Tag Archive for southern lord

‘night born songs descend by moonlight’

Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestial Lineage (Southern Lord, 2011) A trilogy of albums that started with 2007‘s Two Hunters and continued through 2009‘s Black Cascade comes to an end with Celestial Lineage.  The Weaver brothers once again enlisted Jessika Kenney to provide angelic clean vocals to close out this opus the way it started…in the cold, black woods… Read more →

The Power of the Riff 2011

The Power of the Riff kicked off its second year in L.A. with a line-up that would make anyone on the East Coast blind with envy. As if that full day assault of brutal hardcore, metal and crust wasn’t enough, Southern Lord brought their genre and generation crossing festival up the coast with stops in San Francisco and Seattle. Our… Read more →

Acephalix @ Blast-O-Mat + Interview

The clatter of the garage door rolling shut, the lights brought down to a dull blood red and the bald figure onstage beckoning us closer.  All nerves on the precipice of panic.  Beer buzz replaced by extreme claustrophobia.  This is Blast-O-Mat.  This is Acephalix. Just moments ago I was outside reflecting on teenage years in venues like this, consuming beer… 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 →