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

GUEST POST: Mem V. Stein Of Exumer/Skull Pit’s Top Ten Albums Of 2018

It’s December at Ghost Cult, so once again it’s time for “End Of Year” Guest posts! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe all month long. We kick things off with Mem V. Stein of metal legends Exumer! Mem put out a new album with his side project this year, Skull Pit, with Tatsu of Church of Misery. Their self-titled debut is out now from Metal Blade! Here is Mem’s top 10 albums of 2018! Continue reading

Sleep, Birds In A Row, Midnight Booked For Roadburn 2019

Roadburn Festival, already the worlds’ foremost underground music festival has named Sleep as the headliner for the 2019 edition of the festival. The band will celebrate with two epic headline sets, performing their classic Holy Mountain one night and their latest release The Sciences (Third Man) the next. Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates (Disfear, The Great Deceiver, ex-Lockup) is the curator of Roadburn 2019, and names such as Gore, Have A Nice Life, Heilung, Louise Lemón, Midnight, Seven That Spells, Vile Creature, have been announced. Many more names to come of course, as the fest will take place on 11-14 of April 2018 in Tilburg, NL at 013, Het Patronat and other venues. 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

Sleep To Surprise Release Their New Album “Sciences” For 4-20

Sleep has been teasing a new release for some time and will release a new album today, 4/20 for all their bud loving fans. Sciences will supposedly drop today at the stroke of 12 midnight and you can say you lived to see Sleep follow up their album Jerusalem, which came out 19 years ago. Third Man Records (owned by Jack White) will release the album recorded at God City Studios with Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Converge). Continue reading