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Sunn O)))

Sunn O))) (pronounced simply sun) is an American drone metal band from Seattle, Washington that formed in 1998. The band is primarily known for its synthesis of diverse genres including drone, ambient, noise, extreme metal and for its extremely loud live performances. Supported by a varying cast of collaborators, the band was formed by two core members: Stephen O'Malley (also of Khanate and Burning Witch) and Greg Anderson (of Goatsnake and Engine Kid). [1]

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AC/DC

AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014.

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All Tomorrow's Parties (music festival)

All Tomorrow's Parties (commonly known as ATP) is an organisation based in London that has been promoting festivals, concerts and records throughout the world for over ten years.

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Altar (Sunn O))) and Boris album)

Altar is a collaboration album between Japanese doom band Boris and American drone doom duo Sunn O))), released on October 31, 2006 through Southern Lord Records. A limited two-CD edition was released on October 23 via Southern Lord with a 28 minute bonus track with Sunn O))), Boris, and Dylan Carlson, titled "Her Lips Were Wet with Venom". Inoxia Records released their own two-CD version in 2006 which features a bonus track on the first disc, "The Sinking Belle (Black Sheep)", and also features "Her Lips Were Wet with Venom" on disc 2. The triple-vinyl edition by Southern Lord contains all of the songs from their two-CD edition, additional pictures, and liner notes by Kim Thayil. The Daymare 3LP version was released March 23, 2007 and features a bonus track not found on any other version of this release: "The Sinking Belle (White Sheep)". In addition to major players Sunn O))) and Boris, Altar also boasts an extensive roster of guest musicians/collaborators such as Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Joe Preston (Earth, Thrones, Melvins, High on Fire), Phil Wandscher and Jesse Sykes (both of Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) as well as long time Sunn O))) collaborators TOS Niewenhuizen and Rex Ritter. On December 10, 2007, the bands collaborated at the Forum in London along with a number of the guests featured on Altar for a live performance. A 3LP picture disc version of the album, limited to 500 copies, was sold exclusively at this London show.

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Ambient music

Ambient music is a genre of music that puts an emphasis on tone and atmosphere over traditional musical structure or rhythm.

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Amplifier

An amplifier, electronic amplifier or (informally) amp is an electronic device that increases the power of a signal.

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Angel Coma

Angel Coma is a split album by Sunn O))) and Earth featuring material reminiscent of the Black One and Hex sessions. It was released on a respective tour of theirs in 2005, limited to 2000 copies. The Earth track "A Plague of Angels" later appeared on their album Hibernaculum.

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Annette Peacock

Annette Peacock is an American composer, arranger, producer, musician, writer, singer.

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Are You Experienced

Are You Experienced is the debut studio album by English-American rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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Attila Csihar

Attila Csihar (born 29 March 1971), also sometimes known as Void, is a Hungarian black metal vocalist, best known for his vocal work on Mayhem's De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas album. Author Ian Christe describes his vocals as "operatic." He graduated as an electrical engineer, and is a former private teacher of mathematics and physics. He is a divorced father of two children, Arion and Julia.

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Avant-garde metal

Avant-garde metal, also known as avant-metal or experimental metal, is a subgenre of heavy metal music loosely defined by use of experimentation and characterized by the use of innovative, avant-garde elements, large-scale experimentation, and the use of non-standard and unconventional sounds, instruments, song structures, playing styles, and vocal techniques.

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ØØ Void

ØØ Void (pronounced in interviews as Double-O Void) is the debut studio album by Sunn O))). The album was recorded to 24 track 2" tape at Grandmaster studios in Hollywood, a large step forward in production values from the band's demo The Grimmrobe Demos. The third track, "Rabbits' Revenge", is an interpretation of an early version of the song "Hung Bunny" by the Melvins from the album Lysol. The album was originally released in 2000, by Hydra Head in the USA, and by Rise Above in Europe and the United Kingdom. In 2008, ØØ Void was reissued, and released in Japan only, through Japanese record label Daymare Recordings. The reissue was a two-disc set, with the first disc containing all of the original tracks from ØØ Void and the second disc containing a collaboration between Sunn O))) and experimental/industrial group Nurse with Wound. The album was re-released in the original single-disc format in 2011 by Southern Lord Recordings, with new album artwork by Stephen Kasner.

