"Now that Sonic Youth's broken up, and he's essentially divorced, he's got plenty of time," explained singer/guitarist Blake Judd, in an interview with The 1st Five. "We knew Sonic Youth already through their soundman, Jeremy Lemos … Whenever they were in [Chicago, they] would always be over at the studio, so I met them on a number of occasions recording over there and Thurston really likes our music and, uh, loves black metal."
Formed in 2005, Twilight is a shifting formation of musicians from other well-known metal bands. The current lineup consists of Judd, frontman of Nachtmystium, his bandmate Sanford Parker, the Atlas Moth's Stavros Guilenopolis, Krieg's Neill Jameson, Jef Whitehead from Leviathan and Moore. In the past, Twilight's members have tended to use pseudonyms: it's unclear whether Moore will take a new, doomy moniker.
"I had Sonic Youth records when I was 12," Judd said. "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 … it's like: Whoa. Fucking amazing, amazing feeling."
While Sonic Youth have not, strictly speaking, broken up, they are at least "ending for a while", Lee Ranaldo admitted last November. The group is gradually compiling archival material from the 1980s, with plans for various live and deluxe releases. Moore, meanwhile, has also announced another new band: Chelsea Light Moving, an indie-rock quartet, played their first concerts this summer.
There is not yet a release date for Twilight's new LP, which will be released by Century Media Records.
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