Deafheaven Release 'Sunbather 10th Anniversary Remix/Remaster' | Latest Buzz | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS

Deafheaven Release ‘Sunbather 10th Anniversary Remix/Remaster’

Sunbather created a radical shift in heavy music culture

One of the most important and original rock bands of the past fifteen years, Deafheaven have released the long-awaited reissue of their monumental sophomore album Sunbather.  

Sunbather was not only a massive success upon its release in 2013, it also created a radical shift in heavy music culture, an acceptance of the genre by previous outsiders, and a trailblazing sound that previously hadn’t been heard outside of learned circles. It was a reveille introducing the changing of the guard in metal, featuring phenomenal reviews across the board and breaking the mold used by buttoned-up indie types and false-flag musical connoisseurs  intent on keeping the status quo.  

Ten years since Sunbather‘s initial release, Deafheaven is nothing less than a mammoth and touring juggernaut, with fans across the far reaches of the earth and a flawless live lineup.  The band continues to soar to the stratosphere with the Sunbather 10th Anniversary Remix/Remaster release and 10th Anniversary Tour that commences later this month (tickets on sale here).

Remixed/remastered by original producer Jack Shirley and available in Spacial Audio, with updated packaging and a re-release of the original typeface courtesy of the album’s original designer Nick Steinhardt, and deluxe color vinyl treatment that includes a gatefold jacket with gloss varnish details and 2 printed inner sleeves with unseen album-era photography, the Sunbather 10th Anniversary Remix/Remaster is a crucial addition to the collection of any discerning music fan. 

“The easy answer was it was totally positive and overwhelming,” says founding guitarist Kerry McCoy with a bit of a chuckle when asked about his feelings about the response to Sunbather. “But in actuality it was also kind of frustrating. We were grateful for the positive notes, but there were people who thought we were the worst thing to ever happen to metal and others who thought that we claimed to invent the genre. Neither were true.”

“Honestly, Sunbather gave us a career,” says McCoy with candor. “Before then we were working jobs and had these grandiose dreams, but that was the record that turned us into a real band. Because of that record, we ended up meeting a lot of people around the world that changed our lives and set us on the path we’re on now.” 

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