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Sleep Token Announce Red Rocks Performance Set for 5/12

PHOTO CREDIT: ANDY FORD

LISTEN TO “TAKE ME BACK TO EDEN” ALBUM

SLEEP TOKEN ANNOUNCE RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE PERFORMANCE SET FOR MAY 12, 2024

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL PERFORMANCE SET FOR MAY 22 SOLD OUT IN 10 MINUTES

Come May 12, we shall gather in Worship at the esteemed Red Rocks Amphitheatre for an exclusive Sleep Token performance.

Those wishing to attend may register their interest at www.teethofgod.com to obtain their unique access code in preparation for the exclusive pre-sale window, which is set for Thursday, December 13 at 10am local time.

The regular on-sale is set for Friday, December 11 at 10am local time at this location.

Sleep Token released their third studio album, Take Me Back To Eden, via Spinefarm. Listen here.

The artist also enjoyed a completely sold-out North American tour this past fall.

Last week, the band announced a special performance at the iconic Radio City Music Hall in NYC, set for May 22. The show sold out in 10 minutes.

A completely sold-out show at the famed OVO Wembley Arena is set for December 16.

Additionally, Revolver is celebrating Sleep Token as its Artist of the Year with a special collector’s edition. Get it here.

2023 has been the year of Sleep Token.

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.”

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Tours

Sleep Token Announce Radio City Music Hall Performance Set For 5/22

PHOTO CREDIT: ANDY FORD

SLEEP TOKEN ANNOUNCE RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL PERFORMANCE SET FOR MAY 22, 2024

Come May 22, New York City shall gather in Worship at the esteemed Radio City Music Hall for an exclusive Sleep Tokenperformance.

Those wishing to attend may register their interest at www.teethofgod.com to obtain their unique access code, in preparation for the exclusive pre-sale window, which is set for Thursday, December 7 at 10am ET.

The regular on-sale is set for Friday, December 8 at 10am ET at this location.

Sleep Token released their third studio album, Take Me Back To Eden, via Spinefarm. Listen here. The album has garnered over 300 million streams, while “The Summoning” has reached over 75 million streams.

The artist also enjoyed a completely sold out North American tour this past fall.

A completely sold-out show at the famed OVO Wembley Arena is set for December 16.

Additionally, Revolver is celebrating Sleep Token with a special collector’s edition. Get it here.

2023 has been the year of Sleep Token.

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 75 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.”

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Music News

Dead Poet Society Share Double Single “Running in Circles” And “Hurt”

PHOTO CREDIT: Chandler Moyer

WATCH + LISTEN TO “RUNNING IN CIRCLES” + “HURT”STREAM “RUNNING IN CIRCLES” + “HURT”

DEAD POET SOCIETY SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW DOUBLE SINGLE “RUNNING IN CIRCLES” + “HURT” — WATCH

BAND TOURING THIS FALL

Los Angeles quartet DEAD POET SOCIETY return with not one but two new tracks. Today, the band has shared the video for the new double singleRunning in Circles” and “Hurt.”

Watch the videos here.

“‘Running in Circles’ explores the paranoid voices inside our heads,” the band shares. “It’s about the struggle of being real with yourself — avoiding the ‘fake.’ Sometimes, it feels impossible to avoid. So it was written about not being true to yourself and the shame that follows.”

As for “Hurt,” the band explains, “There’s not a lot in life that’s more gut-wrenchingly frustrating than trying desperately for years to build a career and having little to show for it. From living on floors and friends’ couches or out of your car, to working job after job just barely making ends meet to going on tour and coming back with less money than you had before. We wrote this song as a symbol of that nagging doubt and insecurity. The doubt that consumes you and that can be triggered by people or events in your life. But more often than not, again, it’s the voice inside your head.”

The new tracks are the first taste of music from the band since 2021. The band had released a deluxe edition of their critically acclaimed and head-turning debut album -!- (said as “The Exclamation Album.”). The expanded version added six new tracks — a healthy selection of stripped down songs, live tracks, and a remix. Dead Poet Society accumulated over 72 million global streams, with nearly 32 million streams in the U.S. alone. The band also enjoyed two Top 15 singles at radio and key playlisting. They have also spent as much time as possible on the road — having toured with alt rock powerhouses Badflower, Biffy Clyro, Highly Suspect,and BRKN Love. The band has ultimately established itself as an intense live act not to be missed!

