NEUROSIS Confirms Two Year-End California Performances

Over a year since the dominating release of their tenth studio LP, Honor Found In Decay, the unstoppable NEUROSIS has locked down two new performances in their ongoing, sporadic live ceremonies in support of the album.

 

The newly-confirmed duo of concerts will take place at the cusp of the New Year, both in California, and both feature very special guests. NEUROSIS will first storm into Santa Ana on December 28th, then occupying their Bay Area origin once again the next evening, performing in San Francisco onDecember 29th. Both of these performances will feature direct support from Santa Cruz hardcore legends, Bl’ast — recently reunited, and here, performing their first live shows in over fifteen years — as well as mighty psychedelic doom trio, YOB. Additional opening support on the Orange County show will be provided by Helen Money, and the San Fran gig will showcase The Body leading off the night’s actions.

 

NEUROSIS has already announced their upcoming plans to invade Portland, Oregon with support from Tragedy, The Body and Atriarch on November 23rd, as well as two performances in Montreal January 18th and 19th alongside Godspeed You! Black Emperor — their first Canadian shows in nearly twenty years — followed by a set at the first inaugural Temples Festival in Bristol, UK in May. Other live actions will be declared as time continues to erode the calendar in the weeks before us.

 

NEUROSIS Live Actions:

11/23/2013 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR w/ Tragedy, The Body, Atriarch [info]

12/28/2013 The Observatory Orange County – Santa Ana, CA w/ Bl’ast, YOB, Helen Money [info]

12/29/2013 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA w/ Bl’ast, YOB, The Body [info]

1/18/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC w/ Godspeed You! Black Emperor [info]

1/19/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC w/ Godspeed You! Black Emperor [info]

5/03/2014 Temples Festival – Bristol, UK [info]

 

Since 1985, NEUROSIS 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 their monumental Honor Found In Decay, which went on to receive a wealth of praise the global media. NPR stated of NEUROSIS in an early premiere from the album, “For 27 years, the members of Neurosis have demonstrated what metal can be and what it can aspire to: transcendent, cathartic, graceful, innovative.” The band graced the cover of Decibel Magazine, who opined, “Those who prefer their epics harrowing, their atmospheres apocalyptic and their metaphorical gut punches landed squarely on the emotional solar plexus will not be disappointed,” with Spin sayingHonor Found In Decay, “officially upped the ante for all the post-metal bands who ought to be paying these guys royalties for their patent on psychedelic purgation…” In the UK, Metal Hammer said the album was, “Another spiritual journey into the very heart of mankind. Completely and utterly mind-blowing,” and Terrorizer stated in a 5/5 review, “The most stunning aspects of Honor Found In Decaycome from NEUROSIS‘ grasp of dynamics…as 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.” Once again, Honor Found In Decay reaffirms why NEUROSIS remains one of the most significant heavy acts in existence.

 

 

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SADGIQACEA: Invisible Oranges Now Playing Entire Debut LP

Philadelphia’s genre-morphing duo SADGIQACEA today celebrates the official North American release of their debut album, False Prism. Recorded by Chris Grigg (Woe), the sprawling forty-minute album projects the organic, monstrous tones and unified, distinctive style which has helped the two-piece act become one of Philly’s hottest live acts over the past two years. The recordfeatures virtually no overdubs or studio trickery, the band wishing to preserve the authentic recording quality of their live performances.

 

In coordination with the street date of False Prism, the diehards at Invisible Oranges/Brooklyn Vegan are streaming the entire album, RIGHT HERE

 

Formed in 2010, SADGIQACEA (pronounced sad-juh-kay-sha) forges a diverse sonic palette that has been likened at times to Neurosis, Intronaut, Hull, The Atlas Moth, Weakling, and Kylesa. Musically and artistically, the band draws from a melting pot of influences that together presents a lush yet tension-filled sound. The band calls it, “music for our trodden minds and sodden souls.” In a continuing effort to bring their craft to public forums, the band is finalizing the details for a bulky tour set to take place through most of July and well into August, joined by local cohorts Hivelords. The full tour routing will be announced in the coming days.

 

“In order to properly hone that organic process, producer (and Woe mastermind) Chris Grigg captured the exquisite bedlam of False Prism in alive recording scenario’ with minimal overdubs and no studio trickery.” – Decibel

 

“…False Prism, their excellent full-length debut due May 7 on Candlelight, indicates that a limited membership doesn’t entail diminished ideas or abilities. They bridge thrash and doom, black metal and drone, field recordings and power metal into often-seamless long-form pieces.” – Pitchfork

 

“The Philadelphia two-piece’s epic sludge-doom sprinkles in moments of post-rock, Neurosis-y riffage and black metal across their four-track effort…” – Invisible Oranges

 

“Their song structures are smooth and varied, progressive in scope, and the record’s unsettling psychedelia is very engaging, adding a wanton mystery to their barrage of riffs.” – About.com

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VOIVOD releases “Mechanical Mind” digital single

Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD have released the first single from their upcoming 13th studio album, Target Earth (due out January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America), today. “Mechanical Mind” is now available on all digital platforms; to download the track on iTunes, please click here. The “Mechanical Mind” 7″ vinyl will be available exclusively at CM Distro soon (with the VOIVOD skull etching by the band’s own drummer Away as the “b-side”). The 7″ will be available in the following colors and quantities:

300 black
100 red
100 blue

To hear “Mechanical Mind,” please head over to Pitchfork.com for the track stream.

VOIVOD has also announced their only US appearance this year: on November 17th, the band will support NEUROSIS in Oakland, CA at the Fox Theater. For more event information, please click here.

To get the latest VOIVOD updates, be sure to download the band’s new free app for mobile smart phones here:

iPhone
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voivod/id543666457?mt=8
Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobilecartel.voivod&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5tb2JpbGVjYXJ0ZWwudm9pdm9kIl0.
Blackberry
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/130055/?lang=en

Stay tuned for more news about Target Earth and VOIVOD coming soon!

VOIVOD live 2012
10/11–Loppen–Copenhagen, Denmark **with UNKIND**
10/12–Betong–Oslo, Norway **with UNKIND**
10/13–Brew House–Gothenburg, Sweden **with UNKIND**
10/14–Hafenklang–Hamburg, Germany **with UNKIND**
10/16–Cassiopeia–Berlin, Germany **with UNKIND**
10/17–Progresja–Warsaw, Poland **with UNKIND**
10/18–HooDoo Club–Prague, Czech Republic **with UNKIND**
10/19–Dürer Kert–Budapest, Hungary **with UNKIND**
10/20–Bloom Club–Mezzago (Milan), Italy **with UNKIND**
10/21–Bad Bonn–Düdingen, Switzerland
10/22–Le Korigan–Luynes, France
10/23–Totem–Pamplona, Spain **with ARCH ENEMY**
10/24–Cine Teatro–Corroios, Portugal
10/25–Capitol–Santiago de Compostela, Spain **with ARCH ENEMY**
10/26–La Riviera–Madrid, Spain **with ARCH ENEMY**
10/27–Razzmatazz 2–Barcelona, Spain **with ARCH ENEMY**
10/30–MILK Club–Moscow, Russia
10/31–Nosturi–Helsinki, Finland
11/17–Fox Theater–Oakland, CA **with NEUROSIS, YOB**