The Grimmrobe Demos

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The Grimmrobe Demos
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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
(HH666-93)

Southern Lord
SUNN37
Producer Sunn O))) & Mathias Schneeberger
Sunn O))) chronology
The Grimmrobe Demos
(1999)
ØØ Void
(2000)ØØ Void2000
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 the band Earth and is a loose interpretation of the track "Ouroborous is Broken" from Earth's first release, 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 tenth 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

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