Austin, Texas based doom metal band Slumbering Sun premiere new music video for the track »Dream Snake« taken from their debut album, »The Ever-Living Fire«, out on February 24th, 2023.
Video directed by James Clarke & Keegan Kjeldsen.
02. Liminal Bridges
03. Love In A Fallen World
04. Dream Snake
05. The Ever-Living Fire
Courtesy of US/THEM Group:
Austin band Slumbering Sun share the official video for »Dream Snake« from their debut album today via Invisible Oranges. Watch and share »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« is 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.
Slumbering Sun is:
James Clarke (Monte Luna) – Vocals
Keegan Kjeldsen (Destroyer Of Light) – Guitar
Kelsey Wilson (Temptress) – Guitar
Garth Condit (Monte Luna, Scorpion Child) – Bass
Penny Turner (Destroyer Of Light) – Drums
“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
“A catchier take on doom.” — Metal Injection
“Possibly the best doom album I’ve heard this year… Front to back it’s an insanely well done work, with remarkably clear vision.” — Invisible Oranges