19 12 2015
#3901

SUNN O))) "Dømkirke" (sunn94) 2LP reissue


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SUNN O))) and Southern Lord are proud to reissue our 2008 live recording "Dømkirke" in the vinyl format. You can order it here:

SUNN O))) webstore - http://sunn.southernlord.com/products/

SLR EUROPE - http://southernlordeurope.com/store/dept/view/merchandise
SLR USA - http://southernlord.com/store

PRESS RELEASE VIA RARELYUNABLE

(Artwork by Norwegian visual artist Tania Stene)
 
SUNN O))) TO RE-ISSUE LIVE DOUBLE VINYL ALBUM DØMKIRKE; INCOMING 02/05/16

2015 was a busy year for SUNN O))). Following the recent release of the triadic entity Kannon - their first full length album since 2009’s Monoliths and Dimensions - a series of magnificent European appearances, culminating in their curation of four days at Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? festival, we now present the news that their live album DØMKIRKE will see dawn of day again come 2nd May 2016.


Kannon, in its earliest incarnation, was spawned and inspired from live compositions of SUNN O))); elements of which were present at DØMKIRKE.  DØMKIRKE itself was recorded at the Bergen Cathedral in Bergen, Norway during the Borealis Festival in 2007. The four-song double album was initially released in September 2008 and is available on vinyl only, with one track featuring on each side of the records. This performance features intrinsic members of SUNN O)))’s mythology, including Attila Csihar (vocals), Tos Nieuwenhuizen (Moog), Lasse Marhaug (noise), Steve Moore (organ, trombone) with Greg Anderson (guitar) and Stephen O’Malley (guitar) vitally remaining at the centre of the SUNN O))) constellation.


DØMKIRKE TRACKLISTING:

1. Why Dost Thou Hide Thyself in Clouds?
2. Cannon
3. Cymatics 
4. Masks the Ætmospheres

DØMKIRKE WILL BE RE-RELEASED ON 02/05/2016 ON 2XLP ONLY.


Kannon is now available via Southern Lord on gatefold LP, CD and digital formats worldwide. Order through the SUNN O))) store, the Southern Lord store, including the European store and via bandcamp.


"Any review of Dømkirke would be remiss without commending Southern Lord's dedication to presenting its records as non-disposable pieces of art" - PITCHFORK


"Dømkirke exceeds expectations; it is an unexpectedly dynamic, labyrinthine document of texture and space, and sees Sunn O))) defend its title as one of the most prestigious (and prolific) bands of American metal." - CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND


"Dømkirke still stands up far beyond many of the drone releases today." - SPUTNIK MUSIC


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19 12 2015
#3900

Stephen O'Malley "Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs" ltd 2LP (iDEAL136)


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ORDER HERE

171215 PRESS RELEASE FROM BOOMKAT:

Vinyl-only release, no digital, no CD. Individually hand-numbered edition of 700 copies Mastered and cut by Matt Colton, First 300 copies pressed on Green Vinyl.

Fuck Fundamentalist Pigs is Stephen O’Malley’s crushing, personal and intensely emotive retort to the fascists and fundamentalists who undermine his and our sense of personal liberty and freedom, particularly in the wake of attacks suffered by Charlie Hebdo magazine and the residents of Paris during late 2015, and the countless poor souls who’ve suffered in the Middle East, Kenya and North Africa.

The material itself is just staggering - appearing a mere couple of weeks after Sunn O)))’s Kannon and once again displaying the intensity of O’Malley's immersive, uncompromising aesthetic, congealing tarriest waves of sub-harmonic drone and bad-handed chord changes into a glaring expression of sustained, paranoid tension and jawing, cathartic blows. 

The original recordings were made only days after the Charlie Hebdo attack at the start of 2015 and intended to be released under this title as the start of a trio of live recordings thru iDEAL in spring 2016. However, in light of the recent 13th November attacks, he felt it was only right to bring forward this release to “offer a small sense of solace in the time, even for the few hundred who hear them.” 

Here’s what O’Malley himself says about the album:

“On 8 January 2015, the day following the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris (the city I have called home for the last 8 years), I started a week long tour of Norway. During this jaunt I faced the toxic reality daily of the horrible blossoming events intermittently via television. These sense of distance was both fortunate and painful … a fortunate sense of partial detachment both welcome and shameful. The Trondheim concert on 9 January (depicted here) happened on a particularly intense day in this timeline … and was personally a true example of the purging power of immersion in music. 

Through a web of emotions resolving distance, disintegration, the intense power of the moment and the brutal fundamentalist, cultural and psychological aspects behind … And today the recent horror of 13 November in Paris we experienced… to say many of these thoughts intensified is an understatement. The seemingly basic outrage of the title I chose for this album seemed more apt as a cry of liberty, a small, crude attempt at the spirit of Darkthrone’s timeless statement « With my art I am the fist. In the face of god. » . Like most of us I have also sometimes fallen for the constant baiting toward anger, outrage, paranoia and fear in the daily life, often but not always misdirected, but it is not debilitating by any means. 

It’s clear that as an experimental guitar player I have absolutely no political power (or even ability to articulate in those forms) but it’s important to take the opportunity to say « fuck you » in these situations. To the facist & fundamentalist movements. To the absurding of the worst sides of monotheistic belief systems. And not only the perpetrators behind these events but also on other sides including the reactive and opportunistic. Those with most to gain are the underlying authoritarians in our own societies who have opportunities to implement and increase their control even further for their gains. The « security » changes we face in fact may also result in yet further increase in the loss of liberty and freedom. 

The reactions aimed toward increased separation of cultures, xenophobia, nationalism, and especially racism are highly regrettable. I hope these recordings offer a small sense of solace in the time, even for the few hundred who hear them. I know they (and this text) are ultimately useless but … I am moved and shaken. I sincerely hope my point of view evolves out of what I have written above. For the concert on this record we had a massive backline with beautiful vintage Hiwatt amplifiers, and two PAs (including a Funktion One) in the small venue Blæst, the night hosted by Nymusikk. Immersion. Bliss. This record is actually the third part of a trilogy of live solo guitar records we intended to be released on iDEAL during spring 2016… but we were able to fast-forward due to the timeliness and by personal request.

I recommend an interesting editorial, much more clearly expressed, around such topics : http://bit.ly/1lTNCR8

All profits on this release will be donated to the French Red Cross. Know that by purchasing this record you are in turn donating to that charity.”

Stephen O’Malley - December 2015.

 

16 12 2015
#3899

London Contemporary Music Festival 2015 shot


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Thanks a lot to everyone who came out and Lucy Railton and her very kind team and their hospitality. And laughs to the eager punisher young doom fans who cornered me and educated me in my own playing tendencies after the concert. You amuse and please.

Ellen Fullman rules!

Great night!

top pics : David Jones

bottom dark pic Nadine Hilbert

02 12 2015
#3896

SUNN O))) "Kannon" (sunn250) now streaming

We hope you enjoy!

Physical copies available in the STORE section of this website... digital at sunn.bandcamp.com

Thank you for your support

SUNN O)))

 

 

 

 

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