As Closed Casket Activities prepares for the release of Pittsburgh-based ETERNAL SLEEP‘s debut full-length, The Emptiness Of…, for official release this Friday, Invisible Oranges is streaming the entire merciless album early.
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. Alongside the record stream, Invisible Oranges notes of The Emptiness Of…, “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 – two bands they happen to be performing alongside on their next run of dates.”
Endure the full album RIGHT HERE.
Closed Casket Activities will release The Emptiness Of… on all digital platforms and on 12″ color vinyl this Friday, May 20th; preorders can be placed HERE. Also see the video for “Flesh/Blood”RIGHT HERE.
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.” Lambgoat issues on The Emptiness Of…, “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 will join Nails, Full Of Hell, and God’s Hate on tour in June with shows in Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Richmond confirmed. Beginning directly afterward, ETERNAL SLEEP will continue touring, this time heading out to the West Coast on a headlining run with support with support from Blistered for the trek. And August will see ETERNAL SLEEP at This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia, confirmed to share the stage with Integrity, Ringworm, Nails, Full Of Hell, and others.
ETERNAL SLEEP Tour Dates:
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 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/25/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA 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 TBA – San Antonio, TX 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 house show – Columbia, 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]