Neurosis’ SCOTT KELLY Announces Week-Long String Of Solo Dates Accompanied By Multi-Instrumentalist/Backing Vocalist John Judkins (Rwake); New Three-Song EP Streaming At Cvlt Nation

[Photo by William Lacalmontie]
Neurosis’ SCOTT KELLY will bring his signature acoustic odes of pain, reflection and redemption to stages again later this month on a week-long run of solo dates. Set to begin on February 23rd in Nashville, Tennessee and run through February 29th in Shreveport, Louisiana, KELLY will be performing material predominantly from his starkly minimalist The Wake full-length as well as his recently issued three-song EP, Push Me On To The Sun. KELLY will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist John Judkins of Rwake. See confirmed dates and venues below. 

In related news, SCOTT KELLY recently released a three-song EP entitled Push Me On To The Sun available now through My Proud Mountain and currently streaming in full at Cvlt Nation who issues of the poignant offering, “This record is soul music at the highest level, meaning that Scott bares all of his emotion, and that is what makes the songs so powerful. The confidence that he unleashes in his songs make this some of the best happy music clothed in reality you might hear this year. When I hear him sing that he got his teeth kicked in on San Pablo Ave and had a gun put to his head, it’s not just about the violence, but also where he had put himself during that part of his life.”


Hear Push Me On To The Sun at THIS LOCATION.


SCOTT KELLY:

2/23/2016 The Crying Wolf - Nashville, TN
2/24/2016 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
2/25/2016 The Buccaneer - Memphis, TN
2/26/2016 Vino's - Little Rock, AK
2/27/2016 Maxine's - Hot Springs, AK
2/28/2016 The Road Map - Texarkana, TX
2/29/2016 Riverside Wharehouse - Shreveport, LA






MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE Featuring Neurosis’ Scott Kelly And Buried At Sea’s Sanford Parker To Release Self-Titled Debut Via Neurot Recordings

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Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and producer/engineer/sonic warlord Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea) are restless. This inquietude has culminated in another collaboration. The two work together in Corrections House, a project that also features the talents of Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod, and Bruce Lamont of Yakuza. While Corrections House seem hell-bent on impersonal bludgeon and unfettered terror, the pair’s latest project -- MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE -- is far more restrained.

The band's haunting self-titled debut is the sonic manifestation of insomnia, complete with the tossing, the turning, and the perennial dread that comes with facing another shabby daylight. The five songs lurch and pulsate across a desolate landscape with an almost curious obsessiveness. While Mirrors For Psychic Warfare may remind some of the best work on the classic Cold Meat Industry label, there is enough familiar Kelly/Parker-isms scattered throughout to keep the album stimulating. It is a work with more in common with a fever or a fitful wraith than a record.

Mirrors For Psychic Warfare was realized and recorded by both Kelly and Parker at Actual 13 Studio and Hypercube respectively over the course of 2015. The record was mixed and mastered by Parker and will see release this Spring via Neurot Recordings.




Mirrors For Psychic Warfare Track Listing:

1. Oracles Hex 

2. A Thorn To See

3. CNN WTZ 

4. I’ll Try You All 

5. 43 

Further info on Mirrors For Psychic Warfare – including final street date, preorders and track teaser – to be unveiled in the weeks to come. Until then, ache.




NEUROSIS KICKS OFF 30TH YEAR WITH LIMITED EDITION STRENGTH & VISION BOXED SET, PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

At the beginning of our 30th year as a band, it is our great pleasure to announce STRENGTH & VISION: a limited-edition boxed set of three-decades of our sonic experimentation and steadfast commitment to underground music. We offer this to you — our friends, family, fans and fellow sonic travelers. It is a rare look back at all we have accomplished together.

STRENGTH & VISION is the definitive collection of every NEUROSIS release, limited to 1,300 pieces worldwide. Each high quality box features a magnetic clasp, which allows you to retrieve each record without having to remove the box from a shelf.




