Article by: Leanne Ridgeway
Hailing from Malmö, Sweden, SUMA has been spreading the plague of their sonic weight, doom-ridden hallucinatory noise rock, on the world for the past two decades. To celebrate their 20th band anniversary this year, the band has just announced to reissue their impressive back catalog. Coming through Argonauta Records, the first round of reissues starts this June with SUMA‘s longtime sold-out debut, and the 2006 magnum opus, ‘Let The Churches Burn‘!
With a strong DIY mind since their early days, SUMA has released most of their music through their own label, hit the roads through their own booking, but could not be without the help of the kindred spirits with labels and agencies along the way. The heavy four-piece released four highly acclaimed full-length records, several splits, and two live cassettes to date.
They toured extensively around Europe through the years, parts of the US and Russia, sharing stages with bands like Entombed, Yob, Sunn O))), High on Fire, Electric Wizard, Bongzilla, Disfear, Big Business, and Pallbearer to name just a few. SUMA played some of the renowned festivals of their genre, such as Roadburn and Desertfest (Berlin and London).
To celebrate 20 years of SUMA, the Italian label and home to the band‘s latest release, Argonauta Records, will not only re-release the band’s back catalog with many more highly collectible anniversary specials this year, but first off kicking off with the reissues of their self-titled, sold-out debut album ‘SUMA’, and the 2006 successor ‘Let The Churches Burn’, due out on June 25, 2021!
Says the band:
“We’re very excited to have our first album available on CD again, it’s been out-of-print for ages… and its feels really great to have LET THE CHURCHES BURN get a another run in the ether for its 15th year anniversary release. Time flys!”