Comprised of Pete Hughes (guitar, vocals), Ryan Northrop (drums) and Aaron Powell (bass, vocals), the Portland-based trio Sons of Huns have developed a reputation across Portland, the Pacific Northwest for a power chord-based, stoner rock, psychedelic sound that sounds quite a bit like The Sword, Luna Sol, Queens of the Stone Age and others, as you’ll hear on “An Evil Unseen,” the first single off the band’s forthcoming sophomore effort, While Sleeping Stay Awake.

Produced by Toshi Kasai, who’s best known for his work with Tool and The Melvins, and featuring guest appearances by Saint Vitus’ Scott “Wino” Weinrich and The Melvins’ Dale Crover, reportedly explores many of life’s (and the universe’s) biggest questions – inspired by Hughes’ own experience suffering through Lyme Disease. And thematically, as Hughes note sin press notes, the album talks Raja Yoga, meditation, Egyptian magic, occult and Hermetic philosophy, the connection between the stars and the cycle of life and more. But even without knowing that, the big power chords and dirge feel should capture your attention and make you headbang – hard.