Talk about a weird last 12 months for Thurston Moore. Him and his band mate/wife Kim Gordon divorce after almost 28 years of marriage. His last solo cd while everyone (including me) praised it, it did not even make a dent on indie radio or billboard charts. I am a huge Sonic Youth fan, and also all the side groups from Thurstonâ€™s, to Lee producing one of my favorite bands ever Babes in Toyland to Kimâ€™s Free Kitten with members of Pussy Galore and etc. When you think about the pairing it does not seem so odd at all, Sonic Youth and Death Metal have been around almost the same amount of time. Here is the news piece and you can credit many sites with this one, but I had to post it because this to me may be the oddest music news I have heard since Falco was the front runner to headline the first Ozzfest. That is a joke.
SONIC YOUTH frontman Thurston Moore has reportedly joined TWILIGHT, the black metal supergroup featuring NACHTMYSTIUM mainman Blake Judd.
TWILIGHT’s current lineup is rounded out by THE ATLAS MOTH’s Stavros Giannopoulos, producer Sanford Parker, Wrest (a.k.a. Jef Whitehead) from LEVIATHAN and Imperial (a.k.a. Neil Jameson) from KRIEG.
TWILIGHT is scheduled to enter the studio later this month to begin recording a new album for a fall release via Century Media Records.
“I had SONIC YOUTH records when I was 12,” Judd told The 1st Five in an interview. “And to now know that, not only am I having a dialogue with this person about anything, but dude’s gonna join a band I started, and it’s like . . . whoah. Fucking amazing, amazing feeling.”
He added, “I’ve done so much shit, and worked with so many cool people, and I’ll get to work with Thurston. You know Century Media could offer us $100,000 to make that TWILIGHT record and say: ‘Blake, you get ninety percent of that money but Thurston Moore’s not gonna be on the record, or, you can be on it and we’ll give you 10 grand and that’s what you have to make it work.’ And I would, I would take the 10 grand and work with Thurston. That’s like how much I love SONIC YOUTH.”