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Earth 2Earth has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity as their new album Hex: Or Printing In The Infernal Method (on Southern Lord) has been released to much fanfare and acclaim. Here is the Earth catalog on vinyl, and in the case of Phase 3, it'll be on wax for the first time. All at a special, abysmally low price. This is the double LP reissue of Earth's second record.1. Seven Angels
2. Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine Part 1
3. Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine Part 2
4. Like Gold And Faceted Part 1
5. Like Gold And Faceted Part 2$15.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Iconic NightmareSouthern Lord offers up more crust punk/metal fury with Wartorn's Iconic Nightmare. The record is crust/punk/metal at its finest- nothing new here, admittedly, but it delivers on every level that you would want. A pure blast of napalm laced air.
-Richard Maw1. Iconic Nightmare
2. Unfinished Blueprint
3. Permanent Blackout
4. No Sanctuary No Salvation
5. Six Feet Under
6. Knee Deep In Blood
7. All Flags Still Burn
9. Burial Ground$12.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Paranoia (Awaiting Repress)Swedish crustpunk horde Martyrdöd are among the newest crop of heavy, brutal, metallic crust-influenced bands to join the Southern Lord cult.
In a scene overabundant with clones of the founding/front running acts of the genre, Martyrdöd manage to remain heavily unique in their filth-ridden approach. While undeniably influenced by acts like Anticimex, Bathory, and TotalitÄr, the band intertwines their crust roots with sinister, haunting soundscapes and unique blackened riff attacks.
Paranoia was recorded at the infamous Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) by Fredrik Nordström in the dead of a chilling Swedish winter! The riffs are raw and powerful, with haunting melodies colliding with a storm of raw sonic shrapnel. Both Martyrdöd guitarists are veterans of the Swedish metal scene also playing in: Skitsystem, Agrimonia, Miasmal etc.1. Nog Är Nog
2. Överkom Er RÄdsla
4. Hör VÄrldens Rop
5. Ett HjÄrta Av Eld
6. En Tragisk Zeitgeist
7. Det Sker Samtidigt
9. Köttberg (MP3)
11. Varje Val Har Sitt Pris$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Hasta La Muerte (Awaiting Repress)Limited edition double vinyl from Southern Lord in Stoughton gatefold jacket which perfectly complements the amazing painting by artist Dan Seagrave (Entombed, Morbid Angel).
Following the initial vinyl release of Xibalba's Madre Mi Por Los Dias debut full-length in 2011 (via A389 Records), Southern Lord released a CD pressing of the album, as part of its ongoing underground series. Madre Mi Por Los Dias stormed the hardcore world with its apocalyptic, down-tuned, slow-motion brutality, the band's ultra-energizing buildups and relentlessly brutal breakdowns instantly drawing comparisons to Disembodied, Bloodlet, and the heaviest of the late '90s/early 2000s hardcore scene as well as kings of low-end, groove-laden death metal like Crowbar, Obituary and Sepultura.
Hasta La Muerte, Spanish for "to the death," is the band's first full-length album for Southern Lord. It's a lethal collision of brutal death metal, vicious hardcore and oppressive sludge, taking the concept of heavy to a new, crushing level in the process! Hasta La Muerte was recorded and produced by Taylor Young (Nails). Greg Anderson of Sunn O))), Goatsnake and Southern Lord has collaborated with the band on 2 tracks: "Flood" and "Cold." Anderson's sub-bass six string warfare seemlessly integrates within the ultra-heaviness of the Xibalba sound.
The band's songwriting, performance and recording of the album shows Xibalba taking a giant leap forward. Hasta La Muetre will firmly establish the band as a force to be reckoned with as well as new leaders within the underground metal scene.1. No Serenity
3. Laid to Rest
6. The Flood
7. Hasta La Muerte
8. Mala Mujer
11. Cold$20.99Limited Edition Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Rites Of SeparationThe name of Gothenburg-based quintet AGRIMONIA will reverberate through the masses throughout the coming months as their third LP, and first for Southern Lord, is subject to be released onto the masses at the end of April.
