Sunn O))) has set April 13th, Record Store Day, as the day of release for Life Metal, the bands first new record in 4 years. Record Store Day has been designated as a day to celebrate independent record stores and began in the United States in 2008. Since then it has grown to become international. As a part of Record Store Day, Life Metal will be available on CD and vinyl in the U.S. only at independent retailers and on vinyl at Independent retailers in the UK and Europe. April 26th is the release date set for all other traditional retailers, and will also include digital formats.
Steve Albini (Nirvana, Neurosis) produced the record and tracked a second Sunn O))) record entitled Pyroclasts, more on that in a future article. Meanwhile Paris, and London will be the sights of two album listening events that will take place on March 31st at Gaîte Lyrique in Paris, and on April 9th at The Institute Of Life in Hackney, London.
The band released this statement:
“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.”
Get out to a live show, Sunn O))) tour dates:
March 2019 Europe
02/28 DE Frankfurt Mousonturm
03/01 AT Graz Elevate festival/Orpheum
03/02 CZ Prague Divadlo Archa
03/03 DE Hamburg Kampnagel – K6
03/04 NL Amsterdam Paradiso
03/06 FR Lyon L’Epicerie Moderne
03/07 FR Nancy L’Autre Canal
03/08 FR Dijon La Vapeur
03/09 FR Rouen QuasaRites Day/Le 106
03/11 FR Tours Le Temps Machine
03/12 FR Nantes Stereolux
03/13 FR La Rochelle La Sirene
03/14 FR Bordeaux Le Rocher de Palmer