May 22, 2017


[still image from "Warsheep" video]

The Italian alchemic juggernaut, Ufomammut, masters of melding uncompromisingly heavy magic with psychedelic swirls, recently announced news of a brand new studio recording, 8, which will arrive on 22nd September via Neurot Recordings. 

Prior to the album's release, the trio delight fans with an early extract from the record in the form of a video for the song "Warsheep" which you can view below. The band describe their intentions of the video..."it is inspired by the lyrics of the song which in itself is a play on the words "Worship". The protagonist takes a symbolic journey from the natural human condition to the trappings of the dogmas of society, religion etc. The principle idea being that thought is blind and is caged into the illusion of being free." Adding to the video's eerie atmosphere, the setting is in an abandoned villa in Italy, and the surrounding woodland.

In the spirit of record collecting rituals, and to offer something special to fans ahead of the full album release, Ufomammut are also sharing "Warsheep" as a limited edition 7". Available in a small run of 500 pieces, and with the cover handprinted with gold iridescent and red inks on pearlescent paper by Malleus, the record will be released via Supernatural Cat on 15th June, and will be available for pre-order via the label's website, and via Neurot stores too. Check out newly announced live shows below...


16.06.17 - Freak Valley Fest - Netphen, DE
18.06.17 - Hellfest - Clisson, FR
04.08.17 - Disintegrate Your Ignorance Fest - Giavera del Montello, IT
05.08.17 - Lake on fire Festival - Rohrbach in Oberösterreich, Austria
06.09.17 - RU, Moscow - Volta
07.09.17 - RU, St. Petersburg - MOD 


30.09.17 - FR, Paris - La Boule Noire
01.10.17 - FR, Nantes - Le Ferrailleur 
03.10.17 - UK, London - Borderline
04.10.17 - BEL, Brussels - Magasin 4
05.10.17 - DE, Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
06.10.17 - CH, Pratteln - Up in Smoke Festival
07.10.17 - NL, Nijmegen - Soulcrusher Festival @ Doornroosje Festival
08.10.17 - DE, Bielefeld - Forum 
10.10.17 - NOR, Oslo - Blitz 
11.10.17 - SWE, Stockholm - Klub Undergangen 
13.10.17 - FIN, Helsinki - Korjaamo Blowup VOL. 3 Festival
14.10.17 - FIN, Tampere - Olympia-Kortelli 
16.10.17 - DK, Copenhagen - KB 18
17.10.17 - DE, Berlin - Lido
18.10.17 - DE, Hamburg - Markthalle
19.10.17 - DE, Leipzig - Werk 2
20.10.17 - POL, Wroclaw - Firley
21.10.17 - CZ, Prague - 007
22.10.17 - DE, Munich - Keep It Doom Festival

Read on for more information about 8...

Sonically and symbolically, 8 is not only wickedly limitless in its heaviness, powerfulness and commanding nature, but how it arrests the listener’s mind creating a wholly unbounded and impenetrable sensory experience. Laden with symbolic nuances, 8 most obviously gestures towards this being Ufomammut’s 8th offering, comprised of 8 stunningly immersive tracks that flow into each other without interruption. This flow can also be seen when you tip 8 horizontally, thus it morphs into the leniscate from algebraic geometry - ∞ - a plane curve that meets at central point - or more commonly known as the infinity symbol. A continuous stream of movement reflective of the uninterrupted nature of the album but also the continued togetherness of the essential elements of the band – Urlo, Poia and Vita – since the beginning of the band’s history. ∞ tipped vertically sees us return to the number 8. It must be stressed there is no singular pronunciation of the title, 8 is to be spoken in every language e.g. “eight” in English, “otto” in Italian, “acht” in German and so on.
As stated, 8 is a continuous flux of music, a singular entity, which can be defined in micro measurements by its eight satellite songs. Each track expands upon the preceding song, unfolding into an exceedingly dense, malevolent and formidable journey, resulting in this being Ufomammut’s most extreme venture yet, with no permittance for breathing space in the 48 minutes. The album’s predecessor Ecate has now been put to rest and we can be assured that 8 is an essential turning point in the infinity that is Ufommamut’s sonic.

Recorded at Crono Sound Factory in Vimodrone, Milano (IT), 8 is a major turning point in the heavy alchemic arts, with the elements of Ufomammut’s recording constellation being re-aligned. Although the musicians within Ufomammut’s collective remain unturned, a change in recording approach saw the trio playing and recording live together in the same room, even utilising their live sound engineer Ciccio and his project FEMORE for production purposes, with Fabrizio San Pietro on mixing duties. Overdubs were used only for vocals, synth sounds and small details with the result of such endeavour being a stricter focus on the soul, darkened groove and overall cohesion of the music and themselves as musicians. In turn, 8 clarified to Ufomammut who they are as a unit now and their new sonic path…

8 is due for release on September 22nd on vinyl and CD formats via Neurot Recordings and on a limited and regular edition vinyl via Supernatural Cat. Pre order information, and more to be revealed over the coming months.

