May 14, 2013

NEUROSIS Announce Support Acts for Upcoming 2013 European Tour

As NEUROSIS' European tour dates draw near, we now proudly reveal the support acts who will be joining along the way. Some may come as no surprise given that they are part of the Neurot family, whilst others may come as a pleasant surprise. NEUROSIS are extremely happy with the other musicians who will be joining them across the tour, and are delighted that they get to share the stage with different bands that they admire. Without further ado, here are the full details, including information about each support act and their views on performing with NEUROSIS:


21.06.2013 FR, Clisson - Hellfest
22.06.2013 BE, Lint-Antwerp - Eurocam Media Center - Support: Syndrome
23.06.2013 GER, Karlsruhe - Substage - Support AMENRA
24.06.2013 GER, Berlin - SO 36 - Support: Dark Buddha Rising
25.06.2013 DK, Copenhagen - Grey Hall / Christiania - Support: Dark Buddha Rising
26.06.2013 NO, Oslo - Betong - Support: Dark Buddha Rising
27.06.2013 NO, Trondheim - Byscenen - Support: Dark Buddha Rising
28.06.2013 SWE, Norköpping - Bravalla Festival 
30.06.2013 PL, Warsaw - Palladium - Support: Terra Tenebrossa
01.07.2013 CZ, Prague - Lucerna Music Bar - Support: Terra Tenebrossa
02.07.2013 GER, Leipzig - UT Connewitz - Support: Terra Tenebrossa
03.07.2013 GER, Leipzig - UT Connewitz - Support tba
04.07.2013 IT, Milano - Magnolia - Support: Ufomammut
05.07.2013 CH, Genf - L'Usine - Support: Zatokrev
06.07.2013 CH, Zürich - Rote Fabrik - Support: Zatokrev
07.07.2013 FR, Belfort - Eurockeennes festival

photo credit Tim Bugbee, Tinnitus Photography

“We are really honored to be opening again for Neurosis. To us there is no other thing that makes more sense than playing together. Past, present and future come together in this one moment, there in Karlsruhe. Time dissolves. And Life comes to a halt. There is nothing more powerful than this.” - CHVE, AMENRA

"No words can describe how honored we are to be asked to share the stage with Neurosis on their European tour. Their dedication to music and, most of all, their approach to their Art as a spiritual journey has influenced and inspired us greatly in music, and in life." - DARK BUDDHA RISING

"After years of being inspired by Neurosis, I am now truly honored to announce that Syndrome will be sharing the stage with them. On June 22nd, I will be the main support for their concert in Lint, Belgium which will be an exclusive Neurosis performance for Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg." - MATHIEU, SYNDROME

"Terra Tenebrosa are, as anyone would be, truly honored to be opening for Neurosis. I feel our music, though different in shape and form, is two sides of the same coin. I personally would not be doing what I do today if it weren't for Neurosis, and that is not even close to an overstatement. //Hibernal" - TERRA TENEBROSA

"Ufomammut is honored to share, once again, the stage in Italy with Neurosis: it'll be a great experience of heaviness and vibes for our souls" - URLO, UFOMAMMUT

"We feel so honored to open the swiss shows for Neurosis, the band that inspired us for years and which is certainly one of the reasons why Zatokrev exists. For me personally there's probably not a lot out there that could make me more happy than sharing the stage with this group that developed their unique style further through for more than 25 years in such a pure and honest way." - ZATOKREV


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 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.

In 2012 NEUROSIS returned with the monumental release of their tenth studio album, Honor Found In Decay which went on to receive countless plaudits from the press on a global scale, and was positioned highly in end of year polls - reaffirming why NEUROSIS remain one of the most important heavy acts in existence. Their journey continues with these European tour dates in support of this vital album, and long do we hope their voyage continues into the future...

As a reminder and a taste of what is to come, watch this live footage of NEUROSIS performing 'At The Well' live in Oakland on New Years Eve.

"It is the overwhelming physicality of their monolithic riffs that remains their most incisive musical tool. An underlying sense of disquiet and existential yearning has long thrummed at the heart of Neurosis, but even by their usual standards the grim restlessness of the opener, All Rage in Gold, packs a devastating punch. On the extraordinary dynamic peaks and troughs of At the Well, the band wield near-silence as a weapon, its unsettling fragility emerging from clouds of ugly distortion and snail's-pace tribal percussion. Similarly, the sprawling Casting of the Ages forces the subtle and the grotesque together in an exhilarating but doom-laden embrace. In less skilful hands, this relentless sonic oppression would be gruelling, but by expressing human frailty with such visceral abandon, Neurosis have once again turned darkness into euphoria." - 4/5 GUARDIAN

"Neurosis have taken a more complex route: skillfully weaving strains of folk, prog and even chilled ambience into their patented doom metal/hardcore tapestry and often obtaining staggering results in the process...Low poiints are refreshingly absent, while at the record's heart are two epic, 10 minute set pieces. The maximum heaviosity of Casting Of The Ages initially seems an impossible act to follow, yet the breathtaking, Porcupine Tree-style scope of My Heart For Deliverance manages it with style to spare, throwing down the gauntlet for all would-be-future-shaping rock'n'roll alchemists into the bargain." 4/5 RECORD COLLECTOR

"Craggy riffs and swathed in misty synthesiser, and a firm control of dynamics lend "Bleeding The Pigs" and "Casting Of The Ages" a compelling sense of ebb and flow, raging intensity giving way to sombre piano lamentations and vocalist Scott kelly's weathered, Tom Waits growl." - 8/10 UNCUT

"Another spiritual journey into the very heart of mankind. Completely and utterly mind-blowing." - METAL HAMMER
"The most stunning aspects of 'Honor Found In Decay' come from Neurosis' grasp of ever, in the hands of these uncompromising sorcerers, true heaviness can be as much about the directness as disorientation, and as much about the sinister rumble as an unearthly roar." - 5/5 TERRORIZER

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