Since their 2014 album Guiding Lights, prog metal/djent veterans Skyharbor have treated fans to the occasional new song. But now a full studio album has been announced for release in September, and “Dim” is the first song to be unveiled! It comes amidst a US tour with Babymetal. The song features vocals from Grammy-nominated engineer Eric Emery, who took over from TesseracT vocalist Daniel Thompkins in 2015. It also contains the drumming skills of Aditya Ashok, who replaced powerhouse drummer and musician Anup Sastry in the same year.
The initial reception of this song from fans has been generally enthusiastic. As one can imagine, the production is immaculate, the vocals are top-notch, and the drumming is one of the highlights. And yet it’s probably fair to say that “Dim” will polarize listeners in the long run. Audiences who held Guiding Lights in high esteem should be well sated this time around, but those who are looking for a revitalized take on djent and prog metal may find themselves wanting to look a little further. In any case we only have four more months to wait until the full-length album. Here’s hoping that some feisty hidden treats will come with it!
Listen to “Dim” below!
Skyharbor are also undergoing a US tour with Babymetal* at the following venues.
5/13 – Revention Music Center – Houston, TX*
5/15 – Tabernacle Atlanta – Atlanta, GA*
5/17 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC*
5/18 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN*
5/19 – Lafayette Theater – Lafayette, IN (with I Prevail only)
The new Skyharbor album, Sunshine Dust, will be released on September 7 via Entertainment One/Good Fight Music. To hear previous Skyharbor releases, visit their Spotify and Bandcamp pages. For merch and latest news, check out their official website and official Facebook page.