INVENT ANIMATE RELEASE
NEW EP ‘THE SUN SLEEPS,
AS IF IT NEVER WAS’
PRAISE FOR INVENT ANIMATE:
“Invent Animate have been blowing our minds for years with their technical metalcore goodness, and things are about to get a whole lot bigger for the band.”
– Wall Of Sound
“The Sun Sleeps, As If It Never Was is a sprawling EP that manages to not just score, but explore the various perspective of addiction across just three tracks.”
– Blunt Magazine
“I am enraptured by both ‘The Sun Sleeps’ and ‘As If It Never Was’; I couldn’t possibly choose a favourite. Both are interdependent and interwoven in Celaya’s tapestry of tragedy and as torturous as this must be, it has undeniably brought out Invent Animate’s strongest songwriting to date. 8.5/10”
– Boolin Tunes
Fresh from announcing their new label home at UNFD, US heavy mainstays Invent Animate have released their new EP The Sun Sleeps, As If It Never Was.
Thoughtfully curated music and visual elements, emotive storytelling and explosively heavy sonics combine to pack the ultimate punch in Invent Animate’s latest effort. Since its announce earlier this month, the EP’s first single ‘The Sun Sleeps’ has garnered over 200,000 audio and video streams, landed playlist additions including Release Radar, Progressive Metal, Got Djent?, Breaking Metal, Breaking Hard Rock and Heaps Heavy and press coverage via major outlets like Lambgoat, The PRP, The Mosh, Blunt Magazine, MoreCore, Distorted Sound and more.
Stay tuned as the band prepare to drop a new music video for ‘The Sun Sleeps’ via the UNFD Youtube channel soon.
The full EP finds Invent Animate opening up a powerful discourse on the ricochet effect of trauma and addiction. Searingly close to drummer Trey Celaya and his family’s story navigating a drug addiction crisis, it comprises a one-two punch of songs describing both perspectives of this tragic and deeply painful scenario. First up, ‘The Sun Sleeps’ shed light on the story from the perspective of the drug affected, meanwhile the accompanying ‘As If It Never Was’ explores the view of those left reeling in the sphere of impact of drug addiction.
Speaking conceptually of the release, Celaya shares: “Despite all attempts to keep our darker reality shadowed in secrecy, there comes a moment in time when the truth can no longer be hidden behind closed doors or empty excuses. And at once, everything is revealed, as if the Light is a constant law of nature laying bare the secrets we believe are ours to keep. In this infinite moment, the bond shared between two loved ones is severed. The flow of time does not wash away the scars, it only immortalises what is suspended in the balance – the pain of loss, the gift of hindsight, and the curse of hope. What will always be a memory. This EP is a true story of addiction and the trauma that lies in its aftermath of a secret too dark to be hidden.”
~ THE SUN SLEEPS, AS IF IT NEVER WAS ~
OUT NOW VIA UNFD:
1. The Sun Sleeps
3. As If It Never Was
About Invent Animate:
Amid a generation gripped by loneliness, fear, and a desperate concern for the state of the world, Invent Animate are grabbing fans by the hand and choosing to walk with them.
There’s a sense of duty among the band – comprising vocalist Marcus Vik, bassist Caleb Sherradan, drummer Trey Celaya and guitarist Keaton Goldwire – to bare their own pain and tragedy for their listeners, indeed creating a safe, familiar place for listeners to process their own. It’s this deeply empathic and concerned approach to their output that sets Invent Animate apart, and has seen the band develop a close knit, cult-like following over their 10+ years together.
“I think what’s really important to our generation of music consumers is finding something beautiful out of all the chaos,” shares bassist Caleb. “It’s important to us – we’ve got a lot on our plate, life is weird, life is hard – but we’ve come to understand how important it is as artists to be there with our listener, to be vulnerable ourselves so they might be able to say, ‘thank you, you guys helped me articulate this’ or, ‘you guys helped me walk through this journey’ because of what we’ve created.”
Stationed across Texas, Colorado and Sweden (following Vik’s recruitment in 2019), Invent Animate are now in prime position to break new ground on their new label address. Now rubbing shoulders alongside a plethora of previous touring partners including Silent Planet and ERRA, and Spotify “sounds like” mates such as Like Moths To Flames, Void Of Vision and Thornhill, the four-piece perfectly complement the UNFD roster with their blend of ambient metalcore, djent and prog.
INVENT ANIMATE IS:
Marcus Vik (vocals)
Keaton Goldwire (guitar)
Trey Celaya (drums)
Caleb Sherradan (bass)
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