Sleeping Giant (band)

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Sleeping Giant
Sleeping Giant 2011.jpg
Sleeping Giant in 2011
Background information
Origin Redlands, California
Salt Lake City, Utah
Genres Christian metal, metalcore, Christian hardcore
Years active 2006 (2006)–2018 (2018)
Labels Century Media, Facedown, Ain't No Grave
Associated acts xDEATHSTARx
Website Sleeping Giant on Facebook
Members Tom Green
Geoff Brouillette
Nelson Flores[1]
Matt Weir
Past members Travis Boyd
J.R. Bermuda
Eric Gregson
Cory Johnson
Manny Contreras

Sleeping Giant was an American Christian metal band from Redlands, California and Salt Lake City, Utah.[2] All the members of the band, minus drummer Matt Weir, played in the band xDEATHSTARx.

History[edit]

Sleeping Giant was founded in 2006 by several members of xDeathstarx.[3] The group released its first album, Dread Champions of the Last Days, in 2007 on Facedown. Sleeping Giant's release, Finished People, was issued on Century Media in 2014. On December 1, 2017, the band announced they returned to Facedown Records to release their final album, I Am.[4] The band announced they would play their final show on February 17, 2018.[5] They also released their debut single from the album, "No Love".

Members[edit]

Final lineup[6]

  • Tom Green – vocals (2006–2018)
  • Geoff Brouillette – guitar (2006–2018), bass (2006–2009, 2013–2018)
  • Eric Gregson – guitar (2009–2013, 2018)
  • Andrew P. Glover – guitar (2018)
  • J.R. Bermuda – bass (2009–2013,[7] 2018)
  • Matt Weir – drums (2010–2018)

Former

  • Travis Boyd – drums (2006–2010)
  • Cory Johnson – guitar (2006–2008)
  • Manny Contreras – guitar (2008–2009)[8]
  • Nelson Flores – guitar (2014–2018)[1]

Session musicians

  • Tom Brady – bass (2006–2009)

Live musicians

  • Lazarus Rios – bass (2016)

Timeline

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[9]
US[10] US
Christ
[11]
US
Hard
[12]
US
Indie
[13]
US
Rock
[14]
US
Heat
[15]
Dread Champions of the Last Days[16][17][18]
Sons of Thunder[19][20][21][22] 47
Kingdom Days in an Evil Age[23][24][25] 131 12 27 39 2
Finished People[26][27][28] 15 17 32 7
I Am

Singles[edit]

  • "No Love" (December 1, 2017; Facedown)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stagg, David (January 14, 2017). "Healing the Killing Fields". HM Magazine. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  2. ^ Sleeping Giant. "Sleeping Giant About". Facebook. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  3. ^ Sleeping Giant history at Allmusic
  4. ^ "We are bringing it home to Facedown..." Facebook. December 1, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "Sleeping Giant Announce Final Album & Farewell Shows, Debut New Song". theprp.com. December 1, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  6. ^ Sleeping Giant (February 21, 2018). "We wanted to take some time to reflect and hang out with our families before we made a post about this past weekend..." Instagram. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  7. ^ Stagg, David (July 25, 2013). "Bassist J Ryan Bermuda leaving Sleeping Giant". HM Magazine. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "Sleeping Giant on Spirit of Metal". Spirit Of Metal. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  9. ^ AllMusic. "Sleeping Giant Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  10. ^ "Sleeping Giant – Chart History : Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  11. ^ "Sleeping Giant – Chart History : Christian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  12. ^ "Sleeping Giant – Chart History : Hard Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  13. ^ "Sleeping Giant – Chart History : Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  14. ^ "Sleeping Giant – Chart History : Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  15. ^ "Sleeping Giant – Chart History : Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  16. ^ Hoskins, Kevin (April 7, 2009). "Sleeping Giant, "Dread Champions Of The Last Days" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  17. ^ Crawford, Graeme (March 4, 2008). "Review: Dread Champions Of The Last Days - Sleeping Giant". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  18. ^ Deneau, Max (April 17, 2007). "Sleeping Giant Dread Champions Of The Last Days". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  19. ^ Estabrooks, Timothy (June 23, 2009). "Sleeping Giant, "Sons of Thunder" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  20. ^ Stephen M. (July 8, 2009). "Sleeping Giant – Sons of Thunder". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  21. ^ Martin, Ben (April 27, 2010). "Review: Sons Of Thunder - Sleeping Giant". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  22. ^ Persaud, Travis (July 24, 2009). "Sleeping Giant Sons of Thunder". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  23. ^ Zinn, Zachary (July 19, 2011). "Sleeping Giant, "Kingdom Days In An Evil Age" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  24. ^ Holdsworth, Jeremiah (July 12, 2011). "Sleeping Giant – Kingdom Days In An Evil Age". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  25. ^ Hume, Kiel (July 12, 2011). "Sleeping Giant Kingdom Days in an Evil Age". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  26. ^ Reimer, Wayne (September 1, 2014). "Sleeping Giant, "Finished People" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  27. ^ Brody B (September 11, 2014). "Sleeping Giant – Finished People". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  28. ^ Dodderidge, Tim (August 22, 2014). "Sleeping Giant: Finished People". Mind Equals Blown. Retrieved March 5, 2015.

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