At the end of May 2018— in preparation for their session at Electrical Audio in Chicago with Steve Albini from which would emerge the Life Metal and Pyroclasts albums— SUNN O))) entered 606 Studios in Los Angeles for a preproduction session. 606 is the studio owned by The Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl and features the mythical Sound City Neve desk. T.O.S, Greg and Stephen spent four days arranging and rehearsing those tracks, and they were captured by engineer John Lousteau. These tracks would go on to become the critically acclaimed Life Metal and Pyroclasts albums, released in April and October 2019, respectively, on Southern Lord Recordings.
SUNN O))) comments: “SUNN O))) stands in solidarity with the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement and the revolutionary movement, the demonstrations and protests in the United States and around the world. We stand in solidarity against the police state, police brutality, against systemic social, institutional racism and bigotry, and are vehemently antiracist and antifascist in our morals. We say fuck you to the horrendous Donald Trump administration and their responses, perhaps the worst government the USA has ever had.
We will be donating proceeds from sales of these rehearsal demos to ACTBLUE’s campaign which splits donations between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers. You can read more about their work here: https://bit.ly/2BQwmK8
By purchasing these rehearsal demos you will be directly involved in a large donation to these 70+ causes, which SUNN O))) will make on all of our behalf.The community of music is great, compassionate, aware and active in these times. The underground is strong and in solidarity! Thank you so much for your interest and support.
SUNN O))) lineup on the Life Metal 606 Proudction Demo recordings is:
SOMA : Guitar
LORD : Guitar
TOS : Moog
Music written & Produced by Stephen O’Malley & Greg Anderson
Arranged by SUNN O)))