A band that my girlfriend introduced to me that I came to love myself is Sunsleep. With a bold interpretation of post-hardcore, one of the noteworthy parts of the act is the impressive vocals from Devin Barrus. The band has toured with the likes of Picturesque, Dayseeker, and Slaves. Today, we talked to the bright young singer about some hot topics:
NOM∀DIC’s Euphoria is my current album of the year for 2020. A breath of fresh air for the genre of metal, it’s purposeful, perfectly-executed, and a thrill ride with a memorable climax. Originally slated to release in April, James Lewis decided to release a song from the album every two weeks leading up to July 10th, with brilliant art for each piece. Watching Euphoria unfold in this fashion gradually got me beyond excited for the final product, and it delivered. I had the chance to speak to James with some big questions about the release.
Doom/Stoner metal isn’t quite my forte, but I decided to delve into it with the band known as Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs. Stylized as Pigsx7, the UK band released Viscerals in April, but had to cancel plans to play in the US at SXSW due to the virus. I was also curious on how the record’s release was affected during this time, so let’s delve into the interview:
Slaves has been a hot topic in the year since they released their first single with a new vocalist, “Heavier.” There was skepticism around replacing the previous frontman, but Matt came into his own as the band released single after single ahead of the long-awaited release of To Better Days. Today, we caught up with Matt and asked about the album lead-up: