Om – Pilgrimage LP

Om’s last album as a stripped down duo, before Chris Hakius left the group. The replacement of Chris with Emil Amos saw a fairly major shift in the density of the group’s sound so fans of the original duo may be prone to tout this as their greatest moment. That’s not true, of course, but […]

Al Cisneros “Dismas b/w Version” 7″

Here’s something new from Al Cisneros of OM / Sleep: a simple 7″, one track per side, reportedly riffing on some rock / dub / reggae vibes. We haven’t heard it, and don’t see any samples anywhere, but it’s well known that Al is The Man so disappointment is not an option. Make your purchase […]

OM “Advaitic Songs” 2xLP

Al and Emil return with a new LP on Drag City, taking their deep spiritual drone metal to newly discovered planes of ascension. No pitch necessary, just enlighten yourself – dragcity.com.

Sleep “Dopesmoker” 2xLP

Shame on us for not writing this up yet. When this release was announced, there was some valid speculation on whether or not another version of Sleep’s legendary album was really necessary. After hearing the remastered version, we are both in agreement that it was, indeed, necessary. This is louder than you’ve ever heard the […]

Shrinebuilder “S/T” 2xLP (Stateside Copies Available)

Thanks to a reader for the heads up on this. The sought-after 2xLP of the Shrinebuilder album just showed up at Blue Collar Distro, not sure how many copies though. This dream team consists of Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Al Cisneros (OM), Dale Crover (The Melvins), and Wino, so you should know what you’re getting, heavy […]

Shrinebuilder “s/t” 2xLP

If you just got blue-balls from that cock-tease of a Baroness pre-order, then this might help relieve a little tension. 20BuckSpin, fine gentlemen that they are, have just posted the self-titled 2xLP from Shrinebuilder up for sale. That’s Shrinebuilder, spelled Melvins–Om–Neurosis–Wino. It’s on colored vinyl with an etching on the third side, and hopefully music […]

Loads of New Stuff from Important Records

Ok, a huge Important Records email came in, so I’ll try to compress this into a post, but it might be hard.  If you are confused, just ask us in the comments.  Due to various reasons, Important has a bunch of previously out-of-print titles available, plus some new “handmade” editions of records with screenprinted covers.  […]

Om “God is Good” LP Pre-order

This may quite possibly be the best album to come out this year. Folks were a bit dubious on how this new arrangement would work out with Emil on the skins. To my ears, this new arrangement is working out fantastically. There’s bound to be some haters trying to convince you that this album is […]

Om – Live Conference – LP (finally)

We first posted about this damn near 4 months ago. Looks like the hour of reckoning is finally at hand, test presses were finally approved and lo and behold, this is actually ready to order from Important Records. Besides the recent Sub Pop Singles Series 7″, I believe this is the first official documentation of […]

Om – “Live Conference” LP

Both Amazon and Insound have posted preorders for this new live LP from Om, though they seem to differ on the delivery date. Insound has it released later this month, while Amazon says end of May. Either way, the details sound pretty awesome: “Deluxe limited edition vinyl-only release packaged in heavy-duty tip-on style die cut […]