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New Show Announced For 2013

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SAVE THE DATE:

1/18/13 - w/Gravedirt, Satan's Dealer
at The Cactus Club
2496 South Wentworth Avenue
Milwaukee, WI

 This will probably be our only live appearance this winter so PLEASE come out and show your support if you are in the area. It promises to be totally f'n DOOMED.

Farewell To Our Friend Brian

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It is our unfortunate situation to announce that our comrade Brian Gresser has left the ranks of Sleestak for other pursuits. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and are proud to have shared the gift of his music for over 9 years in the band. Our hats off to you good sir.
Fear not though, dear friends - we venture on. 2 new songs are almost in the bag with more on the way. Keep your ears open for some basement demos soon...this stuff is blazin'.

Live Video From 9/14/12

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Check out some video of our set from Quarters on 9/14/12 courtesy of Lunar Hypnosis!


NEW SLEESTAK SHIRTS!

We just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a new batch of limited edition shirts! We have less than 30 days to do it, so please spread the word and get a shirt. Here is the link:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/sleestak/new-sleestak-shirts

You also will get the new sticker design if you get a shirt, or two, or three....

Show This Saturday!

8/25/12
w/Sleestak, Beneath Oblivion, Sioum
at The Blue Pig, 5036 s. Packard Ave., Cudahy, WI.
Show starts at 8pm. EVENT PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/events/257818987663568/

Little Boxes

Originally recorded for the Showtime series "Weeds" 2012 season, we don't know if or when they are going to use it so here it is for the hell of it 'cause we don't give a shit. Enjoy the Sleestak southern fried stoner version....and our shortest song ever. Oh yeah, it's FREE. Little Boxes by Sleestak

A Couple New Shows

Take notice, two new shows for the devoted ones:

8/25/12
w/Sleestak, Beneath Oblivion, The Parish
at The Blue Pig, 5036 s. Packard Ave., Cudahy, WI.
Show starts at 8pm.

9/14/12
w/Sleestak, Witchden, Architects Of The Aftermath, Drumlins, TBA
at On The Limiter, 5152 s. Packard Ave., Cudahy, WI.
Show starts at 8pm. Share 'em on Facebook, send postcards to your grandma, tell Suri about 'em....

"Altrusia" Name Your Own Price!

In celebration of the one year since "The Fall Of Altrusia" has been released, we are now offering the album in digital download form with a "NAME YOUR OWN PRICE" for a minimum of only a $1.00. Click here to visit our BANDCAMP page!

June is DOOMED

This friday we begin the Godzilla-stomp of our nearby hoods.

6/1/12
w/Sleestak, The Danglers, and Murder Love God.
atClub Anything, 807 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI.
Show starts at 8pm.

6/9/12
w/Sleestak, Deepspacepilots, Romero, and Killer Dolphin With Rabies.
atDragonfly Lounge, 401 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI.
Show starts at 8pm.

6/23/12
w/Sleestak, Earthen Grave, Rituals Of The Oak, En Masse.
at The End Zone, 1650 N. Farnsworth Avenue, Aurora, IL.
Show starts at 8pm.

Also dont forget that Days Of The Doomed 2 is happening along with a special preshow June 14-16. Visit the DOTD2 website for full details!

Photos From 5/6/2012

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HUGE thanks to John Mourlas for the awesome photos from our show at the Empty Bottle last night Check 'em out at the link below!

JOHN MOURLAS PHOTOGRAPHY


Updated Shows List

Make sure to take note of our updated shows list. We have even more in the works for this spring and summer. (just added 5/6/12 today!)

5/4/12
w/Sleestak, The Revomatics, and Pilot Airer.
at The Up And Under Pub, 1216 E. Brady St., Milwaukee, WI.
$5 cover. Show starts at 8pm.

5/6/12
w/Sleestak, Sioum, Austaras, and Oyarsa.
at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL.
Show starts at 7pm.

6/1/12
w/Sleestak, and Lockjaw.
at Club Anything, 807 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI.
Show starts at 8pm.

