Enigmatic UK alt-metal outfit Sleep Token have premiered a second new track, “The Summoning”, along with the song’s suitably mysterious official video, which you can check out below.
“The Summoning” follows hot on the heels of another new track, “Chokehold” which dropped earlier this week, along with a suitably dark, esoteric, yet highly engaging video.
The new songs mark Sleep Token’s first new music since their most recent studio album, This Place Will Become Your Tomb, released in September 2021 via Spinefarm. That 12-track offering delved further into the enigmatic universe of Sleep Token, pushing boundaries and blurring genres, whilst retaining their signature sound.
Beneath the Sleep Token banner, lies the unique, broad-based vision of one individual – anonymous, silent, masked, armed with a staggering vocal range, a deft touch on the keyboards, plus a live approach that is never less than fully engaged. The UK underground entity only known as Sleep Token, fronted by Vessel, began the Sundowning ritual June 20, 2019 with “The Night Does Not Belong To God.” Sleep Token began to release their ‘offerings’ bi-weekly, released Thursday’s at Sundown BST with accompanying visualizers.
Also in 2021, Sleep Token headlined the second stage at the historic Download Pilot event. Their performance was a standout, with Upset dubbing it “The most truly engaging, absolutely unmissable, performance of the weekend.” Elsewhere, The Telegraph called it “impressively accomplished,” whilst Distorted Sound claimed ST delivered “what was comfortably the most mesmerizing, enchanting, incredible set I have ever seen.”
As they enter 2023, Sleep Token are set to perform some of their biggest UK shows to date with support from Northlane. For further information on the dates, visit Sleep Token’s official website.
Sleep Token play the following UK headline shows in January 2023:
January 17: O2 Academy, Birmingham [SOLD OUT]
January 18: Barrowlands, Glasgow
January 19: Albert Hall Manchester [SOLD OUT]
January 21: O2 Academy, Bristol [SOLD OUT]
January 22: O2 Brixton Academy, London.