Neurosis Responds to Scott Kelly’s Admission of Family Abuse


TW for abuse.


Neurosis has commented on the shocking public admission by co-founder Scott Kelly about his systematic abuse of his family. The band has confirmed they knew about the abuse but were asked to delay revealing the information or going public at the request of Kelly’s wife. It would appear the band is officially confirming their end. Read the statement below.

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Scott Kelly of Neurosis Admits to Abusing His Family, Announces His Retirement from Music


TW for abuse.

Neurosis co-founding member Scott Kelly has publicly admitted to engaging in “the emotional, financial, verbal and physical abuse” of his wife and children. He also announced he is “100% permanently retired from being a professional musician,” adding that “my sole focus for the rest of my life is on taking care of my family, allowing them safe space to heal and rebuilding their trust.” Kelly is also a member of Neurosis-related projects Tribes of Neurot, Blood and Time, his solo musical output, supergroups Shrinebuilder and Corrections House, and as a frequent guest on Mastodon albums.

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Watch Mastodon’s New Video – “Fallen Torches”, New Album Out Now

Mastodon has released a brand new video for their single, “Fallen Torches”. The track is the lead single from their new compilation album Medium Rarities, out now via Reprise Records (review here). Fallen Torches’ is written by Mastodon and features guest vocals by longtime friend and collaborator Scott Kelly from the band Neurosis.Continue reading

Listen to The New Song by Mastodon – “Fallen Torches”

As we reported earlier, Mastodon has released a brand new single, “Fallen Torches”. This is their first release since their tribute single to their late manager, Tribute to Nick John, and their first new music since the Cold Dark Place EP in 2017. The track is classic Mastodon: heavy and progressive featuring great vocals from Troy Sanders and Brann Dailor. Listen to the song and watch the visualizer now! The song comes from their upcoming album Medium Rarities, which you can pre-order now at the link below. ‘Fallen Torches’ is written by Mastodon and features guest vocals by longtime friend and collaborator Scott Kelly from the band Neurosis.Continue reading

Watch Mastodon and Scott Kelly Perform Songs On Their European Tour

One of the perks of slowly becoming one of the most musically dominant bands in the heavy music world for Mastodon is getting to do cool stuff on tour. On their recent tour of Europe, they took Neurosis’ Scott Kelly out with them to perform all of the tracks he has done with the band since their 2002 debut. Watch them perform in a tiny club in the UK, courtesy of Kerrang.

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Mastodon – Kvelertak – Mutoid Man: Live at UEA, Norwich

People so often complain that a band isn’t playing their town on a tour. Every announcement is met with requests to play Billy from Stoke’s bedroom – though that would be sweet – and never satiates the audience size. Spare a thought for the people of Norwich who have had to go for years without seeing the glory of Mastodon in their city. As such, tonight’s event is packed out from the moment doors open, and anticipation is at an extreme high.Continue reading

Mastodon Records New Single, Releasing Soon

In a new interview, Mastodon has revealed that they have recorded a new single, that they will release soon. It will be the first new music since the band released 2017’s Emperor of Sand (Reprise). The band recently opened their own new studio and will spend part of 2019 recording their new album there. The band hits the road in Europe next week. The track, potentially timed to release with the tour will feature frequent collaborator and inspiration to Mastodon, Scott Kelly of post-Metal legends Neurosis, who will also feature on the tour and perform live with the band. Continue reading

Mirrors For Psychic Warfare Cancel Upcoming Tour, Citing Mental Illness

Post-metal legend Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Corrections House) has canceled his upcoming tour with his Mirrors For Psychic Warfare project which also featured producer Sandford Parker (Minsk, Corrections House). The tour was to support their recently released album I See What I Became (Neurot). Kelly posted about the cancelation, citing his mental health as the reason. We wish Scott the best through these tough times. Mental health issues affect everyone. Please know that you are loved and you are not alone. So if you are struggling with problems and feel you have no answers, please reach out to friends, family, or look up resources via NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Continue reading

Ghost Cult’s Album Of The Year 2017: Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand

Mastodon, photo credit Jimmy Hubbard

We made it! We’ve reached the end of our countdown of the Top Albums of 2017. As voted on by our global team of experienced editors, reviewers, photographers and tabulated by fearless Ghost Cult Associate Editor Steve Tovey: we give you our number 1 pick: MastodonEmperor of Sand (Reprise).Continue reading