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Back in Black

Back in Black is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (stylized as billboard) is an American music magazine, originally headquartered in New York City, New York and now owned by Prometheus Global Media.

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Black metal

Black metal is an extreme subgenre and subculture of heavy metal music.

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Black One

Black One is the fifth album by Sunn O))). It is a combination of both experimental and traditional Sunn O))), utilizing many guest musicians, including black metal musicians Malefic and Wrest from Xasthur and Leviathan, respectively. The band supposedly also went so far as to lock the claustrophobic Malefic in a casket to record the vocals on "Báthory Erzsébet". 2,000 copies included a bonus disc titled Solstitium Fulminate, containing a mix of live performances recorded at Roskilde Festival in 2005 and the immediately preceding European tour. "Orthodox Caveman", previously known as "Caveman Salad", is based on live material from the White (see Live White) tour. "Báthory Erzsébet" was recorded as a tribute to Quorthon (as well as the countess who inspired Bathory's name) and, according to an interview with Terrorizer Magazine, is loosely built "around a really slowed down riff from 'A Fine Day to Die'". The album is not a continuation of the White1 and White2 style. As the band has repeatedly stated, the title is written as the word "one", not the digit.

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Boris (band)

is a Japanese avant-garde metal band. Currently, the band's personnel consists of drummer-vocalist Atsuo, bassist-guitarist-vocalist Takeshi, and guitarist-vocalist Wata. Boris takes its name from a song on the Melvins' Bullhead, and released its first album, Absolutego, on the group's own label, Fangs Anal Satan, in 1996. Since then, they have released 19 studio albums, including Pink, Heavy Rocks and Akuma No Uta, a number of EPs, 7" singles, and full-length collaborative recordings, on various record labels around the world.

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Brutal Assault

Brutal Assault is an extreme metal open-air music festival that takes place in an 18th-century army fortress (Josefov Fortress) in Jaroměř, Czech Republic.

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Burial Chamber Trio

Burial Chamber Trio is a drone doom band consisting of American guitarist/bassist Greg Anderson, Hungarian vocalist Attila Csihar and Australian multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi. These three musicians are also performing with Sunn O))). The band is not to be confused with Grave Temple, which features the same lineup except Greg Anderson; instead, Sunn O)))'s other guitarist, Stephen O'Malley, is in the band. Burial Chamber released their vinyl-only self-titled album Burial Chamber Trio. A 10-inch picture disc EP, WVRM (from a live performance), was also released through Southern Lord Records.

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Burning Witch

Burning Witch was an American doom metal band from Seattle, Washington, active between 1995 and 1998.

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Candlewolf of the Golden Chalice

Candlewolf of the Golden Chalice is an EP by Sunn O))). It was the band’s first and only Peel session, although it was recorded and released after the death of John Peel. It aired on December 21, 2004, on BBC1 and was released on vinyl exclusively on tour in 2005.

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Cro-Monolithic Remixes for an Iron Age

Cro-Monolithic Remixes for an Iron Age was a vinyl EP released by Sunn O))). The first side is a remix of a song by Earth and the second side is a remix of a track from the album Frog+ by Merzbow. This was a limited release—only 300 red vinyl and 200 black vinyl copies were issued.

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Dark ambient

Dark ambient (in the 1980s also referred to as ambient industrial) is a genre of post-industrial music that features foreboding, ominous, or discordant overtones, some of which were heavily inspired by elements of ambient music.

