Sun of the Sleepless

Sun Of The Sleepless is the solo project of Schwadorf (aka Markus Stock), the mastermind behind two very popular acts, Empyrium and The Vision Bleak. The band creates poetic black metal dirges that twist with cold, raw atmospheres and a distinct 90s Second Wave BM Feeling. Described by Schwadorf as „a fist in the face of a shallow world“.

Despite its formation in 1998, Sun Of The Sleepless released its full-length debut “To the Elements” only in 2017 (which has been hailed as one of the decades best atmospheric Black Metal releases) following its split EP with Nachtmahr (2004), the band’s debut EP “Poems to the Wretches Hearts” (1999) and the legendary and coveted 7″ “Tausend Kalte Winter” released in 2000 featuring a Trip Hop Black Metal Hybrid cover version of a Darkthrone Song.

In the end of 2019 Sun Of The Sleepless returned with a much acclaimed Split album with Cavernous Gate (Helrunar Side Project) which features some of their strongest, most atmospheric material to date. Sun Of The Sleepless’ Live Line Up features members of Dornenreich, Helrunar, Mosaic, Nachtmystium and Sonic Reign.


Booking territory: Europe
Active since: 1999
Country: Germany
Current label: Lupus Lounge
Genre: Black Metal/Ambient

Full length releases:
– To the Elements (2017)

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Upcoming Sun of the Sleepless shows

02-08-2024Sun of the SleeplessSputnikhalleMünsterGermany

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