HolyName – Self-titled

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Apr 222023

HolyName is a spiritually-minded metalcore/drone hybrid band, which is the best way I can describe them! They call their sound “Holy Drone Violent Worship” which I can’t think of another band taking that approach – it definitely piqued my interest. There are times of meditative drone and times of violent worship throughout the album with lyrics to lift the listener above our mundane existence. There is a pervading sacred atmosphere to the entire album which isn’t easy to do with metal.

HolyName came from the ashes of the legendary Sleeping Giant when Tommy Green (Sleeping Giant) and his friend Joe Holt recruited from their church community nationwide to make a worship “mix-tape”. This project attracted the attention of Facedown Records in 2021. They released four singles in quick succession that year with not much news in term of an album until almost a year. January 13, 2023 was the street date for this debut album.

HolyName’s branding is steeped in Eastern Orthodoxy and early church imagery which flows from Tommy’s discovery of the roots of his faith. After a season of death and profound brokenness, Tommy dove into understanding the early church and grew in love with the ancient liturgical practices of Eastern Orthodoxy. The new album is his love letter to Christ and tribute to Eastern Orthodoxy.

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Feb 132023

HolyName is preparing to bring their aggressive worship to the masses on February 17th. The band will be streaming a performance live on Veeps at 8:00 PM  EST (Feb 18, 2023 – 2:00 AM CET), their first-ever live appearance. Featured artists on the livestream will include Brian “Head” Welch (Korn), Brook Reeves (Impending Doom) and Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter), among other guest appearances!

The performance follows the release of HolyName’s first full album — a self-titled record with blistering worship choruses and melodic, contemplative prayer. Tommy Green (Sleeping Giant) is the driving force behind Facedown RecordsHolyName, bringing his depth of experience and artistry to this new, hauntingly beautiful project. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, HolyName serves as an altar, beckoning the Church to return to the core truths of Christianity in a spirit of sincerity and humility.

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Aug 062022

Leah has unleashed a new version of her track ‘Sleeping Giant’ which was released earlier this year that she did with Mark Jansen. The new version has a more acoustic renaissance vibe, with no harsh vocals. Leah mentions that she’s currently in the middle of writing some new material, which is taking some time due to her business, Mythologie Candles.

Leah says the next single will be heavy returning to a heavier Folk Metal sound. You can check out the folk version of ‘Sleeping Giant’ below.

Sleeping Giant represents what many of us have witnessed and experienced in recent times. Our society has been asleep at the wheel. And when we become complacent, things happen that we wouldn’t otherwise allow. But if you keep poking the giant with a stick, eventually he will awaken… and he might be grumpy! And then you better run.

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Feb 062022

Leah McHenry, recently released an absolutely killer new song from her upcoming album. If the rest of the album is this good, it’ll be absolutely brilliant. It’s super heavy, and the lyrics reflect the troubles of today in a very subtle and fantasy-inspired way. In case you haven’t heard the song, check it out below.

Leah‘s fifth full-length album is planned to release sometime in 2022.

The first single ‘Sleeping Giant’ features very special guests: Mark Jansen (Epica) on harsh vocals and Timo Somers (ex-Delain) on guitars and bass, and Sander Zoer (Delain) on drums!

The cover art for ‘Sleeping Giant’ was exclusively created for LEAH by legendary Finnish artist Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove.

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Feb 022022

LEAH‘s fifth full-length album is planned to release sometime in 2022.

The first single ‘Sleeping Giant’ features very special guests: Mark Jansen (Epica) on harsh vocals and Timo Somers (ex-Delain) on guitars and bass, and Sander Zoer (Delain) on drums!

The cover art for ‘Sleeping Giant’ was exclusively created for LEAH by legendary Finnish artist Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove.

Help raise funds for the official ‘Sleeping Giant’ music video that will be shot in Spring 2022 by joining this exclusive listening party! Be part of this very exclusive opportunity to hang out virtually with LEAH, listen to the world premiere of ‘Sleeping Giant’ before it gets released worldwide on February 4, 2022, and chat afterwards! EVENT LIMITED TO ONLY 100 PARTICIPANTS! 

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