Entries tagged with: Neurosis
by Doug Moore
YOB at the Bell House, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As we've said before, Oregonian psych-doom unit YOB may be the best slow-and-heavy band around today. Among their many accomplishments is the role they've played in the ascent of Profound Lore Records, which has become one of metal's premiere taste-making labels over the past decade. YOB signed to PFL after their brief mid-aughts hiatus for the release of The Great Cessation in 2009, and recently re-released their second album Catharsis through the label.
It thus comes as something of a surprise to hear that YOB have moved on to a different label. Specifically, they've signed on with Neurot Recordings, which is the in-house label for Neurosis (the other best slow-and-heavy band around today). The musicians involved have crossed paths before, having played shows together both under the YOB/Neurosis monikers as well as in solo or side-project formats. (More on that in a sec.) Comments Neurosis guitarist/vocalist Steve Von Till on the signing:
"This was meant to be. Neurot has always sought out to work with those who share in the purification of spirit through sound and who harvest their sound from originality and intensity. When I listen to YOB, see them leave it all on the stage, or share a conversation with them about life, I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that they embody what Neurot stands for completely and we are so very honored that we get the opportunity to work together with them on their next album."The signing announcement also comes with some welcome news: YOB will release their seventh album later this year. Frontman Mike Scheidt has been quite busy with side projects lately, including both solo touring and the supergroups Vhol & Lumbar, so it's good to hear that the gears are turning in his main band too.
Speaking of Scheidt's solo material: he is one of the participants in the second edition of an ongoing series of Townes Van Zandt tribute LPs. (Neurosis dudes Von Till and Scott Kelly contributed to the first edition -- another connection between them and YOB.) Scheidt will perform "To Live is to Fly," "The Rake," and "Highway Kind"; John Baizley (Baroness), Nate Hall (U.S. Christmas), Stevie Floyd (Dark Castle), Dorthia Cottrell (Windhand), and Katie Jones are also on board. Neurot will handle that release as well.
Check out a Baizley/Jones duet rendition of the TVZ classic "If I Needed You" below...
by Fred Pessaro
West Coast sludge crew Brainoil will play a string of East Coast dates with Lecherous Gaze this fall, tagging The Acheron on September 29th. The shows are the band's first dates on the east side, so don't miss them. Tickets are on sale and a stream of material from the band's last lp is below.
Don't forget that every week, you can tune into Invisible Oranges on East Village Radio on Tuesday at 10 PM Eastern to listen for the latest and greatest in the heavy underground. If you missed it, check out this week's episode in the EVR archives and you can check out the playlist too. Tune in Tuesday (8/27) at 10PM ET.
Meanwhile, in the past week on InvisibleOranges we checked out new tracks from Corrections House, Ringworm, Pantheon of Blood, Pinkish Black, Grave Miasma, Ulcerate, and Watain, new videos by Imperial Triumphant and Pelican, and got stoked on new additions to MDF. Lastly, don't miss a fascinating article over at IO on being a metalhead parent. Great read.
For more metal/hardcore/punk shows, head to our fancy new NYC Metal Show Calendar. It rules.
Head below for a stream of Brainoil's last LP, as well as an awesome Neurosis video from 1996. Unmissable.
Corrections House at Saint Vitus in January (more by Caroline Harrison)
Corrections House, featuring an all-star lineup of Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Sanford Parker (no longer Nachtmystium) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest), have a new video for "Grin With a Purpose" the A-Side of a 7" that includes the previously discussed "Hoax the System" track which also spawned a video. The 7" is currently available via War Crime Recordings, and will be a taste for what's to come... a planned full length due at the end of the year.
So far touring is light for Corrections House in 2013, but the band is planning a trip to the EU in December, with North American dates to follow in the new year. The tour will be their second trek, following their recent jaunt in January.
Check out both Corrections House videos below.
Melvins, winners of the best light show of all time
Melvins have released the another link from their forthcoming LP, Everybody Loves Sausage, in the form of the Venom cover for "Warhead" with Scott Kelly of Neurosis on vocals. Dig into the stream below.
by Fred Pessaro / BBG
Everybody Loves Sausage art
In a possible nod to the BrooklynVegan readers (doubt it), Melvins have announced their new LP Everybody Loves Sausage. The long-player is a collection of covers that range from Venom to Roxy Music and features guest appearances from Scott Kelly (Neurosis), JG Thirwell, Jello Biafra and more. Check out the tracklisting and a stream of their cover of The Fugs' "Carpe Diem" below.
