February 28, 2013

SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME: West Coast Tour Begins Today

While NEUROSIS continues to dominate massive venues in support of their acclaimed tenth studio endeavor, Honor Found In Decay, founding guitarist/vocalist SCOTT KELLY has been touring smaller clubs with his more personal solo material amidst the shows. In addition to his recent American performances as part of CORRECTIONS HOUSE, and recent tours stateside and in Europe as SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME, the latter act will perform a new string of West Coast shows beginning today.

At the firs of the dozen newly confirmed gigs, SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME will perform this Thursday, February 28th on NEUROSIS’ native soil in Oakland, alongside Eugene Robinson (Oxbow) as well as a screening of the DIY record industry film Blood, Sweat & Vinyl. Performances in Santa Cruz, Freson, Santa Ana, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Boise, Spokane, Bellingham, Vancouver, Seattle and Portland will follow.

Dissimilar to his previous solo outings, KELLY sought out additional musicians to help create his latest musical vision, recruiting good friends Greg Dale and Noah Landis (Neurosis), forming SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME. The first album by this trio, The Forgiven Ghost In Me, flows with over forty minutes of foreboding Americana showcasing the ever-evolving artist brandishing some of his most expressive hymns of pain, reflection and redemption to date also features guest contributions from Jason Roeder (Neurosis, Sleep) and Josh Graham (A Storm Of Light, ex-Neurosis).

Stream the title track to The Forgiven Ghost In Me via Decibel RIGHT HERE, and watch the official and video for the album’s somber “The Sun Is Dreaming In The Soul” and more AT THIS LOCATION.


  • 2/28/2013 1-2-3-4 Go Records - Oakland, CA w/ Eugene Robinson,
    Blood, Sweat & Vinyl screening [info]
  • 3/01/2013 Metavinyl - Santa Cruz, CA [info]
  • 3/02/2013 Audies Olympic - Fresno, CA (happy hour show, 6pm)
  • 3/03/2013 Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA [info]
  • 3/04/2013 Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ [info]
  • 3/05/2013 *house show - Salt Lake City, UT
  • 3/06/2013 Visual Arts Collective - Boise, ID [info]
  • 3/07/2013 Mootsys - Spokane, WA [info]
  • 3/08/2013 The Shakedown - Bellingham, WA
  • 3/09/2013 Railway Club - Vancouver, BC [info]
  • 3/10/2013 The Highline - Seattle, WA [info]
  • 3/11/2013 White Owl Social Club - Portland, OR

"The trio keeps the vibe slow, stark and intimate throughout, with Kelly's acoustic guitar and weathered voice front and center. He wields the latter like a favorite stiletto... 8/10" - Decibel

"With raw, organic production letting you feel that Kelly and co-conspirators Noah Landis and Greg Dale are in the same room as you - if not actually taking residence somewhere inside your head - the is something achingly frank and grittily real about every note... 9/10" - Outburn

"Kelly’s solo work is no less ominous or atmospheric than his regular gig. He sounds like an apocalyptic troubadour playing in a dusty cowboy bar at the end of the world." - The Onion's A.V. Club

"The Forgiven Ghost in Me does well to move beyond some of the Townes van Zandt-ery of Kelly’s prior solo work – especially that one where, you know, he covered those Townes van Zandt songs – and somehow it makes sense that with the input of the others who appear here, Kelly should wind up with his most human and individualized outing yet." - The Obelisk

Review copies of The Forgiven Ghost In Me and interviews with SCOTT KELLY are available via phone or in-person. In North America contact earsplitpr@aol.com, and elsewhere contact ansgar@community-promotion.com.

February 11, 2013

NEUROSIS Prepares For Denver And Austin Performances

As NEUROSIS continues to dominate audiences across the US in support of their commended tenth studio LP,Honor Found In Decay, the band’s impending performances in Denver, Colorado and Austin, Texas are now only days away.

Opening support for NEUROSIS’ show at Denver’s Summit Music Hall on Saturday, February 16th will be provided by locally-based instrumental heavy rock quintet Native Daughters, as well as folk//gospel-inspired Americana of Munly & The Lupercalians, featuring Jay Munly of Slim Cessna's Auto Club.

