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    Press release!SUNN O))) declares new live actions for 2017, announcing plans of their return to the Northeastern US and Southeast Canada in March.

    The first set of SUNN O))) tour dates for 2017 sees the collective bringing their dense and arrhythmic blend of metal, drone, and minimalist music back to the Northeast USA and Southeastern realms of Canada for a week of performances. SUNN O))) will converge in Washington DC on March 12th, following with shows in Pittsburgh, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia confirmed through March 18th. Support on all shows will be provided by Southern Lord labelmates, Montreal-based Big | Brave, whom have also joined SUNN O))) on their recent tours of the Southwest, Southeast and Midwest states and Europe.

    This follows the recent announcement of SUNN O)))'s appearance at London's massive performing arts venue, Barbican Centre, as part of this year's Convergence Festival on March 21st. Support for the performance will come from Icelandic singer and cellist, Hildur Guí°nadí³ttir, who has played and recorded with bands such as Pan Sonic, Throbbing Gristle, and Míºm. Guí°nadí³ttir also wrote the arrangements for the Wildbirds & Peacedrums session as part of the Barbican's Nils Frahm curated Possibly Colliding marathon weekend in July.

    Tickets for the East Coast shows go on sale this Friday, December 23rd at 10am local time. Tickets for the Barbican performance are available HERE.

    As Winter Solstice approaches, SUNN O))) extends thanks to their fans for their support throughout 2016, and as a token of their appreciation, offer a free track as well as a digital sale through the rest of the year. Fans can now find the exclusive track «青木ヶ原 // 樹海» (aka "Aokigahara // Jukai" from the flexi 7" which was released together with some vinyl copies of Kannon) for free download through the end of December at THIS LOCATION. To take advantage of the 35% Bandcamp discount, go to or and enter discount code SOLSTICE2016.

    SUNN O))) Tour Dates:
    3/12/2017 930 Club - Washington, DC w/ Big | Brave
    3/13/2017 The Rex - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Big | Brave
    3/14/2017 Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Toronto, ON w/ Big | Brave
    3/15/2017 La Sat - Montreal, QC w/ Big | Brave
    3/16/2017 The Coolidge - Boston, MA w/ Big | Brave
    3/17/2017 Knockdown Center - Brooklyn, NY w/ Big | Brave
    3/18/2017 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA w/ Big | Brave
    3/21/2017 Barbican - London, UK @ Convergence Festival w/ Hildur Guí°nadí³ttir
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  • #2
    Must see them live before I die.


    • #3
      Why do they never come to Dallas?
      "I don't eat at taco joints unless there's a lawn care truck parked out front" - me


      • #4
        SUNN O))) Releases Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998Limited Edition LP
        SUNN O))) has unleashed the earliest recording of the band's monolithic tones, revamped for a limited edition pressing via Southern Lord Recordings, as the label celebrates its twentieth anniversary, as a split label release together with Stephen O'Malley's Ideologic Organ imprint.

        The Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998 dates back to the earliest rehearsals during the genesis of the SUNN O))) project. The source is a C60 cassette tape recorded on a boombox, and the result is essentially an extremely raw noise/drone record. It was taped in the band's early practice space at Downtown Rehearsal (RIP), Los Angeles, in a practice room which the band shared with The Melvins and Goatsnake at the time. The LP sees SUNN O))) founders Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley on guitars and stacks of amps, the original cassette was mastered by Brad Boatright February 2018.

        Longtime/old school diehard listeners of SUNN O)))'s massive sound and those who have watched the collective's transformation over the past two decades can find the brutal practice tape revamped as Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998, available only through Southern Lord and directly from the band in a limited run on 180-gram vinyl LP - 900 black, 500 silver, 100 white, with machine numbering on the front cover - and digitally.

        Find SUNN O)))'s Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998 at Bandcamp HERE and find more purchase options at the band's webshop HERE.

        Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998 Track Listing:
        Side A:
        1. Room 206 pt.1
        2. Room 206 pt.2
        3. B-Witch

        Side B:
        1. Room 206 pt.3
        2. The Grimm Robe / Black Wedding
        3. Mustaine / Thorns
        4. M & D I.L.F.
        5. The DJs

        The celebration of twenty years of SUNN O))) and Southern Lord this year will continue with reissues of the band's lauded White1 and White2 albums in the coming weeks.

