Sleep Leaks End of Year Shows in Chicago, Teases Going on Hiatus

Doom Metal greats Sleep have leaked three shows for the end of 2019 in Chicago at Thalia Hall. The band also shared a cryptic message to social media, teasing the band going on a possible indefinite hiatus. No official announcement has been made, but Facebook events for the three shows appeared this weekend (11/10/2019). The band returned from an eleven-year hiatus in 2009, and have toured semi-regularly for years, releasing a live album – Denver Colorado, The Clarity single (2014), an incredible full-length album The Sciences in 2018, the Leagues Beneath single (also 2018) and a second live album, Live at Third Man Records, released as part of Third Man’s exclusive Vault series. The band also played a career-spanning series of shows at 2019’s Roadburn Festival. Hopefully, this is not the end of the band, just the end of the band for now while the members’ other projects such as OM, High On Fire, and Neurosis come to the fore. Continue reading

Sleep To Release 12-Inch Vinyl Edition Of “Leagues Beneath” Single

In May following the release of the stellar new album The Sciences, doom legends Sleep release a new song, the seventeen-minute opus, ‘Leagues Beneath’ as part of Adult Swim’s ongoing “Singles Program”. Now the band is releasing a limited edition 12-Inch Vinyl Edition via their label, Jack White’s Third Man Records. The band is so fond of the track, they performed it live on their recent headline tour of America. The vinyl comes in two editions. The B side has a tentacled aquanaut nightmare etching on the B-sideThe black vinyl 12-inch is officially available at record stores worldwide next Friday, August 24 with select stores (including Third Man Records’ Nashville and Detroit storefronts the following day) carrying the very limited aquamarine special edition (also featuring B-side etching). Contact your favorite local, independent record store for availability, or lineup at Third Man the morning of Saturday, August 25 to purchase (while supplies last).You can pre-order it now at the link below. Continue reading