Gideon Share New Single, “SLEEP”

Alabama metalcore outfit, Gideon have shared “SLEEP” – the gripping third single from their fifth full-length, Out of Control, due out October 11th on Equal Vision Records. “SLEEP” serves as a harsh retort to those that aim to limit the band by pinning them to one scene or defining their personal belief system. It skillfully combines their catchy blend of nu metal influences with southern metalcore flare, resulting in a track that undoubtedly proves Gideon are not interested in catering to anyone’s expectations with the release of Out of Control.

In support of the album the band will be hitting the road with The Devil Wears Prada and Norma Jean in the US this October before they head to Europe with Stray From The Path in December. You can pre-order the album here and listen to “SLEEP” on YouTube or Spotify.

From a very early age, most of us are molded by the traditions of our upbringing. While there are undeniable benefits to tradition, often the fear of bucking against the expectations they create prevent us from pursuing our personal truth. Growing up in the deep south, the members of Gideon spent years letting these mental fences dictate their creative direction. On their aptly titled fifth full-length album, Out of Control, the band is no longer allowing themselves to be put in a box, sonically or topically, to fit what is expected of them. Enhanced by it’s eclectic array of musical influences such as a heavy dose of 90’s and 2000’s nu metal, clear inflections of outlaw country, and hip hop, Out of Control is a powerful statement regarding who the members of Gideon really are and where they come from.

The members of Gideon – Daniel McWhorter (Vocals), Tyler Riley (Guitar), Jake Smelley (Drums) and Caleb DeRusha (Bass) – have encountered a myriad of cultures while touring the world in support of their music. These opportunities led to the realization that open-mindedness and acceptance are important aspects of developing your own perspective. As a result, they’ve grown away from their roots as a “Christian Metalcore” band. Through their last three records, this transition becomes apparent. On 2014’s Calloused, the band offered glimpses into their internal struggle with being a “Christian” band. By the release of Cold in 2017, they emerged more bitter and aggressive; defiant in the face of expectations. Finally, Out of Control finds the band breaking free of all previous restraints as they craft a diverse record unlike anything they’ve ever released.

Tour dates:

w/ The Devil Wears Prada & Norma Jean

10/19 – St Louis, MO @ Ready Room

10/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater

10/22 – Denver, CO @ Summit

10/23 – Salt Lake City UT @ The Complex

10/24 – Las Vegas @ Vinyl

10/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

10/26 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers

10/27 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

10/28 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

10/30 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill

10/31 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

11/2 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

11/3 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

11/5 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

11/6 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger

11/7 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

11/8 – Millvale, PA @ Mr Smalls Theater

11/9 – Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall

11/10 – Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater

11/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

11/13 -New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

11/15 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

11/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

w/ Stray From the Path, The Devil Wears Prada

12/02 – Birmingham, UK @ Asylum

12/03 – Bristol, UK @ SWX Bristol (+ Knocked Loose)

12/04 – Glasgow, UK @ G2

12/05- Manchester, UK @ Rebellion

12/06 – London, UK @ Islington Academy

12/07 – Southampton, UK @ The Loft

12/08 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie

12/09 – Lyon, FR @ Ninkasi Kao

12/10 – Zürich, CH @ Dynamo

12/11 – Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo

12/12 – Antwerp, BE @ Zappa

12/13 – Köln, DE @ Club Volta

12/14 – Herford, DE @ Krampus Fest

12/15 – Karlsruhe, DE @ Knockdown Festival

12/16 – München, DE @ Backstage

12/17 – Budapest, HU @ Dürer Kert

12/18 – Wien, AT @ Flex

12/19 – Nürnberg, DE @ Z-Bau

12/20 – Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island

12/21 – Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory

12/22 – Hamburg, DE @ Logo