Archive | March, 2010

Sunn O))) & Boris present ALTAR for ATP New York 2010!

30 Mar

All Tomorrow’s Parties will return to Kutsher’s Country Club, Monticello for the third ATP New York festival over Labor Day weekend, running from Friday 3rd September – Sunday 5th September. We recently announced that legendary film-maker Jim Jarmusch, well known for his fantastic collaborations and documentaries with musicians will be the guest curator on Sunday 5th. 
New additions to his previously announced choices are headed by SUNN O))) and BORIS performing material from their mindblowing collaborative album ALTAR.

I was lucky enough to see them perform the album at London’s Forum with Earth, Boris and SUNN O))) each performing solo sets before SUNN O))) and Boris came on to perform Altar, talk about a dream gig! They opened with The Sinking Belle with Jesse Sykes on vox which sent shivers down my spine,  just as it does each time I hear it. So, yeah, if you are planning on going then make sure you do not miss this!

Weekend and Day Tickets, Accommodation and Bus Travel from Manhattan and Brooklyn are available now via 
Tickets are also available now in person from Other Music in New York City and Aquarius Records in San Francisco.

For more information about the bands and the Altar release, please visit


Southern Lord Signs THE SECRET

4 Mar

Southern Lord is proud to announce the newest members of its coven, brutal Italian group THE SECRET (and that is brutal with a capital B).

In a statement by Southern Lord this week, label owner Greg Anderson stated: “These days it’s extremely rare that we receive a demo submission that blows us away. This was the case with the demo THE SECRET had sent us. Their sound is relentless, uncompromising and extremely lethal. Anti-melody, pro-cacophony!”

Born and shaped in 2003 within the motionless city of Trieste, Italy, THE SECRET come to life as an output for rage, darkness and negativity, combining elements of crust/grind, primitive black metal, dark soundscapes and monolithic riffs that take the listener by the hand through a hallucinated trip towards a foggy and yet invisible tomorrow. After their 2003 Goodfellow Records debut album Luce, the band went through countless lineup changes before finding a new incarnation in 2008 when their second full-length Disintoxication was released. Since then the Goodfellow label has unfortunately ceased to exist, and THE SECRET have now found shelter within Southern Lord’s bleak caves.

This April THE SECRET will enter Godcity Studio in Salem, MA with producer Kurt Ballou to record their Southern Lord debut Solve et Coagula, their sonic interpretation of a total loss of faith in social system, religion, personal redemption and every institution.

You are forewarned of a approaching monolithic steamroller whose destiny is to flatten all in its path!