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Sleep

Sleep is a 1990s stoner metal band from San Jose, California. Al Cisneros, Tom Choi, Chris Hakius and MattPikeformedthebandas acrustpunkband in the late 1980s under the name Asbestos Death, releasing two 7" singles. Circa1990,TomChoileft andwas replacedby JustinMarler.The band's name was then changed to Sleep, and their debut - VolumeOnewasreleased in 1991(see 1991 in music).Frequentlycompared topioneers like Saint Vitus, Sleep soon gainedadevotedfanbasewithin thedeveloping stoner rock scene. http://sleepsl.bandcamp.com/ Holy Mountain (1993) is widely-regarded as the band's creati ...read more

Sleep is a 1990s stoner metal band from San Jose, California. Al Cisneros, Tom Choi, Chris Hakius and MattPikeformedthebandas acrustpunkband in the late 1980s under the name Asbestos Death, releasing two 7" singles. Circa1990,TomChoileft andwas replacedby JustinMarler.The band's name was then changed to Sleep, and their debut - VolumeOnewasreleased in 1991(see 1991 in music).Frequentlycompared topioneers like Saint Vitus, Sleep soon gainedadevotedfanbasewithin thedeveloping stoner rock scene. http://sleepsl.bandcamp.com/ Holy Mountain (1993) is widely-regarded as the band's creative pinnacle and is consideredaseminalstoner/doommetalalbum.Thealbum'srelease was followed by a potentially lucrative offer from London Records, andSleepsignedwiththem.Under thiscontract, in 1995they beganwork on their third album, Dopesmoker. Dopesmoker wasactually onesinglesongwhich wasoverone hour in length. The albumwas submittedto London Records, who declared that itwasunmarketableandtherefore couldnot be released.Sleep returned to the studioand then submittedtheir second attempt atthenewalbum.They had retitled itJerusalem, re-written some of thelyrics, and trimmed it downto a lean 52 minutes,butitwasessentiallythe same album andsong as Dopesmoker. London Records again refusedto release it.Frustratedandgenerallyunhappywiththe situation, themembers of Sleep decided it was time to disband. In 1998, Jerusalem was released posthumously as an "official bootleg" by a friend of the group.Sleepandtheirformermanagerhadfullknowledge of this and gave it their approval. In 1999, Jerusalem was given anofficiallegitimatereleasebyThe MusicCartel in the US andRiseAbove Records in Europe. Finally, in 2003 the original versionofDopesmokerwasofficiallyreleased byTee Pee Records. It isgenerally consideredthe definitive version of the album.It can beheardonJimJarmusch'sBroken flowersoriginal soundtrack. Pike soon formed his own group High on Fire while Marler (now a Russian Orthodox monk) and HaikusformedTheSabians.In2004,CisnerosandHakius reunited as a duo known as Om. « hide

Similar Bands: High on Fire, Kyuss, Om, Electric Wizard, Neurosis

LPs
The Sciences
2018

3.9
349 Votes
Dopesmoker
2003

4.2
930 Votes
Sleep's Holy Mountain
1993

4.2
837 Votes
Volume One
1991

3.5
191 Votes
EPs
Leagues Beneath
2018

4
11 Votes
The Clarity
2017

3.6
7 Votes
Volume Two
1992

3.6
51 Votes
Compilations
Jerusalem
1999

3.8
188 Votes

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