Posts Tagged ‘Neurosis’
Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015
Roadburn Festival is elated to announce that our spiritual brethren from Neurosis will celebrate their 30th anniversary at the 2016 edition of the festival. The iconic, California-based band have planned just two events to mark this career milestone – one of which will be in San Francisco (March 4 & 5 at the Regency Ballroom), the other at Roadburn.
“To be invited to celebrate our 30th anniversary in Europe at Roadburn is an absolute honor. Roadburn is a treasured and unique event that embodies the spirit of open minded community and original, emotional heavy music. We are humbled to be a part of it again” – Neurosis, August 2015.
Neurosis will in fact perform twice at Roadburn 2016 – as headliners on both Saturday 16 April, and on Sunday 17 April. The two sets will span the band’s entire career, showcasing Neurosis’ comprehensive evolution from their primitive beginnings to the seminal, epic outfit they are today – the band’s ever evolving, sonic palette has become a template for underground music over the last three decades, and resist genre classification.
Starting on Saturday night, and when closing the festival on Sunday night, Neurosis will delve into tracks from their entire discography – from debut release Pain of Mind right through to 2012’s Honor Found In Decay. Each set will be completely different, and each album will be explored, allowing the band and the audience alike to revisit various parts of the band’s history.
Neurosis are very much a part of the tapestry that makes up Roadburn‘s legacy; the announcement of their first headline slot at Roadburn 2007, marked a stylistic shift for the festival. It’s the origin of what Roadburn has become today – artistically and musically. Having Neurosis to curate Roadburn 2009, and bringing the European version of Beyond The Pale to the festival, was our humble way of honoring their enormous contributions to the evolution of heavy music. Over the years, we have also played host to many Neurosis-linked side and solo projects, as well as bands that nestle under the Neurot Recordings label umbrella.
Now, with the band celebrating their 30th anniversary at Roadburn 2016, we feel that the festival finally has come full circle – there isn’t anyone more attuned to the atmosphere and energy of Roadburn than Neurosis, and offering them the opportunity to the celebrate their 30 years of existence at the festival, is a heartfelt tribute to their iconic style and sound that has influenced us all so much.
Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Ticket announcements will follow in due course.
Posted on Monday, May 12th, 2014
Noisey / Vice shot a documentary about Roadburn at this year’s festival, called Mr. Roadburn. The doc is not only a portrait of Walter as Roadburn‘s artistic director, it’s also a fitting testament to the festival itself – Jurgen talks about Roadburn‘s origins, it honors the bands, the Roadburn aesthetic, […]
Roadburn Festival 2014 Artist Clinics: Scott Kelly & Mike Scheidt, Friday, April 11th at V39, Tilburg (NL)
Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014
Following on from the 2013 festival, we’re very pleased to continue our artist clinics at this year’s Roadburn. The clinics proved to be a great opportunity to give those of you attending the festival, many of whom are in bands or enjoy playing music on your own, and some some […]
Posted on Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: Few words frighten metal fans more than “supergroup” and “experimental.” Supergroups fall flat on their faces quite often, and in general we resist change. Which brings us to Corrections House, a band that combines both terms as an experimental supergroup. Consisting of Mike IX […]
Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
Incredible footage from Neurosis’ recent live offensives in January has surfaced. View ‘At The Well’ and ‘Locust Star’ from Brooklyn’s Masonic Temple, ‘The Tide’ at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, as well as incredible multi-camera footage of ‘At The Well’ from the Oakland Metro on New Year’s Eve as captured by Kenneth […]
Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
In the beginning of December 2012 we asked you, our beloved Roadburn readers, friends and associates, to list your top 10 Roadburn-worthy albums of 2012. By January 2nd we had received 270 lists. Thanks to everyone who took the time to send us their list! This is how we compiled […]
Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Fan-filmed video footage of Neurosis‘ November 17th performance at Fox Theater in Oakland, CA (Honor Found In Decay release show) can be seen below.
Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: “Our legacy can only be assured if we continually burn down the past and plant seeds in the ashes,” proclaims Neurosis guitarist-vocalist Steve Von Till in a trailer for the band’s latest album, Honor Found in Decay. It’s got a nice ring to it, but might […]
Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: The idea of putting The Forgiven Ghost in Me, the new mostly-solo outing from Scott Kelly, in any kind of proper context is ludicrous. It’s like trying to cover a mountain with a tarp. For the better part of 30 years, Kelly has stood alongside […]
Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Metal Review: The simple fact that this record exists is all kinds of awesome. (How’s that for unbiased journalism?) Years after his death, Townes Van Zandt remains an underrated figure. He’s found some success in the country music world – his ‘Pancho & Lefty’ was a big […]