Southern Lord to Rerelease Sleep Classic

Dopesmoker gets a resuscitation!

News of almighty proportions has reached MaF HQ as Southern Lord announces 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 long time Sleep artist Arik Roper, to be unveiled in the coming weeks. 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.

Southern Lord is overwhelmingly ecstatic to reissue one of the most important recordings in heavy metal history. This edition ensures that this mesmerizing, incredibly complex document remains unrivaled in the annals of stoner metal.

Dopesmoker Track Listing:
1. Dopesmoker 1:03:31
2. Holy Mountain (Live @ the I-Beam SF, CA. 1994) 11:54

Check out Sleep’s upcoming European tour dates below...

SLEEP 2012 European Tour Dates:

14/04/2012 Roadburn Festival - Tilburg, Netherlands
03/05/2012 Asymmetry Festival - Wroclaw, Poland w/ A Storm of Light
04/05/2012 Amager Bio - Copenhagen, Denmark w/ A Storm of Light
05/05/2012 Betong - Oslo, Norway w/ A Storm of Light
06/05/2012 Strand - Stockholm, Sweden w/ A Storm of Light
08/05/2012 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
09/05/2012 Berghain - Berlin, Germany w/ A Storm of Light
10/05/2012 Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany w/ A Storm of Light
11/05/2012 Lucerna Music Bar - Prague, Czech Republic w/ A Storm of Light
12/05/2012 Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary w/ A Storm of Light
13/05/2012 Tvornica Kulture - Zagreb, Croatia w/ A Storm of Light
14/05/2012 Arena - Vienna, Austria w/ A Storm of Light
16/05/2012 Circolo Degli Artisti - Rome, Italy w/ A Storm of Light
17/05/2012 Fillmore Club - Cortemaggiore, Italy w/ A Storm of Light
18/05/2012 Dachstock - Bern, Switzerland w/ A Storm of Light
19/05/2012 Fzw - Dortmund, Germany w/ A Storm of Light
20/05/2012 Gagarin 205 - Athens, Greece
22/05/2012 The Arches - Glasgow, Scotland w/ A Storm of Light
23/05/2012 Button Factory - Dublin, Ireland w/ A Storm of Light
24/05/2012 Stylus - Leeds, United Kingdom w/ A Storm of Light
25/05/2012 I'll Be Your Mirror - London, United Kingdom w/ Slayer, Melvins
26/05/2012 Villette, Sonique - Paris, France
27/05/2012 Trix - Antwerp, Belgium w/ A Storm of Light
28/05/2012 Feierwerk - Munich, Germany w/ A Storm of Light
31/05/2012 Primavera Sound Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain w/ Wolves In The Throne Room