Over a year since the dominating release of their tenth studio LP, Honor Found In Decay, the unstoppable NEUROSIS has locked down two new performances in their ongoing, sporadic live ceremonies in support of the album.
The newly-confirmed duo of concerts will take place at the cusp of the New Year, both in California, and both feature very special guests. NEUROSIS will first storm into Santa Ana on December 28th, then occupying their Bay Area origin once again the next evening, performing in San Francisco on December 29th. Both of these performances will feature direct support from Santa Cruz hardcore legends, Bl’ast — recently reunited, and here, performing their first live shows in over fifteen years — as well as mighty psychedelic doom trio, YOB. Additional opening support on the Orange County show will be provided by Helen Money, and the San Fran gig will showcase The Body leading off the night’s actions.
NEUROSIS has already announced their upcoming plans to invade Portland, Oregon with support from Tragedy, The Body and Atriarch on November 23rd, as well as two performances in Montreal January 18th and 19th alongside Godspeed You! Black Emperor — their first Canadian shows in nearly twenty years — followed by a set at the first inaugural Temples Festival in Bristol, UK in May. Other live actions will be declared as time continues to erode the calendar in the weeks before us.
NEUROSIS Live Actions:
11/23/2013 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR w/ Tragedy, The Body, Atriarch [info]
12/28/2013 The Observatory Orange County – Santa Ana, CA w/ Bl’ast, YOB, Helen Money [info]
12/29/2013 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA w/ Bl’ast, YOB, The Body [info]
1/18/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC w/ Godspeed You! Black Emperor [info]
1/19/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC w/ Godspeed You! Black Emperor [info]
5/03/2014 Temples Festival – Bristol, UK [info]
Since 1985, NEUROSIS surpassed the boundaries of any genre, never ceasing to mutate and progress their songwriting and sonic delivery, and never failing to mesmerize audiences both in the studio and onstage. In 2012 their monumental Honor Found In Decay, which went on to receive a wealth of praise the global media. NPR stated of NEUROSIS in an early premiere from the album, “For 27 years, the members of Neurosis have demonstrated what metal can be and what it can aspire to: transcendent, cathartic, graceful, innovative.” The band graced the cover of Decibel Magazine, who opined, “Those who prefer their epics harrowing, their atmospheres apocalyptic and their metaphorical gut punches landed squarely on the emotional solar plexus will not be disappointed,” with Spin saying Honor Found In Decay, “officially upped the ante for all the post-metal bands who ought to be paying these guys royalties for their patent on psychedelic purgation…” In the UK, Metal Hammer said the album was, “Another spiritual journey into the very heart of mankind. Completely and utterly mind-blowing,” and Terrorizer stated in a 5/5 review, “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.” Once again, Honor Found In Decay reaffirms why NEUROSIS remains one of the most significant heavy acts in existence.