John Baizley of Baroness at Union Transfer, Jan 2013 (more by Maclyn Bean)
The driver of a coach that plunged 30ft (9m) from a viaduct near Bath is to be charged with dangerous driving.In the months since the accident, John Baizley and the Baroness crew have recovered slowly but surely, and Baizley along with guitarist Pete Adams have ventured out to play some live gigs. Check out photos from their Philadelphia date with Neurosis at Invisible Oranges and a couple photos of John Baizley at the Decibel show.
Norman Markus was driving the band Baroness in the coach after a Bristol gig at the time of the crash in August.
...German national Mr Markus, 39, also faces charges of using a vehicle with defective brakes and breaching a 7.5 tonne weight limit.
...Mr Markus is also facing charges of insufficient daily and weekly rest periods and using a vehicle in a condition likely to cause danger of injury.
He has also been charged with not having the correct licence entitlement to drive the coach involved in the crash.
He is due to appear before Bath Magistrates' Court on 5 April. -[BBC]
Primavera Sound have announced their 2013 lineup, set to go down on May 22-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement came via an animated video and artists performing include Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grizzly Bear, The Knife, and loads more. Current lineup is below along with the flyer and video...
Corrections House @ Saint Vitus, 1/21/2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Corrections House, the new supergroup comprised of Sanford Parker (producer/engineer, Nachtmystium, Minsk), Mike Williams (Eyehategod), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, etc.), and Scott Kelly (Neurosis, who played this past weekend), kicked off their US tour at Saint Vitus last night (1/21) which was also their first-ever show. The band was joined by opening sets from York Factory Complaint (mems Believer/Law, Veins, ex-Drunkdriver) and Theologian, and featured "solo sets of spoken word, acoustic and experimental music with an end times collaboration to close out the night."
More pictures and a review of the show are over at Invisible Oranges.
photos by Greg Cristman; words by Andrew Sacher
"Back from Brooklyn. Full of Oasis falafel and grape leaves. Neurosis blew my mind and ears. Easily the loudest set I've seen a band play." - @HolyShitJustin
Neurosis @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple 1/19
Neurosis made a triumphant return to NYC over the weekend when they headlined a sold out show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Saturday (1/19), the same spot they played with Mastodon the last time they were in NYC, almost exactly five years ago. Neurosis are now without their graphic artist, so the lack of visuals may have made the room bit less ominous than it was five years ago (not to say it wasn't still totally life threatening) but the band still ripped like no other. Their 11-song, hour and a half encore-less set was bookended by two Through Silver in Blood tracks ("Eye" to open, "Locust Star" to close), and in between they focused entirely on their atmospheric, Steve Albini-produced era, relying most heavily on their two most recent albums, 2007's Given to the Rising and 2012's Honor Found in Decay.
People have varying definitions on what "heavy" music is, but if their albums don't already, it's undeniable that Neurosis' shows carry the weight of the word. They tore through boulder-crushing chords, razor-in-throat screams, and a storm-approaching atmosphere that you could feel in your bones (and eardrums). Some moshed, others headbanged in place, and others just watched in awe as the band delivered. There were some moments to breathe during the set, like the post-rock passage of "My Heart For Deliverance" and the half-sung intro of "The Tide," but moments like those are equal in intensity to the heavy sections, and are part of what keeps Neurosis so consistently interesting. They never let up during the set to talk to the crowd, and it was rarely ever silent, even while tuning their guitars. Just an onslaught of peaks and valleys that had command over the crowd throughout the entire set.
The show opened with an industrial drone set from No Fun boss Carlos Giffoni and an experimental guitar/drum/sampler duo set from James Plotkin and Tim Wyskida, who were both members of Khanate. More pictures from the show, Neurosis' setlist, and a video of them playing "At the Well" (via (((unartig)))) below...
