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Sunn O))) are pleased to collaborate with Record Store Day (#RSD19) to release Life Metal for the first time on CD and vinyl (US) & vinyl (UK/EU) on April 13th via USA/UK/EU indie retail. April 26th marks the official release date of the CD, digital and all other vinyl via Southern Lord, and CD and LP will be available to order fro Sunn O))) and Southern Lord stores on April 19th.

The Creative Process #8 Dance with the dead

What do you consider the most important traits that a song and an album must have before you consider it to be completed? The songs have to tell a story. Take the listener on a journey. What are the actual steps that you take when you are creating? Do you need to enter or go to a certain setting in order to get creative? It usually starts off with a melody hook or a riff. Then we build the song off of that. Whatever’s triggering the idea, whether it’s a beat, guitar riff or a synth chord. Then we’ll start puzzling the song together.

The Creative Process #5 Phelian

How long does it take to go from a song to an album from scratch to the fully recorded version? I think it's all dependent on how much you work on it. For me I think 8 months to a year is a suitable time frame. Usually when I think a track is complete, I will go for a week to a month, months of not working on it at all, and revisit it later to see if I feel it needs to be developed more.

by Phil Grey Agency