Included in STRENGTH & VISION
  • ALL 11 studio records on 3 LPs and 8 2xLPs 
  • LP sleeves with newly adapted designs
  • 106-page book with all original artworks, lyric booklets etc 
  • ALL albums on 11 CDs inside the book 
  • 1 exclusive Neurosis Strength & Vision embroidered patch 
  • 1 exclusive hand-printed poster 
  • 1 certificate of authenticity 
Full list of albums included: 
  • Pain of Mind 
  • The Word as Law 
  • Souls at Zero 
  • Enemy of the Sun 
  • Through Silver in Blood 
  • Times of Grace 
  • Sovereign 
  • A Sun That Never Sets 
  • The Eye of Every Storm 
  • Given to the Rising 
  • Honor Found in Decay 
Pre-orders are now available through the Neurot Recordings Store
Shipping date for the STRENGTH & VISION boxed set is early April 2016.



NEUROSIS To Enter The Studio; Band Adds Third San Francisco Thirtieth Anniversary Performance And Additional Euro Festival Tour


Passing their three decade mark this month, NEUROSIS has confirmed that the band will be returning to Electrical Audio in Chicago with engineer Steve Albini on December 27th to record their forthcoming brand new LP, their follow up to 2012's Honor Found In Decay. Additional details on the album and its approximate release in 2016 will be revealed in the early months of the year.

NEUROSIS will celebrate their thirty-year milestone with a series of performances where they will deliver a massive two-hour set list, invoking material spanning their entire recorded lineage, from 1987’s Pain Of Mind through 2012’s Honor Found In Decay, with varied set lists at each event. These sets will span the band’s entire career, showcasing the comprehensive evolution, from their primitive beginnings into the seminal, epic outfit of today, as the band’s ever evolving, sonic palette has become a genre-defying template for underground music over the last three decades, avoiding genre classification.

NEUROSIS has added a third show at the Regency Ballroom in their origin of San Francisco in March. The newly-confirmed third show will take place on Sunday, March 6th, at the Regency Ballroom. NEUROSIS has selected special opening acts to open this show, today confirming the participation of longtime Detroit hardcore punk legends, Negative Approach, as well as extremely influential Salem-based punk/metal experimenters, Converge. Tickets for the March 6th show will go on sale January 6th at 10 am PST. The previously announced show March 3rd with support from Sleep and March 4th with support from Shellac have both sold out.

The following month, NEUROSIS will headline two nights at the mighty Roadburn Festival in Holland, April 16th and 17th, again bringing their thirtieth anniversary sets to fans, with those shows led by special solo performances by guitarist/vocalists SCOTT KELLY and STEVE VON TILL together on April 15th.

NEUROSIS has also announced an additional set of European tour dates separate from the thirtieth anniversary performances, returning to the European continent for a run of festival performances in August, including Festa Radio Onda D'Urto in Italy, Oya Festival in Norway, Motocultor Festival in France and Amplifest in Portugal.

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:

3/04/2016 Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA W/ Sleep [SOLD OUT]
3/05/2016 Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA w/ Shellac [SOLD OUT]
3/06/2016 Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA w/ Converge, Negative Approach [tickets]

4/15/2016 Hat Patronaat - Tilburg, NL *STEVE VON TILL and SCOTT KELLY solo performances [tickets]

4/16/2016 013 - Tilburg, NL [tickets]
4/17/2016 013 - Tilburg, NL [tickets]
8/11/2016 Festa Radio Onda D'Urto – Brescia, IT [tickets]
8/13/2016 Oya Festival – Oslo, NO [tickets]
8/20/2016 Motocultor Festival - St. Nolff, FR [tickets]
8/21/2016 Amplifest - Porto, PT [tickets]


NEUROSIS ENTER THE STUDIO TO RECORD A NEW ALBUM; PLUS FURTHER EUROPEAN SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR 2016



Neurosis have confirmed that they shall be entering Electrical Audio Studio again with Steve Albini on 27th December to record a brand new album, their follow up to 2012's Honor Found In Decay, we eagerly await the results and will follow up with more news early in the new year.

