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Sleep – Stage 48 – August 25, 2014

August 26th, 2014

Sleep - Stage 48 - August 25, 2014

Photos courtesy of Brian C. Reilly | www.briancreilly.com

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Sleep on 8/25

August 19th, 2014

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Sleep, the beloved Northern California purveyors of stoner rock and doom metal, are coming our way next week to play Stage 48 on 8/25. And as you can probably imagine,
the show sold out quickly. But not to fear because you’ve still got another shot to go because The House List is giving away two tickets. And if you want them to be yours, try to Grow a Pair. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Sleep, 8/25) and a brief message explaining why Mondays are the best night of the week to go out. Eddie Bruiser, who pretty much likes to go out any night, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.

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High on Fire and Kvelertak Will Rock You Tomorrow at Webster Hall

November 14th, 2013

When singer-guitarist Matt Pike’s doom-metal band Sleep broke up, the often-shirtless Pike wasn’t going to just sit by idly. Instead, he formed the even-faster-paced stoner-metal group High on Fire (above, doing “Madness of an Architect”)with drummer Des Kensel and bass player George Rice, who’s since been replaced by Jeff Matz. The power trio, “less a band than a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume and sheer heaviness,” has steadily released new music—six LPs, including last year’s acclaimed De Vermis Mysteriis (stream it below)—and hit the road, touring the country. And their current tour finds them crisscrossing the country with Kvelertak.

Erlend Hjelvik (vocals), Kjetil Gjermundrød (drums) Vidar Landa (guitar and piano), Marvin Nygaard (bass), Maciek Ofstad (guitar and vocals) and Bjarte Lund Rolland (guitar) have been expertly mixing punk and black metal since forming in Stavanger, Norway, in 2007. Earlier this year, Kvelertak (above, performing “Bruane Brenn”) released their second LP, Meir (stream it below) to favorable reviews. And you can see both bands, plus the Boston heavy metal quartet Doomriders, tomorrow night at Webster Hall.

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Get Ready to Rock with Two Nights of High on Fire

November 28th, 2012

When singer-guitarist Matt Pike’s doom-metal band Sleep broke up, the often-shirtless Pike wasn’t going to just sit idly by. Instead, he formed the even-faster-paced stoner-metal group High on Fire with drummer Des Kensel and bass player George Rice, who’s since been replaced by Jeff Matz. The power trio, “less a band than a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume and sheer heaviness,” has steadily released new music—six LPs, including this year’s acclaimed De Vermis Mysteriis (stream it below)—and hit the road, touring the country. And their current tour brings the Oakland group to NYC to play The Bowery Ballroom on Friday and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday.

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Don’t Sleep on Sleep

June 22nd, 2011


Twenty years ago, the doom-metal band Sleep, put out their debut album, Volume One. The NorCal group specialized in doom metal with a psychedelic twist, including plenty of bass and guitar effects. And the band didn’t try to hide its interest in weed, which, perhaps, had something to do with its third album, an ode to marijuana intended to be called Dopesmoker, consisting of one 63-minute track. The label wasn’t amused and shelved the disc, and the guys in the band, unhappy with the label’s interference, decided to end Sleep (above, performing “Dragonaut”) in the late ’90s. But a 2009 reunion as part of England’s All Tomorrow’s Parties music festival spurred them to regroup. And they play Terminal 5 tonight.