Stephen O’Malley

Interview: Conrad Sundholm

Posted: Jan 28, 2011


Interview: Conrad Sundholm of Sunn O)) amplification

For those of you who are guitar players, and into underground metal or just into vintage amplifiers, you have probably heard of Sunn amplifiers. I was given the opportunity to interview the man who started the company, Conrad Sundholm. This man is an awesome person who is still, at 72, pushing himself to make new amplifiers. So here's my complete interview with the man himself.

Scott: What made ...

B flat ancient reptiles

Posted: Jan 28, 2011

This rules

Musical note sends gators into bellowing ecstasy

After a report claimed aligators would respond to the musical note B flat, we go wih two tuba players to the Gatorland attraction to see if the reptiles will respond as advertised. (Jun3 10, 2007) [Video: Maurice Rivenbark |]


Posted: Jan 27, 2011

Performance together with Italian artist Nico Vascellari in Paris tonight. 4,9m tall bronze sculpture contact mics to tape machines/amps and sympathetic guitar.

STEPHEN O'MALLEY cohost/interview on Jerusalem's JEKYL & HYDE radio

Posted: Jan 25, 2011

STEPHEN O'MALLEY cohost/interview on Jerusalem's JEKYL & HYDE radio

Direct link for the streaming show hosted with Oded Fluss:

Old interview special with O'Malley:


Posted: Jan 25, 2011

message from MELA FOUNDATION

4th February 1922 ~ 24th January 2011

Today the quintessential voice of Hindustani, nay, Indian, Classical Music has been lost to this world. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi-ji passed away this morning at Pune in India at the age of 88. To define Bhimsenji in terms of his Kirana Gharana would be a futile attempt at marking the man and his magic. His art transcended the fineries of Gharana definitions - his became a style of his own. To a majority of lovers ...

Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter added to SUNN O)))s Roadburn 2011 lineup!

Posted: Jan 24, 2011

We are pleased to announce that our great friends in The Sweet Hereafter will be joining at Roadburn next April. Jesse Sykes is one of the most beautiful chanteuses of recent times, and our collaborations have been most interesting, beautiful and arcane in their essence. Full respect!

Sweet Hereafter guitarist and co-leader Phil Wandscher is one of my favorite guitar players as well... and a close comrade, especially in all things ALTAR related. Another officer in the guitarist army of our cur...

In The Holy Land: Proceed The Weedian, Nazareth

Posted: Jan 17, 2011

Jerusalem blowing our minds right now. So many images and lack of words to describe various intensities. To the level that one doesnt need to ever return...

I will be on the following radio show tonight at 10PM local time (thats 3PM NY and noon west coast USA). Interview and DJing, playlist below.

Jekyll and Hyde
106FM Jerusalem

Pretty insane to talk about "Onward To Golgotha"'s influence on death metal and then visit Golgotha the same afternoon! Well, ...

R.I.P. Broadcast's Trish Keenan

Posted: Jan 15, 2011

R.I.P. Broadcast's Trish Keenan


We're deeply saddened to report that Broadcast frontwoman Trish Keenan has died. A statement on the Warp Records site reads:

"It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9am this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in intensive care. Our thoughts go out to James, Martin, her friends and her family and we request that the public respect their wishes for privacy at this...

Burzum "Fallen" 2011 Byelobog Productions

Posted: Jan 15, 2011


Byelobog Productions


Fra Verdenstreet/From The World Tree
Jeg Faller/I Am Falling
Enhver Til Sitt/Each Man To His Own, meaning "Each Man Gets What He Deserves"
Budstikken/The Message
Til Hel Og Tilbake Igjen /To Hel And Back Again

Musically "Fallen" is like a cross between "Belus" and something new, inspired more by the d├ębut album and "Det Som Engang Var" than by "Hvis Lyset Tar Oss" or "Filosofem". The sound is...

NICO VASCELLARI opening Paris 27th January

Posted: Jan 14, 2011

I'll be collaborating with performance artist and sculptor Nico Vascellari for a short performance at his opening in Belleville, Paris later this month. We have worked together 3 times in the past: CUCKOO (Milano & Roma, w/ John Wiese), REVENGE (Venice, solo concert) and was part of his untitled video project at MANIFESTA7.

I Hear A Shadow

Location: Gallery Bugada & Cargnel
Performance time: 27th January 8:00pm

here is a video of the first performance ...

KEIJI HAINO @ Roadburn

Posted: Jan 14, 2011

"In a Sept. 1996 Wire interview, Keiji Haino spoke about his music as a form of prayer, one that may lift or degrade the listener, depending on his own performance. He believed his music was a "diagram of white magic," but that if his efforts were to fall short, his music would reveal itself as harmful black magic. "I can't change your hate into like unless there is an equal amount of like corresponding to your hate." While acknowledging that "Prayer exists because nothing is perfect," he fel...

"Murdered Out Techno" a .thejass. exclusive mix for Slabs Of The Tabernacle

Posted: Jan 13, 2011

"Murdered Out Techno" a .thejass. exclusive mix for Slabs Of The Tabernacle

Since first being introduced to .thejass. underworld, his mixes have taken a firm place in the subconscious. We were so impressed with the magnificent "Endlessly Elapsing Evil", that we asked if he would like to contribute something for the site. He responded.


Murdered Out Techno" is like hearing techno music in a dark alley outside of a dance club - a...