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Dømkirke

Dømkirke is a live album by Sunn O))) that was recorded at Bergen Cathedral in Bergen, Norway, during the Borealis Festival. The album was pressed only on vinyl, never to be released on other formats, although it has now been made available for digital download directly from Southern Lord's Web store. It is a double album that features one track on each side of the records. The packaging of Dømkirke features artwork by the Norwegian visual artist Tania Stene.

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Double album

A double album (or double record) is an audio album which spans two units of the primary medium in which it is sold, typically records and compact discs.

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Drone metal

Drone metal (also known as drone doom and power ambient), is a style of heavy metal that melds the slow tempos and heaviness of doom metal with the long-duration tones of drone music.

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Drone music

Drone music, drone-based music, drone ambient, ambient drone, or simply drone, is a minimalist musical genre that emphasizes the use of sustained or repeated sounds, notes, or tone-clusters – called drones.

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Earth (American band)

Earth is an American musical group based in Olympia, Washington, formed in 1989 and led by the guitarist Dylan Carlson. Earth's music is nearly all instrumental, and can be divided into two distinct stages. Their early work is characterized by distortion, droning, minimalism, and lengthy, repetitive song structures. The band's later output reduces the distortion while incorporating elements of country, jazz rock, and folk. Earth is recognized as a pioneer of drone metal, with the band's Earth 2 being regarded as a milestone of the genre.

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Extreme metal

Extreme metal is a loosely defined umbrella term for a number of related heavy metal music subgenres that have developed since the early 1980s.

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Flight of the Behemoth

Flight of the Behemoth is the second album by Sunn O))). Significantly, the band collaborated with Japanese noise artist Merzbow, who mixed tracks 3 and 4, and used drum machine and vocals on the track "F.W.T.B.T.". "F.W.T.B.T." is an interpretation of Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls". While the band did try to follow the original structure and riffing of the song, the intent was not to copy the original, but to rewrite the song for themselves.

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Goatsnake

Goatsnake is an American doom metal band from Los Angeles, California. They have released three studio albums, the first being 1999's Goatsnake Vol. 1.

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Gravetemple

Gravetemple is the name given to the line-up of Attila Csihar, Stephen O'Malley and Oren Ambarchi. The trio formed in the summer of 2006 to perform a series of live shows in Israel, while Israel was engaged in the 2006 Lebanon War. In Summer 2008 the trio reformed together with Australian drummer Matt "Skitz" Sanders for a short European tour. This band is not to be confused with the Burial Chamber Trio which consists of a similar line-up but with Greg Anderson instead of Stephen O'Malley. Gravetemple released The Holy Down in 2007 through Southern Lord Records.

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Greg Anderson (guitarist)

Greg Anderson (born in 1970) is an American musician and co-founder of Southern Lord Records. Anderson is the guitarist in the doom-stoner metal outfit Goatsnake, but is also well known for his collaborations with Stephen O'Malley. Together, the duo participated in projects such as the short-lived death/doom metal band Thorr's Hammer, the extreme doom metal band Burning Witch (although Anderson left before the band could record an album), as well as the drone metal bands Sunn O))) and Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine. Earlier in his career, Anderson was involved with the straight edge hardcore punk bands False Liberty, Brotherhood, Amenity, Statement, Galleon's Lap, and the Revelation Records and indie rock/hardcore punk band Engine Kid. Both Brotherhood and Galleon's Lap featured future Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate bass player Nate Mendel. Recently, Greg joined Attila Csihar and Oren Ambarchi in a new drone-doom project called Burial Chamber Trio, as well as Ascend, a current project/record with Gentry Densley, the former singer-guitarist of Revelation Records band Iceburn. In April 1998, Anderson and O'Malley founded the independent, underground label Southern Lord Records, based in Los Angeles, California. The company specializes in doom, sludge, drone, experimental metal, left-field black metal, and, more recently, crust punk.

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Hydra Head Records

Hydra Head Records is an independent record label that specializes in heavy metal music, founded in New Mexico by Aaron Turner (the frontman of Isis) in 1993.

