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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 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, which drummer Jason Roeder (of Neurosis) replacing Chris Hakius.
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RPROCD-0265 Various Dragonaut Various - Red Distribution Sampler 1994(CD, Promo, Smplr) Red Distribution, Inc. RPROCD-0265 US 1994 Sell This Version
none Sleep - Electroplastic 7 album art Cosmic Android Dragonaut (Sleep cover, Acoustic) Cosmic Android - Electroplastic 7(CDr, Album) Not On Label none Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

Sleep - Very Small World album art Various The Suffering Various - Very Small World (Comp) Very Small Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Sleep - Four Two Pudding album art Various Numb Various - Four Two Pudding (Comp) Very Small Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Sleep - Naive album art Various The Druid and 1 more… Various - Naive (Comp, Album) Earache, Earache UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
Sleep - Masters Of Misery - Black Sabbath: An Earache Tribute album art Various Snowblind Various - Masters Of Misery - Black Sabbath: An Earache Tribute (Comp) Toy's Factory, Toy's Factory Japan 1992 Sell This Version
ALLIED No. 9 Sleep - Sign Language album art Various Numb Various - Sign Language(3x7", Comp + Box, Ltd) Allied Recordings (3) ALLIED No. 9 US 1992 Sell This Version
F CD 7 Sleep - F CD 7 album art Michael Schenker / Various Dragonaut Michael Schenker / Various - F CD 7(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Foundations F CD 7 US 1993 Sell This Version
900.9002.29 Sleep - Play It! Volume 2 - In The Summertime album art Various Dragonaut Various - Play It! Volume 2 - In The Summertime(CD, Comp, Smplr) Play It Again Sam [PIAS] 900.9002.29 Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
MOSH-PRO1, MOSH PRO1 Sleep - Earache New Release Sampler album art Various The Druid Various - Earache New Release Sampler(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Earache, Earache MOSH-PRO1, MOSH PRO1 US 1994 Sell This Version
Sleep - Burn One Up! album art Various Aquarian Various - Burn One Up! (Album, Comp) Attic Australia 1997 Sell This Version
Sleep - Gummo album art Various Some Grass and 1 more… Various - Gummo (Album, Comp) London Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Sleep - Stoned (R)Evolution - The Ultimate Trip album art Various Dragonaut Various - Stoned (R)Evolution - The Ultimate Trip (Comp) Drunken Maria Records, Rough Trade Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
CUC 001 Sleep - Soundcheck #32 album art Various Jerusalem Various - Soundcheck #32(CD, Comp, Promo) Close-Up Magazine CUC 001 Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
MOSH 237 CD Sleep - Immortalised (Earache 1986 - 2000) album art Various Dragonaut Various - Immortalised (Earache 1986 - 2000)(Box, Ltd + 3xCD, Comp) Earache MOSH 237 CD UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
TP-047 Sleep - Guerrilla Jukebox, Volume 1 album art Various Cut From Dopesmoker Various - Guerrilla Jukebox, Volume 1(CD, Comp) Tee Pee Records TP-047 US 2003 Sell This Version
Sleep - Music From Broken Flowers album art Various Dopesmoker Various - Music From Broken Flowers (Comp) Decca US 2005 Sell This Version
CAR 22 DMD PROMO 7 Sleep - Catalog Vs. Catalog Round 1 album art Various Dopesmoker Various - Catalog Vs. Catalog Round 1(CD, Comp, Promo) Caroline Records CAR 22 DMD PROMO 7 US 2006 Sell This Version
Sleep - Metal (A Headbanger's Companion) album art Various Dragonaut Various - Metal (A Headbanger's Companion) Earache US 2007 Sell This Version
MOSH357CD Sleep - Metal II: A Headbanger's Companion album art Various Aquarian Various - Metal II: A Headbanger's Companion(6xCD, Comp + Box) Earache MOSH357CD UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
MOSH369CD Sleep - Worldwide Metal album art Various The Druid Various - Worldwide Metal(5xCD, Comp + DVD, PC + Box) Earache MOSH369CD UK 2008 Sell This Version
Sleep - Off The Disk Records album art Various The Druid / Nain's Baptism and 1 more… Various - Off The Disk Records (Comp) Off The Disk Records, Splattermaniac Records, Off The Disk Records, Off The Disk Records, Off The Disk Records, Dead End Records (3) Switzerland 2010 Sell This Version
MOSH404CD Sleep - Metal Survival Kit album art Various The Druid Various - Metal Survival Kit(Box, Comp + 3xCD + DVD) Earache MOSH404CD UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Sleep - Adult Swim Singles Program 2014 album art Various The Clarity Various - Adult Swim Singles Program 2014(16xFile, MP3, Comp, 256) [adult swim] none US 2014
0825646250103 Sleep - Metal Matters - Charting The Evolution Of Metal album art Various Dragonaut Various - Metal Matters - Charting The Evolution Of Metal(2xCD, Comp) Warner Music Group 0825646250103 Europe 2015 Sell This Version