Neurosis’ SCOTT KELLY Currently Performing With Hamlet At The Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Scott Kelly (top) and Danforth Comins (Photo Credit: Jenny Graham)

Neurosis’ SCOTT KELLY is currently performing with Hamlet at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The vocalist/guitarist plays the part of one of the Gravediggers, peasants or commoners that use their great wit and intellect to get the better of their superiors, other people of higher social status and each other. In addition to his role as Gravedigger, Kelly remains onstage for much of the performance’s duration playing music that serves as a soundtrack for the entire show and ultimately providing the sonic landscape for Hamlet’s psychological journey.

“This is an adventure for me,” KELLY reveals. “I have never scored a film or a play before and I've always wanted the opportunity to do so. Thanks to my employers of the last sixteen years, I am realizing this dream. Hamlet is an incredible ghost story about the darkest internal process. This production is amazing, the actors are some of the best at their craft in the world, and the director, Lisa Petterson, is nothing short of visionary. My co-collaberator, Paul James Prendergast, is one of my favorite people and it was his idea to bring me into this whole thing. I hope that as many of you who can be here will be here to share in this unique experience."

Hamlet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1602. Based in Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered his own brother and seized the throne, also marrying his deceased brother's widow. The spectral accusation torments Hamlet’s troubled mind, driving him to avenge a crime that may or may not be a product of his own imagining. Grand in scope, rich in language, this classic story of haunting, both literal and metaphorical, Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play, and is ranked among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1935. The season runs from February through early November. OSF has three theatres: two indoor stages, the Angus Bowmer Theatre and the Thomas Theatre, and their flagship outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre where Hamlet takes place. OSF offers eleven different plays that include three or four by Shakespeare and seven by other classic writers, as well as modern and contemporary work and world premieres. The OSF mission statement: "Inspired by Shakespeare's work and the cultural richness of the United States, we reveal our collective humanity through illuminating interpretations of new and classic plays, deepened by the kaleidoscope of rotating repertory."

Hamlet plays twice a week through October 14th (note: KELLY will not appear in performances from Augutst 8th – 22nd as he will be touring Europe with NEUROSIS).

For further info and to purchase Hamlet tickets visit THIS LOCATION.





NEUROSIS REVEAL INITIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR ELEVENTH ALBUM; PLUS FURTHER EUROPEAN LIVE DATES REVEALED


Photo Credit: Scott Evans

As the key events of their 30 year milestone unfold, it comes with real pleasure to officially announce the name and release date of NEUROSIS' eleventh full length. Fires Within Fires will be released on September 23 via Neurot Recordings. More specific album details are imminent, but in the meantime fans can catch the band at one of twelve dates across Europe in August. They will be joined on select dates by Latvia's fascinating experimental trio, Tesa.

NEUROSIS LIVE DATES: 

08.10.2016 - CZ, Jaromer, Brutal Assault Festival
08.11.2016 - IT, Brescia, Festa Radio Onda D'Urto
08.12.2016 - CH, Le Locle, Rock Altitude Festival (with Tesa)
08.13.2016 - NO, Oslo, Oya Festival
08.14.2016 - AT, Vienna, Arena (with Tesa & Ufomammut)
08.15.2016 - GER, Leipzig, UT Connewitz (with Tesa)
08.16.2016 - GER, Hamburg, Gruenspan (with Tesa)
08.17.2016 - NL, Haarlem, Patronaat (with Tesa)
08.18.2016 - BE, Hasselt– Pukkelpop Festival
08.19.2016 - GER, Karlsruhe, Substage (with Tesa)
08.20.2016 - FR, St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival
08.21.2016 - PT, Porto - Amplifest (with Tesa)

Neurosis are in fine form following recent and rapturously-received shows in San Francisco and at Roadburn. Join us if you can in marking their 30 year anniversary.




NEUROSIS 30th Anniversary t-shirts, hoodie and tote bags now available for pre-order through Neurot Recordings


After wrapping up performances at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom and in The Netherlands at Roadburn Festival commemorating three decades of sonic brotherhood, NEUROSIS has now made its special-edition 30th Anniversary merchandise available for pre-order through Neurot Recordings. 

Each of the designs was specially commissioned for the band’s landmark shows. The special 30th Anniversary merchandise, only available until now at those performances, are as follows: 
  • Santos 30th Anniversary t-shirt: Designed by prolific artist and illustrator Santos, the front of this shirt features the six-color poster artwork designed to promote NEUROSIS’ 30th Anniversary shows in both the United States and Europe. The back of the shirt highlights an additional four-color design, also by Santos. 
  • Hooper Mandala t-shirts and hoodie: Designed by Thomas Hooper, the t-shirt designs are offered in both black and grey, and in ladies’ styles, all featuring a one-color mandala drawn by Hooper on the front, and the back of the shirt shows the Neurot Recordings logo. The hoodie shows the Hooper artwork on the back, and the Neurosis/Neurot Recordings logo on the left chest. 
  • Hooper Mandala tote bag: The signature Thomas Hooper 30th Anniversary mandala design is replicated on a cotton canvas tote bag. 
  • Neurot Recordings logo bag: The Neurot Recordings logo is printed in white ink on a cotton canvas tote bag. 
Pre-orders for all NEUROSIS 30th Anniversary merchandise can be placed at THIS LOCATION

All merchandise will begin shipping in early- to mid-June 2016.

