Published Nov 21, 2014Earlier this year, stoner rock icons Sleep delivered "The Clarity," their first new tune in close to 20 years, as a digital download and a self-released 12-inch single. Now, the trio are taking it back all the way to the beginning by offering up a reissue of their debut release, Volume One.
The latest edition arrives December 9 through Tupelo Recording Company. While a European bootleg made the rounds in 2013, this will be the first official vinyl pressing of Volume One since Tupelo Recording Company delivered it back in 1991.
A press release explains that Sleep's debut album was the only to feature guitarist Justin Marler, who would leave the band to become an Orthodox monk. The nine-song effort is said to have featured "a darker sound and stronger doom metal influence" than later LP's Holy Mountain and Dopesmoker.
You'll find the tracklisting info and a stream of the set's "Stillborn" down below, while you can see the album cover, which utilizes Salvador Dali's "Soft Self-Portrait with Fried Bacon," up above.
2. The Suffering
6. Nebuchadnezzar's Dream
7. The Wall Of Yawn