Portland trio Sons of Huns premiere the first track from their forthcoming album today via Noisey. The song "An Evil Unseen" features special guest Scott 'Wino" Weinrich (St. Vitus) singing duet with Sons of Huns vocalist/guitarist Pete Hughes (also of Danava). Hear and share "An Evil Unseen" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud.)
Sons of Huns also join an impressive list of renown heavy hitters playing Portland's annual Stumpfest this week, including Danava, Yob and Big Business. Please see the band's complete list of upcoming shows below.
While Sleeping Stay Awake, the sophomore album by Sons of Huns was recorded in Los Angeles by engineer Toshi Kasai (Tool, Melvins) and features guest performances by Weinrich as well as Melvins drummer Dale Crover on the track "Philosopher's Stone."
The quest for truth can lead to many different places. One door shuts, another door opens. One path dead ends, while another path widens. Life can often be akin to that proverbial rabbit hole, spiraling through options only to be left asking, “Why?” Sons of Huns explore some of the universe’s biggest questions on their second full-length album for RidingEasy Records. This journey commenced for singer and guitarist Pete Hughes under the most unpleasant of circumstances-to say the least.
“I got bit by a damned bacteria-ridden tick in the Virginia woods when I was a teen,” he sighs. “I got Lyme Disease, among other things, leaving me now 16 years later with chronic pain and illness and searching for answers to questions that no one seems to have answers for. That’s at the heart of While Sleeping Stay Awake. Its themes include Raja Yoga, meditation, Egyptian magic, occult and Hermetic philosophy, our connection with the stars and cycles of life, death, and rebirth.”
The trio rounded out by Ryan Northrop [drums] and Aaron Powell [bass, vocals] retreated to Kasai's Sound of Sirens Studio for a week in January 2015. During that time, the group honed its robust rock sound with the right flourishes of spacey elegance and artful bombast. "We’re a heavy rock band, no frills, we turn up and let it rip,” he adds. “Playing this music is cathartic, and we hope this album captured that.”
In 2013, Banishment Ritual announced the arrival of Sons of Huns. They shared the stage with everybody from Kadavar and Pentagram to the mighty St. Vitus, while earning acclaim from tastemakers like CVLT Nation, The Sludgelord, and Decibel Magazine who described them as, “Rampaging garage rock with plenty of stoner/psychedelic inclinations.”
While Sleeping Stay Awake will be available on LP, CD and download via RidingEasy Records on July 21st, 2015. Pre-orders for LP/CD (HERE) and download (HERE).
SONS OF HUNS LIVE:
04/23 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios - Stumpfest w/ Danava, Big Business, Yob, Intronaut
05/14 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
05/22 Portland, OR @ The Know - RidingEasy Presents w/ Slow Season, Blackout
05/23 Salem, OR @ Christo’s - RidingEasy Presents w/ Slow Season, Blackout
05/30 Spokane, WA @ Volume Fest
07/23 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios - Album Release Party
Artist: Sons of Huns
Album: While Sleeping Stay Awake
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: July 21st, 2015
01. Osiris Slain
02. Ad Astra
03. An Evil Unseen (STREAM)
04. Eye in The Sky
05. Philosopher's Stone
06. Alchemist Part I
07. Alchemist Part II
08. While Sleeping Stay Awake
09. The Reaper is Waiting For You
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