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06 & 07 May: A Chance For Metal Festival

Peops, we’ll finally be able to hit the stage again alongside many other awesome bands at @achanceformetalfestival. Don’t miss this amazing festival in Andernach on May 6th, we missed you!

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Video release: Posthuman

The official Posthuman video is out!

We want to give out some very special thanks to everyone who worked on this project:

Marcel Dostert from Visual Aberration for the production and direction of the video, as well as the video mapping.

The 1535 Creative Hub, where the video was filmed.

Patrick Miranda from Pleasing for his great assistance.

Elena Arens from Elena A. Photography for the pictures.

Lea Numberger-Thuy & Ralph Gengler for the construction of the machine.

The backers of our ongoing Kickstarter campaign, without whom the realisation would not have been possible!

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What remained: Doping for ears

Those who have already visited our Kickstarter project or even supported it (THANKS to you peops!) might already know this little skit.

All others can see the full video on our Kickstarter page.

Listen to the doc, What Remained is good for you!

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On the lyrical themes of the upcoming album ‘What Remained’

As you may already know, our upcoming album “What Remained” is not a concept album per se. Most songs, however, share a common theme. Our possible -or should I say- our probable bleak future.

We did not plan this theme for the entire album from the beginning. It somehow developed in that direction over time. Maybe our minds, like the minds of many, are troubled today more than ever with the outcome of our actions in a more or less distant future. Each song deals with a different perspective on the vast topic of our collective future, the ones being more vague, leaving a lot of room for interpretation, the others being more specific, their message directly palpable. 

We are aware that we won’t in any way reinvent the wheel by theming an album with dystopian and even post-apocalyptic themes. It’s merely our statement that we -as human beings- are concerned about the ongoings in a world that echoes slowly but surely in the global events, that we have to rethink our ways and if we want to stay here for longer, we have to tread new paths and search for new solutions. 

An admittedly dark-themed album like this is only the result of too much musings on such distressing topics.

Giving nothing further away for now, for those who are interested to know more about the lyrical aspect of the album, you’ll have the possibility of diving into the lyrics once the release.

Cheers,

Chris

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Add ons & shipping costs: 2nd Kickstarter update

We would like to bring a few points to your attention:

1. Add ons

We have lots of add-ons! Unfortunately, Kickstarter only shows them in the second step of the backing process. You will need to select a package first before seeing the add-ons. Don’t worry, here you can see all the add-ons that are available.

Add ons

2. shipping costs

Shipping costs could be counted twice for some items. For example, if you choose to take a package and like to add an add-on, Kickstarter will ask you to pay the shipping costs for each item separately. We will reimburse the additional shipping costs, and you only have to pay them ONCE.

3. additional questions

If you have any additional questions, feel free to use the FAQ!

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Thank you! 1st Kickstarter Update

Thank you all for supporting our project so far! We have already hit 50% of our goal. You guys are awesome!

As a reward, we show you some insights from our recording sessions. Here you can see how we tracked the gang shouts with our patented Sound Enhancing Head Resonators, or short S.E.H.R. , that really enhance any vocal recording! At the same time, it keeps bad vibes away!

Check out our Kickstarter project, where you will find more exclusive updates in the future!

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Kickstarter campaign for ‘What Remained’ album launched

From now on you can support us by preordering our upcoming album “What Remained” via our Kickstarter campaign.

Alongside the album, you can also buy loads of merch goodies in various packages.

If you want to support us, there’s no better way to do so then by co-funding the whole project. It would mean a lot to us.

Fur further information, click here.

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What remained: release date and show

We’re stoked to finally announce that our upcoming album “What remained” will be released on June 3rd. To celebrate the release, we will play a special release show at Rockhal in Belval (L). With “What remained“ we will release our second full-length studio album.

Without being a concept album, “What remained” explores the end of humanity and takes the audience to a musical journey into the tides of fate. In a dystopic world, humanity is on the verge of extinction, machines have taken over. But is it really the machines, or rather those who control them? And is there a life outside the dystopian illusions, in solitude, amidst an exhausted, dismissive nature?

For this special release show we’ll be supported by our friends from Pleasing who will take you on a journey into the depths of human emotions and the human mind.

Do not miss this out-of-the-ordinary release show! Buy your tickets here.

Many thanks to the Rocklab and the Rockhal team for making this possible!

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Our past year in brief and welcome Sany

The last year has been a tough one for most of us. Everyone of us had and will have to deal with the ramifications of the pandemic in their own ways. And we’re all waiting to finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. In the following post I want to shed some light on the ongoings in the band during the past year. Although one could deem we had been inactive for the last thirteen months, we had been more productive than one might think (there actually had been phases of inertia, though).

Let’s start by going back to april 2020, when the first in a series of events occurred: our long time vocalist Schaul decided to leave the band. Luxembourg was in its first lockdown, the band put to a forced break. We had some line up changes in the past but, to be honest, it just doesn’t get easier by time. There was no bad blood involved and still every one of us is on good terms with Schaul. We had to figure out what to do. We knew it would be hard to find a new vocalist, but knowing that the band was put on hold and there wouldn’t be concerts for an unknown period of time, we decided to take our time with the search for a new voice.

Besides the task of finding a new vocalist, we had a fully recorded pre-production of our upcoming album. During that time, the definite recording had been on our schedule…and had to be rescheduled several times.

Fast forward to fall 2020. We somehow managed to record the whole thing and even a bunch more songs. Only thing missing were still the vocals. It had been around that time period, when someone contacted us, asking if we were still looking for a vocalist. We were. She goes by the name Sany. After a few zoom meetings and some file sharing of vocal ideas for the songs, we knew that we wanted to work with her. Things just wouldn’t get easier as she lives a two and a half hour drive away from us in Germany and the pandemic was still a thing. So we had to keep waiting for the opportunity to work together, presumably gathered in one physical space. We had to endure a couple more months before this could happen.

Skipping over an uneventful winter, in march 2021 we finally got to meet each other in person with Sany and we took a whole weekend for rehearsing and getting to know each other better. The chemistry was there, we felt like a complete band again the first time in ages. The energy was there and playing together felt so right.

It was the last weekend (17th april), when Sany recorded the vocals for the first four songs of our upcoming album and I can tell you, it feels good to finally see some light at the end of the tunnel after all, knowing that we’re wrapping up the album production sooner rather than later. Nonetheless, we still have no release date for the album. As we want to do a proper release show and not some half-assed online release, we still have to wait a little longer to pick up a date.

To sum things up, it was not the easiest year for us. But, with Sany on the mic, tons of new music we can’t wait to get out there, we’re finally feeling a sense of progress, like we’re back on track again. And for everyone out there who might have asked the question. Yes, we’re still here and pretty much alive 🙂

Chris

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New Vocalist wanted!

First of all we wanna thank you for all the uplifting comments towards both sides regarding Schaul‘s departure from the band! It reflects our very own attitude towards the situatioun as there are no hard feelings at all!
We never stuck our heads in the sand and we are more than ready to record some of the best material we ever wrote.

We hereby launch the search for our new vocalist.

Contact us at sleepersguilt@gmail.com