ASTRAL SLEEP are back with new album! Saarni Records proudly presents: We Are Already Living In The End Of Times (out on 21. April 2023).
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.
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 deliverance, self-realization, and existential enlightenment.
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 powerful vocals shatter the skies and tremble the earth.
The cover art for the album was made by the renowned artist Mark Cooper, an insanely talented painter 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 a broken-down factory.