Yesterday Twilight, the mostly local black metal supergroup that was founded in 2005—which includes Stavros Giannopoulos of Atlas Moth, Jef Whitehead of Leviathan, and engineer Sanford Parker, among others—debuted a new track from their forthcoming third record. Due out in March, III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb, recorded by Parker in Chicago, is the first Twilight recording to feature Sonic Youth front man Thurston Moore on guitar. He’s a somewhat unlikely collaborator, especially when compared to some of the project’s dark and heavy former members, like Scott Conner of Xasthur, Aaron Turner of Isis, and Blake Judd of Nachtmystium. The announcement of the new album, which is due out on Century Media Records, also comes along with the unexpected news that III will be the project’s last effort—no official word out yet as to why they’re calling it a day, though.
The new track is called “Lungs” and has significantly less of a typical black metal influence than the work of Twilight’s past. Kicking off with a blast of classic Moore guitar squall, the track lurches forward and chugs along with an industrial-flavored clang—it’s not too far off from Parker’s other heavy metal supergroup, Corrections House. The excellent “Lungs,” overflowing with bad vibes, gnarly guitar tones, and sonic misery can be heard after the jump.