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Jason Ellis (radio host)

Jason Ellis (born 11 October 1971) is an Australian satellite radio host, professional skateboarder, mixed martial arts fighter, truck racer, boxer, rock singer, and actor.

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Jesse Sykes

Jesse Sykes (née Solomon) (born July 17, 1967) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her band Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, which was formed in 1999 with Phil Wandscher.

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Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

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Joe Preston (bassist)

Joe Preston (born 1969) is a rock bass guitarist and a former band member of Earth, The Melvins, Men's Recovery Project, The Need and High on Fire. Preston has also played with Sunn O))), and has a solo project called Thrones. Joe Preston learned bass from Alexander Giles. In 2007, he joined Harvey Milk in the studio for the recording of Life... The Best Game in Town and toured with them during their 2008 US and European tours. He is the uncle of actor Dominic Janes.

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Julia Holter

Julia Shammas Holter is an American artist, singer, songwriter, producer and composer based in Los Angeles.

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Khanate (band)

Khanate was an drone metal supergroup that brought together James Plotkin and Alan Dubin, two members of the defunct band OLD, as well as Tim Wyskida of Blind Idiot God and Manbyrd) and Stephen O'Malley of Burning Witch and Sunn O fame. Keeping some similarity to O'Malley's previous band Burning Witch, Khanate produced songs that usually exceeded the 10 minute mark, characterised by extremely slow tempos, harsh layers of feedback and vocalist Alan Dubin's torturous shrieking. As of September 24, 2006, Khanate was split up, with Plotkin stating that the "lack of commitment from certain members" led to the split. In the January/February 2009 issue of Rock-A-Rolla magazine, vocalist Alan Dubin stated: "we had a few festival offers which sparked some talk of a reunion but they didn't pan out in the end." He went on to say, "I highly doubt a reunion will happen.".

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KTL

KTL is a musical duo consisting of Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O)))) and Peter Rehberg (Pita), originally formed to create the music for a theater production titled Kindertotenlieder by Gisèle Vienne and Dennis Cooper. The production premiered in Brest, France, in March 2007. The duo has also played shows not associated with the Kindertotenlieder production. In late 2008 it was announced on Stephen O'Malley's Web site that KTL's fourth album would be released January 2009 through Editions Mego and February 2009 through Daymare Records with a vinyl release on Inoxia. In addition to the announcement, two song titles were mentioned for the upcoming album—"Paratrooper" and "Natural Trouble.".

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Le Guess Who?

Le Guess Who? is an independent music festival for independent music such as noise rock, indie rock, IDM, held in Utrecht, Netherlands, since 2007.

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Live White

Live White is a live album by Sunn O))), recorded at the Northsix in Brooklyn, New York. The first five tracks are from White1 and White2. "NN O)))" is from ØØ Void, and "Death Becomes You" is from Flight of the Behemoth. "Caveman Salad" would later become "Orthodox Caveman" on Black One.

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Magma (band)

Magma is a French progressive rock band founded in Paris in 1969 by classically trained drummer Christian Vander, who claimed as his inspiration a "vision of humanity's spiritual and ecological future" that profoundly disturbed him.

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Mayhem (band)

Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene.

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Merzbow

, better known by his stage name, is a Japanese noise musician.

