Neurosis, the pioneering purveyors of post-metal, have announced two shows at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom next year to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary.
Scheduled for March 4 and 5 of 2016, each night will each feature a different two-hour set spanning the band's entire career, from debut album Pain of Mind to 2012's Honor Found in Decay.
Formed in 1985 as a hardcore band in Oakland, Neurosis didn't stick to the genre for long, adding a synthesizer player (a hardcore "no-no") in 1991 while simultaneously exploring slower tempos and a wide variety of sonic textures. By their third album Souls at Zero, the band's sound had changed completely, later termed "post-metal," a genre sometimes referred to as "thinking man's metal" for its emphasis on atmosphere rather than speed and technicality.
The band would make a name for itself not just with genre-bending music, but epic live shows featuring dark, psychedelic visuals and long sets varying from drone-filled dirges to heavier, tribal drumming-propelled headbangers.
Opening for Neurosis on the first night is the legendary San Jose stoner-metal band Sleep; on the second night Chicago post-hardcore outfit Shellac, featuring studio legend Steve Albini, kick off the show.
Tickets for the San Francisco shows go on sale Friday, Nov. 20, at noon PST. To learn more, visit the band's website.
The only other shows the band have scheduled are in the Netherlands.
Watch the entire Neurosis set when the band played New York earlier this year: