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."
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.