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."

February 7, 2017

SCOTT KELLY Of Neurosis Confirms Southeastern US Solo Acoustic Tour Dates Joined By John Judkins Of Rwake

Neurosis’ founding guitarist/vocalist SCOTT KELLY has confirmed a new set of tour dates beginning later this month, where the artist will take his acoustic solo anthems to the Southeastern US.

While Neurosis continues to tour in support of their lauded eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, SCOTT KELLY also continues to perform in a variety of other forms, including Mirrors For Psychic Warfare with Sanford Parker who just returned from an intense tour of Europe, Absent In Body with Colin H Van Eeckhout and Mathieu Vandekerckhove of Amenra who just released a record through Hypertension, and others, in addition to his own solo projects and recordings.

The coming weeks will see KELLY taking his gravelly, gritty, and heartfelt acoustic anthems of love, loss, hope, and redemption out to audiences throughout the Southeastern realm of the country, with a ten-city tour running from February 22nd through March 4th. With shows confirmed in Atlanta, Charleston, Asheville, Savannah, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Hattiesburg, Dallas, Little Rock, and Nashville, SCOTT KELLY will be accompanied on all shows by John Judkins of Rwake.

SCOTT KELLY Solo Tour Dates w/ John Judkins:

2/22/2017 Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA

2/23/2017 Royal American - Charleston, SC

2/24/2017 The Odditorium - Asheville, NC

2/25/2017 The Jinx - Savannah, GA

2/26/2017 Rain Dogs - Jacksonville, FL

2/27/2017 Poor Boys - New Orleans, LA

2/28/2017 T-Bones Records and Cafe - Hattiesburg, MS

3/02/2017 Three Links - Dallas, TX

3/03/2017 The Preserved Moose - Little Rock, AR

3/04/2017 Basement - Nashville, TN

Browse Scott Kelly's solo works in the Neurot Recording store HERE.

February 2, 2017


Following the release of their latest full length, End Of Mirrors (Neurot Recordings, May 2016), Oakland-based dark punk alchemists, ALARIC, have announced European tour dates, including an appearance at Roadburn Festival. Here are the dates in full:


April 19 - Willemeen - Arnhem - The Netherlands 

April 20 - Roadburn - Tilburg - The Netherlands

April 21 - Doom Over Leipzig - Leipzig - Germany 

April 22 - Klub Poglos - Warsaw - Poland 

April 23 - Collosseum Club - Kosice - Slovakia 

April 24 - Dürer Kert - Budapest - Hungary 

April 25 - Klub 007 - Prague - Czech Republic 

April 26 - Divaldo Pod Lampou - Pilsen - Czech Republic 

April 27 - Kulturbahnhof - Jena - Germany 

April 28 - Die Friese - Bremen - Germany - 

April 29 - Northern Discomfort - Copenhagen - Denmark 

April 3 - tbd

May 1 - Hafenklang - Hamburg - Germany 

May 2 - Antwerp Music City - Antwerp - Belgium

May 3 - LA Zone - Liège - Belgium 

May 4 - Strumpf - Hannover - Germany

ALARIC — featuring within its ranks current and former members of Dead And Gone, Pins Of Light, Noothgrush, Hedersleben and UK Subs — began their voyage in 2008 with an eye toward creating moody and compelling music unlike any other. ALARIC’s previous releases include a debut single Animal/Shadow Of Life (FYBS/ Buried In Hell Records, 2010), a self-titled LP (20 Buck Spin, 2011) and a split 12” LP, with Atriarch (20 Buck Spin, 2012). They released End Of Mirrors on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings, and on cassette via Sentient Ruin Laboratories in May 2016. The record was captured and mixed by Skot Brown at Kempton House Studios and provides an emotional and deeply physical journey viatheir shadowy sounds - beginning with influences from such progenitors as Killing Joke and Christian Death to the darkest, heaviest punk bands and psychedelia.

Browse Alaric, End Of Mirrors on CD, LP, Cassette & Digital in the Neurot Recordings store HERE.

"Its a brave new direction that brings to mind the kind of electronic atmospherics that Tom Constanten added to the sound of The Grateful Dead at the height of their psychedelic San Francisco period during the late 1960s. Here, however, the Kool-Aid has been spiked with battery acid and the vibe is mean, lean and bristling with something that sounds like a hybrid of Motorhead and Genesis." - WIRE

“As a whole, it’s a dark, almost apocalyptic sweep of sound. Sitting alongside the recent releases by Se Delan and Madame Mayflower, 2016 is starting to look like the year goth is reborn. Forget darkwave and all that cal: emerging from a protracted period of social and economic turmoil, uncertainty, unrest, fear, and an all-pervading sense of existential trauma, we’re back in the late ‘70s and early 80s, and this is the real deal.” - AURAL AGGRAVATION

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