Neurosis play three sold-out shows in the City by the Bay as they exalt their 30th anniversary as a band.

With a setlist that covered their entire existence, Bay Area natives, Neurosis, played songs they haven’t played live in years, and may never play live again. Highlights included “Pain of Mind,” “To What End?,” “Takeahnase,” and “Day of the Lords.”

It didn’t feel like they were saying goodbye to these songs, but rather a nod to the incredibly diverse body of work they have created over the span of three decades.

The band has been in the studio working on a new record with Steve Albini (whose band, Shellac, were on the bill for night two at the Regency). If these shows were any indication, Neurosis still have plenty of fuel left for the fire.

Neurosis hand picked all the bands to support them during their three-day run, and night three saw both Converge and Hardcore icons, Negative Approach, on the bill.

National Rock Review photographer Raymond Ahner was in the photo pit to capture the event.

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About The Author

Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life, and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.