Sumac Sign to Thrill Jockey for Sophomore Album

Sumac Sign to Thrill Jockey for Sophomore Album
While North American metal supergroup Sumac were recently forced to postpone a U.S. tour due to a delay in Canadian-born drummer Nick Yacyshyn's working papers, there's some good news to report from the camp as well. They've just signed with venerable indie imprint Thrill Jockey to deliver their next album.

News of the signing arrives in a press release from the label, which confirmed that the band will deliver their follow-up to 2015's The Deal later this year.

As previously reported, the band hit Mount Eerie mastermind Phil Elverum's Unknown studio in Anacortes, WA, last December to record the sophomore release, with Kurt Ballou (Converge) working the boards.

Sumac was founded by Mamiffer/Old Man Gloom guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner and Baptists skin-basher Yacyshyn. While bassist Brian Cook (Botch, Russian Circles) had initially been touted as "an auxiliary/intermittent member for live performances when possible," the Thrill Jockey press sheet describes the band as a "powerhouse trio."

Sumac aren't the only recent Thrill Jockey acquisition. The label adds that Helen Money (a.k.a. L.A. cellist Alison Chesley) will deliver a full-length in 2016 as well. Though few details exist behind the release, it will find Chesley joined by drummer Jason Roeder (Neurosis, Sleep), sound effects specialist Will Thomas and drum programmer Michael Friedman.