Tag Archives: Southern Lord

Dissident Aggression: The Poisoning of Everyting by Obliterations

Posted by on November 11, 2014

The definition of the word obliterate is to wipe something out completely, to utterly destroy whatever the intended target might be.  In the case of Los Angeles based Obliterations this is exactly their intent with every track on their newest full-length album, Poison Everything. Somewhere in the extreme music timeline the worlds of punk and […]

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Dissident Aggression: Converting to Baptists

Posted by on October 3, 2014

In the darkness, barreling towards the center of the Earth there is a labyrinth of tunnels snaking their way all over the globe.  They are filled with the blood of the innocent, of children asked to do the work of men, of men asked to do the work no one should have ever been asked […]

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Dissident Aggression: The Endless Nothing of Torch Runner

Posted by on September 19, 2014

While previewing this album at my day job, a co-worker asked, “Is that music or static coming out of your speakers?”  Short answer: Yes.  To say that North Carolina’s grind-infused, crusty three-piece, Torch Runner, are abrasive, especially to the untrained ear, is a vast and monumental understatement. After their new label, Southern Lord, reissued their […]

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Dissident Aggression: Earth Becomes Primitive and Deadly

Posted by on September 2, 2014

What happens when a band has had a long, critically fruitful career, and has virtually nothing left to prove?  There are two paths to be taken at this juncture.  The first path is one of complacency and recycling of old themes and ideas.  The second path is one of exploration.  It’s a path of growth […]

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SUNN 0))), Ulver to get weird together

Posted by on November 18, 2013

It’s been four years since SUNN O)))’s last full length, Monoliths and Dimensions. Ulver’s most recent album, Messe I.X.VI.X came out earlier this year. Both bands have been pushing the sonic envelope recently, evolving from drone metal to ambient, classical acoustic, and otherwise unclassifiable music. The two entities first worked together in 2003, for SUNN O)))’s White1 sessions, which […]

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This new Pelican track is absolutely undeniable

Posted by on August 14, 2013

While “heavy” is definitely a word that applies to post-rock instrumental quartet Pelican, it’s definitely not the first word that would come to mind. Those words would probably be “post-rock,” “instrumental” and “quartet.” However, the band is streaming another song from their forthcoming fifth album, Forever Becoming, and it’s both heavy and upbeat. We really […]

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Dave Grohl Resurrects a BL’AST! From The Past

Posted by on July 3, 2013

This one begins with a story: BL’AST! were a California based hardcore punk band that was around back in the ’80′s. They were very influential in their time, and were renowned for their next-level musical skills and unrestrained, energetic style. Their 1985 release The Power of Expression was a highly regarded and prized album. It’s success led […]

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Urban Outfitters, Your One Stop Sunn 0))) Shop

Posted by on July 3, 2013

Urban Outfitters has long been a place where hipsters that claim to not be hipsters can pick up the latest  Atari logo T-shirt or book to teach you how to get drunk. And while it’s mainly a clothing store, they also sell vinyl. Metal Injection has found that among the vinyl you can pick up […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 11/19: Should Artists Run Labels?

Posted by on November 19, 2010

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s Bram and Zach take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. While we’re not going to go into details, there was a pretty fascinating story in The Hollywood Reporter about the head […]

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Kylesa Announces Dates With Clutch

Posted by on November 15, 2010

Kylesa will be joining Clutch and Righteous Fool for a hand full of dates to take place at the end of the year.

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