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Sunn O)))
Pyroclasts

We will look back at 2019 as the year in which Sunn O))) released as many album as they played chords. 'Pyroclasts' follows 'Life Metal' and is pitched as the earlier record's "shadow album". Presumably this means it will not stop until it has destroyed that which casts it. A bit like Dark Link in Zelda. Heavy and slow, you know the drill.
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BIG | BRAVE
A Gaze Among Them

Returning to Greg Anderson’s Southern Lord for a third full length, Canadian experimental rock three piece BIG | BRAVE decided that, at a fork in the road, the best approach for them would be to go back to the blueprints of their conception and to focus on minimalism, tension, space and voice. A Gaze Among Them is the result of the band having not just grown but matured. Features guest appearance from Thierry Amar of Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
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Wolfbrigade
The Enemy: Reality

Wolfbrigade are a hardcore punk / death metal band from Skaraborg in Sweden. The Enemy: Reality is their tenth album. They take their influences / inspiration / energy from ‘80s metal and the pummling brutality of hardcore punk to create their short, fast bursts of combustible material. It makes your heart pump faster, this stuff.
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Pelican
Nighttime Stories

Pelican returns! Nighttime Stories is their first full release in six years, appearing on the reliably strong Southern Lord (aka the Sunn O))) label). These nine instrumentals are of course heavy and dark, but they are also as vividly detailed as you could want, with lots of intricacies beneath the dense chugs.
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Thorr's Hammer
Live by Command of Tom G. Warrior

Doom-metal legend Tom G. Warrior re-assembled the cult American-Norwegian death/doom band Thorr’s Hammer at the Dutch festival Roadburn back in 2010. Live by Command of Tom G. Warrior was the thrilling result, this live LP consisting of four lengthy explorations into the artists’ shared passions. 

Sunn O)))
White2

Remastered edition of Sunn O)))’s 2004 LP ‘White2’ here. These new masters from Matt Colton give ‘White2’ the sound that it deserves, the bottom-end fatter and the whole mix fuller. As for ‘White2’ itself, this is one of Sunn O)))’s early masterpieces, a blend of the band’s purest drone-metal with experimental asides into the synthetic and the occult.
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Sunn O)))
Monoliths & Dimensions

'Monoliths & Dimensions' is probably Sunn O)))'s best album. And if you don't believe me consider that the Quietus named it the best album of their lifetime. High praise! As well as the usual Sunn O))) trademarked doom metal guitar drones, 'Monoliths & Dimensions' features a lot of playful elements, and never has to resort to cheesy spoken word. 

Sunn O)))
Kannon

As any fool know, there’s none more heavy than Sunn O))). They’ve been collaborating a lot recently, both apart with various other projects and together with Scott Walker and Ulver, but at last we now have a pure new Sunn record! Kannon leans extra hard on the metal apparently, so look forward to that. On Southern Lord.

Caspar Brotzmann Massaker
Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore

The Caspar Brotzmann Massaker reissue program continues with Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore. Whilst this previous albums, The Tribe and Black Axis had their foundation in rock, albeit the most skyscraper-scaling, ear-bleeding kind, Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore dabbles in previously unheard brand of free-form noise, leaving those skyscrapers in piles of rubble.  

Caspar Brotzmann Massaker
Koksofen

Caspar Brotzmann Massaker’s fourth album, originally released in 1993, was Koksofen. It endures as a real fans favourite - perhaps because all the hallmarks of the band’s sound were there - the massively loud highs and the destructive rumbling lows. It was recorded at legendary producer, Conny Plank’s studio in Berlin and was produced by his pals Ingo Krauss and Bruno Gephard.

Friendship
Undercurrent

I’m not sure Friendship is the best name for this bunch of Japanese power violence doom metalers given that their previous album was called Hatred. The furrow they plough is a very deep, heavy and dark one albeit with technical mastery and precision. Undercurrent is their new album which is said to be brighter in tone than the aforementioned Hatred, but probably not much. On Southern Lord.