Following their monumental milestone 30 year anniversary shows in San Francisco and at Roadburn Festival, NEUROSIS reveal more live shows in summer.

NEUROSIS LIVE DATES: 

08/10/2016, CZ - Jaromer, Brutal Assault Festival

08/11/2016 - IT, Brescia - Festa Radio Onda D'Urto

08/12/2016, CH - Le Locle, Rock Altitude Festival

08/13/2016 - NO, Oslo - Oya Festival

08/14/2016, AT - Vienna, Arena (with Tesa & Ufomammut)

08/15/2016, GER - Leipzig, UT Connewitz

08/17/2016, NL - Haarlem, Patronaat

08/18/2016, BE– Hasselt– Pukkelpop Festival

08/20/2016 - FR, St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival

08/21/2016 - PT, Porto - Amplifest

New album details will be revealed in the coming months.




MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE: Debut Album of Neurosis' Scott Kelly and Buried at Sea's Sanford Parker OUT NOW

Photo Credit: John Sturdy
The self-titled debut album from MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE, a collaboration between Neurosis’ Scott Kelly and Buried at Sea’s Sanford Parker, is now available through the Neurot Recordings Store. 

Purchase Mirrors for Psychic Warfare CDs, LPs and digital downloads HERE


The band’s album is also streaming in its entirety via Revolver Magazine. Listen HERE

The five songs that comprise Mirrors For Psychic Warfare lurch and pulsate across a sullen, desolate landscape with an almost curious obsessiveness. And 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 is available in CD, vinyl and digital formats.

This is not the first occasion where Kelly and Parker have joined forces. 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, and where Corrections House seem hell-bent on impersonal bludgeon and unrestrained panic, the pair’s latest project — MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE — is far more restrained.



MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE: Collaboration Between Neurosis’ Scott Kelly And Buried At Sea’s Sanford Parker Streaming In Its Entirety At Revolver; Record Out This Friday Via Neurot

Photo Credit: John Sturdy

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE is the latest collaboration between Neurosis’ Scott Kelly and Buried At Sea’s Sanford Parker. The band’s unsettling, soon-to-be-issued self-titled debut is the sonic manifestation of insomnia, complete with the tossing, turning, and perennial dread that comes with facing another shabby daylight.

The five songs that comprise Mirrors For Psychic Warfare lurch and pulsate across a sullen, desolate landscape with an almost curious obsessiveness. And 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.


In advance of its release tomorrow, April 22nd, 2016 via Neurot Recordings, Revolver Magazine offers up the record in all its disquieting glory at THIS LOCATION.




For Mirrors For Psychic Warfare CD, LP & Digital preorders point your browser to THIS LOCATION.

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 come available in CD and vinyl form. This is not the first occasion where Kelly and Parker have joined forces. 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, and where Corrections House seem hell-bent on impersonal bludgeon and unrestrained panic, the pair’s latest project —MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE — is far more restrained.

“Ambient(-esque?), but tense and brooding..” – Decibel





NEUROSIS ANNOUNCE FURTHER EUROPEAN SHOWS THIS SUMMER

[Photo credit: Scott Evans]

Following their monumental milestone 30 year anniversary shows in San Francisco NEUROSIS reveal more live shows in summer. The new dates are listed below marked with an asterisk (*), along with those previously announced. More dates to be revealed soon...

NEUROSIS LIVE DATES:

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

04/16/2016 - NL, Tilburg 013 - Roadburn Festival - 30th Anniversary Performance

04/17/2016 - NL, Tilburg 013 - Roadburn Festival - 30th Anniversary Performance

* 08/10/2016, CZ - Jaromer, Brutal Assault Festival

08/11/2016 - IT, Brescia - Festa Radio Onda D'Urto

* 08/12/2016, CH - Le Locle, Rock Altitude Festival

08/13/2016 - NO, Oslo - Oya Festival

* 08/14/2016, AT - Vienna, Arena (with Tesa & Ufomammut)

* 08/15/2016, GER - Leipzig, UT Connewitz

* 08/17/2016, NL - Haarlem, Patronaat

* 08/18/2016, BE– Hasselt– Pukkelpop Festival 

08/20/2016 - FR, St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival

08/21/2016 - PT, Porto - Amplifest

New album details will be revealed in the coming months.



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