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Ufomammut unveil the Magickal Mastery Tour…

12 Aug

Like a snake biting its own tail, time is circular, and with their upcoming tour, Ufomammut further corroborate ouroboric tendencies…

This autumn, Ufomammut will excavate items from their pliocenic past, keeping their third eye pointed at the future – the ‘Magickal Mastery Tour‘ is a journey through fifteen years of Ufomammut music, performing under a new light songs from Godlike Snake to ORO, as thanksgiving to people for their support and devotion.

The band commented…”We are very excited to come out and play material from across our album catalogue, whereas recent focus has been on ORO, an album which we are most proud of, we are looking forward to playing older material also, it’s been a while! This marks the last tour we shall do for a period, whilst we concentrate on writing a new album

Watch the curtains being drawn back on the ‘Magickal Mastery Tour’ at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr85Xw20iA4&feature=youtu.be


25 sept – Arena – Vienna (A)

26 sept – Stattwerkstatt – Linz (A)

27 sept – Kulturpalast – Wiesbaden (D)

28 sept – Het Depot – Leuven (B)

29 sept – Vera – Groningen (NL)

01 oct – The Fleece – Bristol (UK)

02 oct – Brudenell social club – Leeds (UK)

03 oct – The Underworld – London (UK)

04 oct – 4AD – Diksmuide (BE)

Great. 05 oct – Römer – Bremen (D)

06 oct – KB18 – Copenhagen (DK)

07 oct – Blitz – Oslo (NOR)

09 oct – Luttako – Jväskyla (FIN)*

10 oct – Kuudes Linja – Helsinki (FIN)*

11 oct – Yo Talo – Tampere (FIN)*

12 oct – Nuclear Nightclub – Oulu (FIN)*

17 oct – Progresja – Warsaw (PL)

18 oct – Bii Nu – Berlin (D)

19 oct – Keep it Low Festival – Munich (D


With more dates to be announced, and support acts also, stay tuned because this is only the tip of the iceberg!




Corrections House: exclusive new album track premiering at Pitchfork

12 Aug

The musical miscreants at Pitchfork are offering up the first sampling of Last City Zero, the forthcoming debut full-length from recent Neurot Recordings signees, CORRECTIONS HOUSE. A shadowy legion of lost souls, fused together by the impulsive forces of nature and altered states of consciousness, CORRECTIONS HOUSE is the maniacal creation of Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Sanford Parker (Minsk) and their minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury. Produced by Parker at Electrical Audio, Soma Studios, 60 Psycho Hum and Nodferatu’s Lair, Last City Zero offers up eight psychologically alarming hymns that span well beyond the traditional confines of sound. At once cold, mechanical, prosaic and pungent, Last City Zero is a full body experience rather than a casual listen.

In celebration of its release, Pitchfork is currently streaming opening track “Serve or Survive,” which they call “every bit as strange and unwieldy as its membership might suggest. ‘Serve or Survive’ opens as an oblong bed of noise, the circuits of producer Sanford Parker, struggle to catch their breath while Bruce Lamont broadcasts whale song by saxophone. Above the gray drift, Neurosis’ Scott Kelly intones his familiar doom.”

Comments Fairbury of the tune: “How can the choice be any clearer? The less Serving you do, the more chance you have to Survive. Serving is rarely a positive experience and Surviving, although a victory of sorts, is truly the most basic form of existence. Either way, you’re fucked.”

Make a choice. “Serve or Survive” (Direct link: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/15837-serve-or-survive/)

CORRECTIONS HOUSE embrace the worthless, the diseased, the forgotten, their sprawling anti-soundscrapes and acidic verses — at once beautifully hideous, graceful and terrifying — a manifestation of societal ruin and psychological decay. The transformation of time and space; death begetting life and veils being torn; an imposing dissonance too penetrating to dismiss…CORRECTIONS HOUSE systematically create and destroy through audio disease and transcendent musical deconstruction.

Last City Zero will be released in UK/EU on October 28, 2013 via Neurot Recordings.


Iron Tongue’s The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown – out now on Neurot Recordings

4 Jun

Iron Tongue’s Neurot Recordings debut, The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown sees worldwide release this week.


The Arkansas troupe fronted by Chris “CT” Terry (founding frontman of sludge legion Rwake) also comprises veteran musicians: Jason Tedford and Mark Chiaro on guitars, bassist Andy Warr, drummer Stan James, keyboardist JR Top and backing vocalist Stephanie Smittle.

Musically the album traverses between groove-laden soul to heavy-amped stomping Southern Rock – underpinned by a dark inner core all of which makes The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown a compelling listen from start to end.

