Sunn O)))

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": drone doom metal drone doom dark ambient ambient Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia


Drone metal specialists from Los Angeles, California, USA, formed by Stephen O’Malley (guitar) and Greg Anderson (guitar) in the late 90s as an outlet from their other musical projects, which include Burning Witch and Khanate (O’Malley) and Goatsnake (Anderson). The duo had first worked together in Thorr’s Hammer and the early line-up of Burning Witch, and originally formed Sun O))) to pay homage to drone rock pioneers Earth. The unusual moniker of their new band was based on the logo used by Sunn Amps on their range of amplifiers.

Sunn O))) have released the majority of their work on O’Malley and Anderson’s Southern Lord Records label, with notable exceptions including 1998’s limited-edition debut The Grimmrobe Demos (Hydra Head) and the 2000 follow-up ØØ Void (Rise Above). Their early sound featured wave upon wave of down-tuned guitars and heavily distorted bass, creating a truly impressive (and...

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