Sunn O)))'s anticipated new album Life Metal got a limited early physical release this past Saturday for Record Store Day, and now it's streaming online ahead of Friday's wide release (via Southern Lord). It starts off on a more accessible note, with sometimes-live-Sunn O)))-collaborator and former Múm member Hildur Guðnadóttir providing stunning lead vocals on album opener "Between Sleipnir's Breaths," and the rest of the hour-and-nine-minute-long album is on the ambient, droning side that Sunn O))) have been perfecting over the course of their 20-year career. Stream the whole album at NPR.

Life Metal is the first of two albums that Sunn O))) recently made with Steve Albini. The other, the "more meditative" Pyroclasts, is expected this fall.

Sunn O))) are also on tour now with Papa M (Slint's David Pajo), and about to hit NYC's Brooklyn Steel on April 25. Tickets for that show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. Enter for a chance to win and see more details on the contest HERE. Updated dates are listed below.

Sunn O))) -- 2019 Tour Dates
4/18/2019 Masonic – Detroit, MI
4/19/2019 Rockefeller Chapel – Chicago, IL (sold out)
4/20/2019 The Caverns – Pelham, TN
4/22/2019 Rockefeller Chapel – Chicago, IL
4/24/2019 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
4/25/2019 Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
4/26/2019 College Street – New Haven, CT
4/27/2019 Carnegie Homestead Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
4/28/2019 The Howard – Washington, DC
10/24/2019 SWX – Bristol, UK
10/25/2019 QMU – Glasgow, UK
10/26/2019 The Crossing – Birmingham, UK
10/27/2019 Albert Hall – Manchester, UK
10/28/2019 Roundhouse – London, UK