Metal supergroup Sumerlands return with Magic Circle/Pagan Altar vocalist & new LP (exclusive vinyl)
Sumerlands have announced Dreamkiller, their second album and first since their 2016 self-titled debut LP. The the retro-metal supergroup was spearheaded by guitarist/producer Arthur Rizk (best known for working with Power Trip, Code Orange, and more) and also features Eternal Champion members Brad Raub on bass and John Powers on guitar and drummer Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms, Dream Unending), and for this album they've welcomed new vocalist Brendan Radigan (of Magic Circle and the recent Pagan Altar lineup), whose wail is perfect for the '70s/'80s-style anthems that Sumerlands love to churn out.
The album arrives September 16 via Relapse, and we've teamed with them on an exclusive gold vinyl variant, limited to 200 copies. Pre-order yours now while they last. Here's a mock-up of the variant:
The album's first single is "Dreamkiller," of which Rizk says: "The ‘Dreamkiller’ instrumental section was inspired by Elton John’s ‘Funeral For a Friend’ which has the most evil sounding Bach-like guitar harmonies. I was drawing from the epicness of that song, as well as Judas Priest’s ‘Stained Class’ and Billy Joel’s ‘Movin’ Out’ which to me all typify that big 70s sound." That should give you a good idea of what to expect, and you can hear it for yourself below.
Grab our gold vinyl variant here.
Twilight Points The Way
Edge Of The Knife
Force Of A Storm
The Savior’s Lie
Death To Mercy