Showing posts from 2011

Captain Beyond Zen Top 40 List

Captain Beyond Zen is in the midst of posting an incredible Top 40 list of the best stoner, psych, sludge,  and doom of 2011. Check out #14.......Peace out ninjas.

Sleestak Surfaces On 420 Trainwreck

We are really stoked to have made the #2 spot for the 420 Trainwreck Top 10 for 2011. Make sure you head over there to listen to the radio station if you don't already. Cheers and have a great New Year!

Follow Sleestak On Twitter

Looks like we are getting involved in all the social network you can now follow us on Twitter by going to that link or you can follow us on your fancy phone by texting: follow Sleestakmusic to 40404 in the United States More codes are available for other countries but I don't feel like listing all of them....

"Altrusia" Makes B.A.N.'s Top 10 of 2011

Born Against Nihilist just posted their Top 10 list for 2011 and Sleestak is very honored to be included. We made #2 on the list, just below Mastodon! Wow....Thanks guys! We hope we can follow up with an incredible record in the new year to share with everyone. Click HERE to read the B.A.N. review of the album from a few months ago. DOOM SHALL RISE in 2012.......

Sleestak on Facebook

Sleestak is now on Facebook . Make sure to visit and "Like" us on this new and innovative social networking service! :P

Sludgelord's Best Of 2011

Sleestak is proud to have made the Best Of 2011 list for the Sludgelord music blog. Go check it out, there's some great bands and albums listed there. And if you missed Sludgelord's review of "The Fall Of Altrusia" a few months ago, go read it HERE . Cheers!

Aural Innovations Review

The kind folks at the prog/space rock website Aural Innovations recently took a moment and reviewed "The Fall Of Altrusia" so head on over, take a look around and check it out. Cheers!

An Interview With The Shaman

The Sleeping Shaman recently conducted an interview with and about Sleestak-ness. If you'd like to hear about what we've got going on or experience a slight expression of my jadedness about some things make sure you go read it: Q & A with Matt from Sleestak

Vote For Sleestak! has a readers poll up for you to vote on the top/favorite doom album of the year. We are extremely honored to be even considered and in the running alongside such other bands as Yob, Black Pyramid, Indian, and Gates Of Slumber. Arm yourselves fellow Altrusians and march to the website to show your love for us and "The Fall Of Altrusia"..... Note: The poll is on the right side of the page, you may have to wait a few seconds for it to load. It is titled as: "The 2011 Favorite Album of the Year Readers Poll" Thanks and may the DOOM shine on....

The View

Ok, so I just heard that Metallica/Lou Reed thing for the first time and saw the video. Did they ripoff "Burnout" or what? Oh yeah thats one of the most original things I've ever heard before, nobody has ever done something like what Metallica is doing! (this is where I make it clear the sarcasm abounding) Shame on Lou Reed. EDIT: I felt it needed to be said that overall this song is garbage and should never have happened. Its like a horrible car accident you just can't help but look at.

Is It Gravity?

Heavy Planet just reviewed "Altrusia". A magnificent review, I must say. They gave the album an outstanding 10 of 10! I have nothing to complain about....jaw to the floor and thankful for sure of the warm reception for our CD. Please visit the site HERE .

Working On New Songs

So we've been in the midst of writing new music, trying a few new ideas out. To date, while neither are complete, there are two songs in the works. The first is going to have some of our heaviest, most crushing doom sounds ever. Expect slower tempos and some serious groove along with a helping of acoustic guitars - yes, I am busting out the 12-string tuned to B. And speaking of the acoustic side of things, the second song we are writing will be mostly just that, with a nice haunting ambience and some psychedelic overtones. This song is planned for a vinyl split with Italy's stoner/psych marauders Ivy Garden Of The Desert. It looks like it may possibly get released by Nasoni Records in April of 2012. We will announce it officially as soon as we can. Stay tuned....

Thanks Chicago

Big thanks to those who attended our show last friday. It was great to meet some of our fans and make some new ones. Cheers goes to Stone Magnum, Ravensthorn, Asgard Radio, Mike Smith, Fast n Bulbous blog, and everyone who experienced seperation from reality during our set.

We Be Trippy Jam-min'

Trippy Jam just posted the live edit of "Altrusia" I did awhile back, complete with all the psychedelic visuals you can handle. It's always cool to see who people compare us to and this time it's Manuel Göttsching from legendary krautrock bands Ash Ra Tempel and The Cosmic Jokers. This live recording was taken from June 2009 and has all of our improvisational/jam/psych parts blended together with a few samples thrown in for good measure, You know where the samples are from! Here is the Youtube version that earthless posted:

Sleestak Is Causing Ripples

It's a 'must' read. I'm talking about Sleestak's recent review held at esteemed The Ripple Effect. Penned by Mr. Penfold, it is a story of sorts, a brief, fictional adventure into the relaying of our ancient Altrusian wisdom. Yeah, go read it HERE . Thank you.

Für Unsere Deutsch Freunden

Ok, while I am a pure blood of Germanic descent I don't know how to speak it. Maybe someone could help translate the new review of "Altrusia" that appears in issue #7 of Doom Metal Front Zine . I'm going out on a limb and guess they enjoyed it? Fingers crossed.