        SUNN O))) willperform live at the Psycho Las Vegas festival on August 19th alongside Godflesh, Goblin, Enslaved, All Pigs Must Die, Wolves In The Throne Room, and scores more.

        Watch for further updates on SUNN O))) in the coming days.

        SUNN O))) Live:
        8/19/2018 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas [info]
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          • #6
            See them on the road April 17th-28th and RSVP for a Life Metal listening session April 13th at Future Space in Brooklyn now.

            Sunn O))) have revealed a U.S. listening session in addition to their events in London and Paris in the lead up to the release of Life Metal (April 26th, Southern Lord). Confirmed for April 13th, the Brooklyn-based listening session will take place at Future Space in collaboration with Southern Lord Recordings and The Tinnitus Music Series. The experience will feature a tower of loudspeakers, engulfing walls of fog, and throbbing color. A congregation of guests are invited to traverse the outer zones of consciousness and expanses of the cosmos through sound/time and sound/energy. This event is free, open to the public and available on a first come, first serve basis. RSVP now.

            Sunn O))) comments: ”With great pleasure we present a few special public deep listening sessions of our forthcoming album Life Metal. Our wish and intention are to offer the astounding presence, detail and color of this recording on great PA systems in a public situation as an introduction. Part of the joy of producing and mastering this album in the studio was that we were fortunate to be able to listen on the perfect high fidelity playback situations for the record, top precise studio sound guided by the best ears in the business. With these public listening sessions we hope to get a step closer to that experience of being inside the studio for you all at these special events, a few weeks before the album is unleashed upon the world." - Stephen & Greg / SUNN O)))

            Life Metal, their first studio album in four years, will be supported by Sunn O)))'s first U.S. tour since 2017 and the premier U.S. tour of their 2019-2020 season, including a newly announced stop in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Homestead Music Hall, as well as stops at The Masonic Lodge in Detroit, Howard Theatre in DC, Agora Theatre in Cleveland, Rockefeller Chapel in Chicago (second show added), The Caves in Pelham, TN and Brooklyn Steel. Dates and details can be found below.

            Sunn O))) will collaborate with Record Store Day (#RSD19) to release Life Metal for the first time on CD and vinyl on April 13th via USA/UK/EU indie retail. April 26th marks the official release date of the digital and all other vinyl variants via Southern Lord, and CD and LP will be available to order from Sunn O))) and Southern Lord stores on April 19th.

            April 2019 - North America
            April 17 Cleveland, OH @ Agora
            April 18 Detroit, MI @ Masonic
            April 19 Chicago, IL @ Rockefeller Chapel *SOLD OUT*
            April 20 Pelham, TN @ The Caverns
            April 22 Chicago, IL @ Rockefeller Chapel *BY DEMAND SECOND SHOW ADDED
            April 24 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
            April 25 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
            April 26 New Haven, CT @ College Street
            April 27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Homestead Music Hall
            April 28 Washington, DC @ The Howard

            Public listening event details:
            April 9th - The Institute Of Light in Hackney, London
            This is a free Pitchblack Playback event, there will be two sessions commencing approximately 7pm and 8:30pm. Limited space available, RSVP at this link.

            April 13th - Future Space, Brooklyn
            RSVP ticketed event, from 7:30p-10:30p. The album will be played back in its entirety at maximum volume. RSVP at this link.

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              • #8
                Available on LP and digital formats October 25th via Southern Lord Recordings.
                See Sunn O))) on tour in the Western U.S. as of September 1st.

                Pyroclasts is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning or evening during the two week Life Metal sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a 12 minute improvised modal drone at the start and or end of the day's work. The piece performed was timed with a stopwatch and tracked to two inch tape, it was an exercise and a chance to dig into a deep opening or closing of the days session in a deep musical way with all of the participants. To connect/reconnect, liberate the creative mind a bit and greet each other and the space through the practice of sound immersion. The players across the four pieces of Pyroclasts are Tim Midyett, T.O.S., Hildur Guí°nadí³ttir, and as always Stephen O'Malley & Greg Anderson.