Having signed with Southern Lord mid-2012, AGRIMONIA bunkered into the studio over the turn of the year to record their label debut Rites Of Separation, the final product then mixed by mastermind Fredrik Nordstrom at infamous Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Opeth, Arch Enemy). With just seconds short of a full hour of material harnessed, the completed recordings boast the most mammoth and varied sounds in the band's already diversified and expansive sound, their bustling slow-motion post-rock builds displayed with the most epic refinement. The band's unconcealed crustpunk ethos and scathing elements shine through the pristine devastation, with elements of Summoning, Damad, Pelican, Opeth, Crisis, Bolt Thrower, Nausea and countless more shining within AGRIMONIA's crushing, poignant and unique new LP.1. Talion
3. While Life Lies
4. The Battle Fought
5. Awaiting$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Confuse And Conquer (Awaiting Repress)Formed in 1980, POISON IDEA became a household name in the hardcore/punk scenes early in their career, and are known as one of the most notoriously in-your-face acts in the American musical underworld, with an enraged, high-energy live set even more rambunctious than the massive roster of singles, EPs, full-length studio and live releases and more, across a realm of labels including Pusmort, Tim/Kerr, Epitaph, Farewell, TKO, Southern Lord, and their own Fatal Erection. They've been an incredibly influential act to major performers including Nirvana, Pantera, Napalm Death, Machine Head, Eyehategod, Emperor, Turbonegro and an endless list of others.
It is with massive enthusiasm that Southern Lord Recordings announces the brand NEW Poison Idea studio LP: Confuse & Conquer featuring eleven raging new anthems. Recorded by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise), the record booms with thirty-five minutes of fully ignited hardcore punk in the monolithic style the band has provided for three-and-a-half decades now.1. Bog
2. Me & JD
3. Psychic Wedlock
4. Hypnoptic (Alternate Version)
5. Trip Wire
6. I Never Heard Of You
7. Cold Black Afternoon
8. Rhythms Of Insanity
9. Dead Cowboy
10. Beautiful Disaster
11. Reprise$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Endless Struggle/We Must Rebel/I Hate Myself/Bad Times
Gatefold Jacket With The Original Covers Faithfully Replicated
The Offenders were formed in 1978 in Killeen, Texas relocated to Austin in 1980 and became known worldwide as one of the premiere hardcore bands from Texas. Alongside their peers: D.R.I., M.D.C. the Offenders completely ruled the 80s HC scene during the infamous Reagan-era.
Southern Lord is honored to present a collection of all their recordings on vinyl.LP 1 (Endless Struggle)
1. You Got a Right
2. Face Down In The Dirt
4. On The Crooked Edge
6. Endless Struggle
7. Coming Down
8. Get Mad
9. Inside The Middle
10. Trials and Tribulations
11. Do Or Die
12. When Push Comes To Shove
13. You Keep Me Hanging On
LP 2 (We Must Rebel)
1. Fight Back
2. No Chance
3. Like Father/Like Son
4. Just For Fun
5. We Must Rebel
6. Never Cared
7.. Direct Defiance
8. Wanted By Authority
9. New Militia
10. Youth Riot
11. I Hate Myself (7" version)
12. Bad Times (7" version)
'$20.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SOU-7618xDead In The Dirt
The Blind Hole (Awaiting Repress)Atlanta's ultimate killing machine DEAD IN THE DIRT releases The Blind Hole, the faction's debut full-length recording, via Southern Lord.
As witnessed on the trio's previous works, 2010's Vold EP and first release for Southern Lord, 2011's Fear 7", as well through their vicious on-stage presence, DEAD IN THE DIRT crushes everything in their path with a vehement and volatile crust/hardcore attack. Inspired by the scriptures of His Hero Is Gone, Left For Dead, Infest and DropDead, the faction creates some of the most morose and tonally oppressive music conceivable, all fueled with enraged socio-political lyrical content and straightedge/Vegan ethics.
