Slumbering Sun (Temptress, Destroyer of Light, Monte Luna members) share 3rd track from forthcoming debut album

Slumbering Sun shares title track from forthcoming debut album
Austin melodic Celtic doom/grunge FFO: Alice In Chains, Warning, Trouble, Green Lung
Hear/share “The Ever-Living Fire” (Bandcamp) (The Obelisk)
Hear/share “Liminal Bridges” (Metal Sucks)
“Trippy, melodic doom metal. From the moment you hit play, ‘Liminal Bridges’ feels like a transitional track meant to guide you along a wispy, winding trail in a slightly foggy forest while on a quest.” — Metal Sucks
“An ice-cold blend of 90s alternative, doom, and prog that will quench your thirst for captivating melodies, thundering percussion, and grungy riffs! They’ve created an epic mash-up of classic doom and added the soaring vocals and towering instrumentation that took us on the sonic journey from Sabbath to Maiden to Soundgarden.” — CvltNation
“Immediately sets itself up to stand among 2023’s best debut albums, and it digs in willfully and with palpable knowledge of where it’s coming from and maybe even where it’s headed, impressing with scope while remaining structurally solid.” — The Obelisk
Austin band Slumbering Sun share a new single from their forthcoming debut album today via The Obelisk. Hear and share album title track “The Ever-Living Fire” HERE. (Direct Bandcamp.)
Metal Sucks previously shared lead single “Liminal Bridges” HERE. CvltNation launched “Dream Snake” HERE.
Slumbering Sun is a powerful new melodic doom entity formed by members of underground mainstays Destroyer of Light and Monte Luna. Their resulting sound explores broader melodies and sonics than their other bands, inspired as much by Celtic folk standards as by doom in the vein of Warning, even with hints of the classic 90s heft of Soundgarden and Alice In Chains.
After the breakup of their previous band, James Clarke & Keegan Kjeldsen resolved to forget the pain of an album that would never be released by creating something new. They resolved to launch a new band, with an album Keegan composed between work on other projects. They began one afternoon at the rehearsal space during the warm spring of Austin, with a few songs strummed on a clean, electric guitar. James began to write melodies, the two of them finished the lyrical content, and the idea began to evolve.
The band was assembled with other friends in the Texas metal scene, who’ve known each other from years of shows together. Kelsey Wilson of Temptress joined as lead guitarist and sojourned back and forth from Dallas. Garth Condit and Penny Turner – both in other bands with James & Keegan respectively – formed the rhythm section. Slumbering Sun was born. On a blisteringly hot week in the summer of 2022, the group recorded The Ever-Living Fire, the culmination of months of rehearsing and revising. All veterans of the road, the band plans on touring in the coming year.
The Ever-Living Fire will be available on CD, cassette and digital on February 24th, 2023. Vinyl LP will follow by summer, due to pressing plant delays. Pre-orders are available HERE.
Band members:
James Clarke (Vocals) – of Monte Luna
Keegan Kjeldsen (Guitar) – of Destroyer of Light
Kelsey Wilson (Guitar) – of Temptress
Garth Condit (Bass) – of Monte Luna, Scorpion Child
Penny Turner (Drums) – of Destroyer of Light
Artist: Slumbering Sun
Album: The Ever-Living Fire
Record Label: Self-released
Release Date: February 24th, 2023
01. Morgenröte
02. Liminal Bridges
03. Love In a Fallen World
04. Dream Snake
05. The Ever-Living Fire
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