Southern Lord recently announced 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 longtime SLEEP artist Arik Roper, who crafted something truly special and consciousness-expanding for the album’s rebirth. 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.
This edition ensures that this mesmerizing, incredibly complex document remains unrivaled in the annals of stoner metal.
"Dopesmoker" track listing:
01. Dopesmoker (1:03:31)
02. Holy Mountain (Live @ the I-Beam SF, CA. 1994) (11:54)
In conjunction with the "Dopesmoker" reissue, SLEEP will headline the 2012 edition of the Roadburn festival in Tilburg, Netherlands before departing on a 24-city tour of Europe, commencing May 3 in Wroclaw, Poland.
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