The Blind Hole surges with twenty-two tracks in less than twenty-four minutes, their downtuned, caustic riffs packed into the melee creating the most destructive blasting DEAD IN THE DIRT material yet. Though surging with crushing distortion, the album boasts incredibly clear production values, recorded at Bricktop Recording Studio with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) in Chicago, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, All Pigs Must Die, Baptists, Sleep). The cover was illustrated by Bo Orr as with the band's Fear EP.1. Suffer
2. The Blaring Eye
4. Strength Through Restraint
5. Idiot Bliss
6. You Bury Me
10. No Chain
11. Will Is The War
13. One More Day
14. The Pit Of Me
18. Pitch Black Tomb
19. The Last Nail
20. Two Flames
21. Knife In The Feathers
22. Halo Crown$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
BXISouthern Lord presents the incredible collaboration between label artists Boris and Ian Astbury (The Cult). The finely-crafted four-song release, entitled BXI, was tracked and mixed in Tokyo in April of 2010. Astbury's iconic rock vocals are a perfect match for Boris' straightforward, laid-back, but still raw and imaginative songwriting constructed for the EP; another intriguing display within the band's ever-morphing, extensive resume of releases, tours and collaborations.
BXI showcases the already unclassifiable rock of Boris in an entirely new light, and shows a new side of one of rock and roll's most notorious singers. The release features three new original tracks, as well as a cover of The Cult's song Rain, ethereally vocalized by Boris guitarist Wata. Art and design for the release was created by Stephen O'Malley.1. Teeth and Claws
2. We Are Witches
4. Magickal Child$11.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SOU-8318xNoothgrush / Coffins
Noothgrush / Coffins SplitSouthern Lord brings forth a split album release from two of the heaviest sludge bands in existence. COFFINS from Tokyo, Japan churn out some of the filthiest, nastiest noise this year, while Oakland, California's sludge pioneers NOOTHGRUSH crawl from the grave to teach us a lesson in joylessness. Featuring artwork by Josh Graham, this utterly oppressive slab of crushing doom shall be officially released on 12 via Southern Lord.
NOOTHGRUSH return with their first new material since they reformed in 2011, and the disdain, the disgust It hasn't faded one bit. Their gruesome sludge is rooted in the real life, in the misery, hatred and despair of humanity - there are no traces of fantasy or psychedelic moments of horror movie nostalgia in this amoral cut of agonizing doom. With Dino Somesse, the man who personified anguish in '90s crust sludge golden calves, Dystopia, joining the band on vocals, this is a rare ignition of the scum-ridden sludge sound which America hemorrhaged during the last decade of the millennium. NOOTHGRUSH's side of the split opens with crawling, pained riffs punctuated with sparse percussion, and then the weight of the world comes down; rasping vocals, disturbing samples, and songs which grab you by the throat and open your eyes to a manmade hell.
COFFINS, the Japanese masters of rocking death-doom, have (once again) succeeded in making exactly the kind of music you would feel comfortable having as your soundtrack whilst riding a Harley Davidson into hell like you own the place. Their hammer comes down heavier than ever on these two tracks, wielding monstrous groove with downright foul tactics. Guttural is an understatement - what comes out of the mouth of vocalist Uchino is a tar-thick gargle with the stench of death, laying to waste whatever living creatures inhale it. Plants will wither, animals scurry, and metal fans will bang their heads! Channeling the old-school death metal filth of Autopsy with an altogether more rollicking lurch, this is horrific doom metal to rage toNoothgrush:
2. Jundland Wastes
4. Drown In Revelation
5. The Wretched Path$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Manifest Decimation (Awaiting Repress)Dallas band Power Trip play frantic crossover thrash that makes for amazing live shows. (They've toured, and are pals with, Trash Talk, and more than hold their own.) At any given time, whirling dervish Frontman Riley Gale can sound like Lemmy fronting Cro-Mags, Discharge, Exodus, or Nuclear Assault; other times, he locates a grizzlier tone that evokes guys wearing corpsepaint.
On the quintet's huge-sounding eight-song debut LP Manifest Decimation on Southern Lord, they match the live intensity: The collection, which follows demos, 7's, and compilation appearances, finds the band easily filling 35 minutes with great riffs, catchy shout-along choruses, legit mosh parts, and brief ambient excurisions that don't take away from the overall intensity. The cover art, by Italian artist Paolo Madman Girardi, gives you an idea of that atmosphere, which includes samples about both death and Texas.1. Manifest Decimation
2. Heretic's Fork
3. Conditioned To Death
4. Murderer's Row
7. Power Trip
8. The Hammer Of Doubt$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
ElddopSweden's d-beat crust gods, MARTYRDÖD, return with their second full-length for Southern Lord. Once again they entered the infamous Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) to record their new full-length, entitled Elddop the crushing follow-up to 2012's Paranoia LP.
