HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
Ten years after their breakup, Sleep, one of the most influential and well-loved stoner/doom bands on the planet, are reuniting for two UK reunion shows (May 9th and May 10th). They'll be playing Somerset, UK's All Tomorrow's Party Festival, at which they'll be playing their immortal classic Holy Mountain in its entirety, in addition to several other songs (including selections from Dopesmoker, a.k.a. the best album of all time). For only 150-160 pounds sterling (roughly $300), you'll have a chance to see one of the most amazingly awesome heeeeeavy bands ever hit the stage and hopefully prove that they've still got it. Judging by what said Sleep members have done with the severely excellent OM and High on Fire, I think it's safe to assume that fuck yeah, they do!
If my paperwork goes through and I do end up studying abroad this spring, you bet yer ass I'll be there!
If anybody actually cares, other bands playing the festival will include Devo, Spiritualized, Grails (who are actually pretty good weird heavy stuff, on Neurot), The Breeders, Teenage Fanclub, Bon Iver, Throwing Muses, and Holy Fuck.
I have NO idea why the organizers of this fest thought that Sleep would make sense as an addition to this show, but god bless 'em for coaxing those doomhaulers off their dopethrones and onto the stage one more time.