Greg Anderson (guitarist)


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Greg Anderson
Born1970 (age 50–51)
OriginSeattle, Washington, U.S.
GenresDoom metal, avant-garde metal, hardcore punk
InstrumentsGuitar, bass
Years active1980s–present
LabelsSouthern Lord Records
Associated actsAmenity
Burial Chamber Trio
Burning Witch
Engine Kid
False Liberty
Galleon's Lap
Lunatics on Parole
Sunn O)))
Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
Thorr's Hammer

Greg Anderson (born 1970) is an American musician, a co-founder of Southern Lord Records.

Anderson is the guitarist of stoner doom band Goatsnake, but is also well known for his collaborations with Stephen O'Malley. Together, the duo participated in projects such as the short-lived death/doom metal band Thorr's Hammer, the extreme doom metal band Burning Witch (although Anderson left before the band could record an album), as well as the drone metal bands Sunn O))) and Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine.


Earlier in his career, Anderson was involved with the straight edge hardcore punk bands False Liberty, Brotherhood, Amenity, Statement, Galleon's Lap, and the Revelation Records and indie rock/hardcore punk band Engine Kid.

Both Brotherhood and Galleon's Lap featured future Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate bass player Nate Mendel.

In 2007, Greg joined Attila Csihar and Oren Ambarchi in a new drone-doom project called Burial Chamber Trio, as well as Ascend, a current project/record with Gentry Densley, the former singer-guitarist of Revelation Records band Iceburn.

In April 1998, Anderson and O'Malley founded the independent, underground label Southern Lord Records, based in Los Angeles, California. The company specializes in doom, sludge, drone, experimental metal, left-field black metal, and, more recently, crust punk.


With False Liberty

  • The Zoo Is Free (Demo 1986)
  • Silence Is Consent... 7" (EP 1986)

With Brotherhood

  • Brotherhood of Friends (1988)
  • Words Run... As Thick As Blood (1989)

With Amenity

  • Chula Vista (Demo 1989)

With Statement

  • Don't Sacrifice Me 7" (EP 1989)

With Galleons Lap

  • Themes And Variations (1991)

With Engine Kid

  • Engine Kid (EP 1992)
  • Astronaut (EP 1993)
  • Bear Catching Fish (CD and LP 1993)
  • The Little Drummer Boy/In The Bleak Midwinter (split with Silkworm 1993)
  • Three On The Tree (split with Wreck 1994)
  • Iceburn/Engine Kid (split CD with Iceburn 1994)
  • Angel Wings (CD 1995)
  • Troubleman Unlimited (EP 1995)

With Thorr's Hammer

With Goatsnake

With Sunn O)))

With Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine

With Burial Chamber Trio

With Ascend

  • Ample Fire Within (2008)

With Pentemple

  • Sunn O))) Presents … (Live album, 2008)


  • Sunn O))) Exclusive Interview Transcripts: Greg Anderson – The Wire

External links

  • Southern Lord Homepage
  • Southern Lord MySpace Webpage
  • An Extensive audio interview with Anderson about his music and label on the Jekyll and Hyde Show, 106FM Jerusalem