Made up of some of crust's top combatants, including members of Acursed, Agrimonia, Miasmal, Skitsystem and others, MARTYRDÖD fuses black metal influences into their crust punk style. They create a sense of unfathomable darkness to staggering effect through their game-changing albums; the debut, In Extremis, and the aforementioned Paranoia, which saw them expand their sound with more dynamic leads, empowering dis-harmonies and tension-filled buildups than ever before. Through heavy touring and an unstoppable live show the band has amassed a diehard fanbase in the underground, which will only continue to expand through the upcoming release of Elddop.1. Nödkanal
2. En Jobbigt JÄvel
4. Mer skada Än nytta
5. PrÄsternas Tid
8. Slav Manual
10. Skum pÄ vÄridens hav
11. Varningens klockor
14. HjÄrnspoken$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Red Colored Vinyl
Side B Etching
Finally...a new Sleep song!!! The first new song from the masters since their life changing, anthemic 63 minutes & 36 second opus to marijuana: Dopesmoker (1999)!: "The Clarity" on side A, Etching on side B. Artwork (Etching) by David V. D'Andrea. Mastered by John Golden. Recorded by Noah Landis. "The Clarity" 12" was previously only available directly from the band via their merch table or online web-store. This Southern Lord version has been recut by Adam Gonsalves/Telegraph Mastering and pressed on 180 gram vinyl at RTI.
The Lord version also has the ultra heavy-weight vinyl housed in a thick plastic picture disc style sleeve with the iconic Sleep logo silk-screened on the front.
While there may have been a few like them before them, there were none like them really and certainly none of after them. And so in 2009 when they were reborn with Cisneros who'd been reframing the world with the band OM, Matt Pike doing double duty with this and his HIGH ON FIRE, and the estimable Jason Roeder doing the same with NEUROSIS, SLEEP did what it had done and what it had left to do. Largely and without pause, make music in tune with The Ages.1.The Clarity$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dopesmoker (Awaiting Repress)
It is with an immense amount of pride that Southern Lord brings you a mighty offering from the gods known as Sleep! In 2011, Southern Lord was contacted by Sleeps' Al Cisneros about the possibility of releasing a deluxe version of the classic Sleep recording: Dopesmoker. Cisneros wanted to breathe some new life into the old beast and finally have the original vision of the album fully realized. Southern Lord was overwhelmingly ecstatic about the challenge of taking the reigns of one of the most important recordings in the history of Heavy Metal!
The Lord version features brand new artwork by long time Sleep artist, Arik Roper, who created something specifically special for the albums' rebirth. The biggest difference between this new version and the old releases is the phenomenal remastering job by From Ashes Rise guitarist, Brad Boatright (OFF!, Noothgrush, Deviated Instinct). His vision was to enhance the original recording without changing it drastically.
What he has done makes this epic opus sound invigorated, more powerful with renewed clarity and all-around unbelievably mammoth. His work was enthusiastically approved by the band and considering how focused, vigilant and protective of their masterpiece the band is, that is nothing short of a miracle! Also exclusive to the reborn version of Dopesmoker, is a unreleased live track of one of the best songs the band ever did, "Holy Mountain." Purple 180g double vinyl pressing from Southern Lord with bonus track and brand new artwork in thick Stoughton gatefld jacket with spot uv-varnish.
Formed as a Bay Area hc/punk rock band called Asbestosdeath, the band changed their musical direction and name and debuted as Sleep with their Volume One album in 1991. After Justin Marler left the band, the core lineup of Al Cisneros, Matt Pike and Chris Hakius went into the studio to record a demo cassette that they sent to Earache Records. The recording was released in November of 1992 (exactly as received by the label!) under the name Sleep's Holy Mountain and went on to forever alter the musical landscape. Countless current bands cite Sleep's Holy Mountain as a major inspiration, and the unique sound and style of the record can be heard in many subsequent releases by bands from all over the world.
Sleep's Holy Mountain created such a humongous buzz that major label London Records signed the band. Unfortunately, the label lacked the vision necessary to actually follow through and release the album that Sleep recorded, mostly because it took the not-radio-friendly form of a single song, a 63 minute long ode to weed, called "Dopesmoker." Sleep returned to the studio and edited the track down to 52 minutes and re-titled it "Jerusalem," but it was again rejected. London Records shelved the record and dropped the band, leading to their dissolution.
