Southern Lord are pleased to announce the signing of legendary Seattle splatter rock kings THE ACCUSED! Said label head Greg Anderson: “THE ACCUSED and guitarist Tommy Niemeyer were basically responsible for turning me onto hardcore/punk and underground metal. If it wasn’t for me witnessing THE ACCUSED slay the audience — and me — in 1985 I may not be writing this today!”
Added Niemeyer on joining the Southern Lord roster: “Because we are a pretty unclassifiable band, THE ACCUSED has had a rough time finding a label who really knows what this band is about; that our fans are all over the place demographically. Greg Anderson at Southern Lord is the guy who totally ‘gets it’ when it comes to THE ACCUSED. He knows exactly ‘how metal’ we are and ‘how punk’ we are and all the other weird shit in between that makes The Accused what it is: splatter rock. Hooking up with Anderson and the great staff of Southern Lord is the best thing that’s happened with this band in a long time. It feels like THE ACCUSED are strapped onto a huge bottle rocket and Greg’s about to light the fuse.”The current line-up consists of Brad Mowen (also a member of Master Musicians of Bukakke and former member of Burning Witch and Asva), Dorando Hodous (also a member of Lesbian), Mike Peterson and Tommy Niemeyer.
The band will enter the studio with uber producer Billy Anderson (Melvins, Neurosis, Brutal Truth, Cattle Decapitation, High On Fire etc) to record 14 new tunes. Appropriately titled The Curse Of Martha Splatterhead, the release will mark their first full-length studio effort in four years. The band will be making several live appearances in support of their new opus, including a freshly announced slot at SuperSonic Festival in Birmingham England July 25, 2009 alongside Corrupted and Thorr’s Hammer. Prepare to hear a lot more from Martha and the boys via Southern Lord in the very near future! You have been warned…