Posted in metal | music | tour dates on March 14, 2012

by BBG

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Dopesmoker

As many know, the history of Sleep's Dopesmoker is almost as fascinating as the seminal release itself. A few different versions have been released, but now it seems that Southern Lord will release the ORIGINAL version of Sleep's epic album, done the way the band intended for release in the mid 90s:

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.
No word on when the release will actually surface but break out the bong, it'll probably be worth a listen. All Sleep tour dates and a stream of the Tee Pee edition of Dopesmoker are below.

Reminder: we are teaming with Southern Lord for TWO shows in Austin this week, both a day party as part of the Deathmatch (with Matt Pike's current project High on Fire) and an official showcase.

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Sleep: Dopesmoker

SLEEP - 2012 TOUR DATES
4/14/2012 Roadburn Festival - Tilburg, Netherlands
5/03/2012 Asymmetry Festival - Wroclaw, Poland w/ A Storm of Light
5/04/2012 Amager Bio - Copenhagen, Denmark w/ A Storm of Light
5/05/2012 Betong - Oslo, Norway w/ A Storm of Light
5/06/2012 Strand - Stockholm, Sweden w/ A Storm of Light
5/08/2012 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
5/09/2012 Berghain - Berlin, Germany w/ A Storm of Light
5/10/2012 Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany w/ A Storm of Light
5/11/2012 Lucerna Music Bar - Prague, Czech Republic w/ A Storm of Light
5/12/2012 Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary w/ A Storm of Light
5/13/2012 Tvornica Kulture - Zagreb, Croatia w/ A Storm of Light
5/14/2012 Arena - Vienna, Austria w/ A Storm of Light
5/16/2012 Circolo Degli Artisti - Rome, Italy w/ A Storm of Light
5/17/2012 Fillmore Club - Cortemaggiore, Italy w/ A Storm of Light
5/18/2012 Dachstock - Bern, Switzerland w/ A Storm of Light
5/19/2012 Fzw - Dortmund, Germany w/ A Storm of Light
5/20/2012 Gagarin 205 - Athens, Greece
5/22/2012 The Arches - Glasgow, Scotland w/ A Storm of Light
5/23/2012 Button Factory - Dublin, Ireland w/ A Storm of Light
5/24/2012 Stylus - Leeds, United Kingdom w/ A Storm of Light
5/25/2012 I'll Be Your Mirror - London, United Kingdom w/ Slayer, Melvins
5/26/2012 Villette, Sonique - Paris, France
5/27/2012 Trix - Antwerp, Belgium w/ A Storm of Light
5/28/2012 Feierwerk - Munich, Germany w/ A Storm of Light
5/31/2012 Primavera Sound Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain w/ Wolves In The Throne Room

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Comments (32)

^ damn, 11:15 beat me to being the first asshole loser unfunny shithead to waste time trolling today

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 11:24 AM

would you like some dopesmoked sausage?

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 11:33 AM

these hillbillies are trying to pull a fast one on the sausages and sell them the same thing twice.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 11:37 AM

this is gonna be great. I hope they still include sonic titan.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 11:46 AM

Such a great album, hopefully they tour America again to commemorate the release

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 11:46 AM

I guess if you are fat stoned and stupid you would not be immune to buying the same shit twice. After all it's only money, and brain cells, and excess weight.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 11:51 AM

Right on 11:46 (both)

Would love to see Sleep again!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 12:11 PM

Actually it would be the 3rd time..the first time it was called Jerusalem..

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 12:11 PM

The Conference of Iommic Research shall begin momentarily...

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 12:50 PM

@11:37 this will be the 3rd time lol

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 1:39 PM

Having Dopesmoker on vinyl would be the equivalent to having it on 8 track

Posted by J | March 14, 2012 2:56 PM

The ONLY way to enjoy fully the sonic bliss of stoner and drone is on vinyl. Something about how that petroleum captures the grove, man.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 3:27 PM

The ONLY way to enjoy fully the sonic bliss of stoner and drone is to pay for a three times. Something about the submissive masochism of getting fleeced, man.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 3:38 PM

"The ONLY way to enjoy fully the sonic bliss of stoner and drone is on vinyl."

Having to switch sides halfway through is a killer though.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 3:56 PM

"Having to switch sides halfway through is a killer though"

something tells me that "switching sides" is not a new concept to you stoners though, if ya know what i mean

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 4:08 PM

"Vinyl is better."


Seriously, who gives a shit already except snobby audiophiles? As long as I can hear it well enough and enjoy the music, I could care less. Enough said.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 4:53 PM

I prefer the Jerusalem mix. Mainly because that is how I heard it first.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 5:19 PM

"Seriously, who gives a shit already except snobby audiophiles? As long as I can hear it well enough and enjoy the music, I could care less. Enough said."

I agree. Listening to a CD is not bad. Listening to mp3s via headphones or computer speakers is far worse.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 5:26 PM

^ As a half-Jewish fan of Sleep, I still found that pretty funny.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 6:45 PM

Ha 6:32, Gassed, as in Al farting out the remains of Matt.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 6:57 PM

the figure of speech is "I couldn't care less". if you do not care you could not care less because you already care zero. live long and prosper.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 7:00 PM

How 'bout they quit milking this tired (albeit awesome in it's time) bullshit and record some new stuff. Sleep could be a great band but they settle for Om and HoF (both pretty good bands) when they could soar as Sleep. Makes no sense. Stupid ego, hippie, crap for sure...

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 7:26 PM

Al, Matt, and Emile could play it naked and get Chris to blow them, they could up date it and call it Pole Smoker. Billy Anderson could get sloppy seconds as the enginequeer...

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 7:39 PM

Attention you whiny 12 year old trolling assholes, let me explain this to you: When a record/cd goes out of print, often another label will reissue it. That's what's happening here. And it happens to have new art. Get it? If you're not interested, then shut the fuck up and don't buy it. Have a pleasant evening.

Posted by Suomynona | March 14, 2012 8:29 PM

^steamed sausage

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 8:46 PM

Smoked sausage

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 3:43 AM

Totally not needed.Let Sleep go back to sleep

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 9:19 AM

I thought this was why they released it as dopesmoker instead of jerusalem? is this a different original mix? whatever, just keep putting this album out.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 2:53 PM

BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELIEEVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Posted by Doomstoned | March 17, 2012 1:10 PM

Another version of Dopesmoker?... Fuck that! How about some new material? Or, just record "Hot Lava Man", "Anarticans Thawed", and "Sonic Titan" in the studio!

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 11:28 PM

Ha 6:32, Gassed, as in Al farting out the remains of Matt.

Posted by Souq | March 23, 2012 4:42 AM

straight up wicked

Posted by jordon | August 4, 2013 4:38 PM

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