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 mold 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?
Heavily influenced 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 is the classic twin guitar partnership coupled with dynamic and melodic songwriting, from the balls out NWoBHM rock of Lord of the North to the lighter, more radio-friendly Those Who Watch.
2012 saw the band touring their critically acclaimed album Let The Sleeper Awake across the UK. The 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 North America.
Following the departure of original drummer, Paul “Gibbo” Gibbons, the band was joined by Henry Rogers (Touchstone, DeeExpus) for the Panic Room Tour in the summer of 2013, while a full-time replacement could be found. On August 21st the band had made the announcement that their new drummer would be Nigel Durham former Saxon & Oliver Dawson’s Saxon skinsman. Eximius Humanus the band’s second album is released on February 25th, 2014
Pete Harwood: Guitars
Damien James “Daymo” Sweeting: Guitars
Andy Smith: Bass
Nigel Durham: Drums