In support of the band’s Closed Casket Activities-released debut full-length, The Emptiness Of…, Pittsburgh-based ETERNAL SLEEP now takes their savage hymns out to the masses on several consecutive tours.
The first new assault begins in Chicago this Friday, June 17th, as ETERNAL SLEEP joins labelmates God’s Hate as well as Full Of Hell supporting Nails on a run through the Northeast, with shows in Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Richmond to follow through June 25th. Directly after the dates with Nails, ETERNAL SLEEP will leave on a headlining tour out to the West Coast with support with support from Blistered, the trek running from June 27th through July 10th.
In August, ETERNAL SLEEP will perform at the massive This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia, confirmed to share the stage with Integrity, Ringworm, Nails, Full Of Hell, and more. Stand by for additional tour dates to be released in the weeks ahead.
Stream ETERNAL SLEEP’s The Emptiness Of… in its entirety RIGHT HERE, and see the video for “Flesh/Blood” HERE.
The Emptiness Of… is out now through Closed Casket Activities on 12″ color vinyl available HERE, as well as all digital platforms.
Recorded at Bricktop Studio with Andy Nelson (Harm’s Way, Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Integrity), The Emptiness Of… bears ten brutalizing tracks, delivering the disastrously groove-laden attack of ETERNAL SLEEP‘s death metal-fueled hardcore with crushing precision, showcasing the band’s wide array of metallic hardcore and grungy metal influences, concentrated into a bruising, groove-fueled attack.
Decibel Magazine’s new review of The Emptiness Of… includes, “If you, like no one ever, have wondered what ’90s metallic hardcore would sound like through the dual filter of grunge and ‘holy terror’ hardcore, ETERNAL SLEEP is here to field questions and offer a primer on this unusual combination.” Invisible Oranges championed the album, noting, “A fresh-faced attempt at metallic hardcore, Pittsburgh’s ETERNAL SLEEP have been performing and recording since 2012 but on this year’s new LP The Emptiness Of…, the band has really started to come into their own. In particular, the crunchy, dirty breakdowns on tracks like ‘Last Kind Words’ and ‘Revisionist’ feel truly fresh a la Nails meets Integrity…” Lambgoat issued of the new album, “it’s heavy. ETERNAL SLEEP‘s down-tuned and thundering riffage should appeal to fans of Coalesce, Damnation A.D., and even the Melvins.” And Stereokiller championed the album with a 4/5 review which boasts, “This record hasn’t left my rotation since I received the advance copy, and is frequently blasted with my windows down while simultaneously mean mugging shitty drivers. This record gets my blood boiling, and I’d imagine that’s what the sole mission is for The Emptiness Of….”
ETERNAL SLEEP Tour Dates:
6/17/2016 The Beat Kitchen – Chicago IL w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate *matinee
6/17/2016 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/18/2016 The Loving Touch – Detroit, MI w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/19/2016 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/20/2016 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/21/2016 Middle East – Boston, MA w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/22/2016 Marlin Room at Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/23/2016 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/24/2016 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/25/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/26/2016 Kings – Raleigh, NC w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/27/2016 High Note – Birmingham, AL
6/28/2016 Walters – Houston, TX w/ Blistered
6/29/2016 Nite Lite – San Antonio, TX w/ Blistered
6/30/2016 Duke City Sound – Albuquerque, NM w/ Blistered
7/01/2016 51 West – Tempe, AZ w/ Blistered
7/02/2016 Programme HQ – Fullerton, CA w/ Blistered
7/03/2016 The Industry – Chula Vista, CA w/ Blistered
7/05/216 Union – Los Angeles, CA w/ Blistered
7/06/2016 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Blistered
7/08/2016 Moon Room – Denver, CO w/ Blistered
7/09/2016 Prohibition Hall – Kansas City, MO w/ Blistered
7/10/2016 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH w/ Blistered
8/05/2016 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore w/ Integrity, Ringworm, Nails [info]