SLEEP: Southern Lord To Unleash ‘Dopesmoker’ Deluxe Reissue + European Tour Dates 2012


News of almighty proportions has landed as Southern Lord announce 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

Sleep - UK 2012

Check out SLEEP’s upcoming European tour dates below which also includes a performance at Roadburn Festival and ATP‘s I’ll Be Your Mirror with Slayer and (the) Melvins

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, Conan
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

Source: Rarely Unable / Earsplit PR