SLEEP TOKEN have released their third studio album, Take Me Back To Eden.
Along with its release, the band have revealed the concluding visualiser in the albums accompanying animated series for title-track, ‘Take Me Back To Eden’. Watch below.
Take Me Back To Eden (an hour-plus of music across 12 distinctive tracks) is Part 3 of a trilogy, a spectacular chapter-closer in the ongoing Sleep Token saga – a saga that kicked off in earnest with debut album, Sundowning (2019).
‘…Eden’ features probably the heaviest moments thus far recorded by Sleep Token (i.e. “Vore” & “The Summoning”), along with some of the most immediate and certainly the most emotional (i.e. “Aqua Regia” & “DYWTYLM”), with a slew of other tones, textures and tangents touched on in-between.
TMBTE sees Sleep Token boldly re-confirming a true love of the epic (the title track is eight minutes plus), whilst further exploring and developing those elements that keep the music removed from any kind of pack, howling at a moon that’s all its own.
TAKE ME BACK TO EDEN TRACKLISTING:
02 The Summoning
04 Aqua Regia
07 Are You Really Okay?
08 The Apparition
11 Take Me Back To Eden
Various album formats, including limited vinyl pressings and exclusive cassettes are available, HERE.
On the live front, Sleep Token are confirmed to appear as special guests to Slipknot across 2 shows in Hamburg and Berlin, whilst ST’s entire upcoming US tour, in addition to a one-off headliner in Germany, are completely sold-out.
A full list of appearances, including summer festivals, listed below.
SLEEP TOKEN 2023 TOUR DATES:
06.12.2023: Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne, Germany [HEADLINE SHOW. SOLD-OUT]
06.20.2023: Hamburg, Germany w/ Slipknot
06.21.2023: Berlin, Germany w/ Slipknot
SUMMER UK & EUROPE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT APPEARANCES
6.7-10.2023: Mystic Festival, Gdansk, Poland
06.08.2023: Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland
06.09.2023: Rock For People, Hradee Kralove, Czech Republic
06.10.2023: Mystic Festival, Gdansk, Poland
06.15.2023: Copenhell, Copenhagen, Denmark
06.17.2023: Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
06.21.2023: Tons Of Rock, Oslo, Norway
6.23-25.2023: Full Force Festival, Ferropolis, Germany
6.23.2023: Jera On Air, Ysselsteyn, Netherlands
6.30.2023: Resurrectio, Fest, Viverio, Spain
07.15.2023 Ilosaarirock, Joensuu, Finland
7.28.2023: Radar Festival, Manchester, United Kingdom [HEADLINE]
08.03.2023: Rockstadt Extreme Fest, Rasnov, Romania
08.05.2023: Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
08.17.2023: Summer Breeze Festival, Wittleshofen, Denmark
08.18.2023: Reload Festival, Sulingen, Denmark
08.19.2023: Cabaret Vert, Charleville-Mézières, France
08.26.2023: Reading Festival, Reading, United Kingdom
08.27.2023: Leeds Festival, Leeds, United Kingdom
US HEADLINE RUN
9.8.2023: Alton, VA — BLUE RIDGE ROCK FEST*
9.9.2023: Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer [SOLD OUT]
9.10.2023: New York, NY — Webster Hall [SOLD OUT]
9.12.2023: Worcester, MA — The Palladium [SOLD OUT]
9.13.2023: Baltimore, MD — Ram’s Head Live [SOLD OUT]
9.15.2023: Detroit, MI — The Cathedral at The Masonic [SOLD OUT]
9.17.2023: Minneapolis, MN — The Myth [SOLD OUT]
9.19.2023: Dallas, TX — Studio at The Factory [SOLD OUT]
9.20.2023: Oklahoma City, OK — Tower Theatre [SOLD OUT]
9.22.2023: St. Louis, MO — Hawthorn [SOLD OUT]
9.23.2023: Louisville, KY — LOUDER THAN LIFE*
9.25.2023: Denver, CO — The Ogden Theatre [SOLD OUT]
9.26.2023: Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex [SOLD OUT]
9.28.2023: Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory [SOLD OUT]
9.29.2023: Boise, ID — Knitting Factory [SOLD OUT]
9.30.2023: Seattle, WA — The Showbox Market [SOLD OUT]
10.1.2023: Portland, OR — Roseland Theatre [SOLD OUT]
10.3.2023: San Diego, CA — The Observatory NP [SOLD OUT]
10.4.2023: Los Angeles, CA — The El Rey Theatre [SOLD OUT]
10.5.2023: Anaheim, CA — House of Blues [SOLD OUT]
10.7.2023 Sacramento, CA — AFTERSHOCK*
Meanwhile, album tracks, “Chokehold”, “The Summoning”, “Aqua Regia”, “Granite” and “Vore” have collectively amassed over 85 million streams, whilst standout single, “The Summoning”, has generated some 40 million streams alone, 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 ST has never played a headline show in the UK that didn’t sell out (a trend now following them around the world), “Aqua Regia” picking up consistent airplay on the Radio One ‘Future Sounds’ show hosted by Clara Amfo, plus huge popstar Demi Lovato sharing Sleep Token’s music with her 153 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.”