South African progressive quartet DEITY’S MUSE have released new single ‘Sleep/Escape’ ahead of their UK tour with Monuments and appearance at UK Tech Fest.

Taken from their new Lungs Full EP, check out the video to ‘Sleep/Escape’ here:

Commenting on the single, guitarist / vocalist Wayne Boucher said: “This track is very dream-like in its sonic delivery with its spacey, open beginning but it explodes with some big, chugging riffs followed by one of our most melodic choruses. The lyrics speak of a protagonist who is grappling with a tough situation until an epiphany arrives to him one night in the form of a dream. The emotions are very high on this one and I feel like Sleep / Escape is musically loaded with dynamics.”

Released 28th May, Lungs Full is three tracks of gritty riffs and intricate rhythms, over-laced with an atmospheric veil of Wayne’s stunning vocals and hauntingly luscious guitar melodies. The EP is the band’s first release since their critically acclaimed third full-length Convergence (2016).

This July the band head to the UK to open for UK Tech Metal pioneers Monuments, play UK Tech Fest and play a one-off headline show in London. Wayne continues: “We’ve been big fans of the music the Monuments guys make for a long time now. We’re really excited about joining them as main support on their UK summer tour with our new EP, Lungs Full. Similarly we’re stoked about seeing the Monuments lads performing tracks from Phronesis live. We’ll also be making our first appearance at TechFest and what an incredible line-up that is! To top it off, we’re lucky enough to have secured our own headliner show in London to close off the tour. Getting opportunities like this as a band based on the tip of Africa is really something quite special to us and we can’t wait to show the UK crowds what we’re about.”

Check them out on the following dates:

3 July – The Haunt, Brighton w/Monuments
4 July – Waterside, Norwich w/Monuments
5 July – The Flapper, Birmingham w/Monuments
6 July – UK Tech Fest, Newark w/Monuments, Dying Fetus, Vildhjarta, Leprous + more
7 July – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes w/Monuments
8 July – 229, London (headline)

DEITY’S MUSE are rapidly becoming the most talked about rock band from South Africa. Now three albums in, the band have played every South African rock music festival and shared stages in their homeland with Dead Letter Circus, Rise Against, Bring Me The Horizon, Blind Guardian, Unearth, Protest The Hero, 36 Crazyfists, Karnivool, Tesseract, Seether, Jinjer and more. They have also taken to the international stage touring Europe a number of times and performing at Euroblast 2017 and Bloodstock 2018. Now returning to Europe for a fourth time this July, South Africa’s best kept secret DEITY’S MUSE promise to become progressive household names in Europe very soon.

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