While She Sleeps & Cancer Bats Announce Co-Headline Tour

After bursting back on the scene with a killer set at Download’s packed main stage which culminated in frontman Loz Taylor clambering to the top of the sound tower, Sheffield metallic hardcore heroes While She Sleeps will release their eagerly anticipated second album ‘Brainwashed’ on March 23rd on Search and Destroy/Sony Music.

Perfectly poised to enable their cult success to power into mainstream consciousness, ‘Brainwashed’ was recorded by Carl Bown (Trivium), mixed by Colin Richardson (Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lie Dying) and mastered by Grammy Award winner Ted Jensen. In addition to the regular 12-track edition of the album, ‘Brainwashed’ will also be available as a deluxe edition with three additional tracks, on vinyl and as a special box set edition. Pre-orders for the album are now open, with the new song ‘New World Torture’ provided as an instant grat track. Go here to order now! Check out the flaming good vid for ‘New World Torture’ below.

The Worldwide premiere of ‘New World Torture’ on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P.Carter saw the band trending on twitter last night and the response was so overwhelming Dan played the song twice on the show.

While She Sleeps have battled back to peak fighting form after their initial breakthrough (highlights of which include the title of Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards, the entire North American leg of the Warped Tour, and a #2 placing for ‘This is the Six’ on the rock/metal charts) was halted when Taylor was forced to seek career-saving surgery on his vocal chords early in 2014. He’ll have further treatment next month after which While She Sleeps – also featuring Mat Welsh (guitar), Sean Long (guitar), Aaran Mckenzie (bass) and Adam Savage (drums) – will be back stronger than ever before.

The band commented: “Everything that we have been through these past years has become the main ingredient for the new record. On a subconscious level we have put our collective experiences into the silver lining of this music. If for once the saying good things come to those who wait was true, this is it: We have done our fans proud. This record will define While She Sleeps.”

Last seen as guests on In Flames’ recent UK tour, While She Sleeps will return to the road in the Spring for a major co-headline tour alongside Cancer Bats. The full schedule is:

22nd – Birmingham, Institute
23rd – Manchester, The Ritz
24th – Norwich, UEA
28th – Newcastle, University
29th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
30th – London, Forum