Former Sonic Youth vocalist/guitarist Thurston Moore has joined American black metal supergroup, Twilight. The band, who feature members of Nachtmystium, Isis, The Atlas Moth and more within their ranks, have also signed with Century Media Records.
They are planning a re-release of their self-titled debut in the coming months, plus a new album to be recorded later this year. The bands Blake Judd (also of Nachtmystium) recently confirmed the news to The1stfive.com via the following exchange:
This next question goes back to Twilight. I’ve read that you guys were trying to put together another record.
BJ: Yeah. We are.
How is that process going? At one point there was talk of Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) might be working on the album.
BJ: Yeah. He is in fact. I think we’re booking him this week. He’s in the band, and going to be on the record.
He’s officially in the band? How did you hook up with Thurston Moore for a Twilight album?
BJ: We knew Sonic Youth already through their soundman, Jeremy Lemos. He has a band called White/Light and that’s how they know him. They toured together. He’s also has worked with Rob Lowe from Lichens a lot, so that’s how we know these guys.
The Sonic Youth folks, whenever they were in town, would always be over at the studio, so I met them on a number of occasions recording over there and Thurston really likes our music and, uh, loves Black Metal. And now that Sonic Youth‘s broken up, and he’s essentially divorced, he’s got plenty of time.
BJ: Yeah. I’m really excited about that. I was a Nirvana fan when I was a kid, you know. I’m twenty-eight or twenty-nine years old now, so I grew up during that, and that’s what I listened to when I was a kid. I had Sonic Youth records when I was twelve. And to now know that, not only am I having a dialogue with this person about anything, but dude’s gonna join a band I started, and it’s like…whoah. Fucking amazing, amazing feeling.
That is a perfect example of like what people ask: “What’s the best thing about what you do?” You know, most people expect the answer to be traveling, sex, money. No, man. The thing that makes me feel like I’m rich it’s the experience.
I’ve done so much shit, and worked with so many cool people, and I’ll get to work with Thurston and that…I would…you know Century Media could offer us a hundred thousand dollars to make that Twilight record and say: “Blake, you get ninety percent of that money but Thurston Moore‘s not gonna be on the record, or, you can be on it and we’ll give you ten grand and that’s what you have to make it work.” And I would, I would take the ten grand and work with Thurston. That’s like how much I love Sonic Youth.”