Photo by: Sunn O))) & Ronald Dick
Official press release:
Sunn O))) is pleased to collaborate with Record Store Day (#RSD19) to release Life Metal for the first time on CD and vinyl on April 13th via USA/UK/EU indie retail. April 26th marks the official release date of the CD, digital and all other vinyl via Southern Lord, and CD and LP will be available to order from Sunn O))) and Southern Lord stores on April 19th.
Life Metal, their first studio album in four years, will be supported by Sunn O)))‘s first US tour since 2017 and the premier US tour of their 2019-2020 season, including stops at The Masonic Lodge in Detroit, Howard Theatre in Washington, DC, Agora Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio, Rockefeller Chapel in Chicago, Illinois (by demand second show added), The Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee, and Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, New York. Dates and details can be found here, with more info to come soon.
Sunn O))) has also revealed two very special listening events in London and Paris in the lead up to the release. These are free, open to the public and available on a first come, first serve RSVP basis. Details and a band statement below:
“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.”