Neurosis: Special Occasion

On the East Coast for a rare couple of shows, heavy innovators and AQ cover veterans Neurosis will make stops at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Jan. 19 and at Union Transfer in Philly on Jan. 20 in support of their epic album, Honor Found In Decay, released this …

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The Top 10 Albums Of 2012, According To ‘The Aquarian Weekly’ Writers

Mike Greenblatt

1. Bruce Springsteen/Wrecking Ball/Columbia

2. Leonard Cohen/Old Ideas/Columbia

3. Galactic/Carnivale Electricos/Anti-

4. Antibalas/Antibalas/Daptone

5. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy/Rattle Them Bones/Savoy Jazz

6. Shannon Whitworth and Barrett Smith/Bring It On Home/Independent

7. Loudon Wainwright III/Older Than

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An Interview with Steve Von Till from Neurosis: Between Meditation And Obsession

This week, the West Coast’s foremost heavy innovators, Neurosis, will release their 10th full-length, Honor Found In Decay, through their own Neurot Recordings imprint. It is the first record they’ve done in five years, and though rife with the juxtaposition between ambience and sonically crushing tones that’s helped make …

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Interview with Mike Scheidt from YOB: The Union Of Selves

Theirs is among the most inimitable sounds in all of underground heavy music, and with the self-produced Atma, their second album for Profound Lore following 2009’s excellent The Great Cessation, Eugene, OR, trio YOB transcend the upper stratosphere of their generation of doom. Touching and expanding on elements …

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Record Store Day: A Guide To The Many Limited And New Releases

Oh, Record Store Day, how I love thee as much as my wallet loathes thee. There is probably a holiday for just about everything one could want, gifts, uprisings, animals, Presidents and now a music holiday; Record Store Day. Everyone likes having music, so it’s only befitting that there should …

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Wino: Why Yes

Scott “Wino” Weinrich, legendary guitarist, singer and principal figure behind such bands as The Obsessed, Saint Vitus (catch them on tour with Crowbar and Helmet in March), Spirit Caravan, The Hidden Hand, Shrinebuilder, his own Wino band and the new Premonition project, hits Mercury Lounge in Manhattan this Saturday, Feb.

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Interview With Scott “Wino” Weinrich: The Prophet Of Doom

In March, legendary singer and guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrich will officially release the vinyl edition of his first-ever acoustic album, Adrift, via Volcom Entertainment (the CD is out on Exile On Mainstream). Wino, whose legacy spans a 30-plus-year career in bands like The Obsessed, Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The …

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The Heavy: Neurosis Reissue And Earth


Souls At Zero (Reissue)


Originally released by Alternative Tentacles in 1992 and subsequently reissued in 1999 at the launch of the band’s Neurot Recordings label, Neurosis’ third album, Souls At Zero, is an essential document in an essential catalog. The post-hardcore (though not by the modern …

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Sleep: Climbing Holy Mountain

Oakland’s gods of stoner metal return! The mighty Sleep will be hitting Brooklyn for two special performances at the Masonic Temple on Sept. 6 and 8, with a show in between in Philadelphia’s Starlight Ballroom. Their reunion is years in the making, and they’re only doing a limited …

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Good Intentions: Five New Ones, Five Old Ones

Ever hear that everything comes in threes? Well, actually, that’s true. But there’s also a Law of Fives, but that only applies to Discordians.

Either way, it doesn’t matter. I went until I hit my word count, but this edition of Good Intentions—where I plow through the CDs I’ve been …

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