SUNN O))), infamous masters of volume, density, and weight, will be making their Barbican debut next March, bringing their arrhythmic blend of metal, drone, contemporary composition, jazz, and minimalistic music to the center as part of the Convergence Festival.
Following Southern Lord’s reissue of EXCEL’s Split Image debut LP in 2014, the label’s reissue of The Joke’s On You was remastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Poison Idea, Integrity, Nails). The new version contains the twelve tracks on the original CD edition, including the track “Blaze Some Hate” — initially released as a 12″ single via Caroline, not the original release of the LP.
POWER TRIP slay us with "Firing Squad," the first new single from their anxiously awaited sophomore release Nightmare Logic, which will see release February 22nd through Southern Lord. "Firing Squad" was debuted this week at NPR, who described that the record, "possesses a certain monolithic quality Lemmy would admire: a massive rawness and a sludgy, heavy hopelessness that thrashes with punk immediacy and metal intricacy...it's a track preparing for war."
outhern Lord is preparing to unleash a torrent of tumultuous filth, having signed Ohio-based CRYPT ROT - formed by several current/former members of Homewrecker -- for the release of their Embryonic Devils debut in early 2017. The album's "Chapters Of Torment" has been issued for early streaming, as the band announces new live dates, including a set at The Power Of The Riff.
The third and final wave of acts for the LA-based December edition of THE POWER OF THE RIFF has been announced, this week confirming the addition of INCANTATION, OBLITERATIONS, KOWLOON WALLED CITY, NECROT, LIES and CRYPT ROT to the event on December 17th and 18th, 2016. The two-day fest will carry on the tradition of bringing a diverse line up of heavy music together under one roof. Presented in conjunction with Southern Lord, each night of THE POWER OF THE RIFF will feature artists bridging the realms of underground extreme music, including a mix of both internationally-recognized and brand new acts.
Following their recent tour with Madball, and performances at Mexico's Off Limits Festival and Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest, POWER TRIP prepares to head back out on the road next week, joining the likes of Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer, Abnormality, and more.
SoCal punk-hardcore-metal hybrid outfit EXCEL has remastered their seminal 1989 release, The Joke’s On You, which is now set to be released via Southern Lord in November.
Initially released digitally as part of the Adult Swim Singles Program in 2014, SLEEP’s “The Clarity” is the first new track the band released since their critically-adored, 1998-released Dopesmoker album. Afterward, the band issued a very limited run of the song on vinyl which was sold exclusively at their live shows and the band’s online store. Having been out-of-print in physical format since, Southern Lord will now re-release the mammoth track for official distribution.
The unparalleled Swedish giants of modern metallic d-beat, MARTYRDÖD, return this November with their sixth full-length of endlessly fascinating, devastatingly different crust, List, once again through Southern Lord, as with 2012's Paranoia and 2014's Elddop.
As Norwegian punk cult OKKULTOKRATI takes off on their extensive European tour supporting Trap Them this week, the band unloads another new video from their new Southern Lord-issued Raspberry Dawn LP.