Thursday 28 July 2022

Stoner/Sludge trio Somnuri sign to MNRK Heavy & release video for new single 'Coils'

Brooklyn, New York Stoner/Sludge trio Somnuri have announced their signing to MNRK Heavy. To celebrate the band have released a video for their standalone single 'Coils', which is released ahead of their upcoming third full-length.

'Coils' seamlessly fuses rugged heaviness with epic and melodic instrumentals. Somnuri's groove-forward, bludgeoning riffs, and psychedelic atmosphere is in spirit with the likes of High On Fire, Mastodon, and Torche.

Check out the video for 'Coils' here:

Stream/purchase 'Coils' here:

The band comment on the single:

“The song ‘Coils’ is about getting stuck in loops. It’s about repeating the same mistakes and searching deep within to overcome them.”

They add on their signing to MNRK Heavy:

“Somnuri are beyond stoked to be a part of the MNRK Heavy family. Joining the ranks of this roster is an absolute honor and we look forward to bringing our flavor of heavy to the mix.”

Among other hustles, hitting the pavement and providing a cannabis delivery service was one of the main catalysts in Somnuri's infant stages, adopting a DIY ethos early on. The grind it takes to survive in New York City seeps into their music and it’s hard not to hear elements of the city throughout: sludge, atmosphere, and at times brutal dissonance, layered with pounding and entrancing rhythms and low-end frequencies that make your guts rattle. Somnuri's sound weaves in and out of hauntingly infectious melodies, bludgeoning riffs and grooves that shift time and tempo often.

Photo Credit: Susan Hunt 

Somnuri started when two multi-instrumentalists joined forces after sharing the stage and practice spaces in previous Brooklyn-based bands. Justin Sherrell (guitar/vocals) had guitar ideas he wanted to develop further and soon linked up with drummer Phil SanGiacomo. The ability of both founding members to explore ideas on guitar, bass, drums and vocals continues to be the band’s lifeblood.

Somnuri's first and second LPs were very well-received, with BrooklynVegan championing, “a familiar, nostalgic sound,” that, “Somnuri genuinely breathe new life into.” With a willingness to venture into new sonic spaces of heavy music, Somnuri’s upcoming full-length is in the works and due for release in 2023 via MNRK Heavy. Further info will be revealed in the coming months.

Somnuri live:

8/09/2022 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Crowbar, Spirit Adrift, Stabbed
8/26/2022 Tattoo The Earth Festival Pre-Party @ The Palladium - Worcester, MA w/ Unearth, Sworn Enemy, Boundaries, Hazing Over

Somnuri live line-up:

Justin Sherrell - guitar, vocals
Phil SanGiacomo - drums
Mike G - bass

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