August 28, 2012

UFOMAMMUT: Third Video From ORO: Opus Alter Released Via The Obelisk

The release of the second and final installment of UFOMAMMUT’s ORO album series,ORO: Opus Alter, is on the horizon, with a North American street date of September 18th via Neurot Recordings. In preparation for its release, following suit with previously released videos of the opening track “Oroborus” and the second song “Luxon,” today “Sulphurdew,” the third of the five tracks contained on the album has been released.

The more than twelve-minute-long visual depiction of the crushing “Sulphurdew” is viewable first via The Obelisk, who proclaimed in praise of Opus Alter: “UFOMAMMUT’s triumph with Oro is as monumental as their tones are large. Theirs is among the finest executions of space doom in the world today, and the two parts of Oro ultimately succeed in picking up where Eve left off without seeming either redundant or a step backwards from that album’s landmark brilliance.”

Immerse yourself in the potent, organic obliteration of “Sulphurdew,” alongside an excellent interview with the band on the creation of their ORO double-opus and more, RIGHT HERE.

The limited edition 2xLP version of ORO: Opus Alter — hand-screened by some of UFOMAMMUT’s own through their unified works with Malleus Art Labs, and in conjunction with their Supernatural Cat Records label in Italy – can now be preordered by North American fans via Neurot Records’ webstore HERE, and the CD version HERE. European preorders for the 2xLP can be placed via Supernatural Cat directly HERE.

Further updates on UFOMAMMUT, including the anticipated final two anthems from the ORO series and more, will be available in the coming days.

UFOMAMMUT European Tour And Festival Appearances:
9/01/2012 Martinengo – Rock in Riot Festival
10/03/2012 Cafè Cairo – Wurzburg, Germany
10/04/2012 Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
10/05/2012 Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany
10/06/2012 Truckstop Alaska – Goteborg, Sweden
10/07/2012 The Liffey – Stockholm, Sweden
10/09/2012 Klubi – Turku, Finland
10/10/2012 Klubi – Tampere, Finland
10/11/2012 Kuudes Linja – Helsinki, Finland
10/13/2012 Betong – Oslo, Norway
10/15/2012 Alte Meierei – Kiel, Germany
10/16/2012 Underground – Koln, Germany
10/17/2012 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
10/18/2012 De Kreun – Kortrijk, Belgium
10/19/2012 Ekko – Utrecht, Netherlands
10/21/2012 Supersonic Festival – Birmingham, UK
10/23/2012 Glazart – Paris, France
10/24/2012 Le Comforte Moderne – Poitiers, France
10/25/2012 Heretic Club – Bordeaux, France
10/27/2012 Amplifest (Hard Club) – Porto, Portugal

August 27, 2012

NEUROSIS Unveil Artwork And Track Listing For Honor Found In Decay

Anticipation for Honor Found In Decay, the tenth studio album by NEUROSIS, is starting to intensify, as we count down the days until its North American release date on October 30th. Like an eclipse, a brand new NEUROSIS album is not a frequent occurrence and when it comes around, every last moment must be savored. For this momentous event, all the forces are aligned.

NEUROSIS forged the songs on Honor Found In Decay with the revered Steve Albini, marking their fifth collaboration with the engineer in their longstanding relationship. Their monolithic sound captured at Electrical Audio studios, Chicago, the seven tracks were then mastered by John Golden at Golden Mastering in Ventura, California.

Aesthetics have always been paramount for NEUROSIS and with Honor Found In Decay, Steve Von Till, Scott Kelly, Noah Landis, Jason Roeder and Dave Edwardson’s musical vision is brilliantly evoked by NEUROSIS‘ visual guru Josh Graham. And with that, we proudly unveil the cover art and track listing for this prodigious album, which is shaping up to be one of the biggest releases in the band’s extensive history.

Honor Found In Decay Track Listing:
1. We All Rage In Gold
2. At The Well
3. My Heart For Deliverance
4. Bleeding The Pigs
5. Casting Of The Ages
6. All Is Found… In Time
7. Raise The Dawn

NEUROSIS have been invited to perform at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas at Camber Sands Holiday Camp, England on November 30th through December 2nd, which Steve Albini’s band Shellac have been asked to curate. Keep your ears to the streets for a plethora of pending announcements on NEUROSIS in the weeks ahead, including music from Honor Found In Decay, additional live appearances and more.

