Neurosis performing in Seattle, Washington, 2008.
|Origin||Oakland, California, USA|
|Genres||Post-metal, sludge metal, doom metal, industrial metal, experimental, avant-garde metal, hardcore punk (early)|
|Labels||Neurot, Relapse, Alternative Tentacles, Lookout!, Alchemy, Your Choice|
|Associated acts||Neurosis & Jarboe, Tribes of Neurot, Red Sparowes, A Storm of Light, Battle of Mice|
Steve Von Till
|Past members||Adam G. Kendall
Neurosis is a 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.
In 1986 Chad Salter was added on second guitar. There have only been a few changes in the lineup of Neurosis's musicians since the bands inception. In 1989 Chad Salter was replaced by Steve Von Till, and Noah Landis, a childhood friend of Dave Edwardson, replaced Simon McIlroy in the years preceding Through Silver In Blood.
In 1996 and 1997, the group toured with Pantera, bringing them to mainstream attention. In the early 2000's the band have founded their own independent record label, Neurot Recordings, which, in addition to releasing material from Neurosis and its associated projects, has since become home to several innovative musicians.
From 1990 to 1993, Adam G. Kendall was recruited to create visuals and perform live with the band. Following his departure from touring, Pete Inc. took over the job, although Kendall continued to contribute visuals for the band until as late as 1997. Kendall also shot the footage for the "Locust Star" video. Josh Graham took over live visuals in early 2000 as Pete wasn't "cutting the mustard" (in the words of Steve Von Till), and created album artwork for 2004's The Eye of Every Storm and 2007's Given to the Rising. Graham and Neurosis amicably parted ways in late November 2012 via an announcement on the band website.
Often experimental and psychedelic in nature, the visuals have added to the reputation of Neurosis' live performances. Many of the visuals for their tours supporting Through Silver in Blood can be found in Ken Russell's film Altered States. Other images are included in the enhanced portion of the Sovereign mini album, and on the A Sun That Never Sets DVD video release. The majority of the DVD release was directed by Josh Graham, with an additional video by Chad Rullman.
Neurosis have cited Swans, Hank Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, King Crimson, Black Flag, Hawkwind, Joy Division, Rudimentary Peni, Celtic Frost, Melvins, Die Kreuzen, Killing Joke, Amebix, and Voivod as inspirational. Neurosis have also alluded to the work of Philip K. Dick, Ingmar Bergman, Jack London, Paul Bowles, and Cormac McCarthy.
Band members 
- Current members
- Scott Kelly — vocals, guitar (1985–present)
- Dave Edwardson — bass guitar, backing vocals (1985–present)
- Jason Roeder — drums (1985–present)
- Steve Von Till — vocals, guitar (1989–present)
- Noah Landis — synthesizer, organ, piano, samples (1995–present)
- Former members
- Chad "Gator Tofu" Salter — vocals, guitars (1985–1989)
- Adam Kendall — visual artist (1990–1993)
- Simon McIlroy — synthesizer, samples (1990–1994)
- Pete Inc. — visual artist, drums (1993–2000)
- Jackie Perez Gratz — cello (1999–2000)
- Josh Graham — visual artist (2000–2012)
Side projects 
- Neurosis & Jarboe a collaboration between Neurosis and Jarboe
- Tribes of Neurot - The "alter ego" of Neurosis; a collective of musicians that create dark ambient and noise music.
- Blood and Time - An acoustic side project of Neurosis with apocalyptic folk overtones.
- Culper Ring - A brief side project of Neurosis experimenting with dark ambient and industrial music.
- Red Sparowes - A group formerly featuring Josh Graham, as he departed the group early 2008.
- A Storm of Light - A heavy/drone/experimental/rock band featuring Josh Graham.
- Battle of Mice - A post hardcore band featuring Josh Graham.
- Harvestman - an ambient/industrial side band featuring Steve Von Till.
- Violent Coercion - pre-Neurosis Hardcore/punk band with Scott Kelly on guitar, Dave Edwardson on bass and Jason Roeder on drums.
- Jesus Fucking Christ - A heavy punk/thrash band reminiscent of Pain of Mind-era Neurosis featuring Dave Edwardson on bass and vocals.
- Kicker - A '77 punk/UK82 band featuring Dave Edwardson on bass and Pete the Roadie, former Neurosis roadie, on vocals.
- Shrinebuilder- A stoner metal "super group" featuring Scott Kelly
- Neurosis interview with Scott Kelly at Exclaim.ca
- Joe Ehrbar, "Dose Of Neurosis Opening For Pantera On Monday, The Bay Area’s Neurosis Will Be Cramming Everything They’ve Got Into A Half-Hour Of Pile-Driving Hardcore Rock," The Spokesman-Review, January 31, 1997.  Access date: January 23, 2012.
- José Carlos Santos, Terrorizer No. 188, September 2009, p. 40.
- Neurosis Begins New Chapter, http://www.neurosis.com, November 27, 2012 
- Anthony Bartkewicz, Decibel Magazine No. 31, May 2007.  Access date: June 18, 2008
- Q&A with Scott Kelly of Neurosis, October 17, 2000  Access date: June 18, 2008
- Jasper, Interview with Neurosis, Lords of Metal,  Access date: July 9, 2008.
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