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New York, United States (1998 – present)

Sunn O))) is an American / band based in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA and formed in 1998. The band’s core members consist of Stephen O’Malley (Khanate, Burning Witch, Sarin, Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine, Lotus Eaters, Ginnungagap, Thorr’s Hammer, Fungal Hex, KTL, Æthenor, Gravetemple) and Greg Anderson (Goatsnake, Thorr’s Hammer, Burning Witch, Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine, Brotherhood, Engine Kid, False Liberty, Burial Chamber Trio, Ascend). The band was formed as a tribute of sorts to Earth, another very heavy band noted as the pioneers of drone metal. G. Stuart Dahlquist currently of Asva and ex-Burning Witch performed bass on The Grimmrobe Demos and ØØ Void.

The band is named after the Sunn amplifier brand, whose logo includes a circle next to the “SUNN” banner with waves heading off to the right - reading those out as letters makes “Sunn O)))”. The band uses the same logo for their albums as well.

Their sound is extremely slow and heavy, using droning guitars accompanied by feedback and other sound effects to create their soundscapes. There is very little drumming and a lack of any discernible beat, though their collaboration album with Boris features drumming from Boris drummer, Atsuo.

The band are currently signed to influential doom label Southern Lord, although they released ØØ Void on Rise Above Records (in Europe/ UK) and Hydra Head Noise Industries (in the US). The Grimmrobe Demos was released on Hydra Head Noise Industries originally with Southern Lord doing the re-release containing a bonus track. The ‘Live White’ 2xCDr set was released via Archive Records while their Live in UK album was released by Bastet, a music label run by Authur Magazine based in MD and CA.

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  • OIIIV

    v Listen to Alice

    yesterday evening Reply
  • OIIIV

    Seeing them alive must be the most wonderful gasm ever.

    yesterday afternoon Reply
  • KaramAkerfeldt

    v I think White1 is the most accessible. That's how I got into them.

    12 May 1:27am Reply
  • deadgrandma

    v Black One is probably easiest, or Monoliths and Dimensions.

    10 May 3:56am Reply
  • jimmytheshooter

    where should i start?

    10 May 3:53am Reply
  • Chuck_420

    autism

    9 May 4:16pm Reply
  • Tiwily

    sonic doom

    6 May 7:56am Reply
  • Tw1st3d5

    SUNN O))) впервые в России с единственным концертом! при участии хора ритуального тибетского пения Phurpa. 11 августа 2015, Москва, «PIPL» / «Arti Hall» билеты : http://ponominalu.ru/event/sunn-o info : vk.com/sunn15

    2 May 6:13pm Reply
  • been-a-negro

    santa cachucha

    28 Apr 5:37pm Reply
  • fryfender

    el medio tema

    27 Apr 11:20pm Reply
  • ColonyofMetal

    @introvertical - Great news! Really excited to see what direction they go in on the next LP.

    18 Apr 2:27am Reply
  • xn0153x

    I pity the people who can't see the greatness in Sunn...

    17 Apr 6:40pm Reply
  • introvertical

    They just announced that a vinyl reissue for Monoliths is in the works as well as their next full length record.

    17 Apr 5:51am Reply
  • lucabiax

    i think it would be better if it was slower slower slowe))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    7 Apr 12:53pm Reply
  • Herr_Apathy

    VO)))te up, please: http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Sunn+O)))/+images/104230429 http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Sunn+O)))/+images/104230435

    7 Apr 7:15am Reply
  • NVKLR

    DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMNNNNNNNNNN))))))))))))))

    3 Apr 6:13am Reply
  • alastair_jack

    Anyone remember the times before they did rap and hip-hop?

    2 Apr 1:30pm Reply
  • qgd

    ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    28 Mar 2:43pm Reply
  • GreatTornak

    I like this band alot, but they aren't really that heavy.. Also the doom metal thing is quite stupid, but still I like this band alots, sometimes when I listen to sun o))) I get this kind of N.W.A (Niggaz With Attitudez) feelin' with some songs, actually candlegoat reminds me alot of "fuck tha police" song of theirs! Gotta love sun o)))))

    23 Mar 5:19pm Reply
  • aleks1987

    "ребят вы нормальные воще ? :DD как эту гуделку слушать то :D"" Ушками, друг :)

    12 Mar 7:22am Reply
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