Sleep Token, one of the most buzzed about metal bands of early 2023, will release its third album, “Take Me Back to Eden” on May 19 via Spinefarm Records. Watch the video for the new single “Vore” below.
The new record—over an hour of music across 12 tracks—is the third part of a trilogy, a chapter-closer in the ongoing Sleep Token saga, which kicked off in earnest with debut album “Sundowning” (2019).
“Take Me Back to Eden” features probably the heaviest moments thus far recorded by Sleep Token (i.e. “Vore” and “The Summoning”), along with some of the most most emotional (i.e. “Aqua Regia” and “DYWTYLM”), with a slew of other tones, textures and tangents touched on in between.
“Take Me Back to Eden” track listing:
“Are You Really Okay?”
“Take Me Back to Eden”
Pre-orders are available across various formats, including four limited vinyl pressings, exclusive cassettes and other merch items such as t-shirts, long-sleeves and hoodies. Pre-order here.
“The Summoning” already has generated 16.5 million streams globally, causing the track to trend on Twitter and take the number one song spot on a host of international Spotify viral charts, as well as being selected as a “YouTube Trending Artist on the Rise,” featuring on YouTube’s home page, viewed by millions of people every day.
The accolades keep rolling in, between the fact that Sleep Token has never played a headline show in the U.K. that didn’t sell out, “Aqua Regia” picking up airplay on the Radio One “Future Sounds” show hosted by Clara Amfo, plus huge pop star Demi Lovato sharing Sleep Token’s music with her 148 million Instagram followers.
Even though Sleep Token does not speak to the press (out of necessity, not ego or gimmick), media can’t help but write about the phenomenon, reporting on the band’s every move; NME notes “Sleep Token offer their fans an entire world to immerse themselves in if they so wish. It’s a place of escapism, and the foundation of a huge fan community that’s dedicated to studying the band’s creativity. While they have the same fervor as any other fandom, there’s still a notable difference.” Metal Hammer called Sleep Tokwn “the most exciting band in metal right now.”
Sleep Token tour dates:
6.7-10.2023: Mystic Festival, Gdansk, Poland
6.23-25.2023: Full Force Festival, Ferropolis, Germany
6.23.2023: Jera On Air, Ysselsteyn, Netherlands
6.30.2023: Resurrectio, Fest, Viverio, Spain
7.28.2023: Radar Festival, Manchester, United Kingdom [HEADLINE]
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