Brooklyn, New York sludge metal outfit SOMNURI unleashes their latest single today with an accompanying visualizer for “Death Is The Beginning.” The staggering new hymn serves as the opening track to the band’s upcoming third full-length, Desiderium, set for release on July 21st through MNRK Heavy.
Notes drummer and producer Phil SanGiacomo, “‘Death Is The Beginning’ was the first song we tracked for our new album, Desiderium. From the start, it felt like it had to be the opening track; it sets the tone and energy of the record right away.”
Adds guitarist/vocalist Justin Sherrell, “The lyrics touch on one of the main themes of the record, which is the feeling of living multiple lives or experiencing multiple realities. More specifically, this song explores the idea of recurring hardship and the cyclical nature of life and death.”
Watch the video for Desiderium’s first single, “What A Way To Go,” at THIS LOCATION.
Desiderium features cover art by Alex Eckman-Lawn and will be released on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. For preorders, go to THIS LOCATION.
SOMNURI will support psychedelic doom duo Telekinetic Yeti on their US tour this July. SOMNURI’s part in the journey begins July 5th in Des Moines, Iowa and remains through July 26th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Additional support will be provided by Stinking Lizaveta. They’ll be finishing their July run with metalcore legends Zao, July 27th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania through July 30th in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.
SOMNURI w/ Telekinetic Yeti, Stinking Lizaveta:
7/06/2023 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
7/07/2023 Aces High – Salt Lake City, UT
7/08/2023 Shredder – Boise, ID
7/11/2023 The Wise – Vancouver, BC
7/12/2023 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
7/13/2023 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
7/14/2023 Dantes – Portland, OR
7/15/2023 John Henry’s – Eugene, OR
7/18/2023 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
7/19/2023 Winters Tavern – Pacifica, CA
7/20/2023 Transplants Brewery – Palmdale, CA
7/21/2023 Knitting Factory – Hollywood, CA
7/22/2023 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
7/25/2023 89th St – Oklahoma City, OK
7/26/2023 Mercury Lounge – Tulsa, OK
SOMNURI w/ Zao, Narcissus:
7/27/2023 IMAC – Harrisburg, PA
7/28/2023 No Class – Cleveland, OH
7/30/2023 Preserving Underground – New Kensington, PA