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Sunn O))) Announce Second LP Of 2019, 'Pyroclasts'
Christian Eede , August 28th, 2019 14:14

The album was recorded in tandem with 'Life Metal', the LP they released earlier this year

Sunn O))) have confirmed full details of their new album, titled Pyroclasts.

The LP is their second of 2019, following on from Life Metal, which the group released in March. It features contributions from Tim Midyett, T.O.S., Hildur Guðnadóttir, and, as ever, Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson. Steve Albini, as on Life Metal, handled recording duties. You can watch a trailer for Pyroclasts, which appears to feature some music from it, above.

"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," explains a press release, "when all of the day's musical participants would gather and work through a 12-minute improvised modal drone at the start and/or end of the day's work."

The press release continues: "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."

Revisit our review of Life Metal here.

Southern Lord will release Pyroclasts on October 25, 2019.