                The music on Pyroclasts is inextricably woven to Life Metal. It exists on the very same tape reels, was explicitly recorded by Steve Albini. The brightness and vividity of that glorious session glares through these four tracks, the precision and radiance, prismatic lustrousness of the saturation, the elemental sculptural shapes, the abstract renderings. It is a sister, or perhaps a shadow album. Or perhaps the now apparent miasma or aether. But it also exists in a form of a pause, a time space which exist in between and around the compositional structures of Sunn O)))'s titanic works.

                For the listener or recipient/participant there are deep rewards within the patience of pulling down the walls and letting the music feel, and feel the music. To be immersed will reveal great detail and color, clarify image, encourage a depth of focus and stillness which may lead to a quite profound experience. Sitting inside the space of time. A deep form of elementalism, even atomism, and connection with presence moment, time and reality. Sunn O))) would invite their audience to consider these points of perception when experiencing and listening to Pyroclasts. Sunn O))) would also invite and encourage their audience to use Pyroclasts as a lens to review and reexperience the complexity of the Life Metal album, and even to interrupt its sequence with Pyroclasts. This elaboration can bring the astute listener both abyssal, hallowed rewards.

                Pyroclasts was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio on two inch tape July 2018, and mastered by Matt Colton through all analogue AAA process at Metropolis July 2019. Four of Samantha Keely Smith's incredible consciousness memory landscapes grace the album sleeve - album cover art is below.

                Stephen & Greg would like to dedicate this album to the memories of Ron Guardipee, Kerstin Daley & Scott Walker.

                Pyroclasts, track listing:

                SIDE A:
                Frost (C)
                Kingdoms (G)

                SIDE B:
                Ampliphí¦dies (E)
                Ascension (A)

                SUNN O))), ON TOUR:
                SEPTEMBER 2019 - WESTERN U.S.

                September 1 Dallas, TX @ Granada, with Papa M, Big|Brave
                September 2 Austin, TX @ Emo's, with Papa M, Big|Brave
                September 4 Denver, CO @ The Gothic, with Papa M, Big|Brave
                September 6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall with Papa M, Big|Brave, Eagle Twin
                September 7 Phoenix, AZ @ Arcosanti with Papa M, Big|Brave
                September 8 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan, with Papa M, Big|Brave
                September 9 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore, with Papa M, Big|Brave
                September 11 Seattle, WA @ Showbox, with Papa M
                September 12 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall, with Papa M
                September 15 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever [Shoshin (初心) Duo]

                October 7 DE, Munich Backstage Werk with Caspar Brí¶tzmann Bass Totem
                October 8 DE, Karlsruhe HfG / ZKM with Caspar Brí¶tzmann Bass Totem
                October 9 CH, Basel Rosstall with Caspar Brí¶tzmann Bass Totem
                October 10 DE, Leipzig Felsenkeller with Caspar Brí¶tzmann Bass Totem
                October 11 PL, Krakow Unsound festival
                October 13 LT, Vilnius Kablys with Caspar Brí¶tzmann Bass Totem
                October 14 EE, Tallinn Vene Theatre with Caspar Brí¶tzmann Bass Totem
                October 15 FIN, Helsinki Kulttuuritalo with Caspar Brí¶tzmann Bass Totem
                October 17 SE, Stockholm Kraken with Carl Michael Von Hausswolff
                October 18 NO, Oslo Kulturkirchen Jakob with Runhild Gammelsí¦ter & Lass Marhaug duo
                October 19 NO, Oslo Blí¤, Shoshin (初心) Duo show with Runhild Gammelsí¦ter & Lass Marhaug duo DJ set
                October 21 DK, Copenhagen Koncerthuset with Puce Mary
                October 22 NL, Nijmegen Doornroosje
                October 24 UK, Bristol SWX with Anna Von Hausswolff
                October 25 UK, Glasgow QMU with Anna Von Hausswolff
                October 26 UK, Birmingham The Crossing with Anna Von Hausswolff
                October 27 UK, Manchester Albert Hall with Anna Von Hausswolff
                October 28 UK, London Roundhouse with Anna Von Hausswolff

                INCOMING IN 2020...

                La Gaí®té Lyrique presents:
                SUNN O))) - LET THERE BE DRONE

                30 Jan / Life Metal
                01 Feb / Life Metal
                02 Feb / Shoshin (初心)
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                • #9
                  You guys must check out Anna Von Hausswolff. Her last album "Dead Magic" is like the lost alternative soundtrack to Jean Rollin's Iron Rose.