New York progressive sludge metal trio SOMNURI presents « In The Grey » video; fall US shows announced!

New York progressive sludge metal revelation SOMNURI teamed up with Metalsucks to present their devastatingly heavy new video « In The Grey », taken from their new album ‘Nefarious Wave’ on Blues Funeral Recordings. The band also announced an extensive fall US tour, to kick off on September 16th.

Like a whirlwind of progressive sludge and post-hardcore tinged with black metallic blasts, this new single once again showcases the NYC trio’s mastery for crushing genre boundaries, injecting contrast and various influences in their music, making it so exciting and unique. Says the band about the video: “‘In The Grey’ encompasses a lot of the different styles from our new record, ‘Nefarious Wave.’ The song is about the idea of being stuck in limbo or oblivion and confronting that inner turmoil.  The video was produced and directed by Susan Hunt (Five Sigma Films).”

Watch new video « In The Vein » on Metalsucks

Hailing from Brooklyn, NYC, SOMNURI weave together breakneck energy, infectious melodies, bludgeoning riffs and pounding grooves that share DNA with High on Fire, Mastodon, Baroness and Torche. A sprawling record full of time shifts and burning ambition, their sophomore album ‘Nefarious Wave’ is a snapshot of survival and resilience in the band’s native Brooklyn, full of stark brutality and spacious hush. Watch their latest videos « Beyond Your Last Breath« , « Tooth & Nail » and « Desire Lines« .

New album ‘Nefarious Wave’
Out now on Blues Funeral Recordings

Catch Somnuri on their fall US tour:

Nothing burnishes heaviness like being a DIY band in Brooklyn. The strength of will to survive in New York inevitably seeps into the music and toughens the musical character of those who persevere. SOMNURI started when two multi-instrumentalists sharing adjacent practice spaces heard like-minded styles and energies coming from next door. Justin Sherrell had played drums in Brooklyn bands Blackout, Tower, and Bezoar, but yearned to take on guitar and vocals. He heard Phil SanGiacomo (Family, Grandfather, Last Hours) pounding out polyrhythms through the wall and thought, ‘this could be the foundation of something awesome’. Hitting the pavement with an underground cannabis delivery service to fund the band’s beginnings immediately catalyzed their uncompromising ethos. 

SOMNURI self-released an ambitious and well-received debut LP in 2017, earning high marks from Decibel, Metal Injection, Invisible Oranges and Metalsucks, and powered ahead with a series of blistering shows. The arrival of bassist Philippe Arman in 2019 seemed to complete the band at last, with the addition of live vocal harmonies and slick yet thunderous low-end. A sprawling record full of time and tempo shifts, their sophomore album ‘Nefarious Wave’ is a story of survival and resilience. As naysayers flee the city, claiming the scene is dead and will never be what it used to, SOMNURI is alive, breathing, adapting and mutating into something greater, and continues to push the possibilities of heavy music and the ideals of how a DIY band fights for their place. It was mixed by Phil SanGiacomo, and mastered by Justin Mantooth at Westend Recording Studios KC. The artwork was designed by Dani Otrajki.

Justin Sherrell — guitars/vocals (also bass on the album)
Philippe Arman — bass
Phil SanGiacomo — drums