Dopesmoker was recorded by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Melvins) at Record Two Studio in Comptche, California. While recording the song, it began to form differently than the band had originally envisioned. Pike stated that "The song was getting slower and slower and then it got weird. We started tripping out and second guessing ourselves." Recording the album was difficult. Pike recalled that "There was so much to memorize for that album, and we had to do it in like three different sections because a reel-to-reel only holds 22 minutes. It was really cool, but it was one of the hardest things I've ever done in in my life." Sleep were in the studio for one month then went home to rehearse and returned for another month. Pike noted that they ended up with two or three different versions of the song.
In the aftermath of the breakup of the band, four versions of the album were released. In 1999, Jerusalem came out with a running time of 52 minutes and is a single composition split into six identically-named tracks. There are 3 different versions/releases of Jerusalem: (1) a rare London Records promotional disc, (2) a bootleg with cover art by Arik Roper, and (3) the Rise Above/Music Cartel Records release. All three of these versions are edited and considered unauthorized versions. The version of the album titled Dopesmoker was released on April 22, 2003 by Tee Pee Records on compact disc and vinyl with a 63-minute running time. That version is the only version the band considers to be "authorized" and worthy of release. Dopesmoker stands as one of the towering achievements in recent metal history... a mesmerizing, intoxicating, and incredibly complex song that is still unrivaled in the annals of (stoner) metal!LP1
1. Holy Mountain (Live at the I-Beam, San Francisco, CA 1994)
2. Sonic Titan (Live at Gilman St, San Francisco, CA 1992)$28.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Sentenced To LifeSouthern Lord is proud to unleash the second album from Seattle's barbaric wrecking crew that is Black Breath! Sentenced To Life is the highly anticipated follow-up to the band's raging 2010 debut album, Heavy Breathing. The new album projects an even more vile, metallic sonic attack than its predecessor with a bit less rock and roll swagger and more full-on crushing death metal rage.
This is a product of furious creativity jammed into a short span of time, written in the seemingly endless Winter after returning from their November 2010 European tour. Bearing 10 thunderous tracks in just under 33 minutes, Sentenced to Life features such smashing Black Breath hits as Feast of the Damned, Doomed, Forced Into Possession, Home of the Grave and of course the title anthem Sentenced to Life.
The band once again recorded at God City Studios with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails, High on Fire), and had the finished product mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side. Easily the band's most powerful recording to date!1. Feast Of The Damned
2. Sentenced To Life
3. Forced Into Possession
4. Home Of The Grave
5. Endless Corpse
6. Mother Abyss
7. Of Flesh
9. The Flame
10. Obey$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ataraxia/TaraxisSouthern Lord is proud to unleash the long new EP from thunderous post-instrumental outfit Pelican. Ataraxia/Taraxis is the long awaited follow-up to their sprawling 2009 full length What We All Come To Need. With members now residing in separate cities, the EP represents a new chapter in the band's evolution with a re-energized focus on composition and the utilization of the recording studio as a creative tool in the songwriting process, yielding one of the most diverse efforts in the band's prolific discography.
The four new songs highlight the manifold sonic strengths of the band by delving into moments of triumphant melodic rock, smokey doom, ambient soundscapes, acoustic desert-folk, and minimalist electronics. In contrast to the EP's origin as the product of four different recording studios, including stints with engineers Sanford Parker (Twilight, Yob, Nachtmystium) and Aaron Harris (ISIS), the carefully crafted track listing boasts a cohesive narrative flow, lending the release an epic feel worthy of a full album. Deluxe vinyl version with thick Stoughton jacket.1. Ataraxia
2. Lathe Biosas
3. Parasite Colony
4. Taraxis$10.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Feather Tipped The Serpent ScaleIncludes bonus live track, "Ghosts of Eden," not on the CD version!
Salt Lake City-based heavy rock duo Eagle Twin's sophomore LP is finally upon us! Once again, they have created a true masterpiece that will devastate forward-thinking riff-seekers everywhere! Entitled, The Feather Tipped The Serpent's Scale, the new Eagle Twin opus picks up right where the band's acclaimed debut, The Unkindess of Crows, left off.
