Published Mar 13, 2009It takes a special band to perform a five-and-a-half-hour concert in Jerusalem. Then again, when you're Californian experimental/psychedelic/stoner/doom metal duo Om, it is to be expected. Formed from the remnants of '90s stoner rockers Sleep (singer/guitarist Matt Pike went off to create apocalyptic metallions High On Fire) in 2003, bassist/vocalist Al Cisneros and then-drummer Chris Hakius stuck together to create some truly unique mind-melting music. However, since Hakius' departure and replacement with the equally-talented Emil Amos in early 2008, the band have only released titbits of music.
All of that is set to change though, as independent label Drag City has proudly announced that it will be responsible for the band's forthcoming fourth effort. None other than renowned producer/noisemaker extraordinaire Steve Albini will man the control boards at Electrical Audio Studios, giving Amos his chance to shine.
Naturally, thanks to the duo's ever-expanding sonic prowess and Amos's first appearance on a full-length, we're instantly curious as to what the hell he and Cisneros will get up to on this as-yet unnamed effort. Sorry, no serious details have been shared by Drag City. All we here at Exclaim! have gathered is that you'll have to wait until September of this year to find out. That's the only information given as of yet.