Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Slumbering Sun (Temptress, Destroyer of Light, Monte Luna members) share single via Metal Sucks from forthcoming debut album


"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

Austin band Slumbering Sun share the first single single from their forthcoming debut album today via Metal Sucks. Hear and share "Liminal Bridges" HERE. (Direct Bandcamp)

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 will be 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

Band members:

James Clarke (Vocals) – of Monte Luna

Keegan Kjeldsen (Guitar) – of Destroyer of Light

Kelsey Wilson (Guitar) – of Temptress

Garth Condit (Bass) – of Monte Luna, Scorpion Child

Penny Turner (Drums) – of Destroyer of Light

Artist: Slumbering Sun

Album: The Ever-Living Fire

Record Label: Self-released 

Release Date: February 24th, 2023

01. Morgenröte

02. Liminal Bridges

03. Love In a Fallen World

04. Dream Snake

05. The Ever-Living Fire

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