Steve Von Till (NEUROSIS, HARVESTMAN) will be performing a rare set in his home region in Moscow, Idaho this February. This set will feature the lone artist performing both HARVESTMAN and SVT solo material. The appearance is to take place at the Prichard Art Gallery in downtown Moscow at 8:00 PM on the 13th of February, as part of a week-long show about KUOI, the University of Idaho’s radio station.
As previously announced, HARVESTMAN is also confirmed as direct support for SHRINEBUILDER on three Bay Area shows this March, as part of the Neurot Recordings West Coast Tour featuring A STORM OF LIGHT in addition to SHRINEBUILDER.
STEVE VON TILL/HARVESTMAN live appearances:
2/13/2010 Prichard Art Gallery – Moscow, ID
3/05/2010 The Voodoo Lounge – San Jose, CA w/ SHRINEBUILDER, A STORM OF LIGHT, BRAIN OIL
3/06/2010 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA w/ SHRINEBUILDER, A STORM OF LIGHT, LAUDANUM
3/07/2010 The Independent – San Francisco, CA w/ SHRINEBUILDER, A STORM OF LIGHT
This March, Neurot will release a limited edition release from HARVESTMAN, entitled Trinity. This release showcases the material actually used as the soundtrack for Italian horror film H2Odio [the English title is Hate 2 O], the album has been renamed for its Neurot Recordings release. Neurot will also then release the HARVESTMAN / MINSK / U.S. CHRISTMAS 3-way split entitled Hawkwind Triad; the split obviously featuring all three artists unleashing their takes on classic HAWKWIND covers! More info on both of these releases will be made available soon.
SHRINEBUILDER, the doom metal super group that features Scott “Wino” Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE HIDDEN HAND), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dale Crover (MELVINS), have scheduled a handful of west coast tour dates. Dates are as follows:
3/2 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
3/3 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo
3/4 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo
3/5 – San Jose, CA – Voodoo Lounge
3/6 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
3/7 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
3/9 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
The band also promised a New York show and confirmed their participation in this year’s Scion Rock festival. Details for those engagements are forthcoming.
The mega-doom project, SHRINEBUILDER, made their U.S. live debut this month at The Viper Room in West Hollywood. The band, consisting of Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Scott “Wino” Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dale Crover (MELVINS), performed two full sets that night, including a cover of JOY DIVISION‘s “24 Hours“.
Brooklyn, NY doom/post rock experimentalists A STORM OF LIGHT — who recently returned from an extensive European tour in support of their newly released Forgive Us Our Trespasses full-length (Neurot Recordings) — will hold their official record release show tomorrow, November 18, 2009, at the Ace Of Clubs in New York City. Admission is free and vocalist Nerissa Campbell (PRIMITIVE NORTH) will be joining the band for the show. Also on the bill: BIOCLOPS and GOES CUBE. Details below:
A STORM OF LIGHT Record Release Show
Wednesday – November 18, 2009
Ace Of Clubs
9 Great Jones St
New York, NY 10012-1128
Doors 7:30 – Free Admission
8:00pm – BIOCLOPS
9:00pm – GOES CUBE
10:00pm – A STORM OF LIGHT
More info: http://www.aceofclubsnyc.com
A STORM OF LIGHT features guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Josh Graham (NEUROSIS visuals, BLOOD AND TIME, BATTLE OF MICE), bassist/vocalist Domenic Seita (formerly of TOMBS and ASEA) and guitarist/keyboardist Joel Hamilton (BOOK OF KNOTS, BATTLE OF MICE), who also recorded the latest full-length.
If you missed it the first time, A STORM OF LIGHT recently released a video for “Tempest,” the third track off Forgive Us Our Trespasses. The black and white, apocalyptically-themed performance video was shot in HD at an undisclosed location in Brooklyn and directed by Graham.
Doom metal supergroup, SHRINEBUILDER, will be making their U.S. debut at The Viper Room on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.
Consisting of Scott “Wino” Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE HIDDEN HAND), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dave Crover (MELVINS), the Neurot Recordings band formed earlier this year and recorded their self-titled debut album in just three days. Check out the track “Pyramid of the Moon” from the band’s forthcoming album:
SHRINEBUILDER‘s show at The Viper Room is being presented by Club My War O))), founded by Eddie Solis (label manager for Southern Lord Records and frontman of LA-based punk/metal band IT’S CASUAL). Tickets are $15. Buy them at www.viperroom.com.
Legendary vocalist/avant garde rock pioneer Jarboe brings her ethereal voice and vision to her latest album, Mahakali. It takes only a few seconds for the album to take your take hold of your spirit and mind as Jarboe‘s hypnotic siren call glide through opening track, “Mahakali, of Terrifying Countenance.” Atmospheric, emotional, and powerful, the band quickly traverses much terrain shifting from the brooding, the dark, the desolate, and the sobering. There are just enough layers of instrumentation and musical darkness to set the mood without overloading the listener. Particularly, there is plenty of tasty percussion work to be found.
There are plenty of guest appearances from Attila Csihar (MAYHEM), Colin Marston (DYSRHYTHMIA, BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS), Josh Graham (NEUROSIS, A STORM OF LIGHT), and Phil Anselmo (DOWN). “The Soul Continues” is an absolutely fantastic track combining the black and sinister, low-end vocals of Attila Csihar with absolutely haunting vocal lines by Jarboe. The song is a great juxtaposition of different vocals stylings coming together to create a very powerful single expression. If there was ever a song that perfectly captured the sounds of a nightmare, “A Sea of Blood and Hollow Screaming…” would be it. The sheer power of the song is undeniable. Phil Anselmo‘s lead vocal contribution on the melancholic, acoustic song, “Overthrown,” is a great showcase of his creativity and ability to bear his soul in pure honesty.
Before you realize it, the album is over and the silence really resonates within your mind after being taken on such a trip. Mahakali is perfect for those seeking something more and something that is true and powerful. Many rewards await the listener. (The End Records)
The high quality of The Wake should be no surprise since Scott Kelly has been writing great music in the legendary NEUROSIS for a long time now. The Wake is one of those albums that takes you to another place and really envelops you. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the middle of a desert road, an abandoned town, or some other kind of sublime and melancholic place. The album is basically Scott Kelly and his acoustic guitar. There are lap steel guitars and bass guitar on several songs which serve as a good complement to Kelly and mixes things up. His damaged, delicate, and charismatic croon is the perfect voice for the storytelling that he has in store. The lyrics convey thoughts and feelings that are quite personal and complicated. But one thing is for certain, the 100% honesty behind them is one major reason why The Wake is such a success. The album is really one that needs to be listened to over a course of time to fully appreciate and absorb, otherwise it’s just a “nice little acoustic album.” It’s really great when you suddenly realize that your appreciation has gone up a few levels as time goes on. Dear Scott Kelly, please keep ‘em coming! (Neurot Recordings)
NEUROSIS vocalist/guitarists Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till will each be releasing new solo albums on NEUROSIS‘ label, Neurot Recordings. Scott Kelly‘s The Wake will be released on May 6th while Steve Von Till‘s A Grave is a Grim Horse will be released on May 20th.