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Monoliths & Dimensions

Monoliths & Dimensions is the sixth studio album by the avant-garde drone doom band Sunn O))). The album was created and recorded over a period of two years and features the collaborations of composer Eyvind Kang, Australian guitar player Oren Ambarchi, Hungarian vocalist Attila Csihar, Dylan Carlson from the drone band Earth, and trombonists Julian Priester and Stuart Dempster. Also present is an upright bass trio; French and English horns; harp and flute duo; piano, brass, reed, and string ensembles; and a Viennese woman's choir led by Persian vocalist Jessika Kenney. However, the band said, "The album is not Sunn O))) with strings or metal-meets-orchestra material." The band took an approach concentrating on more of allusion toward the timbre of feedback and the instruments involved, so the piece is really illusory, beautiful and not entirely linear, stating, " the most musical piece we’ve done, and also the heaviest, powerful, and most abstract set of chords we’ve laid to tape." When speaking at the launch of Monoliths & Dimensions Stephen O'Malley told Alex Templeton-Ward that the album was "like a prism ……our music is the white light going in, a lot of the colour comes out the other side through the amazing arrangements and personalities of the guest performers and core collaborators… I think the main topic of this album is elaboration, expansion and prismatic detail. The source of that detail is inherent in the sounds of the guitars and the notes of those arrangements." The final song, titled "Alice", is a dedication to the late Alice Coltrane.

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Nielsen N.V.

Nielsen Holdings N.V. is an American global information and measurement company with headquarters in New York (USA) and Diemen, the Netherlands.

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Noise music

Noise music is a category of music that is characterised by the expressive use of noise within a musical context.

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Nurse with Wound

Nurse with Wound (or shortened as NWW) is the main recording name for British musician Steven Stapleton.

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Pan Sonic

Pan Sonic were a Finnish electronic music group founded in Turku in 1993.

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Pitchfork Media

Pitchfork Media, commonly referred to as Pitchfork, is a Chicago-based online music magazine devoted to music journalism, news, album reviews, and feature stories.

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Q (magazine)

Q is a popular music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom.

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Rehearsal Demo Nov 11 2011

Rehearsal Demo Nov 11 2011 was recorded by Sunn O))) at Southern Lord Caves in Los Angeles on November 11, 2011. It was mixed at 10 R. D. Montiboeufs in Paris, January 12, and was mastered by Brad Boatright. This album was a split release by Ideologic Organ & Southern Lord Recordings and was an edition of 1,500 copies on black vinyl. This album was only available on the band's June 2012 European tour and September 2012 US East Coast tour. "Samples: "Posetitel muzeya" Lopushansky 1989.".

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Rise Above Records

Rise Above Records is a London, England based independent record label owned by Lee Dorrian (of the band Cathedral and formerly of Napalm Death).

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Robe

A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment.

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Scott Walker (singer)

Scott Walker (born Noel Scott Engel; January 9, 1943) is an American-born British singer-songwriter, composer and record producer. He is noted for his distinctive baritone voice and for the unorthodox career path which has taken him from 1960s pop icon to 21st century avant-garde musician. Originally coming to fame in the mid-1960s singing orchestral pop ballads as the frontman of The Walker Brothers, Walker went on to a solo career balancing a light entertainment/MOR ballad approach with increasing artistic innovations in arrangement and writing perspective. Despite a series of acclaimed albums, a disastrous drop in sales forced him back into straight Middle of the road recordings with little of his own artistic input. This in turn eventually led to a Walker Brothers reunion in the mid-1970s (although the latter eventually moved, by mutual consent, into more avant-garde areas). Since the mid-1980s Walker has revived his solo career while drastically reinventing his artistic and compositional methods, via a series of acclaimed and vividly avant-garde albums. These combine his iconic singing voice with an unsettling avant-garde approach owing more to modernist and post-modernist classical composition than it does to his pop singer past. The change in approach has been compared to "Andy Williams reinventing himself as Stockhausen". Walker continues to release solo material, and is currently signed to 4AD Records. As a record producer or guest performer he has worked with a number of artists including Pulp, Ute Lemper and Bat For Lashes. Walker's success has largely been in the United Kingdom, where his first 3 solo albums reached the top ten. Walker has lived in the UK since 1965; he became a British citizen in 1970.

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Seattle

Seattle is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County.

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Soused (album)

Soused is a collaborative album between experimental metal band Sunn O))) and singer Scott Walker. Announced in early 2014 by 4AD, the album was produced by Walker and Peter Walsh with the help of Mark Warman and released on 21 October 2014.