Cosmic Lava Review

Mr. Klaus Kleinowski has been extremely kind in reviewing "The Fall Of Altrusia" for the readers of Cosmic Lava website. Go check it out as it's totally badass!

New Show Announced!

Sleestak will be joining Ravensthorn and Stone Magnum on October 21 in Chicago. The show takes place at Cafe Lura, 3184 Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL. Be there, be doomed, or bugger off.

Inside The Temple

Take a pilgrimage to the Temple Of Perdition and read of the vision had whilst listening to "The Fall Of Altrusia". A great person and a great blog enduring the heavy music scene with a focus on doom, be sure to check it out!

For Our Italian Friends!

The Italian webzine Aristocrazia has just posted a great review of "Altrusia". If you can't read the Italian language, translate it with Google Translator and witness half-ass technology at work! Thanks for the kind words guys! Read it HERE or you'll be sleeping with the fishes.

Waiting The Storm Out

New Sleestak interview is now up with the good peeps at Metalstorm . Catch up with some fun and interesting coversations about neo-nazis, the death of Chaka, Frank Sinatra, and magic mushrooms.

Days Of The Doomed 2 Pre-party

Just announced, the DOTD2 preparty will be hosted by Sleestak on June 21, 2012 in Milwaukee. We are currently seeking two bands to join in what is going to be an incredible show to kick off the fest. More details will be announced soon. If your band wants to be involved in this aspect of the biggest doom fest around, please email sleestak (at) for consideration. Cheers!

Chapter 3

If you haven't grabbed the new cd yet or haven't been to our myspace or reverbnation sites lately, you can now listen to "Chapter 3" from "The Fall Of Altrusia". Links are over to the right suckas cause I don't feel like adding them into the post.

Interview With Matt Tonight "LIVE" On Infernal Rock Radio

I will be speaking with the Bachness Monster about all things Sleestak tonight at 5:00pm CST on Infernal Rock Radio. Be sure to tune in, listen live, and chat in the chatroom at this location: Infernal Rock Radio

Sleestak Is Born Again

Stephen over at Born Again Nihilist blog has given us and the new album some amazing praise. Once again we are deeply grateful for the time taken and words given for "Altrusia". It makes it all worth while. Please check out the blog HERE and what a cool blog it is!

Review From

Here is a unique review from one of the main doom websites . I say unique because it is filled with many descriptives and adjectives like "cottony" and "acrimony". I say it's quite "effervescent".


Just want to say thanks to Nathan and Nanotear, Those Kickstarts, Romero, Club Garibaldi, The Fequency, Rokker and his new Rokker Vodka, and Totimoshi....all for your parts in the shows this past week. We had a hell of a good time! Thanks to everyone who chose to come out during the week to enjoy some of the heavy and support the music! Stay tuned for more show announcements.....

Sleestak In The Onion And Last Night's Show

The new cd has just been reviewed in The Onion's AV Club! A pretty good take on the disc by Matt Wild. Please go pay a visit HERE . Last night rocked the house down with Totimoshi and Those Kickstarts. Too bad you weren't there to see it. Very disappointed in Milwaukee. Thanks to the few who came to share the night with us! A note to those who failed to show: you can make it up to us by coming to The Frequency tonight out in Madison.

The Express Review

The Shepherd Express just did a review on our CD. You can read it HERE . Now, I always appreciate good, constructive criticism. I mean, when it's done right, it's really there to form a point from which to improve - at least for me it is. I try to be clear in my delivery of the death metal style of vocals but have been labeled "unintelligible" here. WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?? Leave comments and tell me what you think about the vocals in Sleestak! Do they fit with what we do? Is it tasteful? Should I just shut up and we go full on instrumental? And no, I am not throwing a fit about it, as I don't really care and will continue to be as brutal as I see fit. I am just curious to know what everyone thinks.

Show Update

Some changes to the two upcoming shows with Totimoshi: 8/9/11 - Like Like The Death Deaths have dropped off the bill, looking for a last minute replacement to open the show. 8/10/11 - Poney has dropped off the bill, no replacement, now 3 bands. Also, Brian will not be making it to join us at this show but we are pleased to announce that synth player Ryan Rupprecht of the Milwaukee indiepop group Faux Fir will be filling in on keys for a Sleestak first! Not sure if he will be joining us on a regular basis yet though, but rehearsals with him have been very cool. Will be very exciting to play "Altrusia" like this live.....

On The Long Ride To Hell

I was visiting Hellride this morning, checking the forums for interesting news and info and stuff and lo and behold! Mr. Barnes has posted a short but very sweet review of Sleestak and something about how he'd like to be called "Big Daddy"....Go check out the prose HERE .

Sleestak Climbs The Obelisk!

Mr. Taskmaster has gone to great lengths to critique "Altrusia" and picks up on some of my own little qualms with the album, but, nevertheless its an incredible play-by-play review which you can read over at The Obelisk . Check it out and the awesome forum they have over there.