Don’t forget you can listen to three tracks from the album; ‘Moon Unit’ http://soundcloud.com/brooklynvegan/iron-tongue-moon-unit,, ‘Lioness’ http://soundcloud.com/rarelyunable/iron-tongue-lioness/s-FvtBc and ‘7 Days’ http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2013/04/16/iron-tongue-the-dogs-have-barked-the-birds-have-flown-track-stream/

Finally, you can order the album via Neurot: http://www.bluecollardistro.com/neurotrecording/product_info.php?products_id=8096&cPath=1030_1032&store=0

a solid slab of balls to the wall shameless rock, with a power and an edge and soul that rarely exists in music today,” — NEUROSIS’ STEVE VON TILL

With songs as well-crafted as this they more than earn a pass for leaning hard on tradition. Better still when they deign to rock out like some doom besotted product of the 90s, as on closer ‘Said N Done’, they lay down the big riffs in grand window rattling style.” – TERRORIZER

 “Like sinister chameleons in the way they shift back and forth from modern metal wailing, into gloomy retro blues-driven hard rock.” – HEAD WARMER

” The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown is rich in analogue sound, informed by the past but not beholden to it. It’s a record of honest distinction with songs that become more compelling with each listen. Mixing despondency with danger never sounded so good.” – SONIC SHOCKS

“The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown” is more than what the tags of Southern rock or doom suggest. There is a dark soul here and each song is played with sense of emotion and feeling than many bands that fall under those simplistic tags fail to muster.” – THIS IS NOT A SCENE

Iron Tongue: Arkansas Southern Rock Miscreants Join Neurot Recordings; Album Details Revealed

29 Mar

Neurot Recordings is pleased to release the debut from Arkansas southern rock collective IRON TONGUE.

Fronted by Chris “CT” Terry, the founding frontman of sludge legion Rwake, IRON TONGUE formed when a group of veteran players with diverse musical backgrounds found a common interest in the need to get down and dirty and way, way gone.

Churning a soulful blend of girthy, heavily amped, blues-based rock, IRON TONGUE aren’t singing of magical moonlit escapades. The band offer up songs of pain, regret and heartache that recall everything from the proto-metal stomp of Blue Cheer and Grand Funk to the darkest hours of Kiss, Deep Purple, Buddy Guy and ‘Skynyrd. Having spent over three years performing steadily throughout the South, IRON TONGUE has traversed the Midwest and East Coast with Memphis kindred spirits The Dirty Streets, in addition to sharing bills with the likes of Black Tusk, Scott Kelly, The Sword, High on Fire, Crowbar, The Body, Lita Ford and fellow Arkansans Pallbearer. A split 7” with The Dirty Streets, featuring a ballsy version of KISS’s “Two Timer” served as a precursor to the creation their debut full-length for Neurot.

Entitled The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown, the seven track offering was recorded and produced by soundsmith Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis, etc) at IRON TONGUE guitarist Jason Tedford’s Wolfman Studios. Steve Von Till describes the album as “a solid slab of balls to the wall of shameless rock, with a power and an edge and soul that rarely exists in music today,”.

The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown is set for release via Neurot Recordings on May 27th in the UK/EU.

Comments drummer Stan James of joining the Neurot family: “IRON TONGUE is excited and honored to be a part of the Neurot team! We are looking forward to working hard every step of the way and we are committed to making music that everyone will be proud of.

Further info on IRON TONGUE, including tour dates, will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown Track Listing:

1. Ever After

2. Witchery

3. Skeleton

4. Moon Unit

5. Lioness

6. Seven Days

7. Said ’n’ Done


Jason Tedford – Guitar

Mark Chiaro – Guitar

Andy Warr – Bass

Stan James – Drums

CT – Vocals

JR Top – Keyboards

Stephanie Smittle – Backing Vocals




Neurosis announce European tour in support of Honor Found In Decay

29 Mar

(photo credit Tim Bugbee, Tinnitus Photography)

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 mesmerise 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. But their journey does not stop here, for NEUROSIS have announced a full European tour in support of the album and we are especially delighted to announce the dates today…


24.05/2013 ES, Barcelona – Primavera Sound Festival 2013

25.05.2013 FR, Paris – Neurosis, Swans – La Grande Halle de la Villette

21.06.2013 FR, Clisson – Hellfest

22.06.2013 BE, Lint-Antwerp – Eurocam Media Center

23.06.2013 GER, Karlsruhe – Substage

24.06.2013 GER, Berlin – SO 36

25.06.2013 DK, Copenhagen – Grey Hall / Christiania

26.06.2013 NO, Oslo – Betong

27.06.2013 NO, Trondheim – Byscenen

28.06.2013 SWE, Norköpping – Bravalla Festival

29.06.2013 – DAY OFF

30.06.2013 PL, Warsaw – Palladium

01.07.2013 CZ, Prague – Lucerna Music Bar

02.07.2013 GER, Leipzig – UT Connewitz

03.07.2013 GER, Leipzig – UT Connewitz

04.07.2013 IT, Milano – Magnolia

05.07.2013 CH, Genf – L’Usine

06.07.2013 CH, Zürich – Rote Fabrik

07.07.2013 FR, Belfort – Eurockeennes festival

Such an extensive continental tour is a rare occurance for NEUROSIS and therefore must be celebrated and savoured.