In this installment, the crows documented in the first album have battled the sun and were burned back down to earth as black snakes, the concept of the album continuing mainly on the snake and its various mythic and symbolic incarnations. Ultimately, the great ancestral snake is transformed from its lowly beginnings back into a bird soaring upon the thermals.
Recorded with Randall Dunn at London Bridge Studio (as with the first album), the record boasts some of the most mesmerizing and monstrous riff transformations from Eagle Twin to date. Eagle Twin merges the talents of guitarist Gentry Densley (of legendary post-hardcore/jazz icons, Iceburn) with thunderous percussion of Tyler Smith (formerly of Form of Rocket).
Following a cult split 7" with Night Terror in 2009, Eagle Twin's incredibly potent and unique multi-faceted approach became apparent to the world when their debut stormed doom and experimental music fans later that year. Limited edition double vinyl version from Southern Lord in Stoughton gatefold jacket which perfectly complements the amazing artwork.1. The Ballad of Job Cain Part 1
2. The Ballad of Job Cain Part 2
3. Lorca (Adan)
4. Snake Hymn
5. Horn Snake Horns
6. It Came to Pass the Great Snake...
7. Epilogue: Crow's Theology
8. Ghosts of Eden (live) (bonus track)$20.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Vitamin FDuring the gap of nearly 10 years since their last release, Fontanelle has been trying to transport themselves back in time to 1973 into Patrick Gleeson's Different Fur Trading Company studio. With the help of Randall Dunn's expertise (sunn O))), Black Mountain, Wolves in the Throne Room), it sounds like they made it!
Rex Ritter's tour of duty with Sunn O))) during Fontanelle's hiatus seems to have irreparably changed his DNA, as well as the bands. Adding an amazing array of horn players (many heard on sunn O)))s; Monoliths & Dimensions), Fontanelle has conjured a burly fusion jazz sound that has been dubbed, "White Magus."
Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin), Steve Moore (Earth, sunn O)))), Hans Teuber, Eric Walton (Skerik), Jef Brown (Jackie-O MF) and Dave Carter are all featured on Vitamin F. The band, based in Portland OR, is comprised of Andy Brown (Jessamine), Rex Ritter (Jessamine, sunn O)))), Paul Dickow (Strategy), Brian Foote, Nudge, Leech), Mat Morgan and Borg Norum. Vinyl version of this greasy-groovy masterpiece of fuzzed out funk from Southern Lord is limited to a one time pressing of 1,000.1. Watermelon Hands
2. The Adjacent Possible
3. Vitamin F
5. When The Fire Hits The Forest
7. Reassimilated$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SOU-8417xWolves In The Throne Room
BBC Session 2011 Anno DominiOne month after releasing their fourth studio album, Celestial Lineage, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM recorded two live tracks at the BBC's Maida Vale studios. Southern Lord offers these sessions as a special vinyl release. It seems only fitting that Olympia's earthen black metal expanders, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, would add their name to the roster of acts who have recorded at the Maida Vale studios, the place where the sounds of contemporary and outstanding artists throughout the last century of popular music have been documented for the ages.
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM's shadow, cast long and eerie from their campfire of the arcane, eclipses the hordes of black metal clones and drones, hewing raw nuggets of inspired music from rich seams of extreme metal and astral vibrations. "Prayer of Transformation" and "Thuja Magus Imperium" are the two tracks recorded on that day, taken from their lauded album Celestial Vintage and spanning two sides of vinyl and twenty minutes. Entitled BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini, this session is testament to the band's ability to inspire awe with homespun strands of metaphysical ambiance and painstakingly flexed sinews of metal, and is a must for all fans of the band as well as followers of contemporary metal.
- Ear Split Compound1. Prayer of Transformation
2. Thuja Magus Imperium$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
NMC17The reissue is dedicated to the influential photographer Naomi Petersen who was instrumental in ensuring that the original No More Censorship master tapes survived. As a long-time friend of the band, Naomi has captured many memorable images of an era, including countless SST bands and SCREAM. Years after their first encounter, Naomi found the original tapes gathering dust, and passed them onto Pete Stahl before they perished. SCREAM saw this as a second chance to put the record out. The way they always wanted. Subsequently, Southern Lord had the tapes baked and prepped for a remix at Dave Grohl's 606 Studio.There is another side to the story of this album of course, and deep-rooted reasons for bringing it to life again. As Pete Stahl explains, "This record was written and recorded during Reagan's presidency. US foreign policy was being disruptive in Central and Latin America, Iran-Contra.