6/9/12
w/Sleestak, Deepspacepilots, Romero, and Killer Dolphin With Rabies.
at Dragonfly Lounge, 401 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI.
Show starts at 8pm.

6/23/12
w/Sleestak, Earthen Grave, Rituals Of The Oak, En Masse.
at The End Zone, 1650 N. Farnsworth Avenue, Aurora, IL.
Show starts at 8pm.

Facebook Giveaway

We have decided to give away "The Fall Of Altrusia" for FREE download once we get 1000 "likes" on our Facebook page. Spread the word and make sure you are on the list!

June 23 Show Just Announced

Surely this is going to be one hell of a good show:

6/27/12
w/Sleestak, Earthen Grave, Rituals Of The Oak, En Masse.
at The End Zone, 1650 N. Farnsworth Avenue, Aurora, IL.
Show starts at 8pm.

April 28 Show Cancelled

Due to a scheduling conflict we have to cancel our appearance at this show.

Reminder: Show This Saturday, March 31

3/31/12
w/Sleestak, Heaving Mass, 100 Suns, and Subatomic.
at The Blue Pig, 5036 S. Packard Ave, Cudahy, WI.
$5 cover. Show starts at 9pm.

Interested in getting Days Of The Doomed weekend passes for cheap? Make sure you get to our show on March 31 at The Blue Pig where Mike Smith himself will be selling specially discounted passes to the doom fest of the year! If you are nearby and want to hit the fest in June, now is your chance to get them for a low price. BE THERE OR BE DOOMED...

Listen To Total Biker FM This Sunday

Tune in this Sunday March 25th 5-7pm UTC to the TBFM Factor Warm-up Metal Special show! Sleestak will be featured and are one of the bands competing in the TBFM Factor online battle for a record deal with Ripple Music. More info on the battle coming soon...To listen to the show please visit Total Biker FM.

April 28 Show Added

4/28/12 - w/Sleestak, Memories Wither, Habit Of Force, Samyaza, and Full Shred Ahead at The Blue Pig, 5036 S. Packard Ave, Cudahy, WI. Its another battle, this time it's for Ride For Dime charity. $5 cover. Show starts at 9pm.

Sleestak Voted Best Stoner/Sludge Album Of 2011

We are honored and proud to announce that we just found out Sleestak won the Staff Pick for Best Stoner/Sludge Album of 2011 by the great folks over at Metalstorm. "The Fall Of Altrusia" is something very special to us and we are humbled by how many folks have embraced our style. Head on over there and check out the winners in all the categories - and we are next to one of my favorite albums of last year: Septic Flesh! Cheers!

New Show May 4th, 2012

Friday, May 4th, 2012 w/Sleestak, The Revomatics, and Pilot Airer at The Up And Under Pub, 1216 E. Brady St., Milwaukee, WI. Sleestak will battle the other bands to the death by destroying them with crushing psychedelic brutality! The HEAVIEST band ever to grace the U&U stage...Can we bring the DOOM to Summerfest? Only you can help us do this by coming out and voting for us. $5 cover. Show starts at 8pm.

The Up And Under Pub

Days Of The Doomed UPDATE

Update From Mike Smith Via Facebook: DAYS OF THE DOOMED FEST II will be moving to the Milwuakee area this June, and is now scheduled to take place at The Blue Pig on June 15th and 16th!!! Please make a note of this. More details soon! I am forced to do this due to the fact that the new owners of the building that houses DOTD Fest are Jedi-Masters at blowing smoke up people's asses. After constantly offering to pay for the hall since last NOVEMBER, the new owners (who own L&M Meats in Kenosha by the way) let me know that the hall will not be available just this past Thursday. They don't even have occupancy, and now plan on remodeling. Uh, they didn't know this back in November??? For those of you who have already booked rooms, purchased tickets, or scheduled flights, please feel free to contact me and I can help you out any way I can. The show will go on... http://daysofthedoomed.comOn a related note, due to the date change of the fest, Sleestak w…

Days Of The Doomed Passes

Interested in getting Days Of The Doomed weekend passes for cheap? Make sure you get to our show on March 31 at The Blue Pig where Mike Smith himself will be selling specially discounted passes to the doom fest of the year! If you are nearby and want to hit the fest in June, now is your chance to get them for a low price. BE THERE OR BE DOOMED...

