Having set the record straight for what it is to be a DIY band in the 21st century, UK metal giants, WHILE SHE SLEEPS are the band that just keeps on giving.

Having released their first independent record, You Are We last year, the band have just announced that a special edition version of the record is en route.

“We feel that ‘You Are We’ demonstrated such a special connection between us and our fans so we wanted to give them the chance to receive as much content as possible from the campaign,” says guitarist Sean Long. “We, even as a “heavy” band, have always had a strong love for acoustic and stripped backed songs so it made sense to finally realise some of our songs in this way. The St Pancras show was so much out of our comfort zone that it made the night electric.

‘Lost Ideas’ is something people never get to hear yet I think it’s so pure and interesting. It’s from the absolute beginning of the writing process and you get to hear the essence of some of our biggest songs in their simplest and most organic form. It also includes some natural ideas that never made it into any of the songs on ‘You Are We’ itself. This is something I would have loved to hear from my favourite artists over the years so I’m happy we are giving our fans this chance.”

Set for release via the band’s own Sleeps Brothers label, the new edition of the record will feature demos of album tracks, as well as the lost ideas from its writing and recording in their self-converted Sheffield warehouse space.

‘You Are We Special Edition’ will be released on 20th July. It includes the 11 original album tracks along with an additional 8 unheard tracks.

You can pre-order your copy here

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