Scraping Genius Off The Wheel


  • Gary Suarez

I’ve really been digging some hardcore this year, thanks largely to 2009 releases from acts like Coalesce, Lewd Acts (review here), Rise And Fall, and White Shit (review here). I spend a good bit of free time surfing the web to check out bands to hype here on the blog, and with Sleeping Giant, I’ve stumbled on to another great one. Now, before any corpse-painted atheists get all testy with me: yes, they are a Christian band. Yet to be closed-minded about Sleeping Giant simply because of their proselytizing lyrical content would be to miss out on a promising talent on par with early Hatebreed.

The video above (which does a fine job with a limited budget) is for “The Army Of The Chosen One,” which comes off the band’s sophomore Facedown Records album Sons Of Thunder. Sleeping Giant are currently on the California Love tour with deathcore kings Winds Of Plague and Oceano. Remaining dates are below.

Nov 30 Eagle Theatre Detroit, Michigan
Dec 1 The Reverb Toronto, Ontario
Dec 2 Tulipe Montreal, Quebec
Dec 3 The Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
Dec 4 Crocodile Rock Allentown, Pennsylvania
Dec 5 Gramercy Theatre New York, New York
Dec 6 Hangar 84 Vineland, New Jersey
Dec 7 Jaxx Springfield, Virginia
Dec 8 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Dec 9 The Pit Jacksonville, Florida
Dec 10 The Legion Pensacola, Florida
Dec 11 Meridian Houston, Texas
Dec 12 White Rabbit San Antonio, Texas
Dec 13 Metropolis McAllen, Texas
Dec 14 Ridglea Theatre Ft. Worth, Texas
Dec 15 The Marquee Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dec 16 The Launchpad Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec 17 The Clubhouse Phoenix, Arizona
Dec 18 The Farm Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec 19 The Glasshouse Pomona, California

*all dates with Winds of Plague, Stick To Your Guns, Oceano, and Circle of Contempt


[Gary Suarez saw Ninja Assassin this weekend and it was amazing. He usually manages WHOLLY DIVER (a Dio tribute site) and the consistently off-topic No Yoko No. Say, why don’t you follow him on Twitter?]

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