New album in the works for late 2018


Demos for the new album are coming along nicely! I've completed all my instrumental demos at this point (drums, bass, keyboards, LOTS of guitar parts) and I'm ready to switch gears and move on to writing lyrics, vocal melodies, and a whole ton of backing & choir vocal parts. The album will be called "Kindred Spirits" and it's looking like 9 songs at around 55 minutes total of crushing yet beautiful heaviness. I am hell-bent on this being the most ambitious thing I've ever put together and I am really psyched at how these tunes are going... But there's still tons of work to be done... including re-doing this website!  I'll be unveiling more secrets as time goes on, so be sure to follow Arctic Sleep on Facebook and/or Twitter to keep in the loop.  Thanks for your support. - Keith D


Recording the new album in NY in September-October 2018.  I will once again be launching a crowdsourcing campaign to press it on lovely vinyl double LPs.  Also stoked to announce I've partnered with Anodyne Coffee Roasters to do a special batch of coffee beans that will be available with the Kickstarter rewards...  Don't miss out on it.  

- K.D.


Everyone, I have some very bad news.  I am forced to cancel all of our 2015 East Coast tour dates.  

I just blew out my knee, and the MRI shows a re-injury of my torn ACL (which I sustained years ago in the moshpit at an Alestorm show) and also a new tear injury in the meniscus of my knee.  Right now, I can only get around on crutches and it is extremely painful.  I was fully prepared to play these shows for you sitting in a wheelchair (nothing stops me!), but I have... Read More

Passage of Gaia Release Show writeup in Milwaukee Record

Matt Wild over at the Milwaukee Record was kind enough to add our LP release show to their calendar. 

Check out their album review for Passage of Gaia while you're there!

"Opener “The Staircase” sets the scene with a deliberate pace, a slowly unfurling melody, and a spot-on male-female vocal harmony hook. It’s cinematic in the... Read More


We've got a new record, a new lineup, and now a new website.