The eponymous metal band Sleep Token has been criticized for lying about their band membership.
The members took to their Instagram Stories to warn fans about the people pretending to be in the lineup, especially with some pretending to be members as a means to take advantage of others in their community.
Although the British alt metal band formed in 2016, it wasn’t until earlier this year that they took the rock and metal scene by storm with the release of their acclaimed third album “Take Me Back To Eden”. . The boom also came in January, when they released the single “The Summoning”, which soon went viral.
Now, the band have not only managed to keep their identity in the shadows, but have also announced some of their biggest concerts to date, including a concert at London’s Wembley Arena, which sold out in just 10 minutes. However, with the increase in demand, they are using their name anonymity to their own advantage.
“Followers, it has come to our attention that some unscrupulous individuals are posing as members of the Sleep Token collective, in order to take advantage of members of our extended community,” the band wrote in a social media update. Metal Injection).
In addition, they urge fans to be aware of possible scams involving these fake “band members” and to report anyone who comes to them with similar claims.
“Please be advised that any unsolicited contact from anyone claiming to be a member of the congregation should be ignored,” they said. “And your profile was reported by the corresponding administration. We thank you for your understanding.”
On their next tour, the band will first play in the United States, until mid-October. From there, they will head to Europe in early December and play several concerts, including the aforementioned one at OVO Arena on December 16th.
Last month, the band also kicked off their London gig warm-up by appearing at this year’s Reading & Leeds festival, performing some of their most popular tracks from the new album.
In a four-star review, NME described the concert as “proving that the genre [metal] still alive and thriving in this festival”.
“Given its stunning aesthetic, unorthodox (so-called ritualistic) performances, and nuanced, technical sound, this performance seems to have everything to lose when put on a traditional stage. However, female the group is the opposite and it attracts the most dedicated fans we have seen at the festival so far.”
“That said, we can’t shake the feeling that, although the band is still in top form, we’re only being shown a fraction of what they’re capable of. , this was just a glimpse of the band reaching the height of their powers.”