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Southern Lord Records

Southern Lord is an American metal record label that was founded in 1998 by Greg Anderson.

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Stephen O'Malley

Stephen O'Malley (sometimes referred to as SOMA) is a musician, predominantly a guitarist, producer and composer from Seattle, Washington who has conceptualized and participated in numerous drone doom, death/doom, and experimental music groups (the most notable of which is Sunn O))).

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Sunn

Sunn amplifiers are a brand of musical instrument amplifiers.

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Sunn O)))

Sunn O))) (pronounced simply sun) is an American drone metal band from Seattle, Washington that formed in 1998. The band is primarily known for its synthesis of diverse genres including drone, ambient, noise, extreme metal and for its extremely loud live performances. Supported by a varying cast of collaborators, the band was formed by two core members: Stephen O'Malley (also of Khanate and Burning Witch) and Greg Anderson (of Goatsnake and Engine Kid).

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Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine

Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine are an English drone doom supergroup, formed in 2001 and featuring musicians from other metal bands. They take their name from the second song from the Earth album Earth 2. The music is slow and heavy, similar to the music of Khanate and Burning Witch.

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Terrestrials (album)

Terrestrials is a collaborative studio album by American drone metal band Sunn O))) and Norwegian experimental music group Ulver. Produced by Stephen O'Malley and Kristoffer Rygg, it was released on February 3, 2014, via Southern Lord Records. It has been described as "three live improvisation pieces".Tuffrey, Laurie (December 12, 2013).. The Quietus. Retrieved March 7, 2013. On December 10, 2013, a sample from the closing track, "Eternal Return", was released for streaming. It was also streamed on Pitchfork Advance on the day it was released until February 10, 2014.

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The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown are an English psychedelic rock band formed by singer Arthur Brown in 1967.

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The Grimmrobe Demos

The Grimmrobe Demos is Sunn O)))'s first recorded album, and is the most direct representation of its self-proclaimed Earth-worship. It was originally limited to 500 copies by Hydra Head Records, but in 2005, Southern Lord Records reissued it on CD and vinyl with a bonus live track. An early rehearsal track titled "Bremerton" was included on the vinyl release. The album's third track was named after frontman Dylan Carlson of Earth, and is also a loose interpretation of the track "Ouroborous is Broken" from Earth's first release, entitled Extra-Capsular Extraction. The booklet of the second version of the album contains a long passage of apocalyptic writing by Seldon Hunt, written in Melbourne, Australia, during October 2004. On August 8, 2008, Sunn O))) announced that it would do a mini-tour consisting of four concerts to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the album's release.

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The Libations of Samhain

The Libations of Samhain is a live album released by Sunn O))). The first track is a live performance in London, on Halloween 2003 and the second is an interview by Savage Pencil and Sharon Gal, originally broadcast on London's Resonance FM 104. 500 copies with "raw" covers and 100 with orange covers were produced.

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The New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine is a Sunday magazine supplement included with the Sunday edition of The New York Times.

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Thorr's Hammer

Thorr's Hammer was an American/Norwegian death/doom band. Thorr's Hammer was formed in Ballard, Washington by Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley during winter 1994-1995. Soon after, Runhild Gammelsæter, then a 17-year-old Norwegian exchange student, joined the band as vocalist/lyricist. The band reached its final form when Jamie Sykes and James Hale joined. The band was active only for six weeks during which it played two gigs and recorded a demo and an EP entitled Dommedagsnatt. The band disbanded after Gammelsæter's return to Oslo, Norway. Burning Witch was formed from the ashes of Thorr's Hammer and Gammelsæter has currently teamed up with James Plotkin (Khanate) to form Khlyst. Thorr's Hammer reunited in 2009 to play at the Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, England and again in 2010 for The Roadburn Festival in Tilburg. In an interview with Rock-A-Rolla magazine, Runhild Gammelsæter said the band "might make some new music" in the future.

