Southern Lord has signed North American hardcore outfit SECT, the band comprised of an international cast of scene veterans hailing from the likes of Cursed, Burning Love, Earth Crisis, Catharsis, Undying, Day Of Suffering, and many more. The result of these musicians’ alignment is a caustic, riotous, belligerent style of vile hardcore fed by a boundless well of socio-political vitriol.
POWER TRIP strikes again with the second single from their upcoming Nightmare Logic LP, "Executioner's Tax (Swing Of The Axe)," as additional tour dates and preorders for the album are issued.
This February, Southern Lord will re-release SLEEP's "The Clarity," a special 12" containing the first new song from the band in over two decades.
SUNN O))) declares new live actions for 2017, announcing plans of their return to the Northeastern US and Southeast Canada in March.
ALL PIGS MUST DIE has announced a European tour with Southern Lord labelmates GUST.
The unification of musicians in ALL PIGS MUST DIE -- including members of Converge, The Hope Conspiracy, Bloodhorse, and The Red Chord -- also head into Godcity Studio this month to record their third album, which will emerge in the new year through Southern Lord. In the meantime, the band are making "Curse Of Humanity" and "Silencer" 7 -inch records available digitally for the first time via the APMD Bandcamp, where you can also stream the dissonant and punishing album, Nothing Violates This Nature, one of 2013's cruelest sounding releases and a masterpiece of dense and fraught crust.
POWER TRIP has announced the first leg of their North American tour kicking off next February in support of their highly-anticipated sophomore release, Nightmare Logic, set for February release through Southern Lord. Iron Reagan will join POWER TRIP for their journey down the East Coast and through the Midwest, including shows in New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, and more. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 16th at 12pm EST. Stay tuned for a second announcement with West Coast dates to follow soon.
As the Los Angeles-based THE POWER OF THE RIFF festival event taking place next week rapidly approaches, the set times and more have been posted.
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."