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SLEEP – Dopesmoker – Deluxe Reissue Cover Art Revealed

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As previously announced, Southern Lord Recordings will release a deluxe reissue of one the most essential albums of modern times – Dopesmoker from Stoner Metal icons, SLEEP. This reissue is entirely remastered from the original smoke-encrusted Ampex reels, and features an unreleased live recording of one their greatest live performances — “Holy Mountain” from San Francisco’s I-Beam in 1994 — as well as a brand new artwork by long time SLEEP artist Arik Roper, who crafted something truly special and consciousness-expanding for the album’s rebirth. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.

Dopesmoker stands as one of the towering achievements in recent metal history: a mesmerizing, intoxicating, and incredibly complex composition that remains unrivaled in the evolution of Stoner Metal.

In conjunction with its release, SLEEP will be headlining the 2012 edition of the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands before departing on a 24-city tour of Europe and the UK commencing May 3 in Wroclaw, Poland.

“Proceeds the Weedian. Nazareth.”

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For info on SLEEP – 2012 European Tour Dates, click on large link below:

SLEEP – Southern Lord To Unleash ‘Dopesmoker’ Deluxe Reissue – SLEEP 2012 European Tour Dates Listed

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SLEEP, click on the links below:

 http://www.weedian.com

http://www.facebook.com/officialsleep

http://www.southernlordrecords.com

LONG LIVE SLEEP.

Stone.

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SLEEP – Southern Lord To Unleash ‘Dopesmoker’ Deluxe Reissue – SLEEP 2012 European Tour Dates Listed

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on March 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SLEEP – News of almighty proportions has landed as Southern Lord announce a deluxe reissue of one of the towering achievements in Metal history, Dopesmoker by SLEEP.

For the 2012 reissue, there are some very notable changes. The original studio tapes have been remastered presenting the album as the band had originally intended. The audio is clearer, louder, and at last brings a true representation of SLEEP’s hour-plus Weedian chronicle. Exclusive to this Southern Lord edition is brand new artwork by long time SLEEP artist Arik Roper, to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Additionally, this reborn version of Dopesmoker boasts an unreleased live recording of one of the band’s best all-time performances: “Holy Mountain” from San Francisco’s I-Beam in 1994.

Southern Lord is overwhelmingly ecstatic to reissue one of the most important recordings in Heavy Metal history. This edition ensures that this mesmerizing, incredibly complex document remains unrivaled in the annals of Stoner Metal.

Dopesmoker Track Listing:

1. Dopesmoker 1:03:31

2. Holy Mountain (Live @ the I-Beam SF, CA. 1994) 11:54

Check out SLEEP’s upcoming European tour dates below…

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SLEEP 2012 European Tour Dates:


4/14/2012 Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, Netherlands

5/03/2012 Asymmetry Festival – Wroclaw, Poland w/ A Storm of Light

5/04/2012 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark w/ A Storm of Light

5/05/2012 Betong – Oslo, Norway w/ A Storm of Light

5/06/2012 Strand – Stockholm, Sweden w/ A Storm of Light

5/08/2012 Tavastia – Helsinki, Finland

5/09/2012 Berghain – Berlin, Germany w/ A Storm of Light

5/10/2012 Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany w/ A Storm of Light

