“The Road Through The Never” is the sixth studio album from Hungarian doom metal band Wall of Sleep, but it’s the first time that I’ve posted an album recommendation for the band. In fact I’m not sure if I’ve posted anything for any Hungarian band before! This album marks a slight change of direction for the band with there being a more hard rock / classic heavy metal focus. “The Road Through The Never” was released on 26th October via NAIL Records. The single “Deserter” will be included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 16th November.




Wall of Sleep formed in Hungary in 2001 and released an EP in 2003, followed by their debut album, “Slow But Not Dead” in 2004. Further albums followed quickly in 2005, 2007 and 2010. There was then a gap to the fifth album “No Quarter Given” in 2014 and another four year gap ahead of this current release. The latest album is the first with the band’s new vocalist; their third so far, with the first two singers each lasting about eight or nine years between 2001 and 2016.


Two of the bands founding members remain – Szabolcs Szolcsányi on drums and Sándor Füleki on guitar. Bass player Barnabás Preidl and guitarist Balázs Kemencei have been with the band since 2005 and 2006 respectively. The band’s newest member is vocalist Zoltán Bátky-Valentin (BZ) who joined in 2017. Much of the change in sound for the band probably results from the arrival of BZ. Indeed, the final song on the album traces its roots to one of his previous bands.


Check out the band on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wallofsleep/


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About “NI Rocks Recommends”

The simple idea behind “NI Rocks Recommends” is to acknowledge and promote some of the great music being submitted to Rock Radio NI. The albums that I’ll be recommending are those that you’ll hear me playing tracks from on my shows. I'll not be giving marks or ratings or analyzing the tracks in great detail; just telling you something about the artist and the album. It’s a personal recommendation to go check something out, not a traditional “review”!


Last Updated (Friday, 16 November 2018 00:27)