From San Jose, California.

Kyuss' partner in crime in creating the Stoner Rock genre. Ozzy Osbourne went on record as saying Sleep were the closest band he'd heard to Black Sabbath's original 70s style and feeling.

Sleep emerged in 1990 from the remains of Asbestosdeath, which featured members Al Cisneros (vocals/bass), Matt Pike (guitar), and Chris Hakius (drums). Along with 2nd guitar Justin Marler, the band released "Volume One" in 1991. Marler departed the band afterwards and the remaining trio recorded the group's follow up album, "Sleep's Holy Mountain" the following year. The album is now considered one of the most seminal releases in the "stoner rock" genre. This led to the band signing a major label deal with London Records. The label financed the band's next project, which was a single track called "Dopesmoker", which ran 63 minutes. The band informed the label that they had no intentions to edit the track nor tour behind it, as they were breaking up. London balked at the idea of releasing an album that contained a single, hour-long song. The band recorded a second version, this one clocking in at 52 minutes and re-titled "Jerusalem", but London shelved the release and the band split. In 1999, the Music Cartel released "Jerusalem" and 4 years later, Tee Pee Records issued "Dopesmoker", the latter of which tended to be considered the "definitive" version by many fans (although the band members expressed displeasure with both versions).

Following the split, Matt Pike formed High On Fire, while Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius eventually reunited in OM (8). Sleep's legend grew in the years following its split and in 2009 Pike, Cisneros, and Hakius reunited to perform two sets at All Tomorrow's Parties. The following year, Pike and Cisneros resumed touring as Sleep, with drummer Jason Roeder (of Neurosis) replacing Chris Hakius.


NUMBER 34 Sleep - Volume One album art Sleep Volume One (Album) Very Small Records, Tupelo Recording Company, Tupelo Recording Company NUMBER 34 US 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH 79CD Sleep - Sleep's Holy Mountain album art Sleep Sleep's Holy Mountain (Album) Earache MOSH 79CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Sleep - Jerusalem album art Sleep Jerusalem (Album) Rise Above Records none US 1996 Sell This Version
TP-049CD Sleep - Dopesmoker album art Sleep Dopesmoker (Album) Tee Pee Records TP-049CD US 2003 Sell This Version
none Sleep - Denver Colorado 09.05.10 album art Sleep Denver Colorado 09.05.10(LP, Ltd, W/Lbl, Pot) Chalker Place Records none US 2012 Sell This Version
TMR 547 Sleep - The Sciences album art Sleep The Sciences (Album) Third Man Records TMR 547 UK, Europe & US 2018 Sell This Version
TMR596 Sleep - Live At Third Man Records album art Sleep Live At Third Man Records(LP, Blu + LP, Gre + LP, Pur + LP, S/Sided, Ora + B) Third Man Records TMR596 US 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

OTD 15 Sleep - Vol 2 album art Sleep Vol 2 (EP) Off The Disk Records OTD 15 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
none Sleep - The Clarity album art Sleep The Clarity (Single) [adult swim] none US 2014 Sell This Version
none Sleep - Leagues Beneath album art Sleep Leagues Beneath (Single) Third Man Records none US 2018 Sell This Version


TMR-724 Sleep - Iommic Life album art Sleep Iommic Life (Single) Third Man Records TMR-724 US 2021 Sell This Version


none Sleep - Dragonaut album art Sleep Dragonaut (Single) Earache none US 1992 Sell This Version


none Sleep - Demo album art Sleep Demo(Cass) Not On Label (Sleep Self-released) none US 1990 Sell This Version


View More Lists →

Videos (43)