This new mix sounds vital and intense; the entire packaging, layout, and design is completely different from the original, with the inclusion of photos, lyrics, poetry, and other personal writings from the band during that era, collected in an extensive booklet.
The CD and vinyl covers are each unique, but both were created in the spirit of one of Weiwei's own exhibits, and our idea, limiting or censoring information. Leaving only an acronym for the original title and a number for the year we did the remix (NMC17).1. Take It From The Top
2. Something In My Head
4. God Squad
5. Hit Me
7. No More Censorship
8. It's The Time
9. Fucked Without A Kiss
11. Run To The Sun
12. No Escape$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
00 Void (Awaiting Repress)00 Void (also known as Double-O Void) is the second album recorded by Sunn O))) circa 2000. At that time, guitarists and core members Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson were joined by guest bassist collaborator Stuart Dahlquist (Burning Witch, Goatsnake). 00 Void also features some incredible contributions from both Petra Haden (violinist/vocalist) and Pete Stahl (vocals). Their melodic evocations are seamlessly woven within this thick sonic tapestry.
The group approached the compositions of this album in a different way than their previous recordings, each member focused intently on one composition/song and brought it into the recording session. Then, each of the songs were translated to the other members and nuances were worked out on the spot in the studio. This Sunn O))) album was recorded to 24-track, on 2 tape, at Grandmaster studios in Hollywood, CA, a large step forward in production values from the band's debut recording, The Grimmrobe Demos.
Fellow sub-sonic enthusiast Scott Reeder (Obsessed, Kyuss, Goatsnake) captured that particular incantaion of Sunn O))) on huge reels of tape. The record has now come back home to its proper resting place, via Southern Lord, featuring beautiful artwork from Stephen Kasner and package execution by Stephen O'Malley. 180g double vinyl deluxe version with Stoughton gatefold jacket and full color printed inner-sleeves.LP1
2. NN O)))
1. Rabbit's Revenge
2. Ra At Dusk$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Blood!As far as stories of lost and found recorded material go, few tales can be told where all the pieces of the puzzle come together in fortunate ways, resulting in a brand new recording that surprised even the band themselves.
Having formed in 1982, infamous Santa Cruz hardcore legends BL'AST! released their first album, The Power of Expression in 1985. This debut blew everyone away and went on to become one of the highly sought after, "must- have" hardcore albums of the '80s. BL'AST! was beyond intense, continually pushing the boundaries of hardcore with their advanced musicianship, unstoppable energetic delivery and explosive live performances. This overwhelming power caught the attention of SST records, who released the band's second album, It's In My Blood in 1987. Their third LP, Take The Manic Ride, was then released by the label in 1989. BL'AST!'s wide-eyed, ambitious approach and intense perseverance became an influence for many bands to come. Shortly after the release of Take The Manic Ride, the band broke up and their story was buried by time and dust .UNTIL NOW!
Earlier this year BL'AST! guitarist Mike Neider contacted Southern Lord with news that he had found some mysterious old BL'AST! master tapes in a abandoned storage locker. Greg Anderson, a BL'AST! fanatic, wasted no time in sending the tapes to a studio to be baked. Needless to say, after 25 years gathering dust, the quality had deteriorated. Still, nobody could have anticipated what would follow. With the audio digitized, Southern Lord contacted fellow longtime BL'AST! fiend, Dave Grohl about mixing this recording, his response was an enthusiastic "FUCK YEAH!, LETS DO THIS"!
Whilst inside Grohl's famous 606 Studios (and with the Neve console as featured in the recent Grohl produced documentary Sound City) an astonishing discovery was made; a completely unheard, unreleased BL'AST! recording session from the mid-'80s.
The lineup of the band at the time of the recording included second guitarist William Duvall (from Neon Christ, and now the current vocalist for Alice In Chains) who had moved from his hometown of Atlanta out to Santa Cruz on a tip from mutual friends, Corrosion of Conformity, to join the band. Unfortunately, his tenure with BL'AST! was short-lived and no recordings from that lineup were ever released.
