Southern Lord’s The Power of the Riff Fest Hits LA December 20th

On Thursday, December 20th, The Power of the Riff presents a massive all-ages event at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.  The lineup for this end-time gala will feature sets by HIGH ON FIRE, SUNN O))), CORROSION OF CONFORMITY (playing a set that will include classics from Animosity, Eye for an Eye and more), BLACK BREATH, DEAD IN THE DIRT, LOINCLOTH (featuring members of CONFESSOR) and VOID OV VOICES (featuring Atilla Csihar).

Two new promotions are running where fans can purchase tickets directly from LA record depotsVacation Vinyl or Amoeba Music and receive a free SUNN O))) rehearsal demo 12” exclusive to their six-date West Coast tour with support from LOINCLOTH and DEAD IN THE DIRT, coming to a crescendo at The Power of the Riff. Tickets are also available now at Ticketmaster.

The Power of the Riff Festival: Set Times Announced and Info

The set times for this Sunday’s The Power of the Riff Festival at The Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles have been announced…

Echo Stage:
SPIDER FEVER: 1:00pm-1:30pm
RATS EYES: 1:45pm-2:15pm
SEMEN SUNDAE: 2:30pm-3:00pm
THE FUCKING WRATH: 3:15pm-3:45pm
LECHEROUS GAZE: 4:00pm-4:45pm
NAILS: 5:00pm-5:45pm
EAGLE TWIN: 6:00pm-6:45pm
NIGHT HORSE: 7:00pm-7:45pm

Echoplex Stage:
RIGHTEOUS FOOL: 3:30pm-4:15pm
BLACK BREATH: 4:30pm-5:15pm
COLISEUM: 5:30pm-6:15pm
TRAP THEM: 6:30pm-7:15pm
FROM ASHES RISE: 8:00pm-8:45pm
REPULSION: 9pm-9:45pm
GOATSNAKE: 10:00pm-10:45pm
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY III: 11:00pm-12:00am

Also, Converse, who are sponsoring the event, will be giving away a free pair of shoes to the first 30 people through the door. There will also be a treasure hunt for an additional 15 pairs of Converse shoes. Clues will be on the back of the event schedule, which will be handed out at the door.

Doors open at noon. Once capacity is reached, it will be one in, one out. Ins and outs will be allowed before 6pm only. And of course RSVP does not guarantee entry.

RSVP now if you haven’t already!

The Power of the Riff Festival Comes to Los Angeles on August 8th; Free with RSVP

On Sunday, August 8th, a host of loud, riff-heavy bands will descend upon Los Angeles for The Power of the Riff Festival. Curated by Greg Anderson (Southern Lord) and Sam James Velde (NIGHT HORSE), The Power of the Riff Festival was assembled with the intent to blur the lines between Metal, Hardcore, Punk and Rock music.

Festival lineup:
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY III
GOATSNAKE
FROM ASHES RISE
REPULSION
COLISEUM
TRAP THEM
BLACK BREATH
NIGHT HORSE
EAGLE TWIN
EARLY GRAVES
NAILS
RIGHTEOUS FOOL
SEMEN SUNDAE
THE FUCKING WRATH
RATS EYES
SPIDER FEVER
*DJ sets throughout the day curated by Pete Majors (HARASSOR/Vacation Vinyl)

A record swap meet of local stores such as Vacation Vinyl, Origami Vinyl, and will also feature popup stores by Tee Pee Records, Southern Lord Recordings, and more.

Lastly, the fest will feature food trucks including Sweet Vindication, Grill Em All, Canters Deli, and more.

The all day, all ages event will take place at neighboring venues in Echo Park, The Echo and Echoplex, from 12pm-12am. Admission is free with RSVP!

RSVP Now!

Fine print:

  • RSVP is strictly required
  • Entry is not guaranteed
  • Lineup subject to change
  • No ins and outs after 5pm
  • Set times announced day of the show at Echoplex

(via City of Devils)

Southern Lord Records Signs Washington’s BLACK BREATH

Southern Lord Records is eager to announce the official signing of Washington’s BLACK BREATH. Their riotous Razor to Oblivion MLP is set for re-release on Southern Lord this November 10th, and their debut full-length will see the light of day in early 2010.

BLACK BREATH emerged from dank basements and dive bars in the belly of Bellingham, Washington in 2005. Bored by the region’s apathy towards trenchant and punishing music, they combined elements of punk and metal with doses of the garage rock of their hometown. Their sound is acutely classic without being painfully retro; a ripping blend of BATHORY, CELTIC FROST, POISON IDEA and DISCHARGE.

