CD is $9.00 and will include a foldout full color 11"x17" poster, along with stickers, and the digital download that includes four unreleased "bonus" tracks.
"A SIX TRACK SIDESTEP FROM SLEESTAK'S PROGRESSIVE STYLE OF DOOM METAL INTO THE REALM OF 60'S AND 70'S INFLUENCED HEAVY ROCK, REMINISCIENT OF EARLY SABBATH AND THE DOORS WHILE AT THE SAME TIME GIVING A NOD TO CONTEMPORARY BANDS SUCH AS CATHEDRAL, SLEEP, CLUTCH, AND ELECTRIC WIZARD."
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"A SIX TRACK SIDESTEP FROM SLEESTAK'S PROGRESSIVE STYLE OF DOOM INTO THE REALM OF HEAVY 60'S AND 70'S
INFLUENCED BLUES, METAL, AND ROCK, REMINISCIENT OF EARLY SABBATH, THE DOORS, AND CREAM WHILE GIVING A NOD TO BANDS SUCH AS CATHEDRAL, SLEEP AND CLUTCH."
AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL AND CD ORDERS NOW!
What folks around town are saying:
"For the duration of five tracks, you feel as though you've been caught in a time warp. Could this really be a new piece of music, or have the ghosts of the seventies psychedelic titans come back to haunt us? But alas, it is the former. The recording and executon of this EP alone leave a lasting impression; they've captured the sound and feel of nearly three decades of change and evolution in every note. But the substance is just as important, and just as impressive. Schmitz, Bell, and Bartell aren't riding the wave of some cheesy gimmick that should have been discarded a decade ago; they are making it work in their favor. The music fits the concept, the concept fits the lyrics, and the lyrics fit the sound. It is a perfect circle of musical theory."
-from Sorrow Eternal
"This really is not only an incredible release, but a testament to the band's extraordinary talent as songwriters and explorers of dark, crushing, metal music."
-from Metal Storm
"Overall – Book of Hours – is another outstanding collection of songs from one of the best bands within the US Sludge/Stoner Metal underground. If you want something dark and very psychedelic then this is the release for you."
"Book of Hours is a well-crafted, more lucid side a Sleestak that shows a clear progression from the spacier side of life."
-from Stoner Hive
released May 31, 2013
Cover art by Steve Somers. Produced and mixed by Shane Olivo and Sleestak at Bobby Peru's Recording Studio, Milwaukee, WI during April and May of 2013.
Matt Schmitz - vocals, guitar, keys
Marcus Bartell - drums
Dan Bell - bass
“FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH”
FROM A DYING SUN THEY HAVE COME TO SLEEP WITHIN THE EARTH
TRANSMUTATED INSECTOID ENSLAVERS GENETICALLY FORCING HUMANITY’S BIRTH
IN CONTROL OF YOUR MIND
FROM DEEP UNDERGROUND
INTERWOVEN WITHIN THE FABRIC OF TIME THEY BEGIN TO AWAKE
PSYCHIC DISTORTIONS OF CONSCIOUSNESS FORCES THE WILL OF MANKIND TO BREAK
WILL RISE FROM THE DEPTHS
TO RULE OVER ALL
SKIES ARE TURNING BLACK AND THE SEAS BECOME BLOOD IN THE WAKE OF THEIR CALL
ENTER THE VOID OF YOUR MIND AS THEY TAKE IT AND SHAPE IT INTO ONE OF THEIR OWN
DEVOUR THE EARTH
AND MOVE ON TO THE SUN
THE STARS WILL FALL
WHEN THEY CONTROL US ALL
THE LAST HORIZON
UNDER SILVER OPRESSION
Track Name: Lone Wolf
THE PALE MOON HANGS LOW IN A SILVER-FLECKED NIGHT SKY
LIKE A POOR BEGGAR SENT TO THE GALLOW TREE
CASTING A BLEAK GLANCE OF ENVY UPON THE FREEDOM IN MY SOUL
I AM THE LONE WOLF
STRADDLING DEATH, I RIDE
CUTTING THROUGH THE COOL DESERT AIR
THERE MAY BE BLOOD ON MY HANDS
BUT THERE IS PEACE IN MY MIND
I AM A LOATHSOME CREATURE
BORN AND SET UPON THE OPEN ROAD
A SINFUL CREATURE
WHOSE MEMORY OF THE WHIPPING BELT REMINDS HIM OF HOME
THE ROAD IS ENDLESS AND OFTEN CRUEL
BUT FIRE AND VIOLENCE IS A WILLFUL MUSE
ONE MORE OUNCE OF WHISKEY DOWNED
SHE URGES ME TOWARD THE DISTANT HILLS
Track Name: Blacklight Communion
STONER WITCHES GATHERING UNDER THE NEON MOON TONIGHT
INITIATE THE CHOSEN FEW WITH BLOOD CEREMONY RITES
CIRCLE ‘ROUND WITH HAND IN HAND AND DRINK OF THE CHALICED WINE
FEEL THE BUZZ OF PROPHECY START COURSING THROUGH YOUR MIND
ILLUMINATION GRANTS THEM WISDOM WITH A SACRIFICE
VISIONS FLOOD THE STARS ABOVE AND VISIONS FILL YOUR EYES
SOCIETY HELD SECRET SINCE THE FOG ENSHROUDED PAST
NOW SELL YOUR SOUL AND FORGET YOUR MIND IF YOU WANT THIS TRIP TO LAST
Track Name: Lone Wolf (Patriot Version)
“LONE WOLF (PATRIOT VERSION)”
I AM THE LONE WOLF
MAKING MY LAST STAND
WILLING TO DIE FOR MY FREEDOM AND LAND
THEY PISS ON OUR LIBERTIES
AND TREAD ON OUR RIGHTS
BUT THEY ONE THING THEY CAN’T TAKE AWAY FROM ME
ARE THE THOUGHTS IN MY MIND
I AM THE LONE WOLF
MY BACK’S AGAINST THE WALL
THEY WON’T SEE FEAR IN MY EYES AT ALL
SONS OF LIBERTY
START SOUNDING YOUR BELLS
IT’S TIME TO JOIN IN THE FIGHT OF YOUR LIVES
AND SEND THEM STRAIGHT BACK TO HELL