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Formed back in 2008, Morpheus Rising has forged a reputation for
lively stage shows and powerful melodic music, playing headline and
support shows up and down the country.
A five piece, twin guitar band in the classic mould of British Heavy
Rock with a touch of Prog, Goth, Thrash and the US metal/rock scene
thrown in. The New Wave of British Heavy Metal dragged kicking and
screaming into the new millennium. NWoBHM The Next Generation!?
With a distinctive style heavily informed by bands such as Thin Lizzy,
Iron Maiden and Alter Bridge, Morpheus Rising produce an energetic
show which will keep the old guard happy and show the new
generation how it’s done. Central to the band’s sound is the classic
twin guitar partnership coupled with Simon Wright’s dynamic and
powerful, classic rock vocal. From the anthemnic NWoBHM rock of
Lord of the North, to the lighter Those Who Watch, this is a band
who will not disappoint.
The band’s first album, Let The Sleeper Awake was released in late
2011 and the band toured across the UK in 2012. The critically
acclaimed album was regularly featured by Johnny Doom on Kerrang
Radio, Shane Carlson on ARfm, Tony Corner on Firebrand Radio, and
elsewhere. Features in Classic Rock Prog, Classic Rock Society
magazine and cover mount CDs led to sales across Europe, Asia and
2013 saw the band touring with Panic Room on their Summer tour
and the first line up change in two years with ex Saxon and Oliver
Dawson Saxon drummer Nigel Durham joining the band full time.
In August 2013 the band signed to Melodic Revolution Records in the
USA, ahead of the band’s second studio release, EXIMIUS HUMANUS,
which was financed through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign
and released in February 2014