Neurosis Live on VBS.TV

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Thanks to Aubin at punknews.org for this bit of amazing information. One of my all time favorite bands, Neurosis recently had two live engagements at the Brooklyn Masonic Rights Temple and one of my favorite online video/news/entertainment sites, VBS.TV documented it. Sound quality is good. Band is top notch. Whatever cameras VBS used they were able to capture Steve and Scott and crew in their usual extreme low light setting. Fucking epic! Can’t wait to see them again. Steve Von Till and Scott Kelly both recently released solo records on Neurot Recordings–pick those up tout de suite

You can check it out here. And be sure to poke around VBS.TV for some amazing gonzo video journalism from the likes of Ian Svenonius and his esoteric interview show Soft Focus, and some great docs like Heavy Metal in Baghdad, Garbage Island (About the North Pacific Gyre a swirling mass of plastic and debris) and videos from bands you should know and love like These New Puritans.

Heavy Metal in Baghdad: Acrassicauda

Please repost this. its nice to think that with just a bit of communication we could keep an iraqi metal band (and if you haven’t seen the VBS vid of them you need to see that shit asap) from having to go back to hell. seriously, with all the fertile crescent mythology, sumarians and ancient babylon, this is the most ‘metal’ of metal bands, just cause…

Acrassicauda, the Iraqi Heavy Metal act famously profiled in VBS.tv’s Heavy Metal Baghdad, has been receiving death threats, merely for playing the music they play in sectarian Iraq.

Their friends at Vice explained:

On October 10th, 2007, the visas of the members of Iraqi metal band Acrassicauda expired. The Syrian government has made it clear that they will not renew them, meaning the band will be forced to return to Iraq. We don’t need to stress just how dangerous this will be for them. It could very likely be a death sentence, and the time in which we can help them is quickly running out.

Vice is sponsoring events in the hopes of raising money to help the band leave the country, and will be hosting a fundraiser in Chicago on Wednesday, November 7th. The event is free to enter, and proceeds from both a raffle and all drinks will be donated to the cause.

The band needs $20,000 and Vice has already raised $13,000. You can also donate directly here.

For more on the band, and the incredible challenges faced by a band just trying to play music, check out the film’s trailer.