Sleep Token have today released their third studio album, Take Me Back To Eden, via Spinefarm. Listen HERE.
Along with its release, the band has revealed the concluding visualiser in the albums accompanying animated series for title-track, “Take Me Back To Eden.” Watch it HERE.
“It’s an ambitious, emotional monolith of a record, with all the hallmarks of future classic status” (5/5) — NME
“…if you allow yourself to be fully immersed in Sleep Token’s world, the sonic rewards are plentiful” — Kerrang!
“Homer’s Odyssey couldn’t help but envy the colossal journey this album takes” — The Skinny
“This is a record that not only expands the band’s universe and continues to prod metal’s boundaries, but considers what it means to be human. Otherworldly they may be, but there’s the deepest empathy within” — Metal Hammer
“This is the most inventive metal has sounded in a long time” — Upset
Download the official artwork for “Take Me Back To Eden” (the track) HERE.
Take Me Back To Eden (an hour-plus of music across 12 distinctive tracks) is Part 3 of a trilogy, a spectacular chapter-closer in the ongoing Sleep Token saga — a saga that kicked off in earnest with debut album Sundowning (2019).
…Eden features probably the heaviest moments thus far recorded by Sleep Token (i.e. “Vore“ and “The Summoning“), along with some of the most immediate and certainly the most emotional (i.e. “Aqua Regia” and “DYWTYLM“), with a slew of other tones, textures, and tangents touched on in-between.
TMBTE sees Sleep Token boldly re-confirming a true love of the epic (the title track is eight minutes plus), while further exploring and developing those elements that keep the music removed from any kind of pack, howling at a moon that’s all its own.
Various album formats, including limited vinyl pressings, available HERE.
On the live front, Sleep Token are confirmed to appear as special guests to Slipknot across 2 shows in Hamburg and Berlin, while ST’s entire upcoming U.S. tour, in addition to a one-off headliner in Germany, are completely sold-out.
A full list of U.S. appearances is below.
SLEEP TOKEN 2023 US TOUR DATES:
9.8.2023: Alton, VA — BLUE RIDGE ROCK FEST*
9.9.2023: Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer [SOLD OUT]
9.10.2023: New York, NY — Webster Hall [SOLD OUT]
9.12.2023: Worcester, MA — The Palladium [SOLD OUT]
9.13.2023: Baltimore, MD — Ram’s Head Live [SOLD OUT]
9.15.2023: Detroit, MI — The Cathedral at The Masonic [SOLD OUT]
9.17.2023: Minneapolis, MN — The Myth [SOLD OUT]
9.19.2023: Dallas, TX — Studio at The Factory [SOLD OUT]
9.20.2023: Oklahoma City, OK — Tower Theatre [SOLD OUT]
9.22.2023: St. Louis, MO — Hawthorn [SOLD OUT]
9.23.2023: Louisville, KY — LOUDER THAN LIFE*
9.25.2023: Denver, CO — The Ogden Theatre [SOLD OUT]
9.26.2023: Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex [SOLD OUT]
9.28.2023: Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory [SOLD OUT]
9.29.2023: Boise, ID — Knitting Factory [SOLD OUT]
9.30.2023: Seattle, WA — The Showbox Market [SOLD OUT]
10.1.2023: Portland, OR — Roseland Theatre [SOLD OUT]
10.3.2023: San Diego, CA — The Observatory NP [SOLD OUT]
10.4.2023: Los Angeles, CA — The El Rey Theatre [SOLD OUT]
10.5.2023: Anaheim, CA — House of Blues [SOLD OUT]
10.7.2023 Sacramento, CA — AFTERSHOCK*
Meanwhile, available album tracks, “Chokehold,” “The Summoning,” “Aqua Regia,” “Granite,” and “Vore” have collectively amassed over 85 million streams, whilst standout single “The Summoning” has generated some 38.8 million streams alone, causing the track to trend on Twitter and take the #1 song spot on a host of international Spotify viral charts, as well as being selected as a “YouTube Trending Artist On The Rise,” featuring on YouTube’s homepage, viewed by millions of people every day.
The unprecedented accolades keep rolling in, between the fact that ST has never played a headline show in the UK that didn’t sell out, “Aqua Regia” picking up consistent airplay on the Radio One “Future Sounds” show hosted by Clara Amfo, plus huge pop star Demi Lovato sharing Sleep Token’s music with her 153 million Instagram followers, Sleep Token consistently smash boundaries that they refused to acknowledge in the first place.
And even though Sleep Token notoriously do not speak to the press (out of necessity, not ego or gimmick), media can’t help but write about the phenomenon, reporting on the band’s every move; NME note, “Sleep Token offer their fans an entire world to immerse themselves in if they so wish. It’s a place of escapism, and the foundation of a huge fan community that’s dedicated to studying the band’s creativity. While they have the same fervor as any other fandom, there’s still a notable difference.” Elsewhere, Metal Hammer called them “the most exciting band in metal right now.”