Friday, July 26, 2019

NEWS: Oh, Sleeper official video for "Fissure" off album "Bloodied / Unbowed" out now

Oh, Sleeper was done. The Texans had had a pretty good run of three albums between 2006 and 2013, and a couple of EPs. Then, when Shane Blay, who does the clean vocals in addition to handling guitar duties, hooked up with the As I Lay Dying guys to form Wovenwar, it was pretty much a done deal. Oh, Sleeper was definitely finished, it seemed, but in case there was any doubt about the return, the 2019 album Bloodied / Unbowed is out now on Solid State Records. The band is on tour now in the United States and Canada. Below are the remaining dates of the tour.
Oh, Sleeper is contemporary American melodic extreme metal with screamed vocals and clean singing, and a healthy dose of prog, as illustrated by the official video below for the song "Fissure." The song is representative of the memorability of the new material, and the maturity and expansion that is heard in the execution of the material. This is a big-time comeback for the band and it is worth diving into the album with repeated listens to hear the dimensions of the work more fully. Regarding this particular official video, the band has stated, “This song shares the struggle of caring for someone crying out for help but that won’t take on the care given, the care they need, and instead, just keep running back to the things that broke them in the first place; sometimes even trying to drag you into the same brokenness. In the concept of the album, this song crescendos into an argument between the two main characters that ultimately divides them away from each other and onto their own singular paths of self-discovery.”
July 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland
July 27 – Manchester, NH @ Bungalow
July 28 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
July 29 – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
July 30 – Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
Aug 01 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Aug 02 – London, ON @ Call the Office
Aug 03 – Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West
Aug 04 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
Aug 05 – Madison, WI @ The Annex
Aug 06 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
Aug 07 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Lounge
Aug 09 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Aug 11 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
Aug 12 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse @ El Corazon
Aug 13 – Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre
Aug 15 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst*
Aug 16 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre*
Aug 17 – Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amphitheater* Aug 18 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic*
Aug 19 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk*
Aug 20 – Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery*
Aug 21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar*
Aug 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom*
Aug 23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater*
Aug 24 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom*
Aug 25 – Dallas, TX @ Trees*
Aug 26 – Austin, TX @ The Garage at Empire*
Aug 27 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar*
Aug 28 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger*
*supporting Hawthorne Heights
Oh, Sleeper - Fissure

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