Upstate New York-based Closed Casket Activities had signed Pittsburgh’s crushing ETERNAL SLEEP and will release the band’s debut LP early this Spring.
The current iteration of band ETERNAL SLEEP came together in 2012, the members culminating their influences citing the works of Damnation A.D., Coalesce, Tad, Melvins, Alice In Chains and a wide array of metallic hardcore and grungy metal into a bruising, groove-fueled attack. The band has issued several short releases to date — including the Lessons demo cassette as well as the Dead Like Me and Belief In The Truth Of Northing 7″ EPs — and has earned the respect of hardcore and metal fans and bands alike having toured the US several times and Europe once supporting the likes of Bane, Code Orange, Harm’s Way, Madball, Discourse, Axis, The Beautiful Ones and more, including a performance at This Is Hardcore in 2015.
ETERNAL SLEEP is currently occupying Bricktop Studio with Andy Nelson (Harm’s Way, Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt, Foundation) to record their debut full length, to be titled The Emptiness Of… Upon completion of the album it is set to be mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Integrity) and released sometime in the early Spring months through Closed Casket Activities, joining leading acts like Xibalba, Disgrace, Twitching Tongues, Incendiary, God’s Hate, Harm’s Way and many others on the label’s brutal roster.
ETERNAL SLEEP this week issued a statement on the signing: “We couldn’t be more excited about working with Closed Casket Activities. They have released amazing records by our peers as well as bands we’ve looked up to since we were younger. It’s an honor to join such an awesome roster.” Similarly, the label states, “I’ve been a fan of ETERNAL SLEEP since their first EP. I couldn’t be happier to release their debut full length, The Emptiness Of…, and am truly excited to see them continue to grow and tour on this record.”
The final details for ETERNAL SLEEP‘s The Emptiness Of… LP, including artwork, audio samples, the official street date and more, will be released in early 2016.
ETERNAL SLEEP has an upcoming Northeastern run coming up in December, set to raid Philadelphia, Poughkeepsie and Chicoppee December 18th through 20th supporting All Out War and Shai Hulud. Expect much more touring to take place around the release of The Emptiness Of…
ETERNAL SLEEP w/ All Out War, Shai Hulud:
12/18/2015 – Ortlieb’s – Philadelphia, PA
12/19/2015 The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
12/20/2015 Christ Community Church – Chicoppee, MA
Joseph Sanderson – vocals
Colin Bennington – drums
Ben Duty – bass
Travis Bennington – guitar