NEUROSIS’ Emo’s East show in Austin Sunday, February 17th will feature opening support from Little Rock, Arkansas’ apocalyptic sludge harbingers Rwake. Direct support will be provided by legendary Houston-based noise/industrial punks The Pain Teens! Having only reunited for a Trance Syndicate label reunion in late 2012, the eclectic act’s special performance will significantly enhance the evening, as The Pain Teens and NEUROSIS have not shared the stage since 1991.

On the Summer solstice, NEUROSIS is confirmed to take part in 2013’s installment of the massive Hellfest festival in Clisson, France. The gathering runs from June 21st through 23rd, and will see NEUROSIS sharing the stage with Kiss, ZZ Top, Down, Bad Religion, At The Gates, Kreator and hundreds more.

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 Thomas (Given To The Rising documentary, etc.) and more AT THIS LOCATION.

NEUROSIS Honor Found In Decay Live Actions:

  • 2/16/2013 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO w/ Native Daughters, Munly & The Lupercalians [info]
  • 2/17/2013 Emo’s East - Austin, TX w/ The Pain Teens, Rwake [info]
  • 6/21/2013 Hellfest - Clisson, France w/ Kiss, ZZ Top, Down, Bad Religion, etc. [info]

The anticipated deluxe vinyl version of Honor Found In Decay is out now! Released via Relapse/Neurot the massive 2xLP edition is packaged in a Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket and accompanied by a 16-page LP-sized booklet. The audio was cut directly from the original studio master tapes and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, available in five different colors: 2000 on black, 1000 on translucent smoke grey, 500 on translucent yellow, 500 on translucent orange, and 100 on clear, not available to the public.

February 4, 2013

IDES OF GEMINI Announce North America 2013 Tour With Ghost

West Coast ethereal doom trio IDES OF GEMINI are pleased and honored to announce a full tour this Spring supporting cult metalists, Ghost. Dubbed the Haze Over North America 2013 tour, the three-week run will commence on April 18th in Denver, Colorado, with additional IDES headlining dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The jaunt follows the band’s successful month-long trek through Europe last Fall and an opening slot with legendary sound revolutionaries Neurosis in January.

Notes guitarist/backing vocalist J. Bennett of the upcoming journey: "Ghost’s Opus Eponymous is the ultimate liturgical canon for our fair young century — catchy as hell, too — and we couldn't be more thrilled to traverse the continent with them. Keeping secrets is one of our favorite pastimes, so touring with an anonymous band is especially satisfying for us. Plus, we get along famously with Satanists. In other words: Aces all around."

IDES OF GEMINI North American Tour 2013 w/ Ghost
4/18/2013 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
4/19/2013 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
4/23/2013 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
4/25/2013 The Regency - San Francisco, CA
4/26/2013 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
4/27/2013 Showbox Market - Seattle, WA
4/29/2013 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
4/30/2013 Republik - Calgary, AB
5/01/2013 Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
5/03/2013 Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB
5/04/2013 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
5/06/2013 Opera House - Toronto, ON
5/07/2013 Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
5/08/2013 Theatre Petit Champlain - Quebec City, QC
5/10/2013 Royale - Boston, MA
5/11/2013 Webster Hall - New York, NY
5/12/2013 Trocadero Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
5/13/2013 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
5/15/2013 Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI
5/17/2013 St. Adrews Hall - Detroit, MI
5/18/2013 Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA

IDES OF GEMINI will be touring in support of their transcendental doom masterwork, Constantinople. Released stateside via Neurot Recordings last Spring, Constantinople was fittingly commended by Outburn for its "depressing dynamics topped by ethereal wonderment," and called, "…a dirg-y doom crawl of an album…," by Decibel. Pitchfork crowned it, "darkly beautiful," while MetalSucks applauded the offering noting, "Their accretion of small musical gestures inverts metal’s normal use of space. They imply terror without ever exposing it. Each song is an accumulation of outlines, a sort of sonic daguerreotype." Spin agreed stating, "Processional doom, ethereal female harmonies and high-strung riffs incite head-bowing, not –banging," while About.com noted: "…a proverbial treasure chest in terms of atmosphere, ideas and contrasting musical textures…original and breathtaking."


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