Dead Poet Society will be touring with Nothing More this fall, as well as performing headline shows. All tour dates are below.

DEAD POET SOCIETY ON TOUR:
WITH NOTHING MORE + POST PROFIT:
9/8 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works
9/9 — Little Rock, AR — The Hall
9/11 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
9/12 — Wichita, KS — The Cotillion Ballroom
9/14 — Dallas, TX — The Factory In Deep Ellum
9/15 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
9/16 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec Theatre
9/18 — Mobile, AL — Soul Kitchen Music Hall
9/19 — Huntsville, AL — Mars Music Hall
9/20 — Knoxville, TN — The Mill & Mine
9/22 — Fort Lauderdale, FL — Revolution Live
9/23 — Lake Buena Vista, FL — House of Blues
9/25 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore Charlotte
9/26 — Atlanta, GA — Hell at The Masquerade*
9/29 — Vienna, VA — Jammin Java*
9/30 — Lakewood, OH — Mahall’s*
10/1 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE*
10/3 — Chicago, IL — Subterranean*
10/4 — Lincoln, NE — 1867 Bar*
10/6 — Denver, CO — Globe Hall*
10/7 — Fort Collins, CO — The Coast*
10/9 — West Hollywood, CA — Troubadour*
*Headline Dates

DEAD POET SOCIETY ARE:
Jack Underkofler — Vocals/Guitar
Jack Collins — Guitar
Will Goodroad — Drums
Dylan Brenner — Bass

DEAD POET SOCIETY ONLINE:

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Reviews

“Take Me Back To Eden: A Serene Journey Through The Dreamscapes” Album Review

PHOTO CREDIT: SLEEP TOKENS FACEBOOK

It was a sleepless night, and I found myself wandering through the otherwordly soundscapes crafted by Sleep Token on their latest album, “Take Me Back To To Eden.” As the notes gently reached my ears, I was whisked away into a tranquil realm where emotions melded with melodies, and time lost its grip on me.

From the very beginning, Sleep Token’s genre bending style of alternative rock and progressive metal had me transfixed. The album is a musical kaleidoscope that creates an eidos of mesmerizing vocals, atmospheric guitars, and roaring synths. Its a sonic landscape that is both captivating and introspective.

The opening song, “Chokehold,” embodies the quintessential essence of their eerie, emotionally charged, and melodically captivating metal style. The track serves as a testament to the band’s undeniable talent, showcasing a fusion of colossal, rhythmic riffs and pulsating grooves.

Front and center is the captivating, enigmatic, frontman, Vessel, whose croon possesses a vocal gift that can only be described as angelic. Each note he delivers is infused with raw emotion, drawing listeners into a world of pure enchantment.

To complement the journey, the accompanying animated video takes us on a visually stunning and unsettling ride. We find ourselves engrossed in a dark realm, where a formidable arachnid creature, adorned in imposing armor, wields an imposing axe high above its head. Emerging from the shadows, this strange and ominous beastie exudes an aura of mystery and intrigue, further deepening the song’s enigmatic atmosphere.

Prepare to be enthralled by the artistry of Sleep Token’s “The Summoning.” This progressive metal gem effortlessly surpasses all expectations set by their previous surprise hit, “Chokehold,” striking a harmonious balance between brutality and melody.

In this masterpiece, Sleep Token showcases their unparalleled ability to seamlessly blend disparate elements. The result is a delightful fusion of heaviness and funkiness, where neither aspect overshadows the other. The cohesion of the track is nothing short of impressive, a magnum opus that flawlessly intertwines various musical dimensions.

The Summoning” elevates every element to extraordinary levels, taking the listener on an exhilarating journey. From the devastatingly powerful instrumentals in the intro and breakdown to the irresistibly groovy outro, Sleep Token demonstrates their musical prowess. Vessel’s vocal performance mastery shines brilliantly, marking a new pinnacle in his career.

“Take Me Back To Eden,” exudes an exquisite sense of sophistication, thanks in no small part to the artful inclusion of piano throughout the record. The gentle interplay of piano with the supple vocals and tender guitars in tracks like “Aqua Regia” elevates the musical experience to a whole new level, infusing it with a touch of refinement.

