Los Angeles, California based post-metal duo Sleep Maps has released new single and music video »Vapor« taken from their fifth studio album, »Reclaim Chaos«, due out this Friday, September 8th, 2023 via Lost Future Records.
01. Reclaim Chaos
02. Shattered Generation
04. Follow The Signal
06. They Are Gods
07. You Want What I Cannot Give
08. In The Sun, In The Moon
09. Kill The World
Courtesy of US/THEM Group:
“For »Reclaim Chaos«, Kaplan has relocated to Northern California, added vocalist David Kegg and guitarist Brian Horn and injected a heavier, more malevolent – perhaps, death metal-inspired – element to his music. »Shattered Generation« embodies that transformation with its spacious, architectural guitar work juxtaposed next to deathly growled vocals.” — Decibel Magazine
“A great lesson on how to do droning, atmospheric metal with a big ol’ ending riff correctly.” — Metal Injection
Northern California band Sleep Maps share the official video for »Vapor« from their forthcoming 5th album, »Reclaim Chaos« via Metal Injection. The visually stunning video was directed by Brendan Gill. Watch/share »Vapor« HERE.
After a three year break, Northern California based post-metal band Sleep Maps is set to release their 5th LP, »Reclaim Chaos«, on September 8th, 2023. For the first time the band has a dedicated vocalist to bring a new intensity and rawness to the cinematic post-metal sound that has defined the band for a decade. Founder Ben Kaplan enlisted vocalist David Kegg to write and record lyrics and the result is a brand new direction that incorporates black and sludge metal with synth soundscapes to create something totally new in the genre, taking as much inspiration from Russian Circles as it does from Depeche Mode.
»Reclaim Chaos« has its themes rooted in the systems that have propped up a failing society for too long. Religion, politics and money rule everything around us and the systems put in place to make things ‘equal for all’ have broken down in disrepair. This set of songs is the soundtrack to a world trapped in a chaos of its own making. A reflection of these broken times and a way to cope with them.
Sleep Maps was conceived in Los Angeles by multi-instrumentalist and producer Ben Kaplan (founder of Lost Future Records). Over the course of 4 albums they have helped define post-metal and their own particular type of instrumental rock. Now based in Northern California the band includes singer David Kegg and guitarist Brian Horn.
»Reclaim Chaos« was recorded in Los Angeles and mixed by Matt Bayles at The Red Room in Seattle, WA. »Reclaim Chaos« will be available on LP, CD and download on on September 8th, 2023 via Lost Future Records.
Pre-order here: sleepmaps1.bandcamp.com/album/reclaim-chaos
B. Kaplan – Guitars, Drums, Bass, Synths
D. Kegg – Vocals and Lyrics
B. Horn – Additional Guitars