Neurosis @ Fox Theater in Oakland, Nov. 2012 (more by Taylor Keahey)
today in NYC
* Sierra Noble @ Joe's Pub
* Greg Proops @ The Bell House
* Alejandro Escovedo @ City Winery
* John Zorn improv night @ The Stone
* Dillon Francis, GTA @ Webster Hall
* Anaka, Tired Wings @ Mercury Lounge
* SAVOY, Paul Basic @ Bowery Ballroom
* John Brown's Body, Kiwi @ Maxwell's
* The Smithereens @ BB King Blues Club
* Erin McKeown, Jenn Grant @ Littlefield
* Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely @ Joe's Pub
* Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven @ Stage 48
* Night Moves, Erika Spring @ Mercury Lounge
* Erik Satie Quartet, The Bue Vipers @ Barbes
* The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret @ Joe's Pub
* Tania Vulcano, Willie Graff + Filsonik @ Cielo
* Morrissey, Kristeen Young @ The Capitol Theatre
* San Fermin, Anais Kane, Great Caesar @ 92Y Tribeca
* Catharsis, Deathcycle, Gehenna, Withdrawl @ Acheron
* Thomas Wynn & The Believers, First Nature @ Glasslands
* Obits, The Psyched, Flying Teeth, Entartete @ Cake Shop
* Vile Gash, Society Nurse, Slices, Believer\Law @ Acheron
* Little, Big, Uncle Monsterface, ATTACK.WAV @ Cameo Gallery
* Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Mountains, Mind Over Mirrors, Golden Retriever @ Union Pool
* Sun Araw, ITAL, M Geddes Gengras @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Born Loose, Foster Care, Don't, Mañana Couch @ Grand Victory
* Elysian Fields, Marissa Nadler, Ramona Lisa @ Le poisson rouge
* Dinosaur Feathers, Shark?, Spook Houses, Haybaby @ Silent Barn
* John Cale, Wordless Music Orchestra @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
* Soul Clap dance-off w/ Jonathan Toubin, Kyp Malone @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Maude, Old Monk, Tropical Ooze, Vulture Shit, Black Forest @ Pianos
* The A-Bones, The Swingin' Neckbreakers, The Piggies @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Palma Violets, The So So Glos, Indian Rebound, Soft Black @ Shea Stadium
* Wojcik, Bugs in the Dark, Butchers and Bakers, Christy & Emily @ Big Snow
* The Moho Collective, Sons of an Illustrious Father, The End Men @ Muchmore's
* Neurosis, James Plotkin, Tim Wyskida, Carlos Giffoni @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
* The The Bear Romantic, pow wow!, The Meaning of Life, Sharkmuffin @ Legion Bar
* Extra Life, Tyondai Braxton, Ben Vida, Oneirogen, Sam Mickens @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Mike Simonetti, Nancy Whang (The Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem), Joseph Quartana @ Le Bain
* Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Lux Perpetua, High Life, Scott & Charlene's Wedding @ Death By Audio
* Brooke Pridemore, Crazy and The Brains, No One & The Somebodies, Thomas Patrick Maguire @ The LAB
* Novelization w/ Frank Conniff, Liam McEneaney, Marlow Riley, Heidi Vanderlee, Maggie Serota @ Union Hall
* Nightmare River Band, Watermelon, Rich Mahogany, Stone Cold Fox, D. Gookin, Aotear @ The Paper Box
* The Brooklyn What, Yellow Dogs, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Butter The Children, Wild International @ Public Assembly
Oakland, CA post-metal pummellers Neurosis play their first NYC show in five years tonight at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Sold out.
UK band Palma Violets, that NME called "the Sound of 2013," make their American debut at Shea Stadium tonight, the first of three NYC shows they'll play over the next week. Advance tickets are still available. You can stream Palma Violets' new single, "Step Up for the Cool Cats," below.
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Shout Out Louds, who will be in NYC soon, have released the video to their new single "Walking in Your Footsteps" (not a cover of the Police song) from their forthcoming album, Optica. You can watch it below.
Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, Dec 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
As discussed, Corrections House is a supergroup of sorts, comprised of Scott Kelly (of Neurosis), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Sanford Parker (producer/engineer, Nachmystium/Minsk) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, etc). The upcoming tour will feature "solo sets of spoken word, acoustic and experimental music with an end times collaboration to close out the night." What we didn't know was that recorded material was also on the way...
Corrections House have produced a video for "Hoax the System," a new track that will appear on a forthcoming 7" on War Crime Records, a collaborative effort between Parker and Lamont. The flip will feature a second track, "Grin With A Purpose," though no additional recordings have been reported. Fingers crossed.
In the meantime, swoop below for a look at the new video and all tour dates. And if you want to see it live, Corrections House hits Saint Vitus on Jan 21 (tickets).
Video and a list of tour dates are below.
