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Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley Releases ‘F**k Fundamentalist Pigs’ LP in Response to Terror Attacks

Aside from composing one-half of the drone-metal duo Sunn O))), Stephen O'Malley maintains a solo career of disorienting experimental guitar works. In 2015 he's already…
Colin Joyce / December 17, 2015

Review: Sunn O))) Return to Their Primordial Origins on ‘Kannon’

From the Seattle birth of drone-metal duo Sunn O))), they've always imbued their creaking compositions with a sense of reverent, primordial purpose — as…
Colin Joyce / December 7, 2015

Sunn O))) Are Streaming Their New Album, ‘Kannon’

As Stereogum points out, the drone metal band Sunn O))) are now streaming their new album Kannon via Rolling Stone. "The Mark Rothkos of void-painting expressionist metal"
Brennan Carley / November 30, 2015

Sunn O))) Will Release a New Album Called ‘Kannon’

Drone-y, cloaked metal act Sunn O))) have mostly been working on collaborations since their totemic 2009 effort Monoliths & Dimensions, but today they've announced the…
Colin Joyce / September 30, 2015

The Necks’ Cloud-Jazz, Gabriel Soloman’s War Drones, & 15 More Avant-LPs in Concrète Jungle

The Necks, Open (Northern Spy)The most beautiful album of the year isn’t by Bill Callahan or Haim or Boards of Canada or Susan Boyle, but…
Christopher R. Weingarten / November 19, 2013

Hear the First Music From Fontanelle in a Decade

Sound-sculpture savants and ambient-rock cult faves Fontanelle are returning after an 10-year hiatus with a record for doom metal stalwart Southern Lord. The last we…
Christopher R. Weingarten / September 20, 2012

Feel the Noise: Behind the Chase for Ear-Bleeding Volume

"As soon as volume exceeds 80 decibels, blood pressure rises," wrote jazz scribe Joachim-Ernst Berendt in 1983. "The stomach and intestine operate more slowly, the…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 19, 2012

Stephen O’Malley & Steve Noble, ‘St. Francis Duo’ (Bo Weavil)

Like a bad vibes Flower/Corsano, free-metal meets free-jazz for motionless, flabby hour.
Christopher R. Weingarten / May 22, 2012

KTL, ‘V’ (Editions Mego)

Stephen O)))'Malley and Pita turn down amps, answer the phantom carriage's call via slow-sailing strings, penetrating drones.
Christopher R. Weingarten / May 10, 2012

Doom Metal

In 1970, Black Sabbath drained the blues from hard rock, slowing it into a depresso nightmare trudge with Frankenstein feet. Myriad masters of riff followed…
Chuck Eddy / October 1, 2009

New Albums from Grizzly Bear, Marilyn Manson, and 4 More

Here's a rundown of the essential albums available online and in record stores today:…
SPIN Staff / May 26, 2009