Long-running Oakland, California-based band NEUROSIS will enter the studio in December to record their next album. Once again they will be returning to Electrical Audio in Chicago with engineer Steve Albini. "The sounds emanating from the rehearsal room are frighteningly strange and not very nice," reads a posting on the group's web site.
In other news, NEUROSIS will be playing two shows in the Northwest this November. The details are as follows:
Nov. 24 - Portland, OR @ Dante's
Nov. 25 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (formerly Graceland)
In other NEUROSIS-related news, Steve Von Till (guitar/vocals), under the guise of his guitar-based psych project HARVESTMAN, recently composed the soundtrack for the psychological thriller titled "h2odio", a full-length feature film for Italian director Alex Infascelli. An official soundtrack release by the Italian film company is in the works and a special limited edition of the music for the film with outtakes will be available from Neurot Recordings in the near future. The track "Trinity" from the film has been posted on the Harvestman MySpace page at this location. Visit the film website at www.h2odio.it.
Scott Kelly (guitar/vocals) has been hard at work with his online radio show on CombatMusicRadio.com. Check it out to hear some intense music and amazing interviews. He will also be playing a solo show in Phoenix, Arizona on September 16 at 407 E. Roosevelt with GRAVES AT SEA, BLACK HELL, and EMILY.
Noah Landis (keyboards/samples) and Brian Hood (of STRYCHNINE) have opened a recording studio in Oakland, CA. While it is still in construction and doesn't yet look pretty, the tracking rooms are big and they have been doing some great sounding sessions. They are open and ready for business with low rates and a big sound. You can contact them at [email protected]
Dave Edwardson (bass) has just released an album with Bay Area punk band JESUS FUCKING CHRIST with whom he plays bass and occasionally sings. He describes them as "early to mid-80's style hardcore with a heavy POISON IDEA, THE ACCUSED, and CHRIST ON A CRUTCH influence." The record will be available from Inimical Records at www.inimical.com or www.myspace.com/inimicalrecords.
NEUROSIS visual artist/director Josh Graham's musical projects RED SPAROWES and BATTLE OF MICE both have upcoming full length releases on Neurot Recordings plus the just released "Triad" triple split 7" featuring both projects plus MADE OUT OF BABIES.