loathsome is a micro-label dedicated to pushing new underground music. we love metal, thrash, grindcore, doom, noise, midi-core, anything that destroys buildings or makes your ears bleed.

Hesper Payne / Sabazius Release

Hello friends,

I hope this message finds you all well.

As you may or may not be aware, I’m venturing into the realms of
setting up a small record label called ‘loathsome’. I think the name
will give a pretty good idea of what to expect and those of you that
know me to any small degree will know that horrid, despicable tunes
are what get me out of bed in the morning. A drop of Doom, a smidge of
Thrash and lashings and lashings of ambrosia cream Grindcore.

Over the past few months we’ve been building our fanbase by opening a
Digital Distro section to our site to offer some free releases by some
truly awesome bands including Sea Bastard, Gout, Saltingtheslug, not
to mention the Sabazius back catalog. Of course we’re keen to flesh
out our distro so if you’re interested in letting us host some of your
own demos / releases, let me know and we’ll see what we can do. In the
meantime go grab yourself some noise.


We’re very proud to announce that our first physical release is going
to be made available for pre-order at 18:00 on 1st April 2012.
Sabazius and Hesper Payne have created an epic masterpiece of a split
for us. The release is strictly limited to 100 physical copies, a DVD
digipak featuring stunning artwork from both Brooke from Hesper Payne
and Steve from Sabazius. Depending on the number of pre-orders we
receive we will be adding a number additional extras to the release.
Get them while their hot as we don’t expect these to stick around


We aim to start shipping the release on May 1st. In the meantime
checkout our friends.


Hesper Payne

All being well look forward to some more releases later in the year.

Keep bludgeoning.

Rob Lacey
contact [at] loathso.me

coming early 2012

Sabazius - "...Electric Wizard on valium at times, they also succeed in making most Funeral Doom bands sound like Pig Destroyer in comparison..."


Hesper Payne - "...Doom from the cursed north, children of Northumbrian darkness..."

FREE Sabazius Track - The Goat

We're working our way towards our first release this spring (2012), as a treat we're offering a copy of Sabazius' - The Goat for download.