17:53 - Apothecary Way too short, vocals are too buried in the mix, and some of the nonmetal instruments I wish they'd kept from M&D aren't really there anymore... it sounds more similar to the White albums though, so Joe, you might cream your pants
17:52 - Apothecary Well, the new Sunn O))).... with these guys one really needs a good number of solid playthroughs to make a firm decision, but so far I'm really not overly impressed by this tbh
We'll hear from 'em soon.
According to their official website: "After three years despite all difficulties the album is fully ready, we shall share 3 of the 9 songs on the internet at most to fulfill the promise we had made to our friends and Kahtmayan's fans. Naturally the album will be fully distributed by a known publisher outside Iran, most probably. And we won't be able to share the whole album on the internet till then. The first song will be published in early 2013."
Actually you can hear/view some of their rehearsals here and here.
The recording quality is awful in rehearsals, but I like some special aspects of "Sacred Fire".