The band have revealed news of more live shows in 2016, this follows shortly after the recent announcement regarding their very special 30 year anniversary performances at Roadburn Festival in The Netherlands, and in San Francisco. All dates are listed below.


Neurosis live Dates: 


15//04/2015 - NL, Tilburg - Hat Patronaat *STEVE VON TILL and SCOTT KELLY solo performances

16/04/2016 - NL, Tilburg 013 - Roadburn Festival - 30th Anniversary Performance
17/04/2016 - NL, Tilburg 013 - Roadburn Festival - 30th Anniversary Performance
11.08.2016 - IT, Brescia - Festa Radio Onda D'Urto
13.08.2016 - NO, Oslo - Oya Festival 
20.08.2016 - FR, St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival
21.08.2016 - PT, Porto - Amplifest


There will be plenty more Neurosis news to report early in 2016 as they continue to mark this monumental milestone. Stay tuned, and as ever, if you have any question, please do not hesitate to get in touch (lauren@rarelyunable.com)





CHVE (COLIN H VAN EECKHOUT, AMENRA) AND SCOTT KELLY (NEUROSIS) ON TOUR IN EUROPE THIS JANUARY

Belgium's COLIN H VAN EECKHOUT (Church of Ra) and SCOTT KELLY (Neurosis) will be touring Europe together this coming January, marking the first time Kelly has embarked on a solo tour since 2012. Both artists will be performing in very different guises from their respective bands, presenting stripped back and intimate, personal music from their own songbooks. Find all dates below...

CHVE recently released his debut solo album Rasa, available through Consouling Sounds and Tartarus Records (listen through their Bandcamp). Comprised of his voice and the hurdy-gurdy, Rasa is a series of droning, ambient soundscapes that dig deeper than folk, directly into the consciousness of Eeckhout.

Scott Kelly will be releasing two records to coincide with the tour via My Proud Mountain; the Spirit Bound Flesh LP will be available on vinyl for the first time, limited to 400 solid red and 300 black, as well as the arrival of Push Me On To The Sun, containing three brand new songs on a one sided, etched 12“ vinyl.

Scott Kelly says of the upcoming dates: "Getting a chance to come back to Europe is always an honor and it's a place where I have always felt so much support for any artistic project that I have created. I very much look forward to traveling and performing with my brother Colin H van Eeckhout, he and I are like minded in art and values and I believe we will bring a significant show to each town we play. It's been quite a few years of my and Colin's friendship leading up to this moment I feel like the weight of this will be felt. I'm very much looking forward to this experience."


CHVE AND SCOTT KELLY 2016 TOUR DATES

13.01. NL-Leiden, Gebroeders de Nobel
14.01. BE-Antwerp, Het Bos
15.01. NL-Tilburg, Pauluskerk 
16.01 - Scott Kelly - GER | Dortmund | Pauluskirche *SOLO SHOW THIS NIGHT ONLY
16.01 - CHVE - BE-Aalst, Netwerk w/ Tine Guns *SOLO SHOW THIS NIGHT ONLY
17.01. BE-Arlon, l'Entrepot
18.01. GER-Karlsruhe, Jubez
19.01. GER-Berlin, Grüner Salon
20.01. CZ-Prague, Klub V. Kolona
21.01. GER-Leipzig, UT Connewitz
22.01. AT-Vienna, Arena
23.01. AT-Bregenz, Between
24.01. CH-Fribourg, Nouveau Monde 
25.01. IT-Torino, Spazio 211
26.01. CH-Olten, Coq d'Or 
27.01. CH-Geneva, L'Usine
28.01. FR-Lille, La Peniche
29.01. FR-Bordeaux, Iboat
30.01. FR-Cannes, MJC Picaud
31.01. IT-Milano, Lo Fi Club
1.02. CH-Zurich, Dynamo





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Neurosis’ SCOTT KELLY And Yakuza’s BRUCE LAMONT To Kick Off West Coast Tour Next Week

Following their recent stint along the East Coast, Neurosis’ SCOTT KELLY and Yakuza’s BRUCE LAMONT — also both of CORRECTIONS HOUSE – will bring their sonic experimentations to venues on the Western side of the US. Beginning November 30th, the pair will play eighteen shows in nine cities.




