All Pigs Must Die Debut New Song – “A Caustic Vision”

All Pigs Must Die is back! The hardcore super group featuring Hope Conspiracy‘s Kevin Baker, Converge‘s Ben Koller and Bloodhorse‘s Adam Wentworth and Matt Woods, and Trap Them‘s Brian Izzi, have announced that they will be releasing their new album, Hostage Animal, on October 27th via Southern Lord. Not only that, but they’ve premiered a crushing new song too! Continue reading

Nightmare Logic – Riley Gale Of Power Trip Talks Trump, Texas And More!

Power Trip has released one of the undeniably great albums of 2017 thus far with Nightmare Logic, out now on Southern Lord Records. While on tour with Iron Reagan, Ghost Cult’s Keith Chachkes caught up with front man Riley Gale at Webster Hall in New York City to discuss politics, radical philosophy, metal and more. With inspiring music and a chaotic live show, Power Trip are one of the most impressive bands on the scene today. Continue reading

Darkest Hour Is Streaming Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora Online

Darkest Hour will be releasing Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora on March 10th via Southern Lord Records, but thanks to Noisey, you can stream the riff-filled party for your ear holes today. Continue reading

Darkest Hour Debut Their New Song Knife In The Safe Room

Darkest Hour recently confirmed that their new album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, will be released on March 10th via Southern Lord Records, and today we have the first single for your listening pleasure. Continue reading

Power Of The Riff Fest 2016 Books Neurosis And Wolves In The Throne Room



The Power Of The Riff, the purveyors of the heavy, the hardcore and the underground have announced their headliners for their annual December fest. Continue reading

Audio: SUNN O))) – Kannon Full Album Stream

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Epic doom band SUNN O))) is streaming their entire new album Kannon, out this Friday via Southern Lord. You can hear the album at this link:

The band has also made available and entire set to stream live as well at Boiler Room TV here:


Kannon had a limited white vinyl Record Store Day release last Friday, but will see official worldwide release on gatefold LP, CD and digital formats this Friday. Order the album directly via the SUNN O))) store here, at Southern Lord here, at Bandcamp here.

The band is planning many live rituals in 2016, but has announced a brief tour of Australia already. Tickets are on sale now.

SUNN O))) Australian Tour Dates:

Mar 12 2016: Adelaide Festival – Adelaide, AU w/ Magma [tickets]
Mar 15 2016: Manning Bar – Sydney, AU [tickets]
Mar 16 2016: Max Watts – Melbourne, AU [tickets]


SUNN O))) photo credit by Pete Bestes

SUNN O))) photo credit by Pete Beste

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Big | Brave – Au De La

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More than an odd Melvins comparison has been levelled at Montreal trio Big|Brave and indeed, the riffs within second full-length Au De La (Southern Lord) possess the squealing, throaty exhalations of Grunge. There is, however, a whole other weirdness going on here, which you might expect from a band just coming off a tour with Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Not least the trend-bucking omission of a bassist from the ranks…

Vocalist Robin Wattie is Björk as a native witch-woman, intoning melodiously then yelping like a possessed shaman whilst managing to retain that harmony. Those riffs, meanwhile, purveyed by Wattie and fellow guitarist Mathieu Ball, carry a Drone-like pace: squalling and whining on the pregnant-with-tension ‘Do.No.Harm.Do.No.Wrong…’, yet groaning under the monstrous feedback of ‘Look at How the World Has Made a Change’. The muscle-tightening edge is maintained by Louis-Alexandre Beauregard’s tribal resonance, powerfully leading each track to a crescendo of noise in an understated yet marked fashion.

Here, however, instantaneous drops to silence raise the hackles as much as the violent explosions of agony. Staccato opener ‘On the By and By and Thereon’ seemingly comes to a premature conclusion before kicking on again into a terrifying sequence of double-hammers. The sampled undercurrent of ‘And as the Waters Go’, meanwhile, is initially pierced by a single crash of rhythm guitar, Wattie’s steadily building vocal growing from a high incantation into a demented wail, the whole continually punctuated by brief zephyrs of calm which pounce upon the listener and chill the soul. Flashes of atonal lead and a pulsing coda bring to mind Sonic Youth on zopiclone, truly bewitching stuff that shreds the nerves while attempting to kiss them better.

The early, soft Psychedelia of closer ‘(re)Collection Part II’ gives way to Wattie’s languid howls, the subsequent near-unbearable intensity of moaning leads and rhythmic drums running through an a Capella Punk centrepiece to a Freeform frenzy and a delightful, Shoegaze finale. An exercise in barely-controlled expression, this is a fascinating album – at times stunning, at others beguiling, but always compelling – and one that ensures Big|Brave will force their way into your memory.  





Black Cobra and Wolvhammer Announce West Coast Tour in December

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Black Cobra and Wolvhammer will be venturing on a West Coast tour in December. Black Cobra will begin working on a new album with a tentative release towards later in 2015 via Southern Lord. Wolvhammer ‘s Clawing Into Black Sun (out now via Profound Lore Records and on vinyl on guitarist Jeff Wilson’s Disorder Records) was recorded by Dan Jensen at Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis, MN.

WOLVHAMMER Desanctifying North America 2014 Part II w/ Black Cobra:
Nov 30: Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN *
Dec 01: Machinery Row – Great Falls, MT *
Dec 02: The Hop – Spokane, WA *
Dec 03: Rotture – Portland, OR
Dec 04: Highline – Seattle, WA
Dec 05: Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
Dec 06: Press Club – Sacramento, CA
Dec 07: Sweet Springs – Los Osos, CA
Dec 08: Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Dec 10: Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Dec 11: Complex – Los Angeles, CA
Dec 12: The Garage – Ventura, CA
Dec 13: Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
Dec 15: The Divebar – Las Vegas, NV *
Dec 17: Lost Lake – Denver, CO *
Dec 18: Replay – Lawrence, KS *

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