The group's new album "GROUNDED TO THE SKY" is set to release on January 27th 2023
When GIANT SLEEP came to be in 2012, it was an unlikely but ultimately fruitful liaison: Founded by guitarists Patrick Hagmann and Markus Ruf after the demise of melodic death metallers Fear My Thoughts together with former Destruction singer Thomas Rosenmerkel, the band became an outlet for the members ́ passion for all things classic rock without shallow “vintage” or retro” sentiments.
Consequently, their first, self-titled full-length became “demo of the month” in opinion-leading German magazine Rock Hard in 2014, followed three years later by label debut “Move a Mountain” (Eucalypdisc) while the group kept gigging selectively with international acts such as ASG or Dead Lord and at festivals, also replacing Ruf with Tobias Glanzmann (ex-Zatokrev) and further honing their craft.
With new material collected during four years of free and easy songwriting, the Swiss-German quintet recorded their third album “Grounded to the Sky” completely live within two days – practically no overdubs! – at Little Creek Studios in Gelterkinden/CH together with producer V.O. Pulver (Destruction, Pro-Pain et al). Vividly capturing the musicians ́ live energy, the nine tracks display Giant Sleep ́s widest range of tastes, colours, moods and sounds yet.