Comments Kelly of their latest expedition, “Bruce and I look forward to continuing our live sound experimentation through the Western States for an eighteen-show run starting November 30th in Chico, California and coming home to Oakland, California on December 17th. We were able to get a good idea of what we can do on our initial twelve performances in the Northeast but I feel like we're just beginning to find the deep vein. Please come out and witness this as it develops into something that will undoubtedly lead us to deeper exploration every night and a project and recordings in the future."

Of their recent performance in Chicago, the Obelisk relayed, “Together KELLY and LAMONT offered renditions of Townes Van Zandt‘s ‘The Rake’ and Neil Young‘s ‘Cortez The Killer,’ before finishing off with the CORRECTIONS HOUSE track ‘Run Through The Night,’ taken from their 2013 debut, Last City Zero. Standing side-by-side, KELLY’s guitar and LAMONT’s sax cast a Morricone-style spell over the room, a hard strum spacious with both adding vocals until LAMONT, having layered backing ‘ooh’s, created a sufficient wash and apex that seemed to swell one voice at a time until appropriately consuming. The studio version of that song gets pretty noisy, but live, it was more melodic, and when KELLY got back on mic to whisper out the last few lines, the multi-layer barrage he cut through made it plain that nothing else would follow…” While The Syracuse Skull Collective commended, “one of those incredibly intimate performances that won’t happen very often.”


SCOTT KELLY + BRUCE LAMONT:

11/30/2015 Café Coda – Chico, CA

12/01/2015 Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR

12/02/2015 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA

12/03/2015 The Black Room – Port Angeles, WA [tickets]

12/04/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

12/05/2015 Hawthorne Theatre Front Room – Portland, OR

12/07/2015 Wave Pop House – Boise, ID

12/08/2015 Diabolical Records – Salt Lake CIty, UT

12/09/2015 Mutiny Information Café – Denver, CO

12/10/2015 20 Flux Capacitor - Colorado Springs, CO

12/11/2015 Hispanic Cultural Center - Albuquerque, NM [tickets]

12/12/2015 51 West – Phoenix, AZ

12/13/2015 Complex – Los Angeles, CA

12/14/2015 TKO Records – Huntington Beach, CA

12/15/2015 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA

12/16/2015 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA

12/17/2015 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA


SCOTT KELLY (Neurosis, Corrections House) will deliver his patented odes of pain, reflection and redemption with tracks off his solo outings — the bleakly atmospheric Spirit Bound Flesh and starkly minimalist The Wake as well as The Forgiven Ghost In Me album, released in 2012 under the moniker SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME and tunes from the moving Songs Of Townes Van Zandt collection as well as newly recorded numbers to be released next year.

Multi-instrumentalist and vocal sorcerer BRUCE LAMONT (Yakuza, Corrections House, Led Zeppelin 2) has performed/collaborated with an array of artists throughout his storied career. On this run, Lamont will be performing versions of some of the material on his 2011-issued debut solo album Feral Songs For The Epic Decline as well as newer/unreleased material. As with his previous solo outings, LAMONT will be executing multiple instruments and a plethora of vocal styles, with an incredibly layered looping system that culminates into some of the most entrancing live solo artist work one could ask for.

In addition, both KELLY and LAMONT will unite each evening following their respective sets to deafen the masses with renditions of various CORRECTIONS HOUSE hymns. CORRECTIONS HOUSE – which features within its ranks KELLY, LAMONT, Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod) and recently institutionalized minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury — unleashed their long-awaited sophomore full-length, Know How To Carry A Whip, via Neurot Recordings last month. A nine-track, forty-five-minute exercise in sonic indecency, the record was captured by Parker alongside Fairbury in a subterranean bunker complex in Vietnam and dispels a disconcerting air of danger, paranoia and looming defeat marked by an inexplicable sense of catharsis.