Neurot Recordings

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Neurot Recordings
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Founded1999 (1999)
Founder Neurosis
Distributor(s)Revolver USA, Southern Records
Genre Rock, experimental, heavy metal, hardcore punk
Country of originU.S.
Official website www.neurotrecordings.com

Neurot Recordings is an American independent record label founded by members of Neurosis in 1999. Gradually expanding, it has showcased a variety of artists including a number of sludge metal, post-rock and noise bands.

An independent record label is a record label that operates without the funding of major record labels. Many artists begin their careers on independent labels.

Neurosis (band) American band

Neurosis is an American avant-garde metal band from Oakland, California. It was formed in 1985 by guitarist Scott Kelly, bassist Dave Edwardson, and drummer Jason Roeder, initially as a hardcore punk band. Chad Salter joined as a second guitarist and appeared on the band's 1987 debut Pain of Mind before being replaced by Steve Von Till in 1989. The following year, the lineup further expanded to include a keyboardist and a visual artist. Beginning with their third album Souls at Zero (1992), Neurosis developed a unique musical style crucial to the emergence of the post-metal and sludge metal genres.

Sludge metal is an extreme style of music that originated through combining elements of doom metal and hardcore punk. It is typically harsh and abrasive, often featuring shouted vocals, heavily distorted instruments and sharply contrasting tempos. While the Melvins from the US state of Washington laid the groundwork for both sludge metal and grunge in the 1980s, sludge as a distinct genre emerged after 1990 through the work of Louisiana bands such as Eyehategod, Crowbar, and Acid Bath, who generally borrowed from Southern rock. Later bands often border on stoner rock or post-metal.

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<i>Pain of Mind</i> 1987 studio album by Neurosis

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