The Grimmrobe Demos

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The Grimmrobe Demos
Demo album by Sunn O)))
Released 1999
Recorded 1998
Genre Drone doom
Length 55:42
72:26 (CD Bonus)
88:39 (Vinyl Edition)
Label Hydra Head Records

Southern Lord
Producer Sunn O))) & Mathias Schneeberger
Sunn O))) chronology
The Grimmrobe Demos
ØØ Void
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10)[2]
Tiny Mixtapes 4.5/5 stars[3]

The Grimmrobe Demos is Sunn O)))'s first recorded album, and is the most direct representation of its self-proclaimed Earth-worship. It was originally limited to 500 copies by Hydra Head Records, but in 2005, Southern Lord Records reissued it on CD and vinyl with a bonus live track. An early rehearsal track titled "Bremerton" was included on the vinyl release.

The album's third track was named after frontman Dylan Carlson of Earth, and is also a loose interpretation of the track "Ouroborous is Broken" from Earth's first release, entitled Extra-Capsular Extraction.

The booklet of the second version of the album contains a long passage of apocalyptic writing by Seldon Hunt, written in Melbourne, Australia, during October 2004.

On August 8, 2008, Sunn O))) announced that it would do a mini-tour consisting of four concerts to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the album's release.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Black Wedding"   19:17
2. "Defeating: Earth's Gravity"   14:59
3. "Dylan Carlson"   21:30
CD re-issue bonus track
No. Title Length
4. "Grimm & Bear It"   16:40
Vinyl edition bonus track
No. Title Length
4. "Bremerton"   16:20