Metal-core band Oh, Sleeper get into the energy drink business
As if releasing a new album weren’t enough to keep Fort Worth-based metal-core band Oh, Sleeper occupied, the guys have announced they will release their own energy drink called, “No Sleeper: the Energy Drink,” in the coming weeks. As reported on the official Tooth and Nails blog, the drink will follow in the tradition of label-mates the Chariot, who have released their own “Hot and Rumors of Hot” sauce, and August Burns Red, who have a line of baseball trading cards. Monster shouldn’t get too worked up, though, since the blog says these will be “super limited edition” cans of the high-energy concoction.
In album news, Oh, Sleeper have confirmed they will release their new LP, Children of Fire, a few weeks early– digitally, at least. The grisly throng of doom metal songs, the band’s third on Solid State Records, will now be available Tuesday (Sept. 6) in iTunes, Amazon and several other major online retails. The hard copy version of the record will still drop Sept. 27 in stores across the country.
“Release our CD [three] weeks early? OK!” the band posted on their official Facebook page late last week. “If you’ve already pre-ordered the album you will receive a download code for free and be able to download it on Tuesday. Additionally, if you plan on buying one of the preorder packages, you will also receive a digital download of the album. No one will have to wait until the 27th unless you want to wait for the physical copy.”
Vocalist Micah Kinard and the gang recruited a few heavy-hitting engineers for the release, including metal and hardcore producer Andreas Magnusson (Black Dahlia Murder, Haste the Day) and Machine (White Zombie, Lamb of God, Demon Hunter). Track titles are as brutal as the songs themselves: “Shred Your Soul,” “The Marriage of Steel and Skin,” “The Conscience Speaks,” “The Family Ruin.” Judging by the album’s lead track, “Endseekers,” Oh, Sleeper are pure energy and fire with this release, not letting up for a second. Find Audio Ink Radio’s review of, “Endseekers,” on the reviews page.
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