Out Today by The Orchard: State Like Sleep, Legion of the Damned & More


Happy New Year and welcome back to The Daily Rind where each week we deliver new entertainment across streaming services worldwide. We’re kicking off the new year with a dark and mysterious theatrical release, a headbangers paradise and a dancehall compilation that will get you moving.

Available on demand, digital, and in select theaters, State Like Sleep is hitting screens via The Orchard film division. Directed by Meredith Danluck, the film features an all-star cast with Fantastic Beasts’ Katherine Waterston, Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones), Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast) and Michael Shannon (Shape of Water). The lead protagonist, Katherine, explores the mysterious death of her husband Stefan (Huisman) as she retraces the steps leading up to his death. Her journey to uncover his secrets takes her across the paths of an intriguing neighbor (Shannon) and her husband’s childhood friend (Evans).  Full of grief and suspense, watch State Like Sleep, out now.

Get ready to have your face melted — Legion of The Damned are here to escort you into a blazing darkness with their new album Slaves of the Shadow Realm, out today via Napalm Records Handels GmbH. As New Noise states with one look at the cover, “You know the record is going to be badass, but nothing prepares you for badass like this.” Full of thrashing, and twisted themes, their sound certainly lives up to their aesthetic. After a five year hiatus, their fans can celebrate (or should we say rage?) that Legion of The Damned are back in a big way. Lead singer Maurice Swinkels tells blabbermouth, “I think this is LEGION’s best album to date: It crushes, it is fast, it has atmosphere and it is raw!” Experience the intensity of Slaves of the Shadow Realm, available now.

Get ready to groove with a compilation from 21st Hapilos titled Divas of the Dancehall. Featuring tracks from powerful women in the Dancehall scene like Spice, Hood Celebrityy and Ce’Cile, you can kiss the winter goodbye and dive into the tropical sounds of the popular Jamaican genre. You may remember Spice from her release, Captured, last year which spark conversation around cultural hypocrisy. Thanks to these bold and talented divas the genre is growing internationally continuing its journey into the mainstream music scene. Party with D’Angel below and listen to all the Divas of the Dancehall, now!

Thanks for tuning in. We’ll see you next week for another round of new music!

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