim; to confront the listener and through sharing their own experiences and impressions offer a template to explore the profundity and profanity of our past and future lives." Terrorizer’s album of the month review included, "Fires Within Fires sees NEUROSIS evoking both the primitive elements of their early years and the polished grace of their current form. A worthy addition to their legacy, their fire burns on."

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