Sleep - Reveal Dopesmoker Reissue Cover Art


US stoner metallers Sleep have revealed the cover art for the deluxe reissue of their Dopesmoker album, to be released this year through Southern Lord. The cover art was created by Arik Roper and can be viewed below. More details about this release were previously reported here.




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Sleep
 
Posted: 09.04.2012 by Cynic Metalhead


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09.04.2012 - 18:40
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.04.2012 at 18:39


Nope, still not to my liking. Way too standard fantasy fare that one.

Coming from the guy that likes the Anguish cover art that doesn't say an awful lot ;]
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09.04.2012 - 18:44
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 09.04.2012 at 18:18
How is that not the most awesomest thing ever?! That's exactly why I love this artwork btw =P

You'd think it would appeal to me but I think... I dunno, maybe it's like, too surreal or something? Like there's no way LOTR and Star Wars can co-exist. It just baffles my mind.

For some reason I do like the "extended" version though. :/ Maybe seeing more landscape and not focusing so much on the Ringwraiths helps me digest it better.
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09.04.2012 - 18:46
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.04.2012 at 18:44

You'd think it would appeal to me but I think... I dunno, maybe it's like, too surreal or something? Like there's no way LOTR and Star Wars can co-exist. It just baffles my mind.

For some reason I do like the "extended" version though. :/ Maybe seeing more landscape and not focusing so much on the Ringwraiths helps me digest it better.

I rather like the idea of some kind Lord of the Stars mash-up. I do however love anything desert and "used-future" related so that artwork is a total turn on for me.
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09.04.2012 - 18:51
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 09.04.2012 at 18:46

Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.04.2012 at 18:44

You'd think it would appeal to me but I think... I dunno, maybe it's like, too surreal or something? Like there's no way LOTR and Star Wars can co-exist. It just baffles my mind.

For some reason I do like the "extended" version though. :/ Maybe seeing more landscape and not focusing so much on the Ringwraiths helps me digest it better.

I rather like the idea of some kind Lord of the Stars mash-up. I do however love anything desert and "used-future" related so that artwork is a total turn on for me.


The first thing I thought was Dune though.... Star Wars and LOTR only came later.
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09.04.2012 - 18:53
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.04.2012 at 18:51
The first thing I thought was Dune though...

Dune needs more this.
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09.04.2012 - 18:54
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.04.2012 at 18:51


The first thing I thought was Dune though.... Star Wars and LOTR only came later.

The art style is wrong for Dune to me. Dune is far darker. Basically it looks too damn sunny and clear to be from Dune =P
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09.04.2012 - 18:58
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 09.04.2012 at 18:54

Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.04.2012 at 18:51


The first thing I thought was Dune though.... Star Wars and LOTR only came later.

The art style is wrong for Dune to me. Dune is far darker. Basically it looks too damn sunny and clear to be from Dune =P


Pfff, just fix the sky with paint photoshop and it's dune.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
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Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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09.04.2012 - 19:16
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 09.04.2012 at 18:54

The art style is wrong for Dune to me. Dune is far darker. Basically it looks too damn sunny and clear to be from Dune =P


Bitches don't know about my photoshop power.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
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Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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09.04.2012 - 19:19
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.04.2012 at 19:16

Monstrosity

Oh... good lord. I now hate Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Dune and Sleep.

Thanks for that.
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09.04.2012 - 19:20
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 09.04.2012 at 19:19

Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.04.2012 at 19:16

Monstrosity

Oh... good lord. I now hate Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Dune and Sleep.

Thanks for that.


My pleasure!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
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Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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09.04.2012 - 21:52
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.04.2012 at 16:52

Stupid cover art and a pointless change.

Such negativity is so unnecessary, i think the art is wonderful
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09.04.2012 - 21:54
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The logo doesnt fit with the artwork, it looks like something that Boris would have used or maybe something from a yoghurt.. ..yeah, a yoghurt.
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09.04.2012 - 22:00
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Written by (((O))) on 09.04.2012 at 21:54

The logo doesnt fit with the artwork, it looks like something that Boris would have used or maybe something from a yoghurt.. ..yeah, a yoghurt.


I would sooooooooooo buy that yoghurt.


But yeah, the logo definitely doesn't fit the artwork. In fact... The cover would have been perfect with no logo and album name at all.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
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Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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09.04.2012 - 22:07
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Quote:
I would sooooooooooo buy that yoghurt.

Time for some photoshop?
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09.04.2012 - 22:20
vezzy
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From Sleep to Mario to uber 1337 Photosh00p skillz.

o MS u so lulzy

But yeah, I'm not a fan of the cover art either.
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09.04.2012 - 23:25
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No fucks given, gonna play Mario games.
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10.04.2012 - 02:43
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B-but... Sonic Titan?!
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10.04.2012 - 03:51
LeChron James
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They look like the Jawa's or whoever the hooded dudes from Star Wars were.
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10.04.2012 - 05:53
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Yeah except Jawas are kind of more midget like, these are too tall to be Jawas.

It's cool enough artwork but not like, Ghost's debut album cool artwork.
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10.04.2012 - 23:26
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I thought the original art was awesome. The new art is cool too. They probably changed it so that collectors will have to buy a second copy.
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26.04.2012 - 11:58
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.04.2012 at 18:44
You'd think it would appeal to me but I think... I dunno, maybe it's like, too surreal or something? Like there's no way LOTR and Star Wars can co-exist. It just baffles my mind. For some reason I do like the "extended" version though. :/ Maybe seeing more landscape and not focusing so much on the Ringwraiths helps me digest it better.
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 09.04.2012 at 18:18
How is that not the most awesomest thing ever?! That's exactly why I love this artwork btw =P


I just noticed that you can replace the idea of Ringwraiths with "big Jawas" and in that case it will be a full Star Wars thing instead of SW/LOTR.

Just saying...

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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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25.05.2012 - 08:12
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Chillax brosefs, it's just a picture of a bunch of futuristic stoners romping through the desert taking hits straight through some high-tech vaporizers.
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