The talented ensemble of Sleep Token venture into diverse musical territories, masterfully blending elements of harsh vocals in “Ascensionism,” blackgaze in “Vore,” and metalcore in “Rain.” Remarkably, despite the wide array of styles, the album maintains an impressive cohesiveness that ties it all together seamlessly.

One of the stand out moments of the album for me is the song “The Apparition.” With its ghostly atmospheric rendition. It serves as a brief respite amidst the captivating chaos of the surrounding tracks. Its in these serene moments that Sleep Token showcases their ability to balance intensity with tranquility, evoking a sense of emotional catharsis.

The album’s closing track, “Euclid,” showcases versatility, driving the song towards a breathtakingly beautiful climax. Meanwhile, the incorporation of sweet acoustic guitar melodies in “Are You Really Ok?” adds an celestial quality, causing the song to soar with a resonant allure.

Take Me Back To Eden” stands as a remarkable body of work, skillfully uniting various genres under the Sleep Token banner. The band’s ability to navigate through this melody mosaic with finesse and precision is truly commendable, creating an album that leaves a lasting impact on listeners.

Lyrically, Sleep Token explores themes of vulnerability, loss, and self-discovery, inviting listeners to dive deep into their own retrospection. The enigmatic nature of the band adds an extra layer of intrigue, leaving room for interpretation and personal connection.

“Return To Eden” offers a refreshing take on the bands signature sound, exhibiting a refined and evolved musicality that takes listeners on a captivating odyssey.

While “Return To Eden” is an immersive and captivating album, it may not be everyones cup of tea. Its themes tropospheric and often melancholic nature requires a certain mood and mindset to fully appreciate. However for those willing to embark on this sonic pilgrimage, prepare to be jolted from the depths of your musical slumber. This melodic symphony will surge through your veins, injecting life into your dormant senses.

TRACKLIST

01. CHOKEHOLD
02. THE SUMMONING
03. GRANITE
04. AQUA REGIA
05. VORE
06. ASCENSIONISM
07. ARE YOU REALLY OKAY?
08. THE APPARITION
09. DYWTYLM
10. RAIN
11. TAKE ME BACK TO EDEN
12. EUCLID

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Sleep Token Announce Third Album “Take Me Back to Eden,” Share “Vore” Video

PHOTO: Adamross Williams

SLEEP TOKEN ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THIRD STUDIO ALBUM, TAKE ME BACK TO EDEN, SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 19 VIA SPINEFARM

PRE-ORDERS + NEW MERCH HERE

ARTIST SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “VORE” — WATCH + LISTEN

2 MILLION MONTHLY LISTENERS ON SPOTIFY ALONE

YOUTUBE TRENDING ARTIST + #1 ON SPOTIFY VIRAL CHARTS


With fan worship more intense than ever, and worldwide interest and intrigue growing at runaway speed, Sleep Token are set to reach bold new heights with studio album No. 3, Take Me Back To Eden, set for release on May 19 via Spinefarm.

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” + “The Summoning“), along with some of the most immediate and certainly the most emotional (i.e. “Aqua Regia“+ “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.

TAKE ME BACK TO EDEN TRACK LISTING:
“Chokehold”
“The Summoning”
“Granite”
“Aqua Regia”
“Vore”
“Ascensionism”
“Are You Really Okay?”
“The Apparition”
“DYWTYLM”
“Rain”
“Take Me Back To Eden”
“Euclid”

Pre-orders are now available across various formats, including four stunning limited vinyl pressings, exclusive cassettes, and other merch items such as t-shirts, long-sleeves, and hoodies. Pre-order here.

Watch the video for new single “Vore” here.

Meanwhile, standout single “The Summoning” has already generated some 16.5 million streams globally, 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 home page, viewed by millions of people every day.

The unprecedented accolades keep rolling in, between the fact that Sleep Token has never played a headline show in the UK that didn’t sell out, “Aqua Regia” picking up 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 148 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 notes “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,” while Metal Hammer called them “the most exciting band in metal right now.”

SUMMER FESTIVALS:
6.7-10.2023: Mystic Festival, Gdansk, Poland
6.23-25.2023: Full Force Festival, Ferropolis, Germany
6.23.2023: Jera On Air, Ysselsteyn, Netherlands
6.30.2023: Resurrectio, Fest, Viverio, Spain
7.28.2023: Radar Festival, Manchester, United Kingdom [HEADLINE]