PODCAST: Episode 40: Steve Von Till of Neurosis Talks Jarboe Album Reissue

Long-running post-Metal legends Neurosis have been busy this year. A tour of Europe with Godflesh and YOB, followed by a string dates in the USA with Bell Witch and Deafkids have been stoking the engine of activity, along with the recent reissue of the bands’ acclaimed collaboration album Neurosis + Jarboe (Neurot Recordings). Joined by the indomitable chanteuse Jarboe, the grouping created something unique, experimental, and lasting. Ghost Cult caught up with legend Steve Von Till to discuss the pairing, the remasted reissue, the new artwork with Aaron Turner (Sumac, Old Man Gloom), the process of creating the special vinyl edition, how the band writes together, and when we can expect a potential new Neurosis album. Continue reading

REVIEW: Neurosis – Bell Witch – Deafkids Live at The Paradise

Fresh from their summer tour of Europe with Godflesh and YOB, Neurosis did a quick run of dates in the USA as well. The band is not only supporting their last full-length album Fires Within Fires (Neurot Recordings), but the and has just released a re-mastered and deluxe version of their excellent Neurosis + Jarboe album, remastered by Bob Weston (Shellac), at Chicago Mastering Service, with all new artwork from Aaron Turner (Sumac, Old Man Gloom) and released it on vinyl for the first time ever (also Neurot). Ghost Cult’s Hillarie Jason took in the Boston date of the tour at The Paradise Rock Club with acclaimed Doom band Bell Witch and Neurosis’ hardcore protegees Deafkids opening. Continue reading

YOB Live at O2 Kentish Town Forum

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O2 Kentish Town Forum

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Neurosis Live at O2 Kentish Town Forum

Neurosis

O2 Kentish Town Forum

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Deafkids – Metaprogramação

There’s often an unholy alliance of unbridled passion and near insanity in Latin American Metal: the eccentric, electric performance from California-based Punks At The Drive-In on Later… in 2000 being a prime example. This is a quality evident in the chaotic maelstrom of Brazilian trio Deafkids, whose third album Metaprogramação (Neurot Recordings) is a typically warped episode of barely controlled, electronic ferocity. Continue reading

Mirrors For Psychic Warfare Cancel Upcoming Tour, Citing Mental Illness

Post-metal legend Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Corrections House) has canceled his upcoming tour with his Mirrors For Psychic Warfare project which also featured producer Sandford Parker (Minsk, Corrections House). The tour was to support their recently released album I See What I Became (Neurot). Kelly posted about the cancelation, citing his mental health as the reason. We wish Scott the best through these tough times. Mental health issues affect everyone. Please know that you are loved and you are not alone. So if you are struggling with problems and feel you have no answers, please reach out to friends, family, or look up resources via NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).   Continue reading

Dark Buddha Rising Announces New Album Coming Next Month

Rising Finish doom band Dark Buddha Rising has announced their new album, II EP, due for release on April 20th from Neurot Recordings. The band has booked some live appearances, including the prestigious Roadburn Festival next month. As part of their appearance at Roadburn, they will team up with their countrymen Oranssi Pazuzu in a collaborative group dubbed the Waste Of Space Orchestra. You can watch the album trailer and pre-orders are live at the link below. Continue reading