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Neurosis 3
Neurosis in the 21st Century.
Background information
Origin Oakland, California, USA
Genres Progressive metal, Post-metal, Sludge metal, Post-rock, Folk, Industrial, Dark ambient, Hardcore punk (early)
Years active 1985-present
Labels Neurot Recordings, Relapse Records, Alternative Tentacles Records, Lookout!, Alchemy, Your Choice
Associated acts Jarboe, Tribes of Neurot, Red Sparowes, A Storm of Light, Battle of Mice, Sleep, Shrinebuilder, I am Spoonbender, Jesus Fucking Christ, Kicker, MDC, Milk Cult, Noisegate, Violent Coercion, Nailbomb, Sacrilege B.C., Corrections House, Blood & Time, Mirrors For Psychic Warfare, Harvestman, Culper Ring, Amber Asylum, Tribe of Resistance, Young Lions, Blister, Christ on Parade,
Website Official Page
Current members Scott Kelly, Steve Von Till, Dave Edwardson, Noah Landis, Jason Roeder
Past members Adam G. Kendall, Pete Inc., Simon McIlroy, Chad Salter, Pete Rypins, Josh Graham
Band Logo
Neurosis logo

Neurosis are a sludge metal/post-metal band, based in Oakland, California. They formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band, and their sound progressed towards a doom metal style that also included influences from dark ambient and industrial music as well as incorporating elements of folk music.

Neurosis are also considered to be major pioneers of the "post-metal" subgenre, and a highly influential sludge band, and by many, considered to be one of the first bands to play this sub-genre of hardcore and metal. They have released twelve studio albums, through Relapse Records, Alternative Tentacles and their own label Neurot Recordings in that time span along with a collaborative effort with former Swans vocalist Jarboe and music from their experimental/dark ambient alter-ego Tribes of Neurot. Neurosis live shows are noticed for their visuals and the total lack of communication with the audience. The band has been using live visual media since 1990.



Studio AlbumsEdit

Extended PlaysEdit

  • Aberration EP (1989, Lookout Records)
  • Sovereign (2000, Neurot Recordings)


  • Discharged: From Home Front to War Front (Split with Nausea, Final Conflict, 411 and Extreme Noise Terror) (1991, Allied Recordings)
  • Locust Star (Split with Tribes of Neurot) (1996, Relapse Records)
  • In These Black Days Vol. 6 (Split with Soilent Green) (1999, Hydra Head Records)
  • A Sun That Never Sets / A Resonant Sun (Split with Tribes of Neurot) (2002, Relapse Records)


Live AlbumsEdit

  • Enemy Live NYC '94 (1994, Neurot Recordings)
  • Short Wave Warfare (2000, Neurot Recordings)
  • Official Bootleg.02.Stockholm.Sweden.10.15.99 (2003, Neurot Recordings)
  • Live at Roadburn 2007 (2012, Roadburn Records)


  • Empty - Live 7 Inch 45 (1990, Allied Recordings)
  • The Doorway (1999, Relapse Records)
  • Locust Star (1995 Demo) (2016, Decibel)


Current MembersEdit

Past MembersEdit

  • Chad Salter aka Gator Tofu - Guitar, Backing Vocals (1985-1989)
  • Simon McIlroy - Keyboards, Synthesizers, Samples, Backing Vocals (1990-1994)
  • Jackie Perez Gratz - Cello (1999-2000)
  • Adam Kendall - Visuals (1990-1993)
  • Pete Inc. - Visuals (1993-2000)
  • Josh Graham - Visuals (2000-2012)

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