Sunn O))) are the latest band to be featured in Sub Pop‘s Singles Series, and today the drone-doom titans have shared two new songs from their entry in the ongoing 7-inch subscription series. The heavy duo has shared “Evil Chuck” and “Ron G. Warrior,” which are intended as tributes to two late titans of metal, Chuck Schuldiner of Death and Ron Guardipee, Greg Anderson’s former bandmate in Brotherhood. Hear both new songs below.
The band said in a statement, “In Sunn O)))’s 25th year, this is an extraordinary ‘full-circle’ moment for us. We grew up in north Seattle, began our musical collaboration in Seattle in the early 90’s, and were raised on the Sub Pop singles series those days. The series had an incredible history, with many of our favorite bands participating. It’s also Sub Pop’s 35th anniversary, Earth 2‘s 30th anniversary, and the Sunn O))) Model T’s 50th anniversary this year! Sunn O))) would like to thank Jonathan Poneman, Nick Turner, and all of the Sub Pop team for inviting us into this legacy.”
Sunn O)))’s last studio album was 2019’s Pyroclasts. Their collaborative album with Scott Walker, Soused, is featured in our list of 10 Essential Metal Collaboration Albums. Also, read our Beginner’s Guide to the abstract drone-doom recordings of Sunn O))).