Sunn O))): Life Metal // Trailer

Brace yourselves because the mighty Sunn O))) rise again with their first new record in four years. The new album carries the deep, enigmatic title, Life Metal, it was recorded with Steve Albini in his Electrical Audio studio, and it is scheduled for release on Southern Lord in April 2019.

From what the just surfaced five-minute teaser trailer has to offer, Life Metal sounds all dark, doom-y and drone-y as anyone would have expected, and it's characterized by the impeccable, completely analogue all-tape production of Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson alongside one of the greatest engineers ever. Life Metal will also feature contributions by Hildur Guðnadóttir of Icelandic post rockers, Múm, composer Anthony Pateras and Tim Midyett from the indie rock band, Silkworm. The album's visual representation is composed of paintings by Samantha Keely Smith.

It looks like 2019 is going to be a productive year for Sunn O))) who already have another LP ready and coming next Autumn, titled Pyroclasts, also recorded with Albini, and leaning toward a more meditative sound.

Band portrait by Ronald Dick.

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