Sunn O))) Raised Over $10,000 For Charity With Limited Edition “Life Metal” Demo Collections

Earlier this month, Sunn O))) released several “Life Metal” demo collections via Bandcamp for one day only. Now, the band have revealed that the demos ended up generating over $10,000 for the Global FoodBanking Network.

The group commented:

“Thanks to you our great friends and fans, we’ve raised over $10,000 for the Global FoodBanking Network through the LIFE METAL Rehearsal demos Bandcamp fundraiser on May 1st!

Stephen and Greg and all of SUNN O))) would like to send our gratitude and hails to you all for your support, kindness and empathy for this fundraiser.

It’s marvellous to be able to open a channel of support and charity through SUNN O)))’s music and concept in this challenging and strange time.

Please go to The Global FoodBanking Network for more information from the charity.

Stay safe and sane.


Sunn O))) Release Limited Edition “Life Metal” Demo Collections

Sunn O))) are allowing fans to get some “Life Metal” demo collections for one day only (May 1). The band commented:

“Today we are offering 3 previously unreleased O))) recordings. During the writing of the Life Metal album, Greg and Stephen created three rehearsal demos of riffs and production ideas in Greg’s Downtown LA rehearsal studio. They are raw, primordial, translucent, amusing, rough, heavy-as-fuck and paralyzing. We are pleased to offer them via Bandcamp exclusively and only on the 1st of May. Here are the demo links:

All proceeds from the Bandcamp sales shall be going to the Global Food Banking Network, who support food banks affected by COVID-19 crisis. Also all our albums are 50% off on May 1st only!

thanks for your support
stay safe

Sunn O))) Announce January European Dates

Sunn O))) have announced some January European shows. Here’s the dates:

01/24 Rome, ITA – Orion
01/25 Bologna, ITA – TPO
01/26 Trezzo d’Adda, ITA – Live CLub
01/29 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kreun
01/30 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik

The group will also be playing a “Let There Be Drone” residency at the La Gaité Lyrique in Paris, France on January 31 – February 2.

Sunn O))) To Release New Album “Pyroclasts” In October

Sunn O))) have announced that their new album “Pyroclasts” will be released on October 25. The effort was recorded with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, IL, during the same sessions that yielded the band’s recently released album “Life Metal.” You can find a teaser for “Pyroclasts” below:

A press release offered more info on the album:

‘The ‘Pyroclasts‘ album 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 twelve-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 day’s 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 Guðnadóttir, 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 vividness 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.’

“Pyroclasts” Track Listing:

Side A:


Side B:


Sunn O))) Announce September West Coast Tour

Sunn O))) have announced a September West Coast tour. Here’s the dates:

09/01 Dallas, TX – Granada (with Papa M & Big|Brave)
09/02 Austin, TX – Emo’s (with Papa M & Big|Brave)
09/04 Denver, CO – The Gothic (with Papa M & Big|Brave)
09/08 Los Angeles, CA – Mayan (with Papa M & Big|Brave)
09/09 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (with Papa M & Big|Brave)
09/11 Seattle, WA – The Showbox (with Papa M)
09/12 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall (with Papa M)

Sunn O))) Stream New Album “Life Metal”

Sunn O))) recently released physical copies of their new album “Life Metal” in independent record stores as part of Record Store Day and now the effort is available to stream in full over at NPR. The record will be released in digital outlets and other retailers on April 26. The group are also planning to release another new album titled “Pyroclasts” in the fall.

Sunn O)))’s New Album “Life Metal” Will Be Released As Part Of Record Store Day

Sunn O))) have announced that physical copies of their new album “Life Metal” will be released on April 13 as part of this year’s Record Store Day. The effort will be available on CD and vinyl in U.S. independent record stores and on vinyl in European/UK record stores. The album will then hit digital outlets and other retailers on April 26. As previously reported, the band are also planning to release another new album titled “Pyroclasts” in the fall.

In other news, the group have also announced a couple of album listening parties. Those will be held on March 31 at Gaîte Lyrique in Paris, FRA (RSVP here) and on April 9 at The Institute Of Life in Hackney, London (RSVP here). The band said the following about that:

“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.”

Sunn O))) To Release New Albums “Life Metal” & “Pyroclasts”, Announce U.S. & European Dates

Sunn O))) have announced that they will be releasing two new albums. They include “Life Metal,” which will be released in April and “Pyroclasts,“ which will be released in the fall.

“Life Metal” was recorded with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, IL and it will feature a number of guests including: Hildur Guðnadóttir, who contributed vocals, cello, and haldorophone to “Novæ,“ Anthony Pateras, who contibuted pipe organ to “Troubled Air,” and Tim Midyett (Silkworm, Bottomless Pit), who contributed aluminum neck bass and baritone guitars to the effort.

“Pyroclasts,“ which is said to be a “more meditative” album, was also recorded with Albini, and it will feature guest contributions from Midyett and Guðnadóttir as well.

In other news, Sunn O))) have also announced some U.S. and European dates:

02/28 Frankfurt, GER – Mousonturm
03/01 Graz, AUT – Orpheum
03/02 Prague, CZE – Divadlo Archa
03/03 Hamburg, GER – Kampnagel
03/04 Amsterdam, NET – Paradiso
03/06 Lyon, GRA – L’Epicerie Moderne
03/07 Nancy, FRA – L’Autre Canal
03/08 Dijon, FRA – La Vapeur
03/09 Rouen, FRA – QuasaRits Day
03/11 Tours, FRA – Le Temps Machine
03/12 Nantes, FRA – Stereolux
03/13 La Rochelle, FRA – La Sierene
03/14 Bordeaux, FRA – Le Rocher de Palmer
04/17 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
04/18 Detroit, MI – Masonic
04/19 Chicago, IL – Rockefeller Chapel
04/20 Pelham, TN – The Caverns
04/24 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
04/25 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
04/26 New Haven, CT – College Street
04/28 Washington, DC – The Howard

Sunn O))) To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Headlining Set At 2018 The Power Of The Riff

On November 18, Sunn O))) will headline the 2018 Power Of The Riff with a special 20th anniversary set. The event, which will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of Southern Lord Recordings, will take place at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA. Other artists are still pending, but The Sonics and The Primals are set to perform at the kickoff party the day before (November 17).