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Decibel bring Apostles of Darkness Tour to Hollywood

This guest post comes from Genji from Los Angeles.  Look for more metal/punk posts from our California correspondent… On a slow Tuesday night in Hollywood, Decibel magazine decided to bring the Apostles of Darkness tour to the Key Club.  With a slew of bands on the bill including Lecherous Nocturne, Abigail Williams and Hate, this is one tour you should be on the lookout for if… Read more →

Doom to Drone to Diversity: A Profile of Los Angeles Extreme Experimental Label, Southern Lord Records

The words ‘southern lord‘, accompanied by an image of a horned creature with a hook and a pentagram, can’t help but dispatch the mind to the fiery netherworld of the fallen one; the scapegoat for all that is vile, revolting and just plain evil in this world, including the unholy sounds of heavy metal music. So you might be surprised to hear that the Los Angeles-based label, known for it’s focus on the ‘doom, stoner and drone’ sub genres of metal, was not named after Satan, The Devil, Shaitan or any other such figure, but instead after a certain ‘fruit, spice and whiskey flavored liqueur‘ invented by a bartender in New Orleans well over 100 years ago. Southern Lord was the name bestowed on a fledgling record label by it’s father, the Southern Comfort swillin’ guitarist for Thorr’s Hammer and Burning Witch, Greg Anderson, because he thought ‘it sounded cool‘. Read more →