5/11/2012 Lucerna Music Bar – Prague, Czech Republic w/ A Storm of Light

5/12/2012 Club 202 – Budapest, Hungary w/ A Storm of Light

5/13/2012 Tvornica Kulture – Zagreb, Croatia w/ A Storm of Light

5/14/2012 Arena – Vienna, Austria w/ A Storm of Light

5/16/2012 Circolo Degli Artisti – Rome, Italy w/ A Storm of Light

5/17/2012 Fillmore Club – Cortemaggiore, Italy w/ A Storm of Light

5/18/2012 Dachstock – Bern, Switzerland w/ A Storm of Light

5/19/2012 Fzw – Dortmund, Germany w/ A Storm of Light

5/20/2012 Gagarin 205 – Athens, Greece

5/22/2012 The Arches – Glasgow, Scotland w/ A Storm of Light

5/23/2012 Button Factory – Dublin, Ireland w/ A Storm of Light

5/24/2012 Stylus – Leeds, United Kingdom w/ A Storm of Light

5/25/2012 I’ll Be Your Mirror – London, United Kingdom w/ Slayer, Melvins

5/26/2012 Villette, Sonique – Paris, France

5/27/2012 Trix – Antwerp, Belgium w/ A Storm of Light

5/28/2012 Feierwerk – Munich, Germany w/ A Storm of Light

5/31/2012 Primavera Sound Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain w/ Wolves In The Throne Room

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SLEEP, click on the links below:

http://www.weedian.com

http://www.facebook.com/officialsleep

http://blog.southernlord.com

LONG LIVE SLEEP.

Stone.

HIGH ON FIRE – ‘De Vermis Mysteriis’ – Releases On April 3rd, 2012

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , on March 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HIGH ON FIRE – Album title translation: “The Mysteries of the Worm”. Well, it isn’t a mystery to me that High On Fire is one hell of a Metal band. De Vermis Mysteriis is one album in 2012 that I’m looking forward to hearing, you can bet your last Metal dollar on that one. Apparently, this is a pretty deep concept album which involves time travel. You can read more about this album’s intriguing concept by visiting the High On Fire website: http://www.highonfire.net/

High On Fire are steadily cementing themselves within the legendary Metal halls of Metal history, in my Metal opinion. Matt Pike. ‘Nuff said. De Vermis Mysteriis will be released on April 3rd, 2012, via eOne Music.

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HIGH ON FIRE:

Matt Pike – Guitars, Vocals

Des Kensel – Drums

Jeff Matz – Bass

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De Vermis Mysteriis – Track Listing:

Bloody Knuckle

King of Days

Serums of Liao

Spiritual Rites

Romulus and Remus

De Vermis Mysteriis

Madness of an Architect

War Horn

Fertile Green

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For more info on HIGH ON FIRE, click on the links below:

http://www.highonfire.net/

eOne Metal

http://www.eonemusic.com/

LONG LIVE HIGH ON FIRE.

Stone.

SLEEP – Confirm Support For New York City Show On June 22, 2011

Posted in concerts, doom metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

West Coast Stoner Metal Legends SLEEP recently confirmed support for their special New York City show at Terminal 5 on June 22 . The bill will now include two New York based acts: Space rock duo White Hills and recently reunited Death/Doom trio Winter. Both bands were featured on this year’s illustrious Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland.

SLEEP 2011 Tour Dates:

6/22/2011 Terminal 5 – New York, NY w/ Winter, White Hills

6/24/2011 Sled Island Festival – Calgary, AB

6/26/2011 The Wiltern –  Los Angeles, CA

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* Album cover at top: SLEEP – Holy Mountain (1992/Earache Records)

* For more info on SLEEP, click here: SLEEP – facebook

* For other recent press release info on SLEEP, click the link below:

SLEEP – Stoner Metal Legends Announce 2011 Live Dates!

LONG LIVE SLEEP.

Stone.

SLEEP – Stoner Metal Legends Announce 2011 Live Dates!

Posted in concerts, doom metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Following the successful Marijuanaut’s Return tour of September 2010, West Coast Stoner Metal legends SLEEP recently announced three North American dates for 2011. The mini run of dates will include New York City on June 22, Los Angeles on June 26 and an appearance at the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on June 24.

SLEEP 2011 Tour Dates:

6/22/2011 Terminal 5 – New York, NY

6/24/2011 Sled Island Festival – Calgary, AB, Canada

6/26/2011 The Wiltern –  Los Angeles, CA

Said Noisecreep of the band’s last live excursion: “…if the band put any more stacks on the stage, it just might have collapsed.” Rolling Stone Brazil gave the band’s performance a perfect 5 out of 5 rating while Redefine Magazine noted: “SLEEP, despite being broken up for over ten years, seemed like they hadn’t missed a beat — and Holy Mountain never sounded so good in the process. This was the definitive show of the weekend, if not the definitive show of my year.”