Mike of Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, Nov 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Corrections House is a new band of the "supergroup" persuasion, featuring Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod, Sanford Parker of Nachtmystium, and Bruce Lamont of Yakuza/Bloodiest. Little is known about what this stellar lineup has conjured together yet, but you can look forward to a few live performances in the US soon. Those include a stop in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on Jan 21. Tickets are on sale.
Don't forget that Neurosis also announced tour dates recently, including their first NYC appearance in five years. The band also recently added a few new ones as well, including at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on 1/20. Dates are below.
Both Eyehategod and Nachtmystium performed at St. Vitus in November, though Sanford was not on board as a member of the Chicago black metal crew this time around. If you missed it, check out pictures of Nachtmystium HERE and shots from Eyehategod HERE and HERE.
All tour dates listed below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
One Tail One Head at Inferno Festival, April 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
2012 was a year of considerable personal growth for me, as a person, a photographer and a music fan. As I recounted in my favorite photos of 2012, I got to shoot some of my favorite bands of all time and travel the globe in search of new ones. The beginning of the year was spent dealing with personal drama, and if it werent for key records in my life I shudder to think at where I would be right now. To every band on this list and many who aren't, I cant thank you enough.
First order of business, my musical pallette is much much larger than just a series of metal records. This is NOT a list of my favorite records of the year, because that would surely include other entries from across many different genres. This is, however, a list of some of my favorite heavier records.
To me, the term "heavy" can be defined in many ways, from the elongated riff on a doom record to a noise squall to a particularly punishing punk-rock beatdown. While most of the following records are "heavy" in the traditional "distortion and loud guitars" sense, a few are not. You'll see metal, you'll see deathrock, you'll see raw punk, you'll see hardcore, and many spots in between in the numbered list below. And to answer your question, yes you'll see Swans... right beside D-Clone and Asphyx.
My favorite records of 2012 are below. Hopefully you'll see a connection in favorites or maybe discover something new. Regardless, I hope you found your own favorites of the year whether in this list or outside of it.
Neurosis at Fox Theater in Oakland, November 2012 (more by Taylor Keahey)
At long last, Neurosis have announced their return to NYC! The Bay-Area crew will be back to haunt to the grounds of their last NYC performance, playing Brooklyn Masonic Temple on January 19. Tickets are on sale. The show is almost exactly five years (a week shy actually) from when the band headlined the same spot over two nights with supporting band Mastodon.
Neurosis, who recently slimmed down their lineup somewhat, released Honor Found in Decay earlier this year, celebrating with a release party with Voivod and Yob (pics). Stream all of that below alongside all tour dates.
Voivod at Fox Theater, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
There's a reason why Neurosis hand-picked progressive thrash gods Voivod to play their album-release party. Thirty years in, these Canadian legends are still cranking out vital and ripping tracks, with the latest surfacing on their new album, Target Earth which hits January 21 via Century Media Records. We are proud to stream the first, second and fourth tracks from the LP below. Check out "Target Earth," "Mechanical Mind" and "Kluskap O Kom," the latter of which makes its first appearance here.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Belgian atmospheric sludge crew Amenra are currently streaming their slow-burning Mass V in full. Pensive, dark, yet burning brightly like a flame to magnesium, check out the record in its entirety below.
Amenra recently added a London show with Cult of Luna (who have a new album coming) on January 22nd. Still no word on an NYC date, but we'll let you know if that changes. All other dates and the album stream are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Voivod at Fox Theater, Nov 2012 (more by Taylor Keahey)
Voivod has been trickling out new tracks from their forthcoming LP Target Earth, which is due on January 21, 2013. First the band dropped "Mechanical Mind" in Youtube form and now comes the release of the title track which first saw the light of day via MetalSucks. Check out both tracks below.
Voivod was handpicked to support Neurosis at their recent album release show in Oakland (pics here). So far no additional announcements from the band regarding an NYC show, BUT additional shows are popping up all around the country including dates in Atlanta, Seattle and Los Angeles. Current tour dates are below... I'd suspect that an NYC show announcement is right around the corner.
In related Neurosis news, the band has announced the departure of visual artist (and A Storm of Light honcho) Josh Graham. Though Graham has never committed a single note to the band during his tenure, he has helped shape the band's visual aesthetic via live projections, art, merchandise, etc. Statements from Graham and the band regarding his departure are below alongside a list of all tour dates.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Al Cisneros with Om at Bowery Ballroom, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Sleep is honored to perform at Maryland Deathfest 2013.Good news, which hopefully also means the return of Sleep for recorded material as well. Wow. More details on the way including, hopefully, tour dates outside of their appearance at 35 Denton and at MDF.