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Ulver

Ulver (Norwegian for "wolves") are a Norwegian experimental musical collective founded in 1993, by vocalist Kristoffer Rygg. Their early works, such as Bergtatt, were categorised as folklore-influenced black metal but have since evolved a fluid and increasingly eclectic musical style, blending genres such as rock, electronica, symphonic and chamber traditions, noise and experimental music into their oeuvre. 1997 marked their international debut with the release of their third album Nattens madrigal through German label Century Media. However, following discord with the label, Kristoffer Rygg formed his own imprint Jester Records in 1998. In 1998, multi-instrumentalist Tore Ylwizaker joined the band marking a drastic change in direction for Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - a double album incorporating elements from drum and bass, progressive rock, spoken word, industrial music, and black metal, fused into a somewhat ambient new style. Further exploring trip hop, jazz, ambient music, spoken word and electronica on 2000’s Perdition City, before moving into a more experimental, minimalist, ambient direction, and soundtrack work. 2005 marked another change in the band’s sound, returning to standard instrumentation, combined with orchestral instruments and arrangements. British composer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel O'Sullivan joined the collective in 2009, and the band performed some of their first live concerts in their 15-year lifespan, including the prestigious Norwegian National Opera. Ulver have sold in excess of half a million records, have well over 11,000,000 plays on Last.fm, been twice nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Awards, Spellemannsprisen, in different categories, won Album of the Year at the Oslo Awards for Shadows of the Sun in 2008, won the NATT&DAG award for Best Live Act in 2011, and earned a global reputation for stylistic unpredictability. Acclaim from the artistic community includes controversial director of films Kids and Gummo, Harmony Korine, recently commented, alluding to The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: "There's a real lineage from a composer like Wagner to a band like Ulver." Author and musician Julian Cope has said, "Ulver are cataloguing the death of our culture two decades before anyone else has noticed its inevitable demise.".

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Washington (state)

Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

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White1

White1 is the third album by Sunn O))). It was the most significant departure from their original style to date. Each track was experimental in its own way, with Julian Cope reciting occultic druidist poetry for half of "My Wall," Norwegian lyrics sung by Runhild Gammelsæter of Thorr's Hammer as an intro to a drum machine and stoner metal bass riff in "The Gates of Ballard," and the drone track "A Shaving of the Horn that Speared You." The lyrics to "The Gates of Ballard" come from "Håvard Hedde," a Norwegian folk song. Another metal version of "Håvard Hedde" had been recorded in 1995 by Storm. In Q Magazine's August issue (named the loud issue), they named White1 as the 18th loudest album of all time, just above AC/DC's Back in Black and below Jimi Hendrix's album Are You Experienced?.

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White2

White2 is the fourth album by Sunn O))). It was recorded during the same sessions as White1, but it was not released until a year later. This album features Attila Csihar of Mayhem fame quoting the Srimad Bhagavatam on "Decay2 ". The vinyl also features him on "Decay ". "HELL-O)))-WEEN" is a more traditional Sunn O))) track, harkening back to The Grimmrobe Demos in its all-guitar-and-bass approach. A DOD Buzz Box effects pedal designed to imitate the sound of Buzz Osborne of The Melvins was used for the bass effects on "bassAliens". The cover art is a drawing by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, called "The Bee-Keepers".

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WHITEbox

WHITEbox is a box set re-issue of the White1 and White2 albums by Sunn O))) on vinyl. It contains three white vinyl records and a picture disc with photos of Attila Csihar and both versions of "Decay". The initial release of the WHITEbox was limited to 450 copies. The second and most rare of the WHITEbox sets is the "tour" edition which was limited to 100 copies and was only sold at live Sunn O))) performances. The tour edition of the WHITEbox has a different picture on the front of the box, which like the first edition is signed and numbered by the photographer. Also included, in addition to the four White records, is Candlewolf of the Golden Chalice on red vinyl and the second edition of Live White on CD.

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Wonka Vision

Wonka Vision was an American music magazine.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunn_O)))

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