Premiere: New Starkill Album Shadow Sleep Streaming In Full!

Avid followers of the podcast might have noticed me mention Starkill. They’re one of the few American acts holding down the fort of good old melodic death metal. They’re about to release their third album, Shadow Sleep on Thursday, and you can listen to it in full right now! If you like synths, melodies and big choruses, click play right now.

I always admire frontmen who also play guitar, especially in the context of unapologetic melodeath. Unsurprisingly, I’ve been looking forward to this album and it’s great to finally listen to it! Starkill are one of the few, if not the only big-time band this side of the ocean who are keeping the Scandinavian dream alive. If you like what you hear, you can purchase the album through bandcamp above, or on the regular channels and the label’s webstore.

But wait, there’s more! They’re also touring, and the lineup is awesome! Every tour date gets Dark Tranquillity (their new album is great too), Swallow the Sun and Enforcer, while some of them get the legendary Sonata Arctica, Leaves Eyes and Omnium Gatherum as well. As a big fan of melodeath, you can probably find me at Silver Spring! Here are the dates:


11/4 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
11/5 Worcester, MA – The Palladium #

11/6 Philadelphia, PA  – Trocadero #
11/7      Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore &
11/8      Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Theater &

11/9 Montreal, QC – Foufounes #
11/10 Quebec, QC – Le Cercle #
11/11 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks #
11/12 Toronto, ON – The Opera House #
11/13 Westland, MI – Token Lounge #
11/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar #

11/15 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom #
11/17 Crest Hill, IL – Bada Brew #

11/18 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave #
11/19 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock #

11/20 St. Louis, MO – Fubar #

11/21 Merriam, KS – Aftershock #

11/22 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater #
11/23 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue #

11/25 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater #

11/26 Seattle, WA – El Corazon #

11/28 Reno, NV – PB & J’s #
11/30 Anaheim, CA – City National Grove #
12/1 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick #

12/2 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS #

12/3 Tempe, AZ – Club Red #

12/5 Dallas, TX – Trees #
12/6 Mac Allen, TX – Cine El Rey #

12/7 Houston, TX – Scout Bar #

# with Dark Tranquility & Swallow the Sun & Enforcer

& with Sonata Arctica & Dark Tranquility & Swallow the Sun & Leaves Eyes & Omnium Gatherum & Enforcer



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