New Vinyl Pressing Of Sleep’s “Dopesmoker” Will Have Actual Marijuana Leaves Inside It

Sleep are planning to release new vinyl pressings of “Dopesmoker” later this year. The effort has been remastered and one edition will actually come with marijuana leaves inside of it.

The band commented:

“Announcing Sleep’s landmark album ‘Dopesmoker’ will be available on DSPs this Friday, August 26. There will be two new vinyl variants of the album. Alongside a black vinyl LP, which will be available for pre-order on Friday, pure, unadulterated, authentic cannabis leaves are encapsulated in PVC for the first time ever to create a deluxe ‘Weedian High-Fi’ pressing of the album, exclusively available at Third Man Records Cass Corridor. Also included for the first time digitally is the deep cut ‘Hot Lava Man,’ which will also be available on these vinyl pressings. Pre-order and more info HERE.”

Further info regarding the weed-infused record was shared in a press release:

“Manufactured by the custom, bespoke vinyl experts at Third Man Pressing in Detroit (in partnership with Doghouse Farms Premium Cannabis), this beautiful vinyl contains the quintessential representation of Sleep’s plant of choice, the seven-pointed pot leaf embedded in a ‘mosquito-in-amber’ fashion within the LP. Due to the nature of the materials, this version will only be available for purchase in-person at Third Man Records Cass Corridor.”

For now, you can stream “Hot Lava Man” below:

Remastered Vinyl Edition Of Sleep’s “Dopesmoker” To Be Released As Part Of Third Man Records‘ Vault Series

A remastered vinyl edition of Sleep’s “Dopesmoker” is set to be released as part of Third Man Records‘ vault series. Fans who want the record will have to subscribe before midnight CST on April 30. The following was said about the release:

“Announcing Third Man Records Vault Package #52, Sleep: Dopesmoker, featuring remastered audio from the original source tapes of this seminal album. The package includes four “green kush” colored LPs that include the album, a custom etching and alternate takes of “Dopesmoker” and an unearthed studio version of the long-lost track “Hot Lava Man,” a 7″ featuring “Dopesmoker” (Radio Edit) and “Proceeds The Weedian” (marking the band’s first 7″ release since 1991), two foldover posters and a woven patch, all inside a custom LP slipcase. A standard 2xLP version will be available from Third Man later this summer. Sign up is open now through April 30 at midnight CST”

Sleep Add Matinee Colorado Springs Show To April Mini Tour

Sleep have added a matinee Colorado Springs, CO show to their April run with Superwolves. Here’s their updated schedule:

04/18 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04/19 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep (early show)
04/19 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
04/20 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
08/27-28 Pasadena, CA – This Ain’t No Picnic (Sleep only)

Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep) To Release “Head On A Pike: The Illustrated Lyrics Of Matt Pike”

Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep) will be releasing a new book titled “Head On A Pike: The Illustrated Lyrics Of Matt Pike” on November 9 via Rare Bird. The effort will feature visual representations of Pike‘s lyrics from artists such as Arik Roper, David V. D’Andrea, Santos, Brian Mercer, Skinner, Jondix, Stash, Tim Lehi, Jordan Barlow, and Derrick Snodgrass. Rare Bird’s Tyson Cornell commented:

“Matt Pike’s lyrics are just as important and powerful as his riffs, and his words deserve to be celebrated alongside the fantastic imagery that the artists have put together in this book. ‘Head On A Pike‘ is a natural for any Sleep, High On Fire or Matt Pike fan, but the work is also relevant to greater conversations around lyrical poetry, formal and free verse and tattoo inspirations for years to come.”

Sleep Celebrate 4/20 With New 12″ Singles

Sleep are celebrating 4/20 with some new 12″ singles. They include a standalone “The Clarity” 12″ and an “Iommic Life” edition featuring “The Clarity” and “Leagues Beneath.” Those can be purchased HERE. The band commented:

“New 12” Clarity vinyl remastered by Bob Weston, featuring a brand new etching by artist Dave Kloc. Special double vinyl 12” “Iommic Life” edition featuring the new Clarity mix and Leagues Beneath with exclusive artwork by Dave Kloc. Limited edition prints available in both US and EU. New merchandise for your 4(20) legged friends, and beyond. Proceed.”

Sleep Confirm That They Aren’t Breaking Up

When Sleep announced their end of the year shows, they seemed to suggest that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus following their concert at the Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL tonight (December 31). However, the group have since clarified that they aren’t breaking up:

[via The PRP]

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Sleep To Close Out 2019 With Chicago, IL Shows

Sleep will be closing out 2019 with three shows at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL. It’s worth noting that the below image seems to suggest that the band will be going on hiatus after these concerts. Here’s the dates:

12/29 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (with Circuit des Yeux)
12/30 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (with Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society)
12/31 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (with Big Business)

Sleep Announce European/UK Tour

Sleep have announced an October European/UK tour. Pharaoh Overlord and Lucy In Blue will serve as support on select dates

Tour Dates:

10/03 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 (with Pharaoh Overlord)
10/04 London, UK – O2 Forum (with Pharaoh Overlord)
10/05 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz (with Pharaoh Overlord)
10/06 Bristol, UK – SWX (with Pharaoh Overlord)
10/08 Paris, FRA – Batalcan (with Pharaoh Overlord)
10/09 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg (with Pharaoh Overlord)
10/10 Aarhus, DEN – Train (with Pharaoh Overlord)
10/11 Oslo, NOR – Vulkan Arena (with Pharaoh Overlord)
10/12 Stockholm, SWE – Munchenbryggeriet (with Pharaoh Overlord)
10/14 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage (with Lucy In Blue)
10/15 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks (with Lucy In Blue)
10/16 Bologna, ITA – TPO (with Lucy In Blue)
10/18 Barcelona, SPA – Primavera Sound (with Lucy In Blue)
10/19 Nimes, FRA – Paloma (with Lucy In Blue)
10/20 Antwerp, BEL – Deserfest (with Lucy In Blue)

Sleep Announce September Canadian Tour

Sleep have announced a September Canadian tour. Pontiak will open.

Tour Dates:

09/01 Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom
09/02 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
09/03 Nelson, BC – Spiritbar
09/04 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
09/06 Edmonton, AB – TBD
09/07 Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
09/08 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
09/11 Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre
09/12 Ottawa, On – Algonquin Commons Theatre
09/13 Montreal, QC – MTelus
09/14 Quebec City QC – Imperial Bell
09/16 Halifax, NS – Marquee Ballroom