Pelican
Forever Becoming (2019 Remix)

Beefed-up version of Pelican’s 2013 LP Forever Becoming here. Southern Lord have given producer Chris Common another crack at mixing the record, and the result adds more definition and low-end to the band’s expansive post-metal instrumentals. Also included on the 2019 Remix of Forever Becoming is ‘Bardo’, a track that was previously only available on Pelican’s Japanese releases.
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Sunn O)))
Life Metal

Here they come again, churning away. This time slo-mo metallers Sunn O))) have recorded with grumpy recording engineer Steve Albini who, when answering the phone from the big hairy guys said "Sure, this will be fun". And fun it was as the band drafted in violin ace Hildur Guðnadóttir (Mum, Pan Sonic) to add textures and all sorts to the ever expanding brew. Also Anthony Pateras guests on pipe organ.      

Toadliquor
Cease & Decease

Awesome name alert! Toadliquor were formed in the late '80s in the USA. Their blend of sludge and doom metal is violently thick and it congeals into a mass of bubbling ooze from its reverb and crashing cymbals. The band's tunes may slowly melt around your ears but the band itself burst into flame pretty quickly, only releasing one LP in 1993. Cease & Decease is a compilation of some of their finest including a recording made just for this release. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (LORD258)
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Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
Black Axis

Originally released in 1989, Black Axis was the second album by Caspar Brötzmann Massaker. The power trio were dominated by Brötzmann’s gigantic guitar sound and could go from thumping rock to cacophonous racket in the space of one song. Sounds like fun to me. LP and CD on Southern Lord.

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
The Tribe

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker announced themselves back in ‘87 with The Tribe.The German power trio played heavy rock with industrial delivery and in guitarist and frontman Caspar Brötzmann they had Jimi Hendrix, Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo rolled into one. LP and CD on Southern Lord.

Wolves in the Throne Room
Celestial Lineage

A modern classic of American dark-nature black metal: it’s Wolves In The Throne Room’s 2011 album Celestial Lineage! This is a particularly epic one, with Jessika Kenney contributing beautiful tender vocals to several sparse quasi-ambient passages that break up the brothers Weaver’s ecstatic dark ritualism. Southern Lord reissue.

The Primals
All Love Is True Love

The Primals sound exciting. They feature members of Darkest Hour, Dead to Fall and the Explosion and are said to be bringing back the visceral thrill of grunge. Their thrilled record label Southern Lord suggest that fans of Wand, Ty Segall, Nirvana, and Pixies may want to take especially keen interest.  
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Baptists
Bloodmines

Crusty hardcore kids Baptists are back with a record of chaotic punk rock that tries to throw in as many riffs and rasped vocals as possible. 'Bloodmines', their second record, does a good job of using melody to clear out the clutter, continuing to show off the band's subtle post-hardcore and noise rock influences. 
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Sunn O)))
Domkirke

Domkirke is a document of a 2007 live performance by Sunn O))) in the atmospheric environment of Bergen Cathedral. Stretching far beyond the usual palette of infinitely-amped riff-crashing, these 4 side-long tracks feature plenty of organ and the dread vocals of Attila Csihar. It is an interesting corner of the Sunn O))) canon, a welcome reissue. 2LP on Southern Lord.

Wolves in the Throne Room
BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini

Southern Lord drop an LP of Wolves In The Throne Room live cuts. For their 2011 BBC Session the Washington group surprised everyone by coming through with wildly different interpretations of two tracks from their Celestial Lineage LP (also 2011). Rather than performing ‘Prayer Of Transformation’ and ‘Thuja Magus Imperium’ as thick-as-tar black metal numbers that also function as paeans to humankind’s fatal failings, for this session the tracks are transformed into thick-as-tar black metal numbers that also function as paeans to humankind’s fatal failings … on ice!

Baptists
Beacon Of Faith

First of all, beautiful album art. Beacons of Faith is the third record from Baptists. Following pretty much the same sound as the bands' previous records, this is one that you don't want to miss. Atmospheric and apocalyptic, this record is available on vinyl LP and CD, and is released on Southern Lord.  
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Vitamin X
Age Of Paranoia

So many bands, trends and scenes have come and gone since Vitamin X first surfaced in the late-90s, but somehow the Amsterdam punx have managed to outlast them all. This is probably something to do with an ever-burning fire in their bellies - Age Of Paranoia’s lead single ‘Modern Man’ contains the spunk of a band half their age - and their ability to incorporate elements of hardcore punk, thrash metal, grindcore and more into their music without ever sounding laboured. Out via Southern Lord (Nails, Power Trip).
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Scream
NMC17

