To Hell And Back

Noisey's Year in Metal 2018

Noisey metal editor Kim Kelly shares her Best of 2018 list, reflects on the past year in metal, and looks to the struggles ahead.
Kim Kelly
New music

Sleep's New Song "Leagues Beneath" Is an Aquatic Doom Epic

The stoner metal titans drop a 17-minute-long new song for the Adult Swim Singles Series that's somehow even heavier than their last album.
Phil Witmer

Let Us Rejoice in Sleep's Much Welcome Return to Stoner Metal

With 'The Sciences,' the band's first album in 15 years, the high priests of heavy metal's weed church demonstrate why they're legends.
Christopher Krovatin
stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 7 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

In this week's roundup of essential new projects: Sleep get stoned, Sting and Shaggy visit an island, and Tess Roby summons spirits.
Colin Joyce
Alex Robert Ross
Holy Shit

Of Course Sleep Is Releasing Their First Album in Over a Decade on 4/20

An iTunes listing reveals that the stoner metal legends' new album, 'The Sciences,' will be out tomorrow on Jack White's Third Man Records label.
Phil Witmer
Festivals 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, Desert Daze 2017 Floated in Space

Check out photos of the surreal desert psych fest featuring Spiritualized, Iggy Pop, Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, and more.
Andrea Domanick
Nice Song, What's It About?

Talking "Dopesmoker" With Sleep’s Matt Pike

"Don’t know if you’ve ever smoked out of a coconut chalice ...but you forget your name, your address talk to the dog."
Matthew Tomich
Weed Week

10 Stoner Metal Albums Ranked by a Metalhead Who Doesn't Smoke Weed

I hate weed, but love riffs.
Kim Kelly
festivals 2016

Psycho Las Vegas Overtook Sin City's Hard Rock Hotel for Four Days of Doomed-Out Hesher Bliss

Psycho Las Vegas fulfilled every hesher’s fantasy of wandering around the Hard Rock Hotel stoned out of your mind watching Sleep, Alice Cooper, Candlemass. and more.
Hilary Pollack

Stoner Doom Icons Sleep are Playing a Benefit Show for the Orlando Shooting Victims

They'll be headlining The Beacham in Orlando on July 26, and will donate all proceeds from the show to the victims' families.
Kim Kelly
Festivals 2015

Sweat, Snarls, and Kurt Cobain Wigs: Photos from Volume 4 of Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest

Get an eyeful of Matt Pike communing with the riff, Graves at Sea raising hell, and Thou channeling Nirvana in a basement.
Noisey Staff
Festivals 2015

Death in the Desert: Dropdead, Sleep, and Bongripper Decimated Arizona

Thou, The Body, Landmine Marathon, Gatecreeper, and a host of others raged and roared at Tucson's Southwest Terror Fest Volume 4.
Joshua Levine