Solid State Records and OH, SLEEPER are excited to announce “Stand Your Ground”, a full-fledged and immersive game for iPhone and iPod Touch, coming to the App Store March 20th.
The side-scrolling arcade-style game focuses on the character of Gage Ryan, a warrior dispatched to lead an army against the forces of savage darkness in a barren post-apocalyptic Earth. Players will fight through multiple levels of challenging enemy forces and strongholds, earning resources along the way which can be used to summon allies and more. And what game would be complete without power ups? “Stand Your Ground” has plenty that can be used to obliterate all the enemies on the screen. Complete with a deep storyline and a rich cast of characters, “Stand Your Ground” will appeal to fans of games like Swords and Soldiers, Plants vs Zombies, Patapon, and even Golden Axe.
“We are so pumped to release this project to the masses,” explains OH, SLEEPER frontman Micah Kinard. “This adventure allows the gamer to step into the boots of a warrior, pick up his axe, and traverse through the storyline of our latest album, Children of Fire. We are always looking for ways to allow our listeners to delve deeper into our concepts and we think ‘Stand Your Ground’ is the perfect way to do this. Plus, who doesn’t love video games!?“
The game’s soundtrack will sound familiar to current OH, SLEEPER fans, with “retro” midi versions of 10 of the band’s songs providing the soundscapes as player do battle. In addition to the immersive gameplay and storyline, multiple game modes provide re-playability even for those who have conquered the main game itself.
OH, SLEEPER has been a steady force in the world of heavy music, touring relentlessly with the likes of BRING ME THE HORIZON and FALLING IN REVERSE and, in the process, building a devoted fanbase passionate enough about the band to emblazon themselves with OH, SLEEPER logo and lyric tattoos. The band’s 2011 album, Children of Fire, debuted at 142 on the Billboard 200 and garnered critical praise for both the band’s lyrical creativity and musicianship.
While the band is no stranger to potential app buyers, with Children of Fire hitting the #1 album on iTunes Metal chart and mainting Top 10 status months after the release, the debut of “Stand Your Ground” marks a new and interesting creative milestone for OH, SLEEPER.
OH, SLEEPER is currently touring the US in support of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (dates below). “Stand Your Ground” is available on the AppStore March 20th.
Select Praise for 2011’s Children of Fire:
“OH, SLEEPER is a band that marries storytelling and music like no other… definte album of the year material” -THE NEW REVIEW
“With Children of Fire, Oh, Sleeper continue to fight their way to the top of the pedestal. [93%]” -ABSOLUTE PUNK
“Twelve tracks of in your face screaming and technicality that begs to replayed over and over until worn out. [10/10]” -INDIE VISION MUSIC
“Children Of Fire feels like a sweet rush of blood to the head from track one to track twelve.” -BLARE
On tour now with THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, EVERY TIME I DIE, and LETLIVE.:
Mar 14 – Reno NV @ Knitting Factory
Mar 15 – Las Vegas NV @ Hard Rock Cafe
Mar 16 – Pomona CA @ The Glass House
Mar 17 – Tucson AZ @ Rialto Theater
Mar 18 – Farmington MN @ Top Deck
Mar 19 – Lubbock TX @ Jake’s
Mar 20 – Austin TX @ Emo’s East
Mar 21 – Tulsa OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Mar 22 – Springfield MO @ Transformation Gallery
Mar 23 – Nashville TN @ Rocketown
Mar 24 – Myrtle Beach SC @ House of Blues
Mar 25 – Raleight NC @ Lincoln Theater
Mar 26 – Harrisonburg VA @ The Blue Nile
Mar 27 – Norfolk VA @ The Norva
Mar 28 – Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock
Mar 29 – Nutley NJ @ Radient
Mar 30 – Providence RI @ Lupo’s Hearbreak Hotel
Mar 31 – Buffalo NY @ The Town Ballroom
Apr 1 – Indianapolis IN @ Egyptian Room at Murat Center
Apr 6 – Tlaxcala, Mexico @ Exodo Fest
Jun 21 – Wilmore KY @ Ichthus Fest
Jun 27 – Shirleysburg PA @ Creation Festival
Jul 14 – Willmar MN @ Sonshine Festival
Sep 15 – Shippensburg PA @ Uprise Festival