Posted in music on January 15, 2014

by Doug Moore


We were pretty confused/excited when indie rock figurehead Thurston Moore joined Chicagoan black metal supergroup Twilight (no, no glittery vampires involved) back in 2012. It's been a long wait since. The rest of their then-lineup went through the wringer, with both Blake Judd (Nachtmystium) and Jef "Wrest" Whitehead (Leviathan) dealing with legal issues and Aaron Turner (ISIS) folding his beloved Hydra Head label.

Twilight finally announced the details for III: Beneath Trident's Tomb, their forthcoming third album (and first with Thurston Moore), today. The bad news is that this album will be their last -- the band has already been "dissolved." Turner and Judd are out of the picture; it's easy to imagine that Judd was booted because of his recent troubles. Wrest has hung on, though, and performs bass, drums, and some vocals on the album. The rest of the lineup is rounded out by Moore (guitar/vox), Neill "Imperial" Jameson (Krieg) on vocals, Stavros Giannopoulos (The Atlas Moth) on guitar and vox, and Chicago sound guy extraordinaire Sanford Parker handling synths and electronics. The album will come out on March 18 via Century Media.

The really noteworthy bit here is the new track the band has posted -- "Lungs," which is both the album's leadoff cut and a total burner. The press release credits Wrest and Imperial with the composition, but man, if that noise-freakout intro isn't a dead ringer for a Sonic Youth part. (I hear shades of "100%" from Dirty.) The rest of the song is a pretty major departure from Twilight's past work, too -- it plows away in grubby, antagonistic noise rock fashion underneath a skein of layered harsh and clean vocals.

Thurston Moore also just listed his favorite songs of all time.

Stream "Lungs" and check out III: Beneath Trident's Tomb's track listing below...


1. Lungs (Whitehead/Jameson)
2. Oh Wretched Son (Giannopoulos/Whitehead/Jameson)
3. Swarming Funereal Mass (Whitehead/Jameson)
4. Seek No Shelter Fevered Ones (Giannopoulos/Whitehead/Jameson)
5. A Flood of Eyes (Giannopoulos/Moore/Whitehead/Jameson)
6. Below Lights (Parker/Jameson)




Comments (16)

super sausage

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:40 PM

this just sounds like a shitty noise rock band and not black metal.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:48 PM

Dried Spaghetti Face strikes again!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:51 PM

Sounds like a bunch of rich assholes made black metal to see if we were dumb enough to fund their lifestyles.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:57 PM

12:57 - DING!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 1:14 PM

2nd guy is right. Like a Cherubs outtake. Cherubs destroyed, this just sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 1:14 PM

12:57 is pulling some nonsense out of their ass, becuase it makes them sound like they've figured out some secret or something.

1:14 is stupid enough to merely agree with someone like 12:57.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 1:25 PM

I wonder if the other band members have elongated ball bags as well

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 1:27 PM

I was bored till that "noise-freakout". That part is killer, for sure.

Posted by Alex | January 15, 2014 2:04 PM

What a mess.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 2:23 PM

1:25 is Thurston Moore.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 3:01 PM

Un-fucking-godly, and not in a good way. Props to the dude who made a Cherubs reference, not something I expect to see around here. Earlu-mid '90s Austin knew how to fucking ROCK, when it wanted to.

As for Thurston, he's a great "poet" (hah hah) but does he need to get fucking laid or what? Try dudes next time, maybe it'll change your luck, T-bag.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 3:24 PM

who is Thurston banging?

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 4:25 PM

he's banging 90's austin texas!

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2014 11:29 AM

The fact that it's polarizing and pissing people off and getting a reaction from online Youtube keyboard warriors.....that's the whole fucking purpose. If you want your music to be cliche, repetitive, boring, unoriginal, etc. then go listen to Marduk, Behemoth, Dark Funeral or other bands who polish their shit to the point where they no longer recognize their own shit and try and pass it off as shit that is listenable.

Posted by Kempler | November 1, 2014 3:30 PM

Thank you everyone

Posted by Ben Shults | November 21, 2014 4:52 AM

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