Release Date: September 16, 2022
The first 500 orders of the Dreamkiller LP, CD or Cassette receive a set of 2 Sumerlands logo guitar picks. Limited to one set per order - Only available through Relapse.com.
3039 x Neon Violet Standard Gram
536 x Clear with Black Smoke and Canary Yellow and Halloween Orange Splatter Standard Gram *Relapse.com Exclusive*
320 x Mustard Yellow Standard Gram *North America Indie Retail Exclusive* (Not available through Relapse.com)
235 x Metallic Gold Standard Gram *Revolver Exclusive* (Not available through Relapse.com)
241 x Metallic Gold and Neon Violet Merge with Black, Mustard Yellow and Neon Green Splatter Standard Gram *Relapse.com Exclusive*
144 x Neon Violet, Black and Mustard Yellow Tri Color Pie Slice Standard Gram *Relapse.com Exclusive*
141 x Blue Jay Standard Gram *Decibel Magazine Exclusive* (Not available through Relapse.com)
100 x Clear (Not available to the public - Friends of band and label only)
SUMERLANDS have returned from the astral plane with their hotly anticipated new album, Dreamkiller. The Ultimate Sin inspired haze of the first album has been turbocharged with bigger hooks, Jan Hammer worthy synths, and forays into Badlands gone doom! But although doom crackles at the edges of Dreamkiller, this is metal forged with the melodrama of the Scorpions, the emotional heft of Foreigner, and Dokken with an extra dose of depression.
In the driver’s seat is critically acclaimed producer, engineer and guitarist Arthur Rizk, who polished these 8 metallic gems at Philadelphia’s Redwood Studios. Coming off of recent production credits with Kreator, Soulfly, and Show Me The Body, Rizk needs no introduction. His past work behind the boards with Power Trip, Sacred Reich, Ghostemane and many others have blown minds for over a decade, while SUMERLANDS fulfills his dream of melancholic chug.
The band’s alchemy is on full display as bassist Brad Raub (Eternal Champion, Leather) smirks behind his P-Bass while drummer Justion DeTore (Innumerable Forms, Dream Unending) stares you dead in the face, swinging. New vocalist Brendan Radigan (Magic Circle, Stone Dagger) sings of lost souls in a world gone mad in his confident Graham Bonnet meets Ray Gillen wail.
Rizk and guitarist John Powers keep their “Strats only” policy intact while wheeling in the full Marshall stacks to douse the record in glorious solos (witness the album closing duel of “Death to Mercy”). Galloping lead single “Dreamkiller” is an uptempo tour de force with an instrumental break to make Brian May blush and that festival worthy chorus.
Make no mistake, Dreamkiller is a triumph of traditional heavy metal fuel!