Scream’s seminal 1988 LP No More Censorship gets the reissue treatment courtesy of Southern Lord (Earth, Goatsnake). The group’s first album to feature Dave Grohl - on drums, fortunately - NMC17 is as vital a snapshot into the 1980s DC hardcore scene as Bad Brains’s I Against I or Fugazi’s 13 Songs. This new version saw the original mixes run through the desk at Grohl’s studio and comes with some nice photos of the band in their pomp.
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Sleep
The Clarity

New music from stoner-metal overlords Sleep! The Clarity was recorded in 2009, a decade after previous release Dopesmoker and seven years before now. Let no-one accuse Sleep of being in a hurry. The Clarity is a thick and chewy slab of sludge, presented on a single side of vinyl, with the other being artfully etched. 12” on Southern Lord.

Eagle Twin
The Thundering Heard (Songs Of Hoof And Horn)

Doom-laden blues duo Eagle Twin are back with their long-awaited third album, out on 30 March on Southern Lord. This is a commanding record, weaving together rumbling vocals—courtesy of Gentry Densley—sky-scraping guitar riffs and powerfully dynamic beats, with nods to classic folklore and searing storytelling.
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MAGMA
Retrospektïẁ

In the world of Zeuhl gods Magma, things tend to occur on a large scale, and that’s certainly the case with this remastered Southern Lord boxset. The three volumes of Retrospektïẁ captured a trio of 1980 concerts at the Olympia in Paris. We begin with the debut appearance of Theusz Hamtaahk, the first part of a similarly-titled trilogy. The third part is Mekanik Destruktiw Komandoh, released as a studio album in its own right, and featured in even more explosive form here. The three-LP set is rounded out with a version of Hhai and two more previously unrecorded tracks. A hefty testament to the unique vision of Christian Vander and the fine musicians and vocalists who helped bring that vision to life.
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Today Is The Day
Animal Mother

Today Is The Day are noise rock aficionados who pay as much tribute to sludgy, sprawling metal as they do to lightning fast, thunder thrashing grindcore. 'Animal Mother' is their tenth record, and to mark that milestone they've made the very wise decision to join with heavy music overseers Southern Lord. Lots of little things to note about the recording, as always -- different members put down their instruments at different times, and the band picked up Sean Conkling, their new bassist -- but what's most important is that Today Is The Day consider the record full of hate and spite. Gee, I don't think any band on Southern Lord has ever said that before.

All Pigs Must Die
Hostage Animal

All Pigs Must Die are a ferocious heavy ensemble that features members of bands as notable as Converge, Bloodhorse, and The Hope Conspiracy. Hostage Animal is their newest statement of bleak fury, packed full of metal riffs and crusty hardcore punk punch. Ten tracks and no mercy. Released by Southern Lord.

Unsane
Sterilize

It’s the eighth studio album from the NYC noise rockers Unsane and they don’t seem to be letting off steam. Sterilize sees the band still as fiery and gnarly as they were back in 1988, with their mix of punk, noise, metal and hardcore punching through on this release on Southern Lord. 

BIG | BRAVE
Au De La

BIG / BRAVE are a trio of rock heaviness, generating a sound that veers between post-rock, blasted grunge, and noise-rock. Au De La is their second full length, and features the highly capable talents of Efrim Menuck on production duties. Released as a no-doubt lusciously packaged CD or LP by Southern Lord.

BIG | BRAVE
Ardor

Montreal based three piece return to Southern Lord for their third album. With three tracks spanning 40 minutes they go the whole hog in post-rock experimentation from huge domineering heaviness to abstract and delicate. This time with guest in the form of members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra, and Jerusalem In My Heart.
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Sunn O)))
White1

By Sunn O))) standards, 2003’s ‘White1’ is a highly experimental album. Sure, at its core of this sprawling opus is cut from the same doom-/drone-metal cloth as the band’s other records. However, the album's various collaborators - among them Julian Cope and Rex Ritter - take ‘White1’ into some unusual territory: ‘GATEWOODeD’ abandons metal for Nurse With Wound’s hinterland; ‘The Gates Of Ballard’ features an actual drumbeat, a rarity in Sunn-world; inhuman moans rise up from the tar-pit of ‘A Shaving Of The Horn That Speared You’. The new master put on 'White1' by Matt Colton bolsters the mix on this already monolithic record.

