As the Los Angeles-based THE POWER OF THE RIFF festival event taking place next week rapidly approaches, the set times and more have been posted.
SUNN O))), infamous masters of volume, density, and weight, will be making their Barbican debut next March, bringing their arrhythmic blend of metal, drone, contemporary composition, jazz, and minimalistic music to the center as part of the Convergence Festival.
Following Southern Lord’s reissue of EXCEL’s Split Image debut LP in 2014, the label’s reissue of The Joke’s On You was remastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Poison Idea, Integrity, Nails). The new version contains the twelve tracks on the original CD edition, including the track “Blaze Some Hate” — initially released as a 12″ single via Caroline, not the original release of the LP.
POWER TRIP slay us with "Firing Squad," the first new single from their anxiously awaited sophomore release Nightmare Logic, which will see release February 22nd through Southern Lord. "Firing Squad" was debuted this week at NPR, who described that the record, "possesses a certain monolithic quality Lemmy would admire: a massive rawness and a sludgy, heavy hopelessness that thrashes with punk immediacy and metal intricacy...it's a track preparing for war."
outhern Lord is preparing to unleash a torrent of tumultuous filth, having signed Ohio-based CRYPT ROT - formed by several current/former members of Homewrecker -- for the release of their Embryonic Devils debut in early 2017. The album's "Chapters Of Torment" has been issued for early streaming, as the band announces new live dates, including a set at The Power Of The Riff.