As a taste of what is to come, watch and share this immense live footage performing ‘At The Well’ live in Oakland on New Years Eve.

Here is the direct link >>> http://youtu.be/Kbux2-pkzt8.

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 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.” – 5/5 TERRORIZER





Ides Of Gemini announce ‘Haze Over North America 2013 Tour’ with Ghost

5 Feb

HazeOverAmerica flyerWest Coast ethereal doom trio IDES OF GEMINI are pleased and honored to announce a full tour this Spring supporting cult metalists, Ghost. Dubbed the ‘Haze Over North America 2013 tour’, the three-week run will commence on April 18th in Denver, Colorado, with additional IDES headlining dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The jaunt follows the band’s successful month-long trek through Europe last Fall and an opening slot with legendary sound revolutionaries Neurosis in January.

Notes guitarist/backing vocalist J. Bennett of the upcoming journey: “Ghost’s Opus Eponymous is the ultimate liturgical canon for our fair young century — catchy as hell, too — and we couldn’t be more thrilled to traverse the continent with them. Keeping secrets is one of our favorite pastimes, so touring with an anonymous band is especially satisfying for us. Plus, we get along famously with Satanists. In other words: Aces all around.

IDES OF GEMINI Haze Over North America Tour 2013 w/ Ghost:

4/18/2013 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

4/19/2013 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

4/23/2013 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ

4/25/2013 The Regency – San Francisco, CA

4/26/2013 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

4/27/2013 Showbox Market – Seattle, WA

4/29/2013 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

4/30/2013 Republik – Calgary, AB

5/01/2013 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

5/03/2013 Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB

5/04/2013 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN

5/06/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON

5/07/2013 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC

5/08/2013 Theatre Petit Champlain – Quebec City, QC

5/10/2013 Royale – Boston, MA

5/11/2013 Webster Hall – New York, NY

5/12/2013 Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA

5/13/2013 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

5/15/2013 Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI

5/17/2013 St. Adrews Hall – Detroit, MI

5/18/2013 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA

IDES OF GEMINI will be touring in support of their transcendental doom masterwork, Constantinople. Released stateside via Neurot Recordings last Spring, Constantinople was fittingly commended by Outburn for its “depressing dynamics topped by ethereal wonderment,” and called, “…a dirg-y doom crawl of an album…,” by Decibel. Pitchfork crowned it, “darkly beautiful,” while MetalSucks applauded the offering noting, “Their accretion of small musical gestures inverts metal’s normal use of space. They imply terror without ever exposing it. Each song is an accumulation of outlines, a sort of sonic daguerreotype.” Spin agreed stating, “Processional doom, ethereal female harmonies and high-strung riffs incite head-bowing, not –banging,” while About.com noted: “…a proverbial treasure chest in terms of atmosphere, ideas and contrasting musical textures…original and breathtaking.” – and that is just the North American press!

AMENRA album stream via Metal Hammer and LP preorders commence

23 Nov

Credit Jeroen Mylle

The end is nigh as we enter the final few days before the climatic release of AMENRA’s crushing new studio album Mass V on Neurot Recordings).
Over the weeks, the band have lured us with album tracks and mind-melting video footage.  These multisensory delights have given us a great taster of what to expect from the album but now we can hear the whole record in its entirety which is streaming today via Metal Hammer.
The vinyl preorder will commence on the release date – Monday 26 November at 18:00 Brussels time. 250 of 500 limited silver vinyl will be available through www.soulslayer.net, the other 250 at the band’s record release show on 22 December.
As a reminder, the LP version of the album will differ slightly from the CD version, as it contains different artwork, additional sounds and alternative mixes, by Billy Anderson and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Scorn, working with SUNN 0))), Earth, Isis and more…).
This edition is 2 LPs (one of which is one sided), has a special silver coloured 180g vinyl and comes with comes with a special lyric/picture booklet.
 The tracklisting is as follows:

Dearborn and Buried
a mon Âme
Nowena l 9.10

Keep an eye on the AMENRA facebook page for a special announcement next week about a very special and rare UK show.

