Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
Highly rated band Sleep Token are set to reach new dizzying heights when they release their third studio album ‘Take Me Back To Eden’ on May 19th, 2023.
With fan worship being more intense than ever, and worldwide interest and intrigue growing at runaway speed, the current chart-toppers on Spotify’s Viral List compile textures of their heaviest moments so far all in an hour-plus long celebration of their early innovations.
It features some of the most emotional tracks in their collection so far, with those early configurations making a keen return, along with new and improved soundscapes bound to remove them further from any pack. They choose to go about their business by themselves and it makes for a project that has caught the attention of millions.
TAKE ME BACK TO EDEN TRACK LISTING:
02 The Summoning
04 Aqua Regia
07 Are You Really Okay?
08 The Apparition
11 Take Me Back To Eden
Pre-orders are now available across various formats, including 4 stunning limited vinyl pressings, exclusive cassettes and other merch items such as t-shirts, long-sleeves and hoodies. https://SleepToken.lnk.to/TakeMeBackToEden
Meanwhile, standout single, “The Summoning”, has already generated some 16.5 million streams globally, causing the track to trend on Twitter and take the #1 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 unprecedented accolades keep rolling in, between the fact that they have never played a headline show in the UK that didn’t sell out, “Aqua Regia” picking up airplay on the Radio One ‘Future Sounds’ show hosted by Clara Amfo, plus huge popstar Demi Lovato sharing Sleep Token’s music with her 148 million Instagram followers, Sleep Token consistently smash boundaries that they refused to acknowledge in the first place.
And even though Sleep Token notoriously do 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 note, “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 fervour as any other fandom, there’s still a notable difference.” Whilst Metal Hammer called them “the most exciting band in metal right now.”
The good news doesn’t stop there, though, as the band currently moving heaven and earth is also set to take the stage across spring and summer to unleash their new sound on wondering ears across the world:
AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE RUN
4.28.2023: The Triffid, Brisbane, Australia
4.29.2023: Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
4.30.2023: 170 Russell, Melbourne, Australia
5.2.2023: The Gov, Adelaide, Australia
5.4.2023: Magnet House, Perth, Australia
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]