Check out live footage of the band’s Denver show last year HERE.

About SLEEP:

SLEEP split in 1997 after two hugely influential albums. Members went on to form OM and High On Fire. Original members Al Cisneros and Matt Pike were joined by drummer Jason Roeder of Neurosis last Fall for a short stint of reunion dates that floored their earliest fans and converted new ones.

The band debuted with 1991’s Volume One album, recorded for San Francisco label Tupelo. Earache Records received the band’s next recordings in the mail as a demo. The label — impressed by SLEEP‘s single-mindedness and unique vision — immediately signed the band and released the tape exactly as it was received. Record stores worldwide have stocked SLEEP’s Holy Mountain from November 1992 to this day.

The band then signed to London Records. Their debut album for the major took the form of one mammoth 63-minute leviathan of a track entitled “Jerusalem.” They resisted the label’s attempts at radio edits and bringing in their own engineer to remix the album in view of “marketability.” London balked at the prospect of promoting what probably still is the most extreme music ever recorded for a major label, consequentially shelving the record and dropping the band.

In addition, SLEEP‘s music has been featured in films by Harmony Korine and Jim Jarmusch.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on SLEEP, click the links below:

SLEEP – facebook

WEEDIAN.com

LONG LIVE SLEEP.

Stone.

HIGH ON FIRE “FROST HAMMER” – A METAL SONG FOR THE METAL AGES

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, heavy metal songs, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

HIGH ON FIRE – Good health. Family. Cool Metal buddies. Sunny skies. Free stuff. Cold beer. Finding an independent record and CD store. Finding a quarter in the grocery store parking lot. Taking a relieving dump. Sure, these are all the big and some little things that can perk up the human spirit. However… it’s Metal that never fails to perk me up time and again, year after year, day after day.

Hearing that one Metal song that lifts me up is always a reminder as to why I am hooked on the greatest music in the history of mankind. What’s the greatest music in the history of mankind you query? Uh, it’s Metal. This is Metal Odyssey after all, that you are visiting. Sure, there are other Rock genres covered on Metal Odyssey… only Metal is the end all and be all. Metal be thy F’n name.

I’ll get to the Metal point here: Frost Hammer from the High On Fire album Snakes For The Divine – kicks some serious Metal ass. Frost Hammer is an instant adrenaline surge for me. Whoa… I’ve been Metal supercharged by High On Fire. A charging pissed off beast, out of the dark northern woods of no man’s land is Frost Hammer. Des Kensel on drums plays with enough fierce enthusiasm, with so many cool fills, that it’s mind numbing. Lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Pike leads the way with his nailed to the Metal riffs, leads and a solo so fast and tenaciously addicting that it smacks me senseless.

The triple Metal threat of Matt Pike, Des Kensel and Jeff Matz are as potent as any power trio I’ve ever listened to. For me to state otherwise, would be untruthful. On Frost Hammer these guys play tight, no, super tight, defining what “in-your-face” Metal is supposed to sound like. Frost Hammer is one of those great Metal songs, where I wish it would continue on for another five or ten minutes. Nonetheless, this song will always sound like an epic to me. High On Fire didn’t rewrite any sacred Metal rules with Frost Hammer… they just stayed true to ’em.

With speed and heavy coexisting so deliriously well on Frost Hammer, there is no moment to really catch your breath. This is not even a Thrash Metal song, yet it rivals the fierce and bombastic tempo of such. Just hearing Matt Pike bellow out – “Frost Hammer”! is enough to make me feel secure in my own little Metal world, which I love to get lost in continuously.

High On Fire doesn’t make Metal that’s fashionable, they make Metal that kicks ass… period.

* For more info on High On Fire, just click the link below:

HIGH ON FIRE – myspace music page

* High On Fire – Snakes For The Divine was released on February 23, 2010, on E1 Music.

LONG LIVE HIGH ON FIRE!

Stone.

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