Circle
Terminal

You can count on Finland’s Circle to provide the goods, always pulling together the finest and weirdest bits of rock etc. history into their (surprisingly cohesive) whole. Terminal is full of proggy flair, krautrock space-power, psychedelic flavour, heavy metal heft and much else besides, making for a dense and wonderful sound. Out on Southern Lord.

Lifesick
6.0.1.

Lifesick is a new band made up of former members of Spinkick. That band wasn’t exactly lightweight (they tended to sound like they were charging towards you in order to kick your head in), but Lifesick is an even more blackened and ferocious hardcore prospect. 6.0.1. is released by Southern Lord.
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Lies
Plague

Brutalist bludgeoning hardcore from a group that features members of The Hope Conspiracy and Skin Like Iron. No time is wasted here: Lies pummel their way through Plague’s allotted 8 tracks so fast that the whole album fits onto one side of vinyl: the B-side is taken up with an etching. On Southern Lord.
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Okkultokrati
Raspberry Dawn

Hard to pin this one down apart from to note that it is well heavy… Okkultokrati have hard rock at their core, but with plenty of influence from punk, post-punk, metal and black metal. New album Raspberry Dawn even finds them adding a synth player into the mix, for even wider possibilities! Dark forest music on Southern Lord.

Hissing
Hissing

With a self released demo and self titled EP under their belt, Southern Lord have snapped Hissing up for a follow up EP. 2 tracks of disturbing sludge encrusted death metal, capturing elements of Swams, Winter and Incantation. And with the guitarist (Joe O’Malley) being the younger brother of Sunn o)))’s Stephen O’Malley you can probably imagine it’s going to be punishing.
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Black Breath
Slaves Beyond Death

Black Breath have a furious flail of death metal to show to you. Slaves Beyond Death (could they BE any more metal?) is their third record, and the band are proud to be even more unpleasant-sounding than ever on this one. ‘Putrid’, ‘rotting’, and ‘bile’ according to the press release. CD or double LP on Southern Lord.

Goatsnake
Black Age Blues

Available as Gatefold 2LP (LP contains two exclusive tracks) or CD on Southern Lord. Ooooof! First album in fifteen years. With original members Greg Anderson (Sunn O)))), Pete Stahl (Scream), and Greg Rogers (The Obsessed) joined by new bassist Scott Renner (Sonic Medusa) they’re back proving they’re still the doom/sludge/stoner overlords they’ve always been. Here be riffs.
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  • Southern Lord

Warhorse
As Heaven Turns To Ash

Not the film to educate teenage girls about the First World War through the medium of horses, but Warhorse, epic doom metal band from Massachusetts. Reissued after 14 years and now on vinyl for the purists, this LP of the album As Heaven Turns to Ash also contains their last song, I am Dying. Double vinyl, gatefold sleeve, on Southern Lord.
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Earth
Primitive and Deadly

Earth, worshipers of all things slow and the band responsible for Sunn O))), are releasing their new record - it's called, with amazing precision, 'Primitive and Deadly'. It's their fifth release for Southern Lord, and continues their ascent into focusing on building subtle arrangements around the focal point of Dylan Carlson's guitar work. On 'Primitive and Deadly' Earth welcome some guests into their doomy mists, the record featuring vocals from Screaming Trees' fellow Mark Lanegan as well as Rabi Shaheen Qazi. There's also bass work courtesy of Sunn O))) collaborator Bill Herzog.   Tracks: Torn By The Fox of the Crescent Moon There Is A Serpent Coming From The Zodiacal Light Even Hell Has Its Heroes Rooks Across The Gate Torn By The Fox Of The Crescent Moon There Is a Serpent Coming From The Zodiacal Light Even Hell Has Its Heroes Rooks Across The Gate Badgers Bane

Wolves in the Throne Room
Black Cascade

Third LP from the mighty Wolves In The Throne Room here. The Canadian group turn black metal into a thick mist on Black Cascade. Sure, there are moments of great power and force here - ‘Ex Cathedra’ is a particularly unrelenting sprawl - but the way that the band blend the hard stuff with dense fogs of reverb and sky-scraping ambiences is just majestic. An excellent album.

