Sleeping Giant – “I Am”

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Apr 012018
 

If I were to describe the album in one word, I’d say “precision”. Words like “driven”, “dedicated” and “purposeful” also come to mind. Sleeping Giant live their mission; to build out His legacy of praise. It is clear from the onset that they take their task seriously. The following refrain in “Preachcore Lives!” gives me goosebumps: “I will worship for an audience of one…”, a sentiment echoed like a warcry when first Tom, and then the other band members repeat, “One!”. If my description confuses you, listen to the opening track, and you’ll know exactly what I
mean.

The second track, “Second Chance Kids” states: “No truce, No compromise, Someone gave their life for me….” Sleeping Giant is a tight unit, and I enjoy how each player – from drums through guitars, bass and vocals – contributes to the whole of the sound. You won’t find any guitar solos here. Everyone drives to a single, focused point; like an arrowhead of sound. There is a good balance between spoken word and singing, and I enjoy how these two vocal styles compliment one another throughout the album. The melodic voice reminds me of Burton C. Bell, of Fear Factory, the “Digimortal” album specifically. Continue reading »

Jan 132018
 

Metal/Hardcore band Sleeping Giant have released another new song ‘Preach Core Lives!’. This track is from the band’s final album “I Am,” which will be released on January 26, via Facedown Records. The lyric video can be watched below.

Vocalist Tommy Green reflects on the past 12 years:

For me personally this band has been such an important and special gift in my life that I needed to know that I was actually at a point where I could let go and move on. I didn’t want to feel grief like there was something unexpressed, unsaid, or undone in me; I didn’t want to feel like I was selling myself out. This band has become the private journal made public of the story of my life. It is one of the most important things I have ever done.

It’s crazy and beautiful and hard and awesome and cathartic and creative all at the same time. I thank God for hardcore. I have been able to express my passion and my pain over the last 12 years. Continue reading »

Dec 222017
 

Metal/Hardcore band Sleeping Giant have premiered a lyric video for their new song ‘Lantern’ feat. Bruce LePage (100 Demons). This track is from the band’s final album “I Am,” which will be released on January 26, via Facedown Records. The video can be watched below.

Vocalist Tommy Green reflects on the past 12 years:

For me personally this band has been such an important and special gift in my life that I needed to know that I was actually at a point where I could let go and move on. I didn’t want to feel grief like there was something unexpressed, unsaid, or undone in me; I didn’t want to feel like I was selling myself out. This band has become the private journal made public of the story of my life. It is one of the most important things I have ever done.

It’s crazy and beautiful and hard and awesome and cathartic and creative all at the same time. I thank God for hardcore. I have been able to express my passion and my pain over the last 12 years. Continue reading »

Dec 012017
 

Metal/Hardcore band Sleeping Giant are bringing it home to Facedown Records to say goodbye with their final album “I Am,” set to release January 26.

Vocalist Tommy Green reflects on the past 12 years:

For me personally this band has been such an important and special gift in my life that I needed to know that I was actually at a point where I could let go and move on. I didn’t want to feel grief like there was something unexpressed, unsaid, or undone in me; I didn’t want to feel like I was selling myself out. This band has become the private journal made public of the story of my life. It is one of the most important things I have ever done.

It’s crazy and beautiful and hard and awesome and cathartic and creative all at the same time. I thank God for hardcore. I have been able to express my passion and my pain over the last 12 years. Continue reading »

Dec 092015
 

tommy green_sgTommy Green of US Metal/Hardcore band Sleeping Giant shares his journey in understanding the pain he’s been through and how it ultimately affected the image of himself.

Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red started an online non-profit called HeartSupport to give his fans a place to talk about and overcome their struggles. His vision is to unite the scene–fans and bands alike–so that no one in the music scene has to struggle alone.

Sleeping Giant returns to Germany this weekend (11 & 12 Dec) to play at Christmas Rock NightOther performing bands will beWolves At The Gate, Children 18:3, Silent Planet, Sacrety, Forevermore Normal Ist Anders, The Letter Black, Disciple, The Ongoing Concept, Phinehas, Theocracy, Fallstar, Attalus. The two day winter-festival will be held as usual in “Haus Ennepetal”, Ennepetal, Germany.
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