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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Inspired by the slow-motion doom of proto-metal predecessors Black Sabbath, and seemingly birthing an entire genre from their meditative, gargantuan riffs, stoner doom lords Sleep perform a rare live performance at the Civic Theatre on May 6. Following its landmark ...

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Stoner doom metal's Sleep performing in New Orleans in May

Inspired by the slow-motion doom of proto-metal predecessors Black Sabbath, and seemingly birthing an entire genre from their meditative, gargantuan riffs, stoner doom lords Sleep perform a rare live performance at the Civic Theatre on May 6.

Following its landmark sophomore album, 1991's Sleep's Holy Mountain, the band's ambitious followup Dopesmoker ? intended as a single hour-long song ? never saw its "official", fully realized release until 2003 and its remastered reissue in 2012. The back-and-forth of editing and label and band dissatisfaction ultimately disbanded Sleep, though the album is considered a metal masterpiece, a tedious-but-rewarding monster of dark, otherworldly conjuring through its mammoth performance.

Sleep ? made up of High on Fire's Matt Pike and OM's Al Cisneros, with Neurosis' Jason Roeder on drums ? reunited in 2009 and has performed infrequently at festivals and small tours.? [ Read more ]

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