Gust
Gust

Here, on Southern Lord, we have an album of catchy metallic riffs, furious lyrical angst all shot through with classic hardcore-influenced directness. The four piece band recorded the album themselves at the charmingly titled Fvck Life studios and have created an angry, politically-aware album, the blitzkreig assaut will appeal to fans of Cursed and Converge.  

Xibalba
Tierra Y Libertad

Excuse me, are those tanks roaring through a landscape strewn with Mayan temples on the album cover? Yes, yes they are. And those are indeed bionic soldiers firing at each other. No, it’s just the album cover of Terria Y Libertad of Californian death metalheads Xibalba. The album title refers to the slogan of the Mexican revolution, whereas the bandname is the name of the Mayan underworld, translating to ‘place of fear’. Sounds like a promising cocktail!

Obliterations
Poison Everything

This crust punk invention comes from a variety of different bands, including the more psychedelic Black Mountain and Night Horses. Influenced by more straight-up hardcore acts, from the stalwarts Poison Idea to the once canonized Black Flag, Obliterations take us back to when chaotic punk rock was old-school. 'Poison Everything' is for blasting loud, which is just as well, as Converge guitarist and punk legend Kurt Ballou produced it.
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Excel
Split Image

A band rather than a Microsoft Office computer app, Excel were crossover punks and/or metalheads who started out in the 80s and released three records -- 'Split Image' is the first, originally recorded in 1983. Excel were raucous, identifying the must chaotic elements of both genres they were interested in, but also self-serious, with a lyrical stoicism rarely seen in their thrash scene. 'Split Image' is being released on vinyl through Southern Lord, with a whole bunch of bonus material. 

Torch Runner
Endless Nothing

Crusty old punks Torch Runner pop up again on Southern Lord for their new record, 'Endless Nights'. It's the follow-up to their debut, 'Commited To the Ground', and shows off the same metallic grindcore sound, aiming to be even more chaotic. Torch Runner are giving the most unforgiving and impenetrable hardore acts a run for their money, creating a sound as harsh as Nails and as fast as Converge. 

Martyrdod
Elddop

Sweden’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. It's extreme and not very nice, but it's an evil kind of swell.
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A Storm Of Light
Nations To Flames

Cruel sonic doomers A Storm of Light continue to drop their music from great heights onto the unsuspecting mass of people underfoot. Nations To Flames has a couple of most metal features on it, with Neurosis' Josh Graha and Kim Thayil from Soundgarden. A not nice time was had by all.
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Baptists
Bushcraft

Baptists drop their debut LP via Southern Lord. Bushcraft makes good on the promise shown by the Vancouver group on their self-titled debut EP. Produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, the tracks here tear out of the speakers with a ferocity similar to Drive Like Jehu’s best work. Bushcraft is punishing, invigorating stuff.
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Sarabante
Remnants


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Early Graves
Goner


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Masakari
The Prophet Feeds


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Black Breath
Heavy Breathing


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Sleep
Dopesmoker

Got to keep the lads in smoking paraphernalia. This must get re-issued at least once a year (around the same number of times the members of Sleep actually get out of bed in fact). This is a stone cold stoner rock classic though. It invented the genre pretty much... full of sludging riffs, grumbling bass, cannabis rhythms.    
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Earth
The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull

The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull was the 2008 album from Dylan Carlson's ever evolving project Earth. It features some unusual guests in Bill Frisell and Zombi's Steve Moore but the result ties in with what you may expect from the group. This is slow-moving churning drone/doom with a nod to country music and chilling atmospheres to kill for. Now re-pressed on Southern Lord with a big gatefold jacket. 

Wolves in the Throne Room
Two Hunters

Wolves In The Throne Room’s second LP Two Hunters is the first thing they released on Southern Lord (Sunn O))), Sleep). The band’s union with the metal mega-label would go on to yield two more full-lengths and a couple of EPs, and every bit of it is brilliant. If you’re unfamiliar with the Wolves In The Throne Room sound then Two Hunters is as good a place to start as any. Monolithic, sky-shaking black/doom metal that will make everything else you listen to sound puny.