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

Pyroclasts was recorded in tandem with Life Metal, the album 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. You can watch a trailer for the record, presumably featuring some new 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."

The record 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 see the artwork, which is courtesy of Samantha Keely Smith as on Life Metal, below.

Pyroclasts will be released through Southern Lord on October 25. Sunn O))) will tour Europe through that same month - find the full list of dates here.

Read our review of Life Metal here.