Now over 20 years on from their inception, Sunn O))) are an act with no shortage of history or legend around them, which has seen them cultivate a devoted and adoring fanbase. Those fans have been left waiting for over 3 years since the release of seventh album Kannon, but news that Sunn O))) had been in the studio with Steve Albini - a storied hero in his own right - will have made the wait more tortuous but justified.

Finally today Sunn O))) have confirmed that they will be releasing a new album called Life Metal this April. Aside from enlisting Steve Albini, the Washington band has pushed their sound to new territories with the help of collaborators like Hildur Guðnadóttir (Múm, Pan Sonic, Angel), Tim Midyett (Silkworm, Bottomless Pit, Mint Mile) and composer Anthony Pateras.

You can get your first tease of the sound of Life Metal via the trailer below.

The same lineup of producer and collaborators have also created another Sunn O))) album called Pyroclasts, which is due for release in the Autumn, but we'll have to wait for more information on that one.