With the Northwest winter casting a dreary shadow over Seattle, BLACK BREATH is proud to announce their partnership with Southern Lord Records. The band’s upcoming debut LP was recorded in June 2009 with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) at God City Studios. A much darker beast than previous efforts, the record features equal regiments of Swedish death metal, American heavy metal and sheer blasphemy. Their roadshow will hit the pavement in 2010. The band have a show coming in November with D.R.I., with more to be announced soon.

BLACK BREATH live:

11/27/2009 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/D.R.I., COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON

http://www.myspace.com/blackbreath

Southern Lord to Release BORIS 7″ Vinyl Series of New Material

BORIS is set to release a new 7″ series called Japanese Heavy Rock Hits. The series features three vinyl 7″s to be released over the next three months exclusively through Southern Lord.

September:
Japanese Heavy Rock Hits Vol. 1
Side A: “8
Side B: “Hey Everyone

October:
Japanese Heavy Rock Hits Vol. 2
Side A: “H.M.A. – Heavy Metal Addict
Side B: “Black Original

November:
Japanese Heavy Rock Hits Vol. 3
Side A: “16:47:52…
Side B: “..and Hear Nothing

The Japanese experimental outfit recently released a pair of split recordings and previously released another trio of 7″s called The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked.

Also, BORIS will be making their only U.S. performance of the year at this weekend’s All Tomorrows Party festival in New York. They will be performing on Sunday, September 13th and will perform Feedbacker in its entirety. Also performing at the festival are THE FLAMING LIPS, BORDEMS, MELVINS, CARIBOU, CRYSTAL CASTLES, and many more.

PELICAN Announce Full U.S. Tour

PELICAN, who have kept busy this year with a whole lot of touring, will be embarking their own headlining U.S. tour that begins just days before the release of the band’s upcoming new album, What We All Come To Need. The band’s new album, and first for Southern Lord, comes out on October 27th. Labelmates BLACK COBRA will be opening for most of the dates.  Additional support will come from MINSK, SWEET COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, GODS & QUEENS, and DISAPPEARER.

PELICAN will also join EARTH, SUNN O))) and EAGLE TWIN for a Southern Lord showcase in the Blackened Music Series at Brooklyn’s Masonic Temple later this month.

9/22/2009 Brooklyn Masonic Temple – Brooklyn, NY w/ SUNN O))), EARTH, EAGLE TWIN
10/18/2009 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ MINSK, SWEET COBRA
10/19/2009 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO w/MINSKSWEET COBRA
10/20/2009 The Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/21/2009 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/22/2009 Neurolux – Boise, ID w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/24/2009 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/25/2009 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/27/2009 Independent – San Francisco, CA w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/28/2009 The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA w/ BLACK COBRASWEET COBRA
10/29/2009 The Casbah – San Diego, CA w/ BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
10/30/2009 Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ w/ BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
11/01/2009 Emo’s – Austin, Texas w/ BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
11/02/2009 Granada Theater – Dallas, TX w/ BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
11/04/2009 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO w/ BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
11/05/2009 The Picador – Iowa City, IA w/ BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
11/28/2009 The Shelter – Detroit, MI w/ BLACK COBRA, GODS & QUEENS
11/29/2009 The Soundlab – Buffalo, NY w/ BLACK COBRA, GODS & QUEENS
12/01/2009 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/02/2009 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/03/2009 Harper’s Ferry – Allston, MA w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/04/2009 Rock And Roll Hotel – Washington, DC w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/05/2009 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
12/07/2009 Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/08/2009 Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/09/2009 Cider House – Knoxville, TN w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER
12/10/2009 Ravari Room – Columbus, OH w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER, BRAINBOW
12/11/2009 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ BLACK COBRA, DISAPPEARER

Visit PELICAN on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/pelican

SUNN O))) to Follow Midwest Tour with West Coast Dates

SUNN O))), who recently announced a handful of Midwest shows, just revealed dates for a West Coast tour. The tour kicks off in Seattle where SUNN O))) will headline two Southern Lord label showcase events. The first night will be as a duo performing the the Shoshin/GrimmRobe Demos in its entirety. They will be joined by labelmates THE ACCÜSED. An encore Seattle performance follows the next night alongside Southern Lord brethren EARTH, PELICAN and EAGLE TWIN. Support along the rest of the tour will come from EAGLE TWIN and THE ACCÜSED.

