Neurosis originally formed in Oakland, California in 1985 as a hardcore punk band. Over the years 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 late 1985, Scott Kelly, Dave Edwardson and Jason Roeder (formerly members of Violent Coercion) founded Neurosis. In this early stage their sound was heavily influenced by pioneering British crust punk actssuch as Amebix, Axegrinder and Hellbastard. In 1986 Chad Salter was added on second guitar. In 1989 Chad Salter was replaced by Steve Von Till.

From 1990 to 1993, Adam Kendall was recruited to create the 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, and stayed with the band until the end of 2012.

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 also on the A Sun That Never Sets DVD release. The majority of the latter was directed by Josh Graham, with an additional video by Chad Rullman.

In 1996 and 1997, the group toured with Pantera, bringing them to mainstream attention.

Additionally, 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.

In 2009, José Carlos Santos of Terrorizer described Neurosis as "arguably the most influential band of the past two decades."
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Neurosis Discography


VM105 Neurosis Pain Of Mind (Album) Alchemy Records VM105 US 1987 Sell This Version
Lookout 021 Neurosis The Word As Law (Album) Lookout! Records Lookout 021 US 1990 Sell This Version
VIRUS 109 Neurosis Souls At Zero (Album) Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 109 UK 1992 Sell This Version
VIRUS 134CD Neurosis Enemy Of The Sun (Album) Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 134CD US 1993 Sell This Version
ICR 002 A CD Neurosis Through Silver In Blood (Album) Relapse Records, Release Entertainment ICR 002 A CD Germany 1996 Sell This Version
CDMFN 249 Neurosis Times Of Grace (Album) Relapse Records CDMFN 249 UK 1999 Sell This Version
NBO01 Neurosis Short Wave Warfare(CD, Album) Neurot Recordings NBO01 US 2000 Sell This Version
RR 6496-1 Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets (Album) Relapse Records RR 6496-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
HWCY-1115 Neurosis Official Bootleg.01.Lyon.France.11.02.99 (Album) Neurot Recordings HWCY-1115 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
NBO02 Neurosis Enemy Live NYC '94(CD, Album, Ltd) Neurot Recordings NBO02 US 2002 Sell This Version
NR 028 promo Neurosis & Jarboe Neurosis & Jarboe - Neurosis & Jarboe (Album) Neurot Recordings NR 028 promo US 2003 Sell This Version
nr027 Neurosis Official Bootleg.02.Stockholm.Sweden.10.15.99(CD, Album) Neurot Recordings nr027 US 2003 Sell This Version
NR033-promo Neurosis The Eye Of Every Storm (Album) Neurot Recordings NR033-promo US 2004 Sell This Version
NR-050 Neurosis Given To The Rising (Album) Neurot Recordings NR-050 US 2007 Sell This Version
NR 073 Neurosis Live At Roadburn 2007 (Album) Roadburn Records NR 073 US 2010 Sell This Version
NR 085, NR-085 Neurosis Honor Found In Decay (Album) Neurot Recordings, Neurot Recordings NR 085, NR-085 US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

#12, Lookout 12 Neurosis Aberration EP (EP) Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records #12, Lookout 12 US 1989 Sell This Version
Allied No. 1 Neurosis Empty - Live Seven Inch Your Choice Records Allied No. 1 US 1990 Sell This Version
RR 6941-2 Neurosis / Tribes Of Neurot Neurosis / Tribes Of Neurot - Locust Star (EP) Relapse Records RR 6941-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Neurosis The Doorway / Threshold (Single) Relapse Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-17 Neurosis / Soilent Green Neurosis / Soilent Green - In These Black Days: A Tribute To Black Sabbath Volume No. Six Hydra Head Records HH666-17 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Neurosis Times Of Grace / The Last You'll Know - Advance Radio Edits #1(CD, Single, Promo) Relapse Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
NEUCD001 Neurosis The Doorway / Under The Surface(CD, Single, Promo) Music For Nations NEUCD001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-60, NR-008 Neurosis Sovereign (EP) Neurot Recordings HH666-60, NR-008 US 2000 Sell This Version


ICR 003 CD Neurosis Souls At Zero / Enemy Of The Sun(2xCD, Comp) Iron City Records ICR 003 CD Germany 1997 Sell This Version

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September 16, 2010
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I seriously believe this band is THE best band on the planet nowadays. No other band I can think of can possibly be able to create something even remotely close to the likes of "Through Silver In Blood", "Times Of Grace" or "Enemy Of The Sun".
Can't wait to see these wizards on stage again!!

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