Neurosis has fought hard to maintain its sovereignty, not just in the music business but as a boundlessly creative entity. The band brought keyboards to heavy punk and experimental noise to metal, they merged antique droning folk with Black Flag's desperation, and all the while forging onward toward new means to explore the infinite realms of catharsis and self-transformation, while myriad bands simply follow in their wake.
They ripped through a ferocious set of old favourites and songs from the most recent album Given To The Rising (as well as curating a day of fantastic music) back in April at Roadburn Festival (Holland) and now they are coming back for more...here are the tour dates in full:
27-Jun Riga, Latvia
29-Jun Malmo, Sweden Debaser
1-Jul Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Medis
3-Jul Turku, Finland Ruisrock
5-Jul Copenhagen, Denmark Roskilde Arena Stage
6-Jul Berlin, Germany Astra Kulturhaus
7-Jul Prague, Czech Republic Palac Akropolis
8-Jul Haarlem, Holland Patronaat
...with a band of this caliber there are seldom disappointed faces in the crowd.
I sure wish I could see them again!
If you want to learn more about them and keep up to speed with their current projects and solo ventures then please visit the Southern website.