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Watch Deafheaven Record ‘Sunbather,’ One of 2013’s Most Anticipated Metal Records

Get an early taste of its transcendent 'post-everything' sound, due June 11

picture-18150-1372868577By: Christopher R. Weingarten // April 16, 2013

San Francisco black metal skygazers Deafheaven are set to release of the most anticipated heavy records of 2013 — the blarey, bleary-eyed, blasty Sunbather. Scheduled for release on Deathwish Inc. on June 11, their second album melts black metal’s icy veneer, giving it the majesty of bands like Jesu and Mogwai — a seven-song suite that splits its time between warm piano pulses, spiraling post-rock guitars, sheer jet-engine noise, and sunstroked blasts. This nearly eight-minute teaser works as a little documentary that peeks into the making of this cinematic opus: the stress, the screams, and a few awesome shots of new drummer Daniel Tracy playing blastbeats in black and white.