Don’t forget AMENRA will be touring this beast of a record in all its brutality, here are the details of live appearances and their recently announced 2013 EU tour dates:








FRI 19/04 : Tilburg, Netherlands – Patronaat Church @ Roadburn Festival

EU TOUR 2013

4/25/2013 Glazart – Paris, FR w/ TBHR

4/26/2013 Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, FR

4/27/2013 Boulevard rock club – Misano Adriatico (RN), IT

4/28/2013 Traffic live club – Roma, IT

4/29/2013 Lo fi club – Milano, IT

4/30/2013 Gaswerk – Winterthur, Swiss

5/01/2013 Arena – Wenen, AU

5/02/2013 Feierwerk – Munchen DE

5/03/2013 Conne Island – Leipzig DE w/ Syndrome

5/04/2013 Klub Firlej – Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival

5/05/2013 Bi Nuu, Berlin DE w/ Syndrome

SUN 26/05: STUK, LEUVEN BE w/ Oathbreaker



AMENRA let loose another awe-inspiring video via Brooklyn Vegan

12 Nov

As the worldwide release of their Neurot Recordings debut Mass V nears release at the end of this month, today Belgium’s ethereal sludge spiritualists AMENRA release a brand new official video from the anticipated opus.

The video for “Nowena I 9.10” was filmed using stop-motion animation created and edited by Stef Cuypers and AMENRA guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove. “Nowena I 9.10” is the third and possibly most tension-filled song found on Mass V, the epic six-minute anthem also featuring guest vocals by Neurosis’ Scott Kelly.

View “Nowena I 9.10” for the first time via Brooklyn Vegan

“Nowena I 9.10” lyrics:

the darkest hours will seem long

they will feel like for ever

then new light breaks into dawn


novena burns for my brothers at night

a flame that burns the bodies of light


brothers burn. I see the fire in their eyes.


the past is your now

the present now passed


now is the time


(everything awaits you and the light will let you)


AMENRA will release Mass V in Europe on November 26th and in North America on November 27th, their first release as part of the Neurot Recordings family. Today, the CD version of the album is available for preorder. Orders for the standard CD pressing can be placed now direct via Neurot, while the special, limited edition colored CD version (black top/black bottom) signed by the band and containing additional artwork and can be ordered from Soulslayer. The vinyl version of Mass V will be available for preorder in the coming days.


AMENRA Confirmed Live Rituals:

12/01/2012 Db’s – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Festival w/ Oathbreaker [info]

12/22/2012 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium *record release show w/ Oathbreaker, TBHR, Scott Kelly [info]

1/11/2013 Machinefabriek – Groningen, Netherlands @ Eurosonic Festival

2/10/2013 De Kreun – Kortrijk, Belgium [info] w/ Eleanora

2/16/2013 Perron – Ieper, Belgium @ Winterfest

2/22/2013 Burgerweeshuis – Deventer, Netherlands w/ TBHR

2/24/2013 Mod – Hasselt, Belgium w/ Hessian

4/19/2013 Patronaat Church – Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn Festival [info]


European Tour 2013:

4/25/2013 Glazart – Paris, France w/ TBHR

4/26/2013 Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, France

4/27/2013 Boulevard Rock Club – Misano Adriatico (RN), Italy

4/28/2013 Traffic live club – Roma, Italy

4/29/2013 Lo Fi club – Milano, Italy

4/30/2013 Gaswerk – Winterthur, Switzerland

5/01/2013 Arena – Wenen, Austria

5/02/2013 Feierwerk – Munchen, Germany

5/03/2013 Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany w/ Syndrome

5/04/2013 Klub Firlej – Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival

5/05/2013 Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany

5/26/2012 Stuk – Leuven, Belgium w/ Oathbreaker



Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay released in the UK/EU today

29 Oct

AMENRA reveal first full track and lyrics from Mass V and announce LP album information

23 Oct

Credit Jeroen Mylle

AMENRA are preparing for the worldwide disbursement of their newest studio full-length Mass V  on 26 November via Neurot Recordings and today they share first track from it, the album opener, “Dearborn and Buried” – our first listen to a complete song from the album, and our first glimpse at the lyrics…

one day I awoke

and I saw

the world. that comes from us

dearborn. I will remain. world.

and death comes from my ashes.

we were called upon

and awaited a sign

there was a fire divine

remember us

and you will remain

we all fell

and overcame


this is our soil

remember it

and it will remain


when ashes reign

remember us

we were the flame

now when will I be wounded enough?

We are also proud to reveal the cover art of the LP version of the album which will differ from the CD version, containing different artwork, additional sounds and alternative mixes, by Billy Anderson and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Scorn, working with SUNN0))), Earth, Isis and more…). This album version is available as pre-order from 12 November on http://www.soulslayer.net, where you can also pick up a copy of their DVD Mass III.


credit: Stefaan Temmerman