Days Of The Doomed Preshow June 21, 2012

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All acts have been confirmed for this badass event. Be there...


Six Dumb Questions

It took awhile (on my part), but here it is - the Six Dumb Questions with Sleestak interview. Many thanks to JJ and the Obelisk peeps for letting us talk some smack. Go read it now!

March 31st Show

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First Review Of "Altrusian Moon"

I was just informed of a review of our latest release "Altrusian Moon" done by a very nice chap who goes by the pleasant name of Dr. Doom. You want to hear what he says? Visit Dr. Dooms Lair to get his take on this Bandcamp digital release of ours.

Early Video Of "Altrusia" From 2006

So I dug up some video of an early version of "The Fall Of Altrusia" played to an almost full house at Vnuk's Lounge in Cudahy, WI on 1/28/06. I guess this is to celebrate the six year anniversary of our debut of this doom epic. It's gone through many changes since then, that's for sure. Can you hear the differences?

You can increase the screen size if you right-click on the video.

Note: This is embedded WMV file so you may need to install a plugin. ENJOY!

Matt Schmitz: Sleestak Artist In Residence

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So I've got myself another blog just started dedicated to my art and graphic stuff. Go check it out! It's still young and underdeveloped but you will see some cool shit from time to time. Don't forget to hit me up if your band or label needs some illustration work.

MATT SCHMITZ ART AND DESIGN

More Bandacamp Material Now Available

We have finalized the uploads for "Skylon Express" now available at Bandcamp. This is free but also a "Name Your Price" download for those who wish to support the band directly.
<p><p><p><a href="http://sleestak.bandcamp.com/album/skylon-express">Skylon Express by Sleestak</a></p></p></p>

Also available are the complete Planet Delirium recordings known as "The Law Of Synchronicity" now at Bandcamp. Planet Delirium is the former band of Sleestak…

"The Fall Of Altrusia" CD Is Back In Stock

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The 50-minute doom/psych epic of "The Fall Of Altrusia" is back in stock and now available through Bandcamp. You can order the digital download or the CD which includes the download as well.

<p><p><p><a href="http://sleestak.bandcamp.com/album/the-fall-of-altrusia">The Fall Of Altrusia by Sleestak</a></p></p></p>

If you are in Europe you may want to order through Ozium Records in Sweden as they have a few in stock at the moment and will probably get it faster thro…

From The Minds Of Madness

From The Minds of Madness: The Origins of Heavy Metal Band Names is now available! Sleestak was asked awhile back to participate with the story of how we chose our name and Blair Gibson was kind enough to include us in this amazing book. It even has a foreward by Aaron Stainthorpe of My Dying Bride! Please check it out and support Blair's work. Congratulations on the publishing deal!

New Album "Altrusian Moon" Available Now

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Sleestak is kicking off the new year with a new release called "Altrusian Moon - A Lo-Fi Collection Of Psychedelia and Space Rock". Yes, we know: we didn't warn you.

It is available at Bandcamp and is a "pay what you want" digital album - you can pay $0 or be as generous as you wish. We dug deep into our rehearsal archives to give our fans a glimpse into our relaxed free-form jams, a very psychedelic improvised musical exploration of song ideas. Yes, there are mistakes, missed drum hits, wrong notes, etc. but the journey is there - a raw yet sublime document of our times playing together in the basement over the years. Also included is the live remix jam version of "The Fall Of Altrusia" from 2009. You'll hear some of our wider influences in this material and may appeal to fans of Bardo Pond, Hawkwind, USX, Red Sparowes, Dead Meadow, White Hills, and Yawning Man.

If you dig it, please consider purchasing the download as we start gather…

"Altrusia" Hits More End Of Year Lists

We are proud to announce that "The Fall Of Altrusia" has made the Top Albums of 2011 lists for both Doommantia and Heavy Planet. Both are incredible blogs/webzines with large readerships so it means a hell of alot to us to be included. 2011 was a great year for Sleestak....thanks everyone for your support!