Sleestak Is Too High

Thanks to Gruesome Greg from Too High To Get It Right blog for taking the time to listen to and review the new CD! Please go check it out HERE but do it soon as I have learned THTGIR will be signing off at the end of August. Make sure you continue to follow Greg over at .

Ordering And Reviewing The New CD

Order the new Sleestak studio CD by visiting the STORE . Its $12 USA for worlwide and that includes the shipping. We also have a couple tshirt designs as well. All orders include some wicked stickers. Get 'em before they are gone.... For all media interested in reviewing the album please note we are no longer sending out physical copies at this time. However, we can supply you with a digital copy with full artwork. Please use the form on our CONTACT page and tell us the blog, zine, radio station, etc. you are with and we will hook you up.

The Sleeping Shaman Review

What can I say? The Sleeping Shaman reviews the new Sleestak CD and once again we as a band are blown away by the praise and positive reception it has received. We couldn't be happier with the outcome of the album itself and are very glad to hear others share our outlook. Thanks Mark, enjoy the old TV series, and hope it gives you that dark vibe of psychedelic sci-fi nostalgia that it's infected us with.

Sleestak - Library Of Skulls! Adult Swim!

Second Show With Totimoshi Announced

Augst 10, 2011 Totimoshi w/ Sleestak The Frequency 121 West Main Street Madison, WI 53703 Be There!

Altrusian Grace Design

Delicious Sleestak Poster 2006 by ~ AltrusianGraceDesign on deviant ART Altrusian Grace Design - - is now up. Please go check it out for some of the artwork and design I do. I charge very reasonable rates if your band/label/zine is looking for some illustrative work for tshirts or album covers or whatnot. You can also find the link on the right under Related Projects.

New Review From

Click METALSTORM.NET to read another excellent, honest, and solid review of "The Fall Of Altrusia". Craig has given it an 8.3 rating. Take a moment and go read it now!

Remember To Mark Your Calendars...


Pakuni Shaman Chant Of The Altrusian Moth

The ancient, weathered Pakuni medicine man sits cross-legged, staring into the slow burning ceremonial fire. He gazes into vast unseen dimensions which overlap all of time, taking advice from the ancestors and heeding the warnings of age-old legends. His prayer is chanted to the sky with the deep respect of life and mystery...... "opima mekiya ba chiri fa dinda ogansa ocima eram bako wocasa efurami esishu opari meni gosa epi wachi tiri efini ku pi ewoya meni me saku epi ota me saku ota" Translated: "stone maker comes in silence takes and eats the magic cactus the moon brings strange ceremonies to test the reasons of our fierce ways now the quiet things go and follow the flowers and we thank you for the glowing fire" "Pakuni Shaman Chant Of The Altrusian Moth" is the final chapter of "The Fall Of Altrusia." Download and listen to it HERE for free. Enjoy!

Live Recording from DOTD 6/17/11

The other day I was searching around said interwebs for any photos of Sleestak that some may have taken at Days Of The Doomed fest this past June and through my google quest I stumbled across a torrent site which beheld a vast treasure of DOOM! Therein lay the bootleg audio recording of Sleestak from that very festival. Download it HERE . Credit goes out to luciferburns and Lunar who are seeding recordings of all the bands from that show at DIME . I am still looking for photos........know anyone?

Sleestak Stops By The Soda Shop

I had just popped onto the interwebs to check some stuff out and catch up on some news and to my delight there was a pleasant surprise in store for me when I visited the Soda Shop. Click HERE to check it out. Sleestak thanks you guys for the review and thanks to everyone who cares to go read it! Make sure you scroll down and visit the other blogs who have reviewed our creation as well.

Download "Skylon Express" For Free!

We are now offering our first album "Skylon Express" for free download HERE . If you don't have it, get it now! Its in .rar and is mp3s at 320kbps. If you like what we do, then please support us by buying the new album or a shirt from the STORE . Cheers!

New Killer Review From Sludgelord

Click Sludgelord to read another incredible review of "The Fall Of Altrusia".....thanks Steve! More reviews coming soon.......

New Show: August 9th, 2011

New show just announced! August 9th, 2011 with Sleestak, Totimoshi, and Like Like The Death Deaths. Show will be at Club Garibaldi, 2501 South Superior Street Milwaukee, WI, USA. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. Visit the Club Garibaldi Website and Totimoshi .

Doommantia Review Of "Altrusia"

Click Sleestak - The Fall Of Altrusia to read the amazing review that Ed from gave our new album.

Order "The Fall Of Altrusia"

Order the new Sleestak studio CD by visiting the STORE . Its $12 USA for worlwide and that includes shipping. We also have a couple tshirt designs as well. All orders include some wicked stickers. For all media interested in reviewing the album please note we are no longer sending out physical copies at this time. However, we can supply you with a digital copy with full artwork. Please use the form on our CONTACT page and tell us the blog, zine, radio station, etc. you are with.

New Sleestak Blog

Please make sure you subscribe, bookmark, or whatever this page to keep up with all that is happening in the world of Sleestak. There will be a new show for August announced VERY soon....