Leading the way in doom metal and drone, Sunn O))) are one of the most well known names in the genre. Formed in the vain of their predecessors, Earth, Sunn O))) were formed in the late 1990's in Seattle, WA. Their name originally comes from the well known amplifier company from the 1960's, Sunn, in which they adapted the logo into the name. Known for their unique style of slow noise and drone, Sunn O)))'s music can be mistaken for feedback, and ambient noise. Sunn O))) is also known for their sometimes strange interpretations of cover songs like Metallica's "For Whom The Bell Tolls" and unique collaborations with members of Mayhem and noise act, Merzbow. In a live setting, Sunn O))) will play for hours, sometimes playing less than five songs. With their trademark robes, and wall of Sunn branded amps, the band turns up to ten, doesn't say a word, and head bangs to noise.