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…
NEUROSIS MAY SHOWS & EU TOUR DATES:
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