Brooklyn, New York based progressive sludge metal trio Somnuri share an animated music video for the new single »Desire Lines« taken from their sophomore full-length album, »Nefarious Wave«, out today, June 4th, 2021 via Blues Funeral Recordings. Directed and animated by Dima Drjuchin.
Says the band: “»Desire Lines« has to do with the idea that if you always seek the path of least resistance, you may end up feeling like life has passed you by. It’s about not having regrets. It feels warm and inviting at first, but something is looming and it ultimately goes to a much darker place. It certainly takes the viewer on a ride, and fans of heavy, psychedelic music and art should dig it.”
01. Tied To Stone
02. Tooth & Nail
03. Desire Lines
04. Beyond Your Last Breath
05. Watch The Lights Go Out
06. In The Grey
07. Nefarious Wave
Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:
The blistering new album from Brooklyn progressive sludge heroes Somnuri is finally available for listening exclusively on The Obelisk. »Nefarious Wave« is out this Friday on Blues Funeral Recordings!
»Nefarious Wave« was mixed by Phil SanGiacomo, and mastered by Justin Mantooth at Westend Recording Studios KC. The artwork was designed by Dani Otrajki. It will be released on June 4th, 2021 worldwide on various vinyl formats, CD and digital through Blues Funeral Recordings.
Nothing burnishes heaviness like being a DIY band in Brooklyn. The strength of will to survive in New York inevitably seeps into the music, and toughens the musical character of those who persevere. Somnuri started when two multi-instrumentalists sharing adjacent practice spaces heard like-minded styles and energies coming from next door. Justin Sherrell had played drums in Brooklyn bands Blackout, Tower, and Bezoar, but yearned to take on guitar and vocals. He heard Phil SanGiacomo (Family, Grandfather, Last Hours) pounding out polyrhythms through the wall and thought, ‘this could be the foundation of something awesome.
Photo by Susan Hunt
Hitting the pavement with an underground cannabis delivery service to fund the band’s beginnings immediately catalyzed their uncompromising ethos. Somnuri self-released an ambitious and well-received debut LP in 2017, earning high marks from Decibel, Metal Injection, Invisible Oranges and Metalsucks, and powered ahead with a series of blistering shows. The arrival of bassist Philippe Arman (Tower, The Advertisers) in 2019 seemed to complete the band at last, with the addition of live vocal harmonies and slick yet thunderous low-end.
Justin Sherrell – Guitars/Vocals
Philippe Arman – Bass
Phil SanGiacomo – Drums
“A fresh take on sludge from this killer Brooklyn trio.” – Metal Hammer
“A winning blend of hard-hitting riffs, musical mastery and earworm-worthy hooks.” – Metal Sucks
“Don’t sleep on this Brooklyn-based post-sludge trio’s sophomore crusher.” – Decibel Magazine
“With a New York attitude, the band is set to steamroll everything in their path.” – Vinyl Brunch
“It’s a no holds barred, thrill ride, that demands your maximum attention, and anything less than full volume would be an absolute travesty. (…) this album needs to be part of any avid metal fans collection, and to skip by it, and not embrace it, is only doing a disservice to the metal gods.” – The Sleeping Shaman