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Sunn O))) Set October Release For New Album “Pyroclasts”


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An October 25th release date has now been slated via Southern Lord for Sunn O)))‘s “Pyroclasts” album. Recorded in July of 2018 with Steve Albini (Nirvana, Neurosis) at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, IL during the “Life Metal” sessions, the outing finds Hildur Guðnadóttir, Tos Nieuwenhuizen and Tim Midyett (Silkworm, Bottomless Pit) guesting. A press release says of the effort:

‘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.

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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 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.’

A trailer for the outing can be found below with it set to feature the following track listing:

Side A:

Frost
Kingdoms

Side B:

Ampliphædies
Ascension

The band’s current touring schedule runs as follows:

With Papa M & Big|Brave:

09/01 Dallas, TX – Granada
09/02 Austin, TX – Emo’s
09/04 Denver, CO – The Gothic
09/06 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall (feat. Eagle Twin)
09/07 Phoenix, AZ – Arcosanti
09/08 Los Angeles, CA – Mayan
09/09 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

With Papa M:

09/11 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
09/12 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
09/15 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever

With Caspar Brötzmann:

10/07 Munich, GER – Backstage
10/08 Karlsruhe, GER – HFG/ZKM
10/09 Basel, SWI – Kaserne
10/10 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
10/11 Krakow, POL – Unsound Festival
10/13 Vilnius, LIT – Kablys + Kultura
10/14 Tallinn, EST – Vene Teater
10/15 Helsinki, FIN – Kulttuuritalo

Sunn O))):

10/17 Stockholm, SWE – Kraken Sthlm
10/18 Oslo, NOR – Kulturkirchen
10/19 Oslo, NOR – BLA (duo performance)
10/21 Copenhagen, DEN – Koncerthuset (feat. Puce Mary)
10/22 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje

With Anna Von Hausswolff:

10/24 Bristol, UK – SWX
10/25 Glasgow, UK – QMU
10/26 Birmingham, UK – The Crossing
10/27 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
10/28 London, UK – Roundhouse

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