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SLEEP (1990–98). Justin Marler (guitar), Matt Pike (guitar), Al Cisneros (bass), Chris Hakius (drums). Sleep were one of the quintessentially sludgy riff rock bands, often labeled under the stoner rock label. They pioneered a new sound for metal, bringing it back to its roots in Sabbath-era sludge with a passing nod to the Melvins and St. Vitus. The band started out as a quartet, but original guitarist Marler eventually left to become a monk, and the band continued as a three piece for the rest Read more [...]


OM (2003–PRESENT). Al Cisneros (bass/vocals), Chris Hakius (drums, replaced by Emil Amos). Om is an avant-garde noise/drone/art metal band formed by former members of legendary stoner rock band Sleep. After Sleep’s Jerusalem album (considered by many critics to be a classic of the genre), guitarist Matt Pike departed to form the brutally heavy High On Fire while his former bandmates Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius formed the more experimental Om. If the music of Sleep, where a single song Read more [...]