2016 sees ETERNAL SLEEP delivering their debut album, The Emptiness Of…, the album packing ten tracks spanning awide array of metallic hardcore and grungy metal, concentrated into a bruising, groove-fueled attack, recorded at Bricktop Studio with Andy Nelson (Harm’s Way, Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Integrity). The Emptiness Of… sees the band fittingly joining Xibalba, Disgrace, Incendiary, Harm’s Way, and many others on the trusted Closed Casket Activities roster.
Following the late May release of their debut LP, The Emptiness Of…, ETERNAL SLEEP will take part in one of the year’s most damaging live excursions, joining Full Of Hell, and God’s Hate, supporting Nails on their mid-Northeast North American tour run in June. Later in the Summer, ETERNAL SLEEP will play This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia, confirmed to share the stage with Integrity, Ringworm, Nails, Full Of Hell, and more on Friday, August 5th.
The current iteration of Pittsburgh’s ETERNAL SLEEP came together in 2012, the members culminating their influences citing the works of Damnation A.D., Coalesce, Tad, Melvins, Alice In Chains and a wide array of metallic hardcore and grungy metal into a bruising, groove-fueled attack. The band has issued several short releases to date – including the Lessons demo cassette as well as the Dead Like Me and Belief In The Truth Of Northing 7” EPs – and has earned the respect of hardcore and metal fans and bands alike having toured the US several times and Europe once supporting the likes of Bane, Code Orange, Harm’s Way, Madball, Discourse, Axis, The Beautiful Ones and more, including a performance at This Is Hardcore in 2015.
Closed Casket Activities will release The Emptiness Of… on all digital platforms, CD, and on 12” color vinyl May 20th.
200 – Clear with bone circles vinyl
300 – Purple/Red mix vinyl
500 – Bronze vinyl
06/17 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
06/18 – Femdale, MI – The Loving Touch
06/19 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
06/20 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
06/21 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
06/22 – New York, NY – Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
06/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
06/24 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
06/15 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter