Published Oct 17, 2013Some eight years after its initial arrival, drone metal wizards Sunn 0))) are ready to give their Black One album the reissue treatment.
A press release from the band confirms that a double-LP repress will arrive for November 26 through Southern Lord, and pre-sales are already being taken on the band's newly launched website/web store.
A run of 1,000 on black vinyl are being pressed in time for this Record Store Day's Black Friday event (November 29), while the band are doing mail order pre-sales on separate white and grey pressings, also being pumped out in editions of 1,000. A silver variation will also be pressed up for the European market. All copies will come housed in "a thick Stoughton style gatefold jacket."
Released in 2005, Black One was the sixth full-length from Sunn O))), and it had members Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley "unveiling the darkest and most suffocating material from them to date, and arguably since." In Exclaim!'s review of the LP, we described the record as "a flawless album of next-level importance" and "the blackest, bleakest Sunn O))) death dirge yet."
In addition to performances from Anderson and O'Malley, Black One featured guest appearances from the likes of Oren Ambarchi, Wrest (Leviathan, Lurker of Chalice, Twilight) Malefic (Xasthur, Twilight) and John Weise (Bastard Noise).
The press release also had this to say about SUNN O)))'s new webshop: "The SUNN O))) (virtually/online) site is now the direct outlet for not only all releases from the long-running drone/atmospheric sect, it will serve as the source for an ongoing series of reissued merch/clothing designs. Every two to three months the band will reprint/reissue two out-of-print designs in an edition fit for the demand. In addition, SUNN O))) has and will continue to release rare and limited audio items available through this site exclusively, as well as all current catalog releases."
To cap things off, Sunn O))) have announced a pair of European concert dates, and you can see the show info beneath Black One's tracklisting.
1. Sin-Nanna 2:19
2. It Took The Night To Believe
3. Cursed Realms
4. Orthodox Caveman
6. Cry For The Weeper
7. Bathory Erzsebet
12/12 Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kreun
12/13 Den Hagg, Netherlands - State-X New Forms