Terminal Sleep is about being a bad bitch. A heavy hardcore band shaped over the pandemic from Naarm (Melbourne), the five-piece writes fierce music with substance. Terminal Sleep approaches themes of self-empowerment, gender equality, animal rights, and mental health while taking no prisoners.
The band features recent Philippines transplant Dustin Santos in their lineup. Dustin was heavily involved in the Philippines hardcore punk scene playing in bands such as ArsonSmith, Magnum and Killratio. Dustin moved to New Zealand and is now living in Australia – no matter where he’s lived, he’s always been involved in the hardcore punk scene and attributes a lot of that to his early days in the Philippines.
‘Death Therapy’ encapsulates true disgust of human overconsumption and destruction of the earth as we know it. The song is fast and heavy – complete with a self-labelled ‘ignorant’ breakdown and dual pit call. ‘Death Therapy’ is accompanied by a music video filmed by Two Crooks Creative.
Their impressive debut is accompanied by the official announcement that the band have joined beastmode – an artist development & creative enterprise founded earlier this year by Candace Krieger and Joel Martorana.
“With no music out and no shows announced, we put Terminal Sleep on a show in Sydney purely from word of mouth. On the night, we knew we wanted to work with them before they’d even finished playing their first song.” says Krieger.