Texas-based progressive metal band Oceans Of Slumber has unveiled details of their upcoming self-titled studio album. You can watch a music video for the first single “A Return To The Earth Below” below.
Oceans Of Slumber are ready to unleash their self-titled effort, a follow-up to 2018’s “The Banished Hearts”, on September 4th via Century Media Records. It was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (Opeth, Katatonia, Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath). The album features 12 new tracks, including a brand new single “A Return To The Earth Below” for which you can watch a music video below.
1. Soundtrack To My Last Day
2. Pray For Fire
3. A Return To The Earth Below
4. Imperfect Divinity
5. The Adorned Fathomless Creation
6. To The Sea
7. The Colors of Grace
8. I Mourn These Yellow Leaves
9. September (Those Who Come Before)
10. Total Failure Apparatus
11. The Red Flower
12. Wolf Moon
Vocalist Cammie Gilbert on the new song: ““Within ourselves, just as within our societies there are cycles that need to be broken. Cycles that hold us down, that tear us apart, that give us anguish. Sometimes without warning these cracks surface and they trigger a cascade of emotional vulnerabilities, emotional turmoil, even hopelessness. But at some point we must stop running. Stop running from the pain, stop running from the truth, stop running from ourselves. In the light of this self reflection is where we will find peace, both inwardly and outwardly. “A Return To The Earth Below” is about that journey. It is about the collision of the heart and mind in struggling to find that internal resolution. We feel that the timing of this single couldn’t be more appropriate, as we have all found ourselves at the crossroads of change.”
She continues: “We’d like to thank Giannis Nakos for the beautiful artwork that captures not only our imagination, but the depths and darkness of the story the album holds within. While there’s plenty more to come, we must be patient for the full album that’s set to release September 4th. For now please enjoy A Return to the Earth Below.”