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ASTRAL SLEEP presents:
We Are Already Living In The End Of Times
(Out on 21. April 2023 via Saarni Records)

With the previous album Astral Doom Musick (Saarni Records 2020), Astral Sleep established their accurate genre definition as the namesake of the said album. With the new, 4th full-length, the band continues to evolve within these musical terms, but this time with a direction towards more Doom and Gloom, less Astral and Magical. The new album’s gargantuan soundscape resonates the immensity of the apocalypse portrayed. Beneath the waves of crushing guitars, rumble the drums and the bass, like volcanoes that erupt under oceans, and above glide the ethereal lead guitars and synths, as the powerful vocals shatter the skies and tremble the earth..

We Are Already Living In The End Of Times witnesses the apocalypse as it manifests, and explores the thoughts and feelings that emerge in the face of the Doom. Why did this happen? What can we do about it? How should we feel about it? Should we care? Does it even matter? The album takes it path through powerful scenes of destruction, loss, and despair, but also of retribution, self-realization, and existential enlightenment.

The cover art for the album was made by the renowned artist Mark Cooper, an insanely talented designer of tons of album-covers. This epic piece depicts an apocalyptic event where the last concert ever to happen on earth is about to take place, running on the last fumes of the broken-down factory.

The album contains six songs:

We Are Already Living In The End Of Times

Torment In Existence

Invisible Flesh

The Legacies

Time Is

Status Of The Soul

(album runtime 46:27)

The first single from the album releases on 17. Feb. 2023 in all streaming services. The full album becomes available for purchase on 21. Apr. 2023 in digital, CD, and vinyl formats. The second single is also released in streaming services on the same date. The remaining four songs from the album are each independently released in the streaming services on monthly basis, until the sixth song releases in August 2023.

Astral Sleep: Biography

Astral Sleep hails from Finland, Tellus. The group has wreaked havoc on the metal genre since 2005.
 

Astral Sleep's music fuses various musical styles into an unique entity dubbed "Astral Doom Musick". The boundaries of different sub-genres of Doom are ripped apart, mingled with pieces of jazz, psych-rock, and other styles of metal, and sown back together into the monstrosities that they are. Astral Sleep's mission is finding eternal bliss in the middle of this world, on its trajectory towards Doom.

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We Are Already Living In The End of Times (2023)

Full length (CD & VINYL)

Saarni Records

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Subconsciousnesslesskoe (2015)
EP (Digital)
Independent
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Angel (2010)
EP (CD)
Solitude Productions
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S/T (2005)
Demo (CD + Cassette)
Independent
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Astral Doom Musick (2020)

Full length (VINYL)

Saarni Records

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Visions (2012)
Full length (CD)
Solitude Productions
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Unawakening (2008)
Full length (CD)
Solitude Productions

​Press quotes

Astral Doom Musick:

"Really great album for the coming autumn days!!"

Deaf Forever #37

“I like Astral Doom Musick also in Spring, and therefore give it 8 out of 10  HELLFIRE-points.”

https://www.hellfire-magazin.de/astral-sleep-astral-doom-music/

 

“Astral Sleep are at their most refined on this third full-length"

grizzlybutts.com/2020/05/29/astral-sleep-astral-doom-musick-2020-review/

"Astral Sleep are magnificent, and this is their greatest triumph."

www.thesleepingshaman.com/reviews/astral-sleep-musick


"Astral Doom Musick, is a solid slab of psychedelic doom"

www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/reviews/cd_3/a_2/astral-sleep-astral.htm

"Great Doom Metal record!"

necromance.eu/astral-sleep-fin-astral-doom-musick/

Previous albums:

Visions in doom-metal.com (album of the month 3/2013):

"There is a thin line between genius and insanity, so they say, and, if so, Astral Sleep's trajectory straddles both sides of it like a high-top juggernaut thrashing down the central reservation, one set of wheels on each carriageway and the throttle wide open."
 

Angel in metalcrypt.com:

"Astral Sleep are producing some of the most adventurous Doom music out there, and they are definitely a band to watch for."

Unawakening in metal-archives.com:

"Unawakening is truly original. It is dark, gloomy and a bit creepy, sometimes psychedelic, always disturbing"
 

S/T in archaicmetallurgy.com:

"This debut demo is easy to recommend for mad doom metal fanatics, as there's a good funeral doom piece and absolutely splendid heavy doom metal piece. Demo of the year 2005. Astral Sleep, I need some of it."

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