SUNN O))) PREPARE FOR U.S. TOUR; ANNOUNCE NEW SHOWS IN CHICAGO, PITTSBURGH AND NYC LISTENING SESSION

Sunn O))) have revealed a U.S. listening session in addition to their events in London and Paris in the lead up to the release of Life Metal (April 26th, Southern Lord). Confirmed for April 13th, the Brooklyn-based listening session will take place at Future Space in collaboration with Southern Lord Recordings and The Tinnitus Music Series. The experience will feature a tower of loudspeakers, engulfing walls of fog, and throbbing color. A congregation of guests are invited to traverse the outer zones of consciousness and expanses of the cosmos through sound/time and sound/energy. This event is free, open to the public and available on a first come, first serve basis. RSVP now.

HELMS ALEE FUSE MELODY WITH MELANCHOLY IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SPIDER JAR”

After more than a decade of existence, five studio albums, and a slew of EPs, Helms Alee has managed to conquer new musical frontiers with each release — their forthcoming fifth LP being no different. Named for a bioluminescent marine algae that glows when excited, the Puget Sound trio’s forthcoming album Noctiluca bears a radiancy all its own.

DEATH-INFUSED BLACK METAL BAND VALE ANNOUNCE DEBUT LP

On their debut album Oakland, CA’s Vale channel visions of a grim future in which the world is barren and destroyed, where agents of opportunity consume everything they can get their hands on. Titled Burden Of Sight, the album can be seen as an expression of outrage felt at the pervasive exploitation and avarice that has taken root in the band’s own backyard. From rampant homelessness to the overindulgences of the upper class, it’s all too easy to imagine the harsh reality of decomposing landscapes fraught with cannibalism and religious zealotry that Vale depicts across six tracks of roaring, death-infused black metal.