The new reissue of Sleep‘s Dopesmoker will be in stores on May 8 through Southern Lord.
For the 2012 reissue, there are some very notable changes. The original studio tapes have been remastered, presenting the album as the band had originally intended.
The audio is clearer, louder, and at last brings a true representation of Sleep’s hour-plus Weedian chronicle, a press release says.
Exclusive to this Southern Lord edition is brand new artwork by longtime Sleep artist Arik Roper, to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
Additionally, this reborn version of Dopesmoker boasts an unreleased live recording of one of the band’s best all-time performances: “Holy Mountain” from San Francisco’s I-Beam in 1994.
The album has been remastered by From Ashes Rise guitarist Brad Boatright.