Dates are as follows:
8/05/2009 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA w/ THE ACCÜSED (record release show), TRAP THEM, BLACK BREATH
8/06/2009 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA w/ EARTH, PELICAN, EAGLE TWIN
8/08/2009 Independent – San Francisco, CA w/ THE ACCÜSED, EAGLE TWIN
8/09/2009 Historic Brookdale Lodge – Brookdale, CA w/ THE ACCÜSED, EAGLE TWIN
8/11/2009 Center for Arts, Eagle Rock – Los Angeles, CA w/ THE ACCÜSEDEAGLE TWIN
8/13/2009 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO w/ THE ACCÜSEDEAGLE TWIN
8/14/2009 Avalon Theatre – Salt Lake City, UT w/ THE ACCÜSEDEAGLE TWIN

The Viper Room’s New Monthly Metal Night Debuts Tomorrow

The Viper Room in Hollywood, who’ve already been bringing the metal to The Sunset Strip with a weekly metal night called The Dirty Lounge, will be home to a new monthly metal night, dubbed Club My War, that kicks off tomorrow night (May 12th). The format for the monthly event will be Doom, Hardcore, Drone, Experimental, Power Violence, Thrash, etc.

Opening night will feature headliners IT’S CASUAL (11:15pm-12am), who will be commemorating their new album, The New Los Angeles. Prior to their performance will be a special video of The New Los Angeles directed by world famous video director, Robert Schober (a.k.a. Roboshobo), who is known for his work on the latest videos from METALLICA, MASTODON and THE B-52′S.

Other bands performing include CHINGALERA (10:30pm-11pm), SNAKES ALIVE (9:45pm-10:15pm), GORT (9:00pm-9:30pm), and INTERNAL CORROSION (8:15pm-8:45pm ). Also, the following guests will be DJing between bands: Larry Herweg (PELICAN), Eddie Solis (Southern Lord), James Curtiss (Southern Lord), Jason Moore (Amoeba Hollywood), Pete Majors (Vacation Records), and Scott Florance (City Of Devils blog).

Doors open at 8pm and admission is $10.

PELICAN Join the Southern Lord Roster

Southern Lord Records has announced the signing of Chicago’s PELICAN.  The instrumental rockers are busy recording their first EP for the label at Red Room Studios in Seattle, Washington.  Guitarist, Trevor De Brauw, promises the new material to be heavier, darker, and very riff-oriented.  A special guest (to be announced at a later time), who has been a heavy influence on the band, will make an appearance.

In March, PELICAN, will be touring alongside new label mates, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, which includes a stop at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas at the Southern Lord showcase.  Following their touring adventures, the band will focus on their fourth full-length album.

PELICAN March/April 2009 tour:
*w/ TOMBS, DREDG
**w/ TOMBS, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM

3/15/2009 The Picador – Iowa City IA *
3/16/2009 Riot Room – Kansas City, KS *
3/17/2009 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK *
3/18/2009 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX * plus TRICKY
3/19/2009 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR **
3/20/2009 Elmo’s – Austin, TX @ SXSW Southern Lord Showcase
3/22/2009 Red 7 – Austin, TX **
3/25/2009 The Sets – Tempe, AZ **
3/26/2009 The Casbah – San Diego, CA **
3/27/2009 The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA **
3/28/2009 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA **
3/29/2009 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR **
3/30/2009 Nightlight – Bellingham, WA **
3/31/2009 Neumo’s – Seattle , WA **
4/02/2009 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT **
4/03/2009 The Marquis Theatre – Denver , CO **
4/05/2009 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL **

Check out PELICAN on MySpace.

COFFINS: Two New Tracks; Northeast Tour Dates

Tokyo’s COFFINS has released two tracks from their upcoming album Buried Death on their MySpace page. The album, to be released on 20 Buck Spin Records with distribution through Southern Lord, will hit the streets on June 20th.

The band will be attacking the Northeast US with a splattering of live dates with labelmates THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE, as well as COFFINS‘ appearance at the Maryland Deathfest. Here are their tour dates:
05/16/2008 Elks Lodge – Cambridge, MA w/RAW RADAR WAR, NOOSEBOMB, SCAPEGOAT
05/17/2008 Matinee show: ABC No Rio – New York, NY w/ASRA, THE COMMUNION
05/17/2008 Evening show: Rockstar Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/UNEARTHLY TRANCE, THE COMMUNION
05/18/2008 Khyber – Philadelphia, PA w/ OTESANEK (reunion)
05/19/2008 Talking Head – Baltimore, MD w/ TRIAC, DRUGS OF FAITH, FIGHT AMP [no COFFINS]
05/20/2008 Nara Sushi – Richmond, VA w/ JUICE TYME
05/21/2008 Jan’s Room – Allentown, PA w/ FISTULA, BIRTH CONTROL
05/22/2008 Roboto – Pittsburgh, PA w/ HELLNATION, ABYSME, SLICES
05/23-25/2008 Maryland Deathfest 2008COFFINS play Saturday night