Origin: San Francisco, California, USA  
Genres: Doom Metal, Stoner Rock
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Last update/review: April 21, 2018

Sleep

Several years after their initial demise, Sleep is still highly regarded as a standout underground stoner/doom band. After a little-known debut entited Volume One, their followup, Sleep's Holy Mountain, scored critical and fan acclaim for it's doomy, Sabbath-styled riffing, reminiscient of the Hellhound bands at the time. Their next album was intended to be a single, hour-long ode to weed, named Dopesmoker. An early version of the album was recorded, but their new record label (London) was not pleased with it and refused to release it. A slightly shorter, somewhat cleaned-up version was also recorded, with new lyrics and a new name, Jerusalem. London still wouldn't release the album, the band promptly folded, and in 1999 a posthumous Jerusalem release was secured by Rise Above and The Music Cartel. (Four years later, the original version of Dopesmoker was released by Teepee.) An 60+ minute dronefest, the song/album definitely isn't for everyone but still is regarded as a classic by many. Following their breakup, guitarist Matt Pike formed High On Fire while the rhythm section duo put together Om. The trio reformed in 2009 and the band remains active, though drummer Chris Haikus has since left.

Current Members

Al Cisneros

bass/vocals (Om)

Matt Pike

guitars (High On Fire)

Jason Roeder

drums (Neurosis)

Former Members/Guests

Justin Marler

guitars

Chris Hakius

drums (ex-Om)



Discography


Volume One  
1991 Tupelo
  1. Stillborn
  2. The Suffering
  3. Numb
  4. Anguish
  5. Catatonic
  6. Nebuchadnezzar's Dream
  7. The Wall Of Yawn
  8. Prey
  • Al Cisneros
  • Matt Pike
  • Justin Marler
  • Chris Hakius



Sleep's Holy Mountain  
1992 Earache
  1. Dragonaut
  2. The Druid
  3. Evil Gypsy / Solomon's Theme
  4. Some Grass
  5. Aquarian
  6. Holy Mountain
  7. Inside The Sun
  8. From Beyond
  9. Rain's Baptism
  • Al Cisneros
  • Matt Pike
  • Chris Hakius
1992 Readers' Album #59




Jerusalem  
1999 Music Cartel
  1. Jerusalem
  • Al Cisneros
  • Matt Pike
  • Chris Hakius



Dopesmoker  
2003 Teepee
  1. Dopesmoker
  2. Sonic Titan (live)
  • Al Cisneros
  • Matt Pike
  • Chris Hakius



Reunion At All Tomorrow's Parties  LIVE
2009 independent
  1. From Beyond
  2. Proceeds the Weedeon
  3. The Druid
  4. Some Grass
  5. Aquarian
  6. Evil Gypsy
  7. Nain's Baptism
  8. Cultivator
  9. Inside the Sun
  10. Holy Mountain
  11. Dragonaut
  12. Antarcticus Thawed
  • Al Cisneros
  • Matt Pike
  • Chris Hakius



Denver Colorado 09.05.10  LIVE
2012
  1. Dopesmoker
  2. Holy Mountain
  3. Dragonaut
  • Al Cisneros
  • Matt Pike
  • Jason Roeder



The Sciences  
2018 Third Man
  1. The Sciences
  2. Marijuanaut's Theme
  3. Sonic Titan
  4. Antarcticans Thawed
  5. Giza Butler
  6. The Botanist
  • Al Cisneros
  • Matt Pike
  • Jason Roeder




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