SUMERLANDS Premiere Second Single “Seventh Seal” at Cvlt Nation
Old-school heavy metal revivalists SUMERLANDShave just shared a new song from their forthcoming self-titled debut (out this September 16 via Relapse)! “Seventh Seal” has premiered via Cvlt Nation, who commented that the “band creates the kind of catchy rock anthems that will have throwing up your HORNS!”
Sumerlands is due out this September 16 on CD/LP/Digital. Physical packages and digital pre-orders are available via Relapse.com here.
SUMERLANDS’ debut live performance will be held this October 1st at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY with Eternal Champion, Crypt Sermon, and Chain.
Formed by an all-star cast of scene veterans, heavy metal force SUMERLANDSburst out of the gates with a fully-formed sound on their Guardian demo in 2014. The band’s sound is one that calls to mind the most learned heavy metal ancestors and the most forward-thinking newcomers: one that sounds old but it feels new. In its short existence, the band has already garnered widespread praise from the likes of Sputnik Music, No Clean Singing, and Pitchfork, the latter of which stated that “Sumerlands sound like Cirith Ungol and every lost 80s American power metal band on steroids of steel, getting swole and flexing their might.”
Now, Relapse Records is proud to join forces with SUMERLANDSfor the release of their incredible self-titled debut album of classic heavy metal. Inspired by the timeless guitar-driven sound of the 70’s & 80’s, SUMERLANDS feature former Hour of 13 / Atlantean Kodex vocalist Phil Swanson as well as renowned producer Arthur Rizk (Inquisition, Power Trip, Pissgrave) on guitars and behind the boards. Powerful guitar riffs and galloping rhythms meld flawlessly together with soaring vocals and pristine production to create strong, hook-filled, moody anthems. This is a new wave of American Heavy Metal at its finest! Additionally, Sumerlands features artwork by the legendary Jos. A. Smith, the renowned and prolific artist who originally created the Bathory goat in the 70s.
Phil Swanson – Vocals
Arthur Rizk – Guitar & Synths
Justin De Tore – Drums
John Powers – Guitar
Brad Raub – Bass
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