Al Cisneros (Om, Sleep), Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep) and Jason Roeder (Neurosis, Sleep) have been carefully balancing busy touring schedules to push forward with Sleep as a full, reunited band...
We look forward to MDF and beyond.
Praise thee who accept The Iommic in thine heart
Current Sleep bandmates have been busy with their other projects as of late. Jason Roeder just celebrated the release of the new Neurosis LP in Oakland (pics). Matt Pike is currently on tour with High on Fire, and will play two NYC shows this weekend. And last but not least, Al Cisneros played with Om at Bowery Ballroom on 11/21 (pics) and will return to join Johnny Marr (who has a new solo album coming) and Kim Gordon at Terminal 5 on 12/1 for Dinosaur Jr's celebration of You're Living All Over Me. Tickets are still available.
Dinosaur Jr recently added a grip of European dates to their current slate of shows. Check out those dates alongside a stream of the new live album recorded in 1987 titled Chocomel Daze (out now on Merge).
Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, September 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Decibel Magazine has compiled their annual list of top 40 albums of the year. As usual, there are some surprises but the 2012 top ten is basically a list of nine veterans with only a single newcomer to the bunch. The full list of top records of the year according to Decibel Magazine is below, along with a tweet from the winning band. Buy your copy HERE.
photos by Taylor Keahey
Neurosis / Voivod at Fox Theatre, 11/17/2012
Neurosis celebrated the release of their new LP Honor Found in Decay with a mega-show in their native Oakland, CA. The record-release event, which went down on Saturday night (11/17) on Fox Theater, featured appearances from legendary prog-thrash gods Voivod and doom titans Yob. Pictures, video and the Neurosis setlist are below.
Amenra with Billy Anderson and Scott Kelly
Ethereal hardcore/sludge band Amenra touches on black metal, gothic folk and post-rock in the most organic of ways. Exhibit A comes in the form of their new video for "Nowena I 9.10," featuring the always-searing vocals of Scott Kelly of Neurosis and production from the great Billy Anderson. Check out the clip, as well as a few other videos below. Don't forget, their forthcoming Mass V will be out via Neurot on November 27. Europe can preorder theirs via the band, while US fans can get theirs via Neurot.
Neurosis at Maryland Deathfest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Neurosis have welcomed their new LP, Honor Found in Decay, and you can stream all of it below. Order your copy of Honor Found in Decay via the band and if you're lucky (no NYC dates), you can catch them at the dates listed below.
by Fred Pessaro
Belgian favorites Amenra have loose ties to bands like Oathbreaker, Integrity, Rise & Fall and others, and use elements from those bands along with Acme, Neurosis, and post-rock in their unique approach to post-hardcore/sludge. After a few mostly-European releases, the band is welcoming their new LP Mass V, which will be their debut LP for Neurot Recordings. The long-player, recorded by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Swans), will hit via the label on November 27. Stream the first song from that LP, "Dearborn and Buried," below.
So far no, US dates have been scheduled for Amenra, but those in the EU can catch them at the dates below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Boston Strangler at LPR, May 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Celebrate Hardcore Gig Volume 200 with a blowout bash at Acheron on 10/27! Boston hardcore greats Boston Strangler will team with Perdition, Waste Management, Crazy Spirit and Prisoner Abuse to celebrate the milestone as part of an all ages event on 10/27.
Look for another, more comprehensive CMJ listing next week, but until then make sure and hit the shows! Full listing of suggested shows for the next two weeks, along with live video of Neurosis, Death Side, and Talk is Poison and more are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Neurosis at Maryland Deathfest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Neurosis have let another track from Honor Found in Decay slip past the goalie! The band have released a second track from said forthcoming LP due via their own Neurot imprint on October 30. Stream the album opener "We All Rage In Gold" below along with the previously released "At The Well."
So far only one domestic Neurosis date to speak of... but its a fucking whopper! Neurosis will celebrate the release of their new LP with a show at the Fox Theater on 11/17 in their hometown of Oakland, California, joined by Yob (!) and Voivod (!!). Tickets are on sale. Besides that, the band is scheduled to play the previously discussed ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Shellac (with Oxbow) and a show with Godflesh in London. NBD.
All tour dates and song streams are below.