From the thunderous bass intro of "Only Time Will Tell" to the apocalyptic warnings of "It's In My Blood," the album completely rips and rages from start to finish. All parties involved were completely amazed at how vibrant, unique and fresh this newly-discovered material sounded. All things considered, it is miraculous the record survived this long and that everyone who was involved in bringing this recording to life, could be. Everything fell into place, when it could have easily crumbled along the way. This record is a time capsule that is meant to be heard!
There is no doubt in our minds that Blood will be a crucial purchase for any current hardcore fiend as well as punk/hardcore fans who loved the band back in the day. START THE MACHINE!1. Only Time Will Tell
4. Winding Down
5. Look into Myself
7. Your Eyes
10. Something Beyond
11. It's in My Blood$15.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Art Of Self Defense180g double vinyl version from Southern Lord in Stoughton gatefold jacket with 20 page bound in 12" x 12" book and printed inner-sleeves.
Cult metal favorite High On Fire was founded by former Sleep guitarist Matt Pike in the summer of 1998. Berthed out of the need to simply play guitar again, Pike jammed with and settled on a line-up of powerhouse drummer Des Kensel and longtime guitarist compatriot George Rice, who made the switch to bass to round out the trio. They had scarcely been together for a few months before demoing three songs. That demo, featuring "Master of Fists" and instant classics "10,000 Years" and "Blood from Zion," became among the most sought-after tapes in the underground metal scene. High On Fire got straight to the point, bashing away with a neanderthal sense of purpse and creating hyptnotic, droning waves of powerful riffs and low-end thunder of the likes not heard before.
Throughout '99, High On Fire continued writing for their debut full-length. The band recorded their debut with Sleep engineer/producer Billy Anderson at Shark Bite Studios in Oakland, CA. The Art of Self Defense served up a rock hard, unorthodox form of modern metal cloaked in strange religious theology and the trio's style was unique, distinct, heavy as all fuck and absolutely crushing. The album immediately became a cult classic and not even the closure of the label that released the album (Man's Ruin) could stop the powerhouse that had been unleashed. Tee Pee records reissued the album in 2001 with 2 bonus tracks: "Steel Shoes" and a ripping cover of the Celtic Frost song "The Usurper."
Another meticulously packaged vinyl release from the masters of the craft. Without question one of the most supernal releases in the history of the label!1. Baghdad
2. 10,000 Years
3. Blood From Zion
6. Master of Fists$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SOU-7717xAll Pigs Must Die
Nothing Violates This Nature (Awaiting Repress)Boston hardcore super group, and all-around ass kickers, All Pigs Must Die continue the onslaught that their debut album God Is War started with a healthy ten song offering of bludgeoning metal akin to felony assault with a lead pipe. As is the common theme of a healthy minority of the roster that California label Southern Lord has cultivated, All Pigs Must Die's sophomore LP Nothing Violates This Nature grabs you by the balls instantly in the opener "Chaos Arise", as if the schizophrenic and lightening quick hi-hat count off from Ben Koller the instant after hitting the play button isn't subtle enough. As you can imagine from the band name, Nothing Violates This Nature lacks any form of subtlety in its sonic barrage of hate-filled anthems, chalk full of ferocity, violence, aggression, and nihilism. Taking about as much influence from the recent trend of aggressive Entombed worship metal groups, to the "fuck you"-attitude of Discharge punks, All Pigs Must Die cater to focused, yet highly devout following in a new wave of heavy music.
Nothing Violates This Nature rarely lets up on the gas pedal throughout its ten song length. Whether the quasi black metal tremolo opener of "Primitive Fear", to even the hauntingly acoustic opener "Of Suffering" before plummeting into a doom inspired dirge, Nothing Violates... runs the gamut of a plethora of extreme heavy metal genres, not necessarily reinventing the wheel by any means but still packing enough of a punch to appreciate its ferocity on every listen. That being said, Nothing Violates This Nature won't throw many curve balls your way, but for those in the need to get their fill of anger and aggression out this is most definitely the album to pick up and put on repeat. An ass kicking from top to bottom, All Pigs Must Die's sophomore album is rife full of killer with next to nil filler.
- Dante Alighieri (Sputnik Music)1. Chaos Arise
3. Primitive Fear
5. Of Suffering
6. Holy Plague
7. Aqim Siege
8. Sacred Nothing
9. Faith Eater
10. Articles Of Human Weakness$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now