Southern Lord

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Southern Lord
Logo of the label
Logo of the label
Active years since April 1998
founder Greg Anderson
Seat los Angeles
distribution Daymare Recordings
Genre (s) Doom Metal
Stoner Metal
Black Metal
Hardcore Punk
Drone Doom

Southern Lord is an American music label .


Southern Lord was founded in April 1998 by Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley . It specializes in Doom Metal (e.g. Church of Misery and Electric Wizard ), Sludge (e.g. Weedeater or Black Cobra ), Drone Doom (e.g. Sunn O))) or Earth ) and experimental music. Lately it has also released several bands from the Black Metal environment such as Wolves in the Throne Room , Xasthur and Craft .

Anderson and O'Malley formed the label to release the music of their own bands Thorr's Hammer and Burning Witch . Anderson borrowed money from Guy Pinhas for the first release. Anderson previously worked at Caroline Distribution, but says himself that he had no idea how to run a company.

The label is known for its releases on vinyl . Anderson was inspired to make records by labels like Sub Pop or Touch and Go Records . These small independent companies wanted to arouse collector interest and attention with mini-editions and elaborate designs.

Artist (selection)


The label's publications can be found under Southern Lord / Discography .

Individual evidence

  1. Interview with Anderson on February 18, 2010
  2. Steve Dollar: Bringing the Heavy Back to Metal. at: (accessed March 21, 2010)
  3. Interview with Goatsnake ( Memento of the original from January 9, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Accessed April 29, 2010) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. Interview with Anderson on Retrieved February 18, 2010
  5. Westcoast Sound interviews Greg Anderson of Sunn 0))) and Southern Lord Records. Retrieved April 11, 2018 .

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