August 21, 2012

AMENRA announce release date for Mass V, reveal exclusive video

Before the summer, Neurot Recordings proudly announced that AMENRA had entered La Chapelle studio to record their fourth full-length, Mass V, produced by Billy Anderson (Eyehategod, Neurosis, Om, Swans and so many more).

Now the recording is complete and we can reveal that the album will be released on November 27, 2012 in the US and November 26, 2012 in the UK/EU.

Photo credit: Jeroen Mylle

AMENRA have also unveiled this exclusive video footage of the recording process for those of you who cannot wait to hear it:

They have also announced a record release show in their home country Belgium on December 22, and with that, the promise of some more tour dates, so watch for more updates. You can expect more rituals from the Church of Ra in the coming months.

August 13, 2012

NEUROSIS: Title Of Tenth Full-Length Revealed

It is said that great art has the power to take us outside of ourselves and bring us closer to ourselves simultaneously. Few bands have accomplished this rare feat on a more profound and consistent basis than NEUROSIS. For nearly three decades, their music has touched the hearts and minds of young men and women seeking contact with something beyond the physical world, something intangible, something that expresses the inner tumult of the human condition in a way that transcends time and space. Something that not only provokes questions but maybe even hints at answers.

Since 1985 this matchless force has surpassed the boundaries of any genre, never ceasing to mutate and progress their songwriting and sonic delivery, and never failing to mesmerize audiences both in the studio and onstage. And as the anticipation from their diehard fanbase reaches a boiling point, this week NEUROSIS unveil the title of their tenth full-length studio creation, which will manifest itself as Honor Found In Decay.

The follow-up to their acclaimed 2007-released Given To The Rising album, the music on Honor Found In Decay is both torturous and transcendent. It is the ongoing exposition of a vast internal dialogue that seems to carry the weight of eons. With the right kind of ears and eyes, it can seem like the trials and tribulations of mankind are being channeled through five individuals: Steve Von Till, Scott Kelly, Noah Landis, Jason Roeder and Dave Edwardson. And yet? They will be the first ones to tell you that they are just regular people trying to make sense of the world around them. Aided by Josh Graham, their resident visual guru, they transmit their interpretations through multiple sensory planes. The degree to which Neurosis allows them to step out of their everyday lives is the distance between one and zero, the distance between thinking and doing, the distance between this minute and the one that may or may not follow. Which is to say: NEUROSIS takes them outside of themselves and brings them closer to themselves. Simultaneously.

This next chapter in the evolution of NEUROSIS will see worldwide release through the band’s own Neurot Recordings this Autumn, in Germany October 26th, in the UK October 29th, and in North America on October 30th.

Further details on Honor Found In Decay will be made available over the coming weeks.

NEUROSIS:Scott Kelly – vocals/guitars
Steve Von Till – vocals/guitars
Dave Edwardson – bass
Jason Roeder – drums
Noah Landis – keyboards
Josh Graham – visual effects, art

For all press inquiries on NEUROSIS and Neurot Recordings:
In North/South America and Australia contact Earsplit PR []
In Germany contact Community Promotions []
And in the rest of Europe contact Rarely Unable []

August 8, 2012

SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME Release New Track Via Decibel | West Coast Tour Dates Announced

As founding Neurosis guitarist/vocalist SCOTT KELLY is preparing to release his new solo album, The Forgiven Ghost In Me, this week Decibel Magazine is streaming the title track to the forthcoming LP.

Dissimilar to his previous solo outings, on The Forgiven Ghost In Me KELLY sought out additional musicians to help create his vision for this release, recruiting good friends Noah Landis (Neurosis) and Greg Dale, forming SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME. Additionally, Jason Roeder (Neurosis, Sleep) and Josh Graham (A Storm Of Light, Neurosis) make guest appearances on the album. These additional instrumental and vocal contributions add incredible new dimensions to KELLY’s foreboding tales. The eight tracks were recorded by Landis, the album running deep with over forty minutes of foreboding Americana showcasing the ever-evolving artist brandishing some of his most expressive hymns of pain, reflection and redemption to date

Stream “The Forgiven Ghost In Me” via Decibel Magazine’s blog RIGHT HERE.

The Forgiven Ghost In Me is set for official North American release via Neurot Recordings this Tuesday, August 14th, and preorders for the album can be placed now here.

Additionally, this week SCOTT KELLY has announced several new stints of West Coast live appearances over the coming weeks. First, in mid-September, KELLY will perform in Portland and Seattle with support from renowned artist/musician Jason Traeger. At the end of the month into October KELLY will embark on a four-show run sown through California with support from YOB frontman Mike Scheidt’s solo outing.

SCOTT KELLY live performances:

9/15/2012 Bunk Bar - Portland, OR Bunk Bar w/ Jason Traeger
9/16/2012 El Corazon Lounge - Seattle, WA w/ Jason Traeger
9/29/2012 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern w/ Mike Scheidt
9/30/2012 Uptown Nightclub - Oakland, CA w/ Mike Scheidt
10/01/2012 The Slidebar - Fullerton, CA w/ Mike Scheidt
10/02/2012 Cineplex at the Silent Movie Theater - Los Angeles, CA w/ Mike Scheidt

Review copies of The Forgiven Ghost In Me and interviews with SCOTT KELLY via phone or in-person on the upcoming performances are available now. For coverage of the album, in North America contact, and in Europe and elsewhere contact

August 6, 2012

UFOMAMMUT - ORO - Opus Alter Artwork and Tour Dates

Having previously announcing the arrival of the second installment of ORO - Opus Alter, which is to be released on September 18th, we now proudly unveil the cover art for this next chapter brought to you once again by the unstoppable force that is the Malleus art collective...

We can also reveal the full tracklisting for this release which is as follows:
1. Oroborus
2. Luxon
3. Sulphurdew
4. Sublime
5. Deityrant

Another video trailer is available for your viewing pleasure, so head on over to YouTube and do not hesitate to spread far and wide: Read on for further information about the album.

As with all previous Ufomammut albums, the concepts behind ORO are expansive and multi-faceted, mutating the Italian palindrome which translates to "gold" with the Latin translation of "I prey." ORO explores the concept of knowledge and its power; the magical stream controlled by the human mind to gain control of every single particle of the world surrounding us. ORO is the alchemical process to transform the human fears into pure essence; into Gold. Although ORO's two chapters will be released months apart from each other, they must be considered as a single track in which the musical themes and the sounds appear and reappear, mutate and evolve, progressively culminating in the crushing final movement. ORO is an alchemic laboratory in which substances are flowing, dividing and blending themselves in ten increments from the alembics and stills, culminating into the creation of Gold.

Opus Alter is going to fulfil and widen the perspective of the new work of Ufomammut. Starting where Opus Primumended, Opus Alter evolves deeper into devastatingly powerful new territory, where chaos is metamorphosed by cacophonous sound, until the final notes resonate, knowledge is forged and Ufomammut strike gold.

Stay tuned for more details regarding the release and tour are announced. Meanwhile check out the following confirmed dates so far:

13. ITA . Musica W Festival – Castellina Marittima (PI)

01. ITA . Rock in Riot Festival – Martinengo (BG)

04. D – Leipzig, UT Connewitz
05. D – Berlin, Bi Nuu – TBC
06. SWE – Malmo – Krank
09. FI – Turku , Klubi
10. FI – Tampere, Klubi
11. FI – Helsinki, Kuudes Linja
13. NOR – Oslo, Betong
15. D – Kiel, Alte Meierei
16. D – Koln, Underground – TBC
17. NL – Tilburg, 013
18. B – Kortrijk, De Kreun
19. NL – Utrecht, Ekko
21. UK – Birmingham, Supersonic Festival
23. F – Paris, Glazart – TBC
24. F – Poitiers, Le Comforte Moderne
25. F – Bordeaux, Heretic club – TBC
27. P – Porto -Amplifest (Hard Club)

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