U.S. prog metal outfit OCEANS OF SLUMBER announce the release of their new and self-titled album Oceans Of Slumber, due to be released on September 4th, 2020, via Century Media Records worldwide. With “A Return To The Earth Below” the band releases the first single taken off of the new record.
Vocalist Cammie Gilbert is checking in with the following comment about 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.”
“Oceans Of Slumber” track listing:
- Soundtrack To My Last Day
- Pray For Fire
- A Return To The Earth Below
- Imperfect Divinity
- The Adorned Fathomless Creation
- To The Sea
- The Colors of Grace
- I Mourn These Yellow Leaves
- September (Those Who Come Before)