May 19, 2017

HARVESTMAN: Music For Megaliths Out Now

Music for Megaliths, the fourth release from HARVESTMAN — a solo project of Neurosis vocalist/guitarist Steve Von Till — is out now via Neurot Recordings.

Order Music for Megaliths on CD, LP and digital formats now through the Neurot Recordings webstore HERE

As with previous HARVESTMAN works, Music For Megaliths shows Von Till handling electric and acoustic guitars, bass, synthesizers, hurdy gurdy, effects and vocals. And, what’s more, the album was fully performed, recorded, and mixed at Von Till's own studio, The Crow’s Nest, in Northern Idaho. Neurosis’ Jason Roeder provides drums to the track “Levitation.” The album’s exploratory, mood-altering, spiritual atmospheres were mastered by James Plotkin, and the album was completed with artwork by Thomas Hooper.

Noisey continues to stream Music for Megaliths in full right HERE.

“The album is a great example of the ever-bountiful intersection between heavy metal and experimental music, feeling like the former without ever exploding into pounding riffs and drums.” — Noisey

“Harvestman, yet another killer project from Neurosis's Steve Von Till … is ambient, relaxing music to lose yourself in, and it's pretty great. Though when has Steve Von Till release music that isn't fantastic in its own unique way?” — Metal Injection

“A soothing adventure, [“Levitation”] is one that lulls the listener into a daze with it’s hypnotic circular melodies and rhythms.” — Overblown

May 12, 2017

HARVESTMAN: Music For Megaliths By Neurosis’ Steve Von Till Streaming At Noisey; Album To See Release Next Week Through Neurot Recordings

Photo Credit: Niela Von Till
Neurosis vocalist/guitarist Steve Von Till will release Music For Megaliths -- the anxiously-anticipated fourth album under the banner of his solo outfit, HARVESTMAN -- next week through Neurot Recordings. Advancing the album’s public release, Noisey is hosting an early listen to the exploratory album in its lush entirety.

“Neurosis singer/guitarist Steve Von Till makes music with his main band that more or less sounds like one of these boulders slowly colliding with your head, but his solo work under his own name and as the drone project HARVESTMAN provides a more placid kind of heaviness, as the new HARVESTMAN album Music For Megaliths demonstrates,” Noisey offers in part. “The album is a great example of the ever-bountiful intersection between heavy metal and experimental music, feeling like the former without ever exploding into pounding riffs and drums.”

Explore HARVESTMAN’s vast Music For Megaliths at Noisey RIGHT HERE.

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 in Northern Idaho. Neurosis’ Jason Roeder provides drums to the track “Levitation,” and the album’s exploratory, mood-altering, spiritual atmospheres were mastered by James Plotkin, and the album was completed with artwork by Thomas Hooper.

Neurot Recordings will release HARVESTMAN‘s Music For Megaliths on CD, LP, and digital formats next Friday, May 19th; preorders and bundles are available at the Neurot webstore HERE.

"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

May 3, 2017

NEUROSIS Adds Second Brooklyn Show To Summer Tour With Converge And Amenra; Tickets For All Shows Posted

has released tickets for all shows on their upcoming North American Summer tour with Converge and Amenra, and announces a second Brooklyn show to the trek.

Continuing to perform the works from their acclaimed eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, the upcoming tour will find NEUROSIS bringing their immersive live experience to the East Coast and Midwestern US, and Southeastern Canada. The tour will embark out of Chicago on July 28th, with shows in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Montreal, Toronto, New Haven, Brooklyn, Boston, and Philadelphia confirmed through August 7th. The Brooklyn show on August 4th has sold out, but a second show the following night has been added. Iconic punk/metal experimenters Converge will supply direct support for the tour, and NEUROSIS’ Neurot labelmates Amenra also make their long-awaited return to North American shores for the tour as well.

NEUROSIS is also confirmed to play at Psycho Vegas in Las Vegas, August 18th through 20th, performing with the likes of King Diamond, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Swans, Sleep, The Melvins, Carcass, Corrosion Of Conformity, Wolves In The Throne Room, and countless others. NEUROSIS will also headline the Days Of Darkness festival in Baltimore, Maryland on October 28th and 29th, the two-day gala also including sets by Manilla Road, Om, Cirith Ungol, Warning, Captain Beyond, Boris, Elder, and many more. Additional NEUROSIS tour dates are to be expected.

A trailer for the upcoming tour is posted HERE.

Released in September, NEUROSIS’ acclaimed Fires Within Fires is available now on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital platforms through the band’s own Neurot Recordings; see all bundles and options RIGHT HERE.

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:

7/28/2017 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

7/29/2017 St Andrews – Detroit, MI w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

7/30/2017 Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

8/01/2017 Metropolis – Montreal, QC w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

8/02/2017 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

8/03/2017 College St. Music Hall – New Haven, CT w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

8/04/2017 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Converge, Amenra [SOLD OUT]

8/05/2017 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

8/06/2017 Royale – Boston, MA w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

8/07/2017 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

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

Surrounding the release of Fires Within Fires, Decibel Magazine published 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.”

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