Photo by Stefaan Temmerman
Neurosis continues to traverse the globe performing the songs from their lauded eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, with a new tour of New Zealand and Australia transpiring next week. The band has also been added to the newly-announced Days Of Darkness in Baltimore this October.
The first Neurosis tour dates of the new year will see the band traversing the Pacific for a run through New Zealand and Australia next week. From February 14th through the 18th, the band will play Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand, and Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, Australia. Support for the three Australian performances will be provided by Dispossessed.
Neurosis will also perform at the newly-announced Days Of Darkness, which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on October 28th and 29th, billed as the event’s main headliner. The rest of the announced lineup for the two-day gala also includes Warning, Manilla Road, Elder, Gost, Unearthly Trance, Dälek, and Bongripper, with much more still to be announced.
Stand by, as additional performances and tour updates from Neurosis are to be expected.
Neurosis’ acclaimed Fires Within Fires is available now on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital platforms through the band’s own Neurot Recordings; see all bundles and options here.
Neurosis Tour Dates:
2/14/2017 San Fran – Wellington, NZ [tickets]
2/15/2017 Kings Arms – Auckland, NZ [tickets]
2/16/2017 The Triffid – Brisbane, AU w/ Dispossessed [tickets]
2/17/2017 Manning Bar – Sydney, AU w/ Dispossessed [tickets]
2/18/2017 The Croxton – Melbourne, AU w/ Dispossessed [tickets]
10/28-29/2017 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore Maryland @ Days Of Darkness
Decibel Magazine released an entire issue dedicated to Neurosis, including multiple rare Hall Of Fame features as well as a full feature on the new album, a very brief section of the coverage praising, “Neurosis have redefined what heavy meant and what heavy could be, all while refusing to define themselves as anything more than conduits for the music they conjure like diviners. Now releasing their eleventh LP, Fires Within Fires, they’ve ascended from the trappings of youth to alter the landscape of heavy music like the violent shift of tectonic plates.” Rolling Stone published a massive feature on the band, including in part, “Outside of booking tours and scheduling press, the group has existed as a DIY operation for the better part of the last two decades, sort of like metal’s equivalent to Fugazi or Black Flag. Everything about Neurosis, from their extended drum etudes to the Pink Floyd-like visuals they hauled on the road with them for years, has been about bowing to their own artistic whims… Fires Within Fires, showcases the best aspects of the Neurosis experience: downtuned Sabbath-influenced riffs, pounding tribal drumming, fleeting moments of elegance and caustic vocals recounting personal apocalypses.”
Noisey posted, “They’re giants in a field obsessed with hugeness-hugeness of riff, of amplifier, of decibel, of ambition-and are a seemingly unbreakable sonic force. When Scott Kelly, Steve Von Till, Jason Roeder, Noah Landis, and Dave Edwardson come together (and especially when they do so under the steady hand of longstanding engineer Steve Albini) the result is the kind of tectonic earth magic that the word doom was invented to personify. Whatever it is they continue to seek, this latest offering is a massive step forward towards it.” The Wire’s full-page review included, “Fires Within Fires is the summation of thirty years of experimentation in tonality and texture. Yes, Neurosis are firmly positioned within the extreme metal underground yet their music, with its ability to generate images of beauty akin to those many of us have experienced in our own lives – not to mention the loss that accompanies them – challenges this categorization. This is the band’s aim; to confront the listener and through sharing their own experiences and impressions offer a template to explore the profundity and profanity of our past and future lives.” Terrorizer’s album of the month review included, “Fires Within Fires sees Neurosis evoking both the primitive elements of their early years and the polished grace of their current form. A worthy addition to their legacy, their fire burns on.”