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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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Sleep - Jerusalem album art Sleep Jerusalem (Album) Not On Label (Sleep) US 1998 Sell This Version
none Sleep - Live Berkeley, USA 11.9.91 album art Sleep Live Berkeley, USA 11.9.91(Cass, S/Sided, Unofficial) Be Pink! none UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Sleep - Live On Gilmann St., Berkely, CA - 2/21/92 album art Sleep Live On Gilmann St., Berkely, CA - 2/21/92(CDr, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Chicken Head none US 2003 Sell This Version
Sleep - Reunion At All Tomorrow's Parties album art Sleep Reunion At All Tomorrow's Parties Not On Label US 2009 Sell This Version
Sleep - Sleep's Holy Mountain album art Sleep Sleep's Holy Mountain (Album) Not On Label (Sleep) 2012 Sell This Version
SLLP2005, VSR 34, Number 34 Sleep - Volume One album art Sleep Volume One(LP, Album, Unofficial) Sleuth Records, Very Small Records (3), Tupelo Recording Company (2) SLLP2005, VSR 34, Number 34 UK 2013 Sell This Version
TMR 547 Sleep - The Sciences album art Sleep The Sciences(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Third Man Records (2) TMR 547 Indonesia 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Sleep - Vol 2 album art Sleep Vol 2 Not On Label (Sleep) US Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

none Sleep - Holy Mountain 2010 album art Sleep Holy Mountain 2010(DVDr, DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC) Not On Label (Sleep) none US 2010 Sell This Version
none Sleep - Live At Hellfest album art Sleep Live At Hellfest(DVDr, DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC) Not On Label (Sleep) none Europe 2014 Sell This Version
none Sleep - Doomed Nation album art Sleep, Rwake, Fistula, Sourvein, Saint Vitus Sleep, Rwake, Fistula, Sourvein, Saint Vitus - Doomed Nation(DVDr, Unofficial) Not On label none Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Sleep - Limelight - NYC - 1/30/99 album art Sleep Limelight - NYC - 1/30/99(CDr, Ltd, Unofficial) Chicken Head none US 2001 Sell This Version
none Sleep - Vol 2 album art Sleep Vol 2(LP